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Kate Stables announced earlier this summer that her next album under the This Is The Kit alias is called “Off Off On”, and it’s set to arrive October 23rd on Rough Trade Records. The news arrived with the lead single “This Is What You Did,” which features Stables’ signature upbeat banjo, top-knotch vocals and restless, stream-of-consciousness lyrics. Stables describes it as “A bit of a panic attack song,” adding, “The negative voices of other people that are your own voice. Or are they? Hard to say when you’re in this kind of a place. How to get out of this place? Needing to get outside more.”

Greetings friends.
hoping this update finds you as well as can be in these ever changing times.
i have come here to bring you the news that we have made a new album called ‘Off Off On’ and that it will be released on October the 23rd by Rough Trade records
our friend Josh Kaufman produced it, Rozi Plain, Jamie Whitby-Coles, Neil Smith, Jesse Vernon and many more played on it, and we are very much looking forward to being able to play it to you. the artwork for the record is by our hero Joff Winterhart.
there is a thisisthekit webshop exclusive green vinyl LP edition and the first hundred of these come signed – just make sure you pick the signed edtion from the menu. but that’s not all: you can pick up bundles with limited edition t-shirts and this is the kit playing cards, plus cd and download.
i had the great honour and pleasure of working with the mighty James Slater for the video that accompanies ‘this is what you did’.
he has done a beautiful job of capturing the energy of the song with a kind of zoetrope based animation video collage.
wishing you all well and hoping to see you soon
Kate
(thisisthekit)

This Is The Kit is the musical project of Kate Stables and whoever joins her. You thought you didn’t like the banjo but you were wrong pal. Listen as Kate rips forward with her hypnotic twang pattern and a voice of rare, unaffected beauty. Since 2008’s debut album Krülle Bol, This Is The Kit (lead by Kate Stables) have unpicked emotional knots and woven remarkable stories, but even by their high standards, “Off Off On” is a beautifully clear distillation of Stables’ song-writing gifts.

By the end of 2018, the band had finished touring their last album, the talismanic Moonshine Freeze – leading to Kate’s Ivor Novello nomination, but when it came to Stables’ natural impulse to start the next record, her efforts were diverted by an invitation to join The National on the road for multiple tours and TV appearances – a continuation of the role she took on their album I Am Easy To Find. “It was so brilliant when I was writing to be away from my songs and the responsibility of being in charge of a band or a project – I think it really helped my writing and my getting through whatever I needed to get through.”

Richly illuminating and acutely sensitive to the pulses and currents of life, Off Off On shows This Is The Kit overflowing with ideas. In difficult times, it’s a record that feels like a lifeline, moving against the tide, standing against the storm.

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From the forthcoming album ‘Off Off On’ which will be released by Rough Trade Records on October 23rd.10.2020. This is the fifth album by the band and is the follow up to 2017 critically acclaimed album ‘Moonshine Freeze’. The album will be available on LP / CD / MP3.
Released September 10th, 2020
Rough Trade Records Ltd

 

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This Is The Kit is the musical project of Kate Stables and whoever joins her. You thought you didn’t like the banjo but you were wrong pal. Listen as Kate rips forward with her hypnotic twang pattern and a voice of rare, unaffected beauty.  I have come here to bring you the news that we have made a new album called ‘off off on’ and that it will be released on october the 23rd by Rough Trade records. Since 2008’s debut album Krülle Bol, This Is The Kit (lead by Kate Stables) have unpicked emotional knots and woven remarkable stories, but even by their high standards, “Off Off On” is a beautifully clear distillation of Stables’ song-writing gifts.

By the end of 2018, the band had finished touring their last album, the talismanic Moonshine Freeze – leading to Kate’s Ivor Novello nomination, but when it came to Stables’ natural impulse to start the next record, her efforts were diverted by an invitation to join The National on the road for multiple tours and TV appearances – a continuation of the role she took on their album “I Am Easy To Find“ It was so brilliant when I was writing to be away from my songs and the responsibility of being in charge of a band or a project – I think it really helped my writing and my getting through whatever I needed to get through.”
Richly illuminating and acutely sensitive to the pulses and currents of life, “Off Off On” shows This Is The Kit overflowing with ideas. In difficult times, it’s a record that feels like a lifeline, moving against the tide, standing against the storm. Keep going.

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From the forthcoming album ‘Off Off On’ which will be released by Rough Trade Records on October 23rd 2020. This is the fifth album by the band and is the follow up to 2017 critically acclaimed album ‘Moonshine Freeze’.
released June 30th, 2020
Rough Trade Records Ltd