Recent Rough Trade signings This Is The Kit will release their new album Moonshine Freeze on Friday 7th July 2017.

This Is The Kit’s new album and Rough Trade debut, Moonshine Freeze, produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, M Ward, Perfume Genius), began in the immediate wake of its predecessor, Bashed Out, when days after coming off tour last November, Stables and her band (Rozi Plain, Jamie Whitby-Coles, Neil Smith and Jesse D Vernon) headed into Geoff Barrow’s Invada studios in Bristol. The album also features Aaron Dessner of The National on six of the album tracks.

Though the album’s songs were already written before heading into the studio, Stables says she had no fierce vision for how they should sound, preferring to let them take shape with the input of her band and Parish. “I’m not yet someone who says ‘I want this album to sound like an 80’s French nightclub’,” she says. “All I can do is write the songs and then step back from them and see what themes or patterns there are, then bring those patterns out so it’s a coherent piece of work, sonically and in terms of feeling.” Sonically, Moonshine Freeze is a beguiling mixture of musical sophistication and something more guileless — children’s games, incantations and snatches of nursery rhymes.

Moonshine Freeze tracklisting:
1. Bullet Proof
2. Hotter Colder
3. Moonshine Freeze
4. Easy On The Thieves
5. All Written Out In Numbers
6. Empty No Teeth
7. Riddled With Ticks
8. Two Pence Piece
9. Show Me So
10. By My Demon Eye
11. Solid Grease

Fri 19th May – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton, UK
Sun 16th Jul – Folk by the Oak Festival, Herts, UK
Fri 28th Jul – Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall, UK
Sat 29th Jul – Farmfest, Somerset, UK
Sun 30th Jul – Cloudspotting Festival, Lancashire, UK
Sat 5th Aug – Valley Festival, Bristol, UK
Fri 18th-Sun 20th Aug – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, UK
Fri 25th Aug – Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, UK
Sat 2nd Sep – Electric Fields Festival, Dumfries, UK
Sat 16th Sep – The Hubs, Sheffield, UK
Sun 17th Sep – Gorilla, Manchester, UK
Wed 20th Sep – Revelation at St Mary’s, Ashford, UK
Thur 21st Sep – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK

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