Some pals got hold of the stems for some songs from Moonshine Freeze, and you can hear what Blue States, Claus Tuuth, Lona and Drones Club did with them right here
We’re still out on the road, and heading out to see you at these festivals and shows
Jul 20 – The Adelphi Club, Hull, UK
Jul 21 – Deershed Festival, North Yorkshire, UK
Jul 24 – L’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle, Montreal, CA
Jul 25 – Artsriot, Burlington, VT, US
Jul 26 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, US
Jul 27 – Newport Folk Festival, Rhode Island, US
Jul 30 – Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millenium Park, Chicago, IL, US
Aug 03 – Bestival, Dorset, UK
Aug 05 – All Together Now Festival, Waterford, IE
Aug 08- Fox Cabaret, Vancouver, BC, CA
Aug 09 – Ironwood Stage and Grill, Calgary, CA
Aug 10 – Edmonton Folk Festival, CA
Aug 23 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
Aug 24 – Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax, UK
Aug 25 – Shambala 2018, Northamptonshire, UK
Aug 26 – Graze 2018, Winchester, UK
Aug 30 – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, UK
Aug 31 – End of the Road Festival, Dorset, UK
Sep 01 – Mosley Folk Festival, Birmingham, UK
Sep 02 – Smugglers Festival, Kent, UK
Sep 06 – Coconut Festival, Saintes, FR
Oct 18 – Manchester Folk Festival, UK
Thanks so much to everyone who came out to see us on the January shows. It was just lovely to see you all.
Remarkably, February has seen us take a little break from playing shows. The neverending tour is on a brief hiatus, before we resume our travels across Europe, starting in the Netherlands with the wonderful Stargaze.
** EUROPE IN THE SPRINGTIME
01 March De Doelen, Rotterdam, Crossmix Festival, NL – TICKETS
02 March Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Crossmix Festival, Amsterdam, NL – TICKETS
03 March Muziekgebouw, Crossmix Festival, Eindhoven, NL – TICKETS
04 March Wilminktheater, Enschede, Crossmix Festival, NL – TICKETS
11 April – Centre Culturel Paul B, Massy, FR – TICKETS
12 April – Espace Culturel Francois-Mitterand, Canteleu, FR – TICKETS
13 April – La Lune Des Pirates, Amiens, FR – TICKETS
14 April – Little Waves at C-mine Cultuurcentrum, Genk, BE – TICKETS
17 April – Le Marche Gare, Lyon, FR – TICKETS
18 April – Cafe de la Dance, Paris, FR – TICKETS
19 April – Manufaktur, Shorndorf, DE – TICKETS
20 April – Häkken, Hamburg, DE – TICKETS
21 April – Atlas, Aarhus, DK – TICKETS
22 April – Vega, Copenhagen, DK – TICKETS
24 April – Arttheater, Cologne, DE – TICKETS
25 April – Anlagencafé, Schwäbisch Hall, DE – TICKETS
27 April – Neubad, Luzern, CH – TICKETS
28 April – Mokka, Thun, CH – TICKETS
30 April – Arenbergschouwburg, Antwerp, BE – TICKETS
01 May – EKKO, Utrecht, NL – TICKETS
02 May – Aralunaires, Arlons, BE TICKETS
** NORTH AMERICA HERE WE COME AGAIN
North American friends, we’re heading back your way in May to some of our favourite haunts. Our good pal Adam Schatz aka Landlady will be joining us (and making sure the horn quotient is sufficiently high on this run). Since we first announced these shows, Chicago sold out, so we’ve added a late show on the same night and we’ve also added in a show in Albany:
May 18 – Constellation Chicago, 8:30pm early show SOLD OUT
May 18 – Constellation, Chicago 10:30pm late show – TICKETS
May 19 – Third Man Records Cass Corridor, Detroit – TICKETS
May 20 – The Drake Hotel, Toronto – TICKETS
May 23 – Rough Trade NYC, Brooklyn – TICKETS
May 24 – The Linda – WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, Albany – TICKETS
May 25 – Boston Calling Music Festival – TICKETS
May 26 – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia – TICKETS
May 27 – DC9 Nightclub, Washington DC – TICKETS
** LIVE IN SESSION FOR LOW FOUR
While we were in between shows on our recent January tour we popped along to the Old Granada Studios to record a live session for Low Four. We think it turned out pretty nicely. Take a look and a listen right here:
** ANAIS MITCHELL COLLABORATION UNVEILED
Last June I had the honour and absolute pleasure to work with Anais Mitchell and producer Josh Kaufman on this cover of “Woyaya” by Osibisa, and here it is available for your ears to hear…..
This is The Kit has shared another video from her Rough Trade live session, this time for the stunning ‘By My Demon Eye’.
Additionally, Kate has announced she will be going back on tour in January. Including gigs in Ireland and her biggest show to date at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. Grab your tickets now.
10 Jan – The Joiners, Southampton, UK tickets
11 Jan – Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, UK tickets
12 Jan – St Petroc’s Church, Bodmin, UK tickets
13 Jan – Brunel Goods Shed, Stroud, UK tickets
14 Jan – Leaf, Liverpool, UK tickets
16 Jan – Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Ireland tickets
17 Jan – Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland tickets
18 Jan – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK tickets
19 Jan – O2 ABC Glasgow, Glasgow, UK tickets
20 Jan – Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh, UK tickets
21 Jan – Lancaster Library, Lancaster, UK tickets
23 Jan – The Sage Gateshead, Hall 2, Gateshead, UK tickets
24 Jan – The Glee Club – Birmingham, Birmingham, UK tickets
25 Jan – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK tickets
26 Jan – J1, Cambridge Junction, Cambridge, UK tickets
27 Jan – The Con Club, Lewes, UK SOLD OUT
28 Jan – 02 Oxford Academy, Oxford, tickets
Hello friends! We are extremely delighted to be joining The National on their four dates in London at the Eventim Apollo this September, and across North America and Canada this Winter. We are incredibly happy to be joining them on these dates, but it does mean, unfortunately, that we are moving our O2 Shepherds Bush Empire show from September this year to 25th January 2018. No other UK shows are affected.
