Kate Stables This is the Kit

This Is The Kit

Kate Stables is the creative lynchpin behind This is the Kit. We caught up with her at Glastonbury Festival to learn more about her collective's low-slung folk sound...

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 5 Jul 2016
  • min read
Kate Stables is behind This is the Kit - a loose collective that revels in low thrums and earthy alt-rock.

With folk predominantly on her mind, Kate’s a natural storyteller who uses all manner of sonic textures to convey her message.

Her overlapping guitar lines carry the dinky simplicity of very early Bibio tracks, while her loose vocals bring to mind the slack psychedelia of eccentric US alt-folksters Brightblack Morning Light or Vetiver.

We caught up with her at the PRS for Music tent at Glastonbury Festival - where she put in a stellar performance – to hear about her musical inspirations and songwriting secrets…