Sat 7 March, 8pm
This Is The Kit
Support from Rozi Plain
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. Her long time collaborator and regular live companion Jesse Vernon produced the album and contributes guitars, percussion, violin and percussion. While on tour, This is the Kit is a shape shifting entity ranging from a female duo with friend Rozi Plain to a psychedelia tinged five electric five-piece.
Aaron Dessner (The National) is working with the band to produce the follow-up album to 'Wriggle Out the Restless', now being reissued by Aaron’s label Brassland.
"The aim is to have fun playing with people whose work I really like,” says Kate in her simple and direct fashion. "The more you exchange and share with people the better things get and the more you learn.” This is the Kit has or will be opening for artists such as Jose Gonzales, Jeffrey Lewis, The National, Alexi Murdoch, Iron & Wine and Jolie Holland, and was recently selected by Sharon Van Etten as her "Favorite New Artist” in an interview with Pitchfork.
Praise for This Is The Kit
"Just one of the best things I’ve heard all year….wonderful wonderful stuff” Guy Garvey, BBC 6 Music
When you first hear the sonorous, atmospheric swell of singer-songwriter Rozi Plain's home-built electric guitar coupled with her swooning vocal charm, you may as well put your hands up and surrender. You're going to be won over.
Debut album, Inside Over Here, introduced the listener to Rozi's unique, ethereal songwriting style - fractured dreams about shark attacks, near-miss romances and slow motion conversations. It's lighthearted modesty was championed by Devendra Banhart, and the album saw Rozi tour across the UK, mainland Europe, America and Japan - winning new fans supporting Devendra, Beach House, James Yorkston, KT Tunstall and François & The Atlas Mountains amongst others. As word of the album spread out, BBC's Lauren Laverne, Marc Riley, Huw Stephens, Gideon Coe, Vic Galloway, Steve Lamacq and Rob Da Bank all became immediate fans - playing Rozi's music, and inviting her up for sessions.
New album, Joined Sometimes Unjoined, is Rozi's second LP with Fence Records, following a move to Brixton, and the release of two interim EP's with Need No Water Records - Humans and See My Boat. Accompanied by a full band this time, her sparse vocal and finger-picked guitar arrangements are fleshed out across ten tracks with a revolving cast of layered voices, soft-tumbling percussion, steel-pan drums, violin, piano and lilting brass. It's a warm, summer-sun blend of melody centred around Rozi's voice, and as such the playful jolt of lead-single, 'Humans', balances with the heart-breaking solemn vocal of 'Days Minutes'; equally the carefree birdsong whistle of 'Eating In Your House' is matched by the happy-go-lucky yelp of 'See My Boat'.
Tickets are available for the reduced rate of £10 (£7 concessions) in advance. On the night, tickets will cost £12 (£9 concessions).
You can buy tickets in advance in three ways:
- Click on Book below to buy online via our official ticket agents Brewery Arts Centre. Online tickets will add a booking fee of £1.50 per transaction.
- Call 01524 831 997 to buy over the phone. There is a booking fee of 50p per transaction for card purchases.
- You can buy tickets in person from our venue the Hothouse and from Morecambe Visitor Information Centre in the Platform.