The time is right for a Moonshine Freeze with This Is The Kit
This Is The Kit - the musical project which holdsÂ exceptional Paris-via-Bristol songwriter Kate Stables close to its heart - have earnedÂ the adoration of peers includingÂ Guy Garvey, The National andÂ Sharon van Etten
New album and Rough Trade debut, Moonshine Freez, is their most compellingÂ and accomplishedÂ to date.Â Produced by John ParishÂ (PJ Harvey, M Ward, Perfume Genius), it began in the immediate wake of its predecessor, Bashed Out, when days after coming off tour inÂ November 2016, Stables and her band headed into Geoff Barrow's Invada studios in Bristol.
Though theÂ songs were written before heading into the studio, Stables says she had noÂ vision for how they should sound, preferring to let them take shape withÂ her band and Parish.
'All I can do is write the songs and then step back from them and see what themes or patterns there are,' she says, 'then bring those patterns out so it's a coherent piece of work, sonically and in terms of feeling.'
The Joiners, Southampton
Wednesday, January 10