This Is The Kit Announce Gruff-Rhys Produced Album, Share “Inside Outside”

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This Is The Kit is Paris-based and the love child of Kate Stables whom just released their new single “Inside Outside”. The track is super joyful and charming. The single bounces on your ears playfully and the video that accompanies it shows their playful nature. We are instantly in love with This is the Kit. Check out “Inside Outisde” below:

Sounds: Regina Spektor, Kate Bush

Feels: warm and cuddly

More About This Is The Kit:
This Is The Kit, the Paris-based group led by Kate Stables, today announced the band’s new album Careful Of Your Keepers–produced by Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals)–will be released on June 9th, 2023, via Rough Trade Records. The album’s propulsive and introspective lead single “Inside Outside” finds Stables as magnetic as ever, joined once again by her stalwart band of Rozi Plain (bass/vocals), Neil Smith (guitar), and Jamie Whitby-Coles (drums), and accented by a cascading horn quartet arrangement by Jesse D. Vernon. The track arrives alongside a video directed by Hannah Owen that features Stables and a pair of dancers capturing the song’s ebullient charm. Stables explained the song’s reflective lyrics:

“What makes things happen? How much choice do we have? Electricity and chemistry that is out of our control? Chewing. Choosing. Internal forces or external ones? Do we just behave the way people expect us to behave?

Or do they pre-empt what’s happening? Before it’s happened? Because they can see it in us before we know it ourselves? Big change that has been brewing for longer than we realise. Were we just ignoring it? Was it so deeply buried? Or did we see it all along but chose to ignore it? How much does anything change? Or is it just the way we see it that changes?”

This Is The Kit will embark on their biggest headlining U.K. tour later this year, including a show at London, U.K.’s Barbican on November 25th; a full routing is below and tickets are on-sale now. U.S. shows will be announced soon.

Careful Of Your Keepers is daring and soft, cutting and warm–a wild feat of complexity and combined dispositions. There’s a shared language of the band’s family experience that is as audible as ever in these recordings, which boast beautiful instrumental performances that still leave the nuanced space required for Stables’ vocals to live at the forefront. “The album was nearly called Goodbye Bite. And in a way it still is,” says Stables. “I went for Careful Of Your Keepers in the end. It’s one of my favorite songs on the album, a song that for me holds the general feeling of the album as a whole. The fragility of things. Of situations. Of relationships. Of humans. What we do to look after each other and ourselves. The passing of time and what that does to us, and how we live our lives going forward.”

Guiding the ship through changing seas is producer Rhys. Stables described his role as being a “tonesetter,” watchful and attentive to the band dynamics while making sure to always follow a hunch for where a new sound could find its place in the recording. “I’ve always loved the idea of working with him somehow, and when this album started getting planned, I realized that maybe this was my chance to reach out and see if he was up for working together,” Stables explains. “And he was! As if that wasn’t enough, he was also up for doing a bit of singing on the record, which totally blew my mind and made my year. His way with harmony and melody and the tone and quality of his voice is a totally killer combo.”

“They are so ridiculously talented–and every member is a great producer in their own right–so it was just a matter of trying to capture the magic they make when playing live together,” Rhys says of the recording process. “Their playing is by default so thoughtful and complimentary in terms of respect to each other’s parts and to the integrity of the songs themselves that it creates a beautiful foundation of often cosmic interplay that’s always in aid of Kate’s voice and vision as a songwriter.”

Careful Of Your Keepers will be available on dark green vinyl variant exclusive to indie record stores, an eco-colored vinyl exclusive to the webstore, and standard black vinyl and CD; pre-order now HERE.

This Is The Kit 2023 Tour Dates:
05/19/23 – Portcurno, UK – Minack Theatre, Matinee Show
05/19/23 – Portcurno, UK – Minack Theatre, Evening Show (SOLD OUT)
06/16/23 – Kent, UK – Black Deer Festival
07/16/23 – Hertfordshire, UK – Folk By The Oak
07/27/23 – Warwick, UK – Warwick Folk Festival
07/29/23 – North Yorkshire, UK – Deer Shed Festival
09/20/23 – Antwerp, BE – De Roma
09/21/23 – Amsterdam, NL – THT/Tolhuistuin
09/22/23 – Nijmegen, NL – Doornroosje
09/23/23 – Hamburg, DE – Reeperbahn Festival
09/24/23 – Copenhagen, DK – Hotel Cecil
09/26/23 – Berlin, DE – Frannz Club
09/27/23 – Leipzig, DE – Connewitz
09/29/23 – Munich, DE – Milla
09/30/23 – Zürich, CH – Bogen F
10/01/23 – Lyon, FR – Epicerie Moderne
10/03/23 – Lille, FR – Aeronef
10/05/23 – Reims, FR – Cartonnerie
10/06/23 – Paris, FR – Trabendo
11/08/23 – Worthing, UK – Assembly Hall
11/09/23 – Cambridge, UK – Junction
11/10/23 – Reading, UK – St. Laurence Church
11/11/23 – Cardiff, UK – Tram Shed
11/12/23 – Birmingham, UK – Glee Club
11/14/23 – Bangor, UK – Neuadd Ogwen
11/16/23 – Cork, IRE – Cyprus Avenue
11/17/23 – Galway, IRE – Roisin Dubh
11/18/23 – Dublin, IRE – National Concert Hall
11/19/23 – Belfast, UK – Mandela Hall
11/21/23 – Edinburgh, UK – Summerhall
11/22/23 – Gateshead, UK – Sage
11/23/23 – Leeds, UK – Irish Centre
11/24/23 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2
11/25/23 – London, UK – Barbican
02/03/24 – Bristol UK – Bristol Beacon

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