Last Friday some friends and I strolled up to the Folk House on Park Street to see This Is The Kit play live. It was a brilliant gig and I haven't stopped listening to their albums ever since.
I first discovered the band at Fire in the Mountain festival and got to know the music better when Rosie and I supported them at a Bristol gig last year. With soft vocals woven through calm, oscillating melodies, they have become a real favourite of mine.
Kate Stables has a beautifully natural vocal style and her band makes clever and gorgeous textures to accompany her unique style of folk. This Is The Kit formed in 2003 and is based between Bristol – lucky us – and Paris. The band now has three albums to its name, the most recent of which is the enchanting Wriggle Out The Restless.
Cerys Matthews of BBC 6 Music said of them: "Absolutely gorgeous, like an aural bath with the warm water lapping over you". Please check them out for yourself – utterly brilliant. Especially live.
|Kate Stables, This Is The Kit | Photo: Jassy Earl|
|Rozi Plain, This Is The Kit | Photo: Jassy Earl|
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