“Kate Stables has been recording music as This Is The Kit for years now, but this is probably one of the first times you’re reading about her. Bashed Out will be her third full-length album, and…it will also likely be her breakout.”– Stereogum
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 The National, Anais Mitchell, the Barr Brothers, Jose Gonzales, Alexi Murdoch, and Iron & Wine.
“just one of the best things i’ve heard all year, the rest of the lp’s pretty good too….wonderful wonderful stuff” – Guy Garvey, BBC 6 Music