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This is the Kit

This is the Kit

Jan 27th 2018 @ Constitutional Club

Lewes, United Kingdom
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This is the Kit Tickets In Lewes, United Kingdom
About This is the Kit
Genres:
Folk, Blues
Band Members:
kate stables, rosalind rozi plain leyden, neil the liftmen smith, jamie b-fax whitby coles, jesse d. morningstar vernon
Hometown:
winchester/ paris/ bristol

This Is The Kit, the nom de plume of Kate Stables, has been in existence since the 00s, when Kate moved to Bristol and started playing and collaborating with local musici...
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Saturday, January 27th, 2018
7:30 PM
Constitutional Club
Lewes, United Kingdom
24 RSVPs
This Is The Kit - the musical project which holds exceptional Paris-via-Bristol songwriter Kate Stables close to its heart - have earned the adoration of peers including Guy Garvey, The National and Sharon van Etten. Their new album and Rough Trade debut, 'Moonshine Freeze', is undoubtedly their most compelling and accomplished to date. Produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, M Ward, Perfume Genius), it began in the immediate wake of its predecessor, 'Bashed Out', when days after coming off tour last November, Stables and her band (Rozi Plain, Jamie Whitby-Coles, Neil Smith and Jesse D Vernon) headed into Geoff Barrow's Invada studios in Bristol. Aaron Dessner of The National also features on six of the album tracks.

Though the album's songs were already written before heading into the studio, Stables says she had no fierce vision for how they should sound, preferring to let them take shape with the input of her band and Parish. I'm not yet someone who says 'I want this album to sound like an 80's French nightclub', she says. All I can do is write the songs and then step back from them and see what themes or patterns there are, then bring those patterns out so it's a coherent piece of work, sonically and in terms of feeling. Sonically, Moonshine Freeze is a beguiling mixture of great musical sophistication and something more guileless children's games, incantations and snatches of nursery rhymes. Stables' voice too is a remarkable thing: in its angles there lies an exquisite strangeness reminiscent of Will Oldham, Magnolia Electric Co, Robert Wyatt, Karen Dalton.
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About This is the Kit
Genres:
Folk, Blues
Band Members:
kate stables, rosalind rozi plain leyden, neil the liftmen smith, jamie b-fax whitby coles, jesse d. morningstar vernon
Hometown:
winchester/ paris/ bristol

This Is The Kit, the nom de plume of Kate Stables, has been in existence since the 00s, when Kate moved to Bristol and started playing and collaborating with local musici...
Read More
Fan Live Reviews
Philip
Reading, United Kingdom@
South Street Arts Centre
September 19th 2018
Intimate and very warm venue. The band sounded great and the vocals were spot on. Great gig. Thank you.
Bruce
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom@
Marine Theatre
January 12th 2018
Just amazing