:: Have been waiting for this for so long. And now it’s here: Kate Stables’ new LP. Absolutely brilliant, just as her live performances are!
This Is The Kit is musical venture of England-born and Paris-based singer/songwriter Kate Stables [vocals/banjo/guitar]. On tour, she is supported by Jesse D Vernon [bass/guitar/violin], Jamie Whitby-Coles [drums], Rozi Plain [vocals/guitar], Neil Smith [guitar] and Philip Sirop [batterie]. Five years after her sophomore album Wriggle Out The Restless was first released, This Is The Kit finally returns next week with new album Bashed Out and you can take a full listen now.
Bashed Out is officially released in the UK/Europe on April 06, 2015 via Brassland. North American release follows on April 07. The album will be available as digital download (in any possible format), CD and 12″ vinyl LP. You can buy/pre-order your copy of Bashed Out directly from This Is The Kit’s Bandcamp. The digital album is also available from iTunes and Amazon.
The album is now streaming in its entirety over at The Line Of Best Fit. The ten songs of Bashed Out are produced by The National‘s Aaron Brooking Dessner (Sharon Van Etten, Local Natives). The Brooklyn-based indie rock outfit is a big fan of Kate Stables, they previously invited her to open for The National during their last world tour. The album also features key instrumental contributions by a number of session players from Brooklyn’s music scene: Bryce Dessner, Thomas Bartlett (Doveman, The Gloaming), Matt Barrick (The Walkmen) and Ben Lanz (Beirut, The National).
Listen above to the incredibly beautiful second single Silver John. The official video for title track Bashed Out – directed by Sam Weller – is streaming below where you can also check out This Is The Kit’s upcoming summer festival and tour dates. You can also download the album track Misunderstanding for free here.
02. Silver John
03. Spores All Settling
04. Magic Spell
05. Bashed Out
06. All In Cahoots
09. We Are In
10. Cold and Got Colder
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Thu 04 Jun 2015 // Hamburg, Germany // Aalhaus
Sat 05 Jun 2015 // Dresden, Germany // discorporate Festival
Fri 24 Jul 2015 // Clitheroe, UK // Stephen Park
Thu 20 Aug 2015 // Powys/Abergavenny, UK // Green Man Festival 2015
Fri 04 Sep 2015 // Salisbury, UK // End of the Road Festival 2015
Thu 24 Nov 2015 // Brighton, UK // The Haunt
>> The full touring schedule is available here.
The Line Of Best Fit − This Is The Kit – Bashed Out [Review]