We really hope it doesn’t cause you any undue inconvenience or complication. And of course it goes without saying that should you be unable to make the new date, for whatever reason, full refunds will be available from the point of purchase.
Those National dates in full
Sep 25 Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
Sep 26 Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
Sep 27 Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
Sep 28 Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
Nov 27 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR, US
Nov 28 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA, US
Nov 29 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA, US
Dec 01 Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC, CA
Dec 02 Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC, CA
Dec 04 The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia PA, US
Dec 05 The Anthem, Washington DC, US
Dec 07 Le Métropolis de Montréal, QC, CA
Dec 08 Le Métropolis de Montréal, QC, CA
Dec 09 Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON, CA
Dec 10 Hamilton Place Theatre, Hamilton, ON, CA
Dec 12 Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL, US
Dec 13 Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL, US
All shows appear to be already sold out, so if you have a ticket, see you there!
TODAY our new album MOONSHINE FREEZE is released on Rough Trade Records!
And to kick off the celebrations Rozi Plain and I will be playing some songs at Resident Brighton at about 18:30. The next day we play in London aboard The Record Deck UK at about 4pm (moored up at mile end park). If you go to LIVE page it will tell you of the other instore events and festivals and gigs we gave coming up to celebrate the release of ‘Moonshine Freeze’. (Just in time for Sunday’s full moon).
We recorded the album last November with John Parish at Invada Studios in Bristol and it features the talents of many friends who we love dearly… Rachael Dadd, Emily stables, Melanie Wickham, Lorenzo Prati, Jesse d Vernon, Rozi Plain, Neil Smith, Jamie Whitby-Coles, Sam Church…to name but a few, and we are very happy for you to finally be able to hear all the songs.
THANKS GUYS! X
This Is The Kit will be embarking on a full European tour throughout the summer and November in support of her new album Moonshine Freeze.
Jul 10, Paris, Festival Days Off SOLD OUT
Aug 12, Haven Festival, Denmark TICKETS
Sep 23, Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival TICKETS
Nov 02, Paris, Pitchfork Music Festival Paris TICKETS
Nov 03, Brussels, Botanique Rotonde TICKETS
Nov 04, Luxembourg, De Gudde Wellen TICKETS
Nov 05, Amsterdam, Melkweg TICKETS
Nov 07, Berlin, Berghain Kantine TICKETS
Nov 08, Prague, Café v Lese TICKETS
Nov 09, Vienna, B72 TICKETS
Nov 11, Lausanne, Le Bourg TICKETS
Nov 12, Dudingen, Bad Bonn TICKETS
Nov 14, Lille, Le Grand Mix TICKETS
Nov 15, Reims, La Cartonnerie TICKETS
Nov 16, Lyon, Groom TICKETS
Moonshine Freeze is out 7 July (pre-order here) and we’re excited to be getting out and about week of release for some instore shows. Check out the dates below!
Details on the links below
Very excited to announce we will be playing the Pitchfork Music Festival Paris this year! Taking place at the Grand Halle de la Villette in Paris across the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of November, we will be performing alongside such amazing artists as The National, Jungle, Ride and Run The Jewels.
Tickets for the event are available to buy now.
We’re thrilled to announce that our new album ‘Moonshine Freeze’ will be coming out on Rough Trade on the 7th of July.
Recorded during the winter months in Bristol with John Parish, and involving many pals who have been out on the road with us over the last couple of years, ‘Moonshine Freeze’ can be preordered from Rough Trade webstore with some very special goodies.
We have an exclusive bundle limited to the first 500 UK/EU orders and 100 US orders of the LP from the Rough Trade webstore which includes an exclusive This is the Kit tea towel, designed by Ava Carrère (from the band “Sages Comme des Sauvages”), and 6 postcards featuring Kate’s pinhole camera photography. The LP is pressed onto limited edition red vinyl:
You saw a little snippet of it last time, and now we are delighted to unveil the full live Rough Trade session of the title track ‘Moonshine Freeze’ right here:
More of those Rough Trade session tracks coming soon.
About the postcards we mentioned at the top of the page. Once you’ve received your set of postcards, if you send one of them back to us with a drawing, poem, or short story plus your email address, Kate will choose her 10 favourites and each winner will receive a pair of tickets to a This is the Kit show of their choice (excluding the festivals).
Atn: This Is The Kit
Rough Trade Records
66 Golborne Road
May 19 – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton, UK – tickets
Jun 16/17 – Eaux Claires Festival, Wisconsin, US – tickets
Jun 20 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, US – tickets
Jul 16 – Folk by the Oak Festival, Herts, UK – tickets
Jul 28 – Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall, UK – tickets
Jul 29 – Farmfest, Somerset, UK – tickets
Jul 30 – Cloudspotting, Lancashire, UK – tickets
Aug 05 – Valley Festival, Bristol, UK – tickets
Aug 11/12 – Haven Festival, Copenhagen, DK – tickets
Aug 18 – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, UK – tickets
Aug 25 – Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, UK – tickets
Sep 02 – Electric Fields Festival, Dumfries, UK – tickets
Sep 16 – The Hubs, Sheffield, UK – tickets
Sep 17 – Gorilla, Manchester, UK – tickets
Sep 20 – Revelation at St Mary’s, Ashford, UK – tickets
Sep 21 – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK – tickets
Sep 23 – Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, DE – tickets
More shows to be announced very soon. Thanks for listening!