The Hobbledehoy’s Best Thing Today is this small concert by Kate Stables of This Is the Kit. Last saw Kate in a tiny pub in Boston and would so love to see her at Phillipe’s comic book shop in Paris. Bien sur!
Back in the release week of off off on, we recorded a virtual record shop show case for our friends at Resident in Brighton. We filmed it in our friend Philippe’s comic book shop here in Paris. It’s just down the road from where we live and a total gem of a shop. And as this week marks the shop’s 14th anniversary, we thought it’d be nice to this video online for all to get a glimpse. A showcase for one of our favourite record shops filmed in one of our favourite bookshops. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHILIPPE LE LIBRAIRE !!!
Recently recovered from Covid19, Kate Stables of This Is The Kit gives her fans a performance of songs from her band’s new record, Off Off On. Also, Kate offers an engaging interview (below) with DJ Morgan of Seattle’s KEXP radio.
Kate Stables is a complex woman, which makes for a complex musician. A songwriter in the truest sense of the word, Stables songwriting is never wasted.
Kate Stables is a complex woman, which makes for a complex musician. A songwriter in the truest sense of the word, Stables songwriting is never wasted. Every word, every beat, every pause has a purpose and is intricately placed. Nothing in her music is fortuitous.
With the new This is The Kit album Off Off On ready to drop this week (October 23rd), Stables sat down with American Songwriter to discuss where it came from, where they are, and where they’re hoping to be heading.
Produced by Josh Kaufman, NY-based member of Bonny Light Horsemen & Muzz, Kaufman has also collaborated with The Hold Steady, The National and most recently Taylor Swift. The two first met when working with Anais Mitchell on a cover of the Osibisa song “Woyaya” and their paths crossed again at the PEOPLE residencies in Berlin and Brooklyn. Continue reading →