This is the Kit / The National

This is the Kit / The National

From This is the Kit / The National

From This is the Kit / The National

About

You probably know something about The National already — born in obscurity in the 00s, they've become one of the most popular independent rock bands of the '10s.

This is the Kit is the much beloved musical project of Kate Stables, born in England and based in Paris, though the heart of their musical community remains in Bristol, UK. Kate sings, plays guitar, banjo, trumpet and percussion, while a cast of carefully hand-plucked friends deliver guitar strums, banjo plucks, hushed horns and electronic textures that sit beneath Stables' easy, earnest lilt. This is the Kit has been the hand-picked opener for artists like Jose Gonzales, Alexi Murdoch, Iron & Wine and Jolie Holland.