Alternative folk group This is the Kit play CyprusAvenue this Tuesday 16th January (Doors 20:00/ Tickets €17.50). They will be playing Whelans Dublin the following night Wednesday Jan 17th.
This is the Kit is the alias for UK singer Kate Stables. Elbow frontman Guy Garvey and BBC DJ is credited with bringing Kate to more mainstream attention and they have appeared on Music Box and several BBC live sessions.
She is just coming to Cork on the back of a US and Canada tour.
This is the Kit have 4 studio albums in total with their latest Moonshine Freeze released in July of last year. Pitchfork describes her music as “sparse folk that takes on the mysteries of mortality“.
I am not sure what that actually means but if you listen to any of their albums you will hear great songs telling stories in a stripped down manner with great musicians. This is the Kit play as a duo to a foursome. I am not sure what lineup is coming to Cork.
Read their interview in the Irish Examiner
Check out Some of Her Songs
Cyprus Avenue continues to bring great artists like her and Newton Faulkner to Cork and long may this continue.