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This Is The Kit, the group led by Paris-based bandleader Kate Stables, has issued a new stand-alone single, “Sensations In The Dark” a cover of a Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals) song.  The band’s latest album Careful of Your Keepers was produced by Gruff. Stables explains how the single came about:

“Well, we were about to do a joint tour in the States, and a friend who cuts records suggested we do a split single, each of us playing a song by the other person. Which we did. And this is the song I chose from Gruff’s overwhelmingly excellent repertoire. I love the lyrics and the horn line and how difficult it was for me to play as I’m really bad at changing chords quickly. In the end I cheated and played the riff on one string. With this song I really enjoyed indulging in things I love messing about with, like recorders and rhythms and holding the “fill’ button down on the Casio keyboard beat that I was using for the whole duration of the song. The lyrics are so excellent and the melodies in the song are just a flipping pleasure to sing. It was very fun to make and I’m very grateful to our friend Mike for suggesting the project and especially to Gruff for lending me the song to play.”

This Is The Kit will be heading off on a headline tour of North America in February, which kicks off at Calgary’s Block heater Festival on February 16th. Run of dates also includes stops in Edmonton (Sherwood Park Festival), Toronto and Montreal, tickets HERE.  Kate will also perform at the forthcoming Joni Mitchell tribute night at London’s Roundhouse on April 18th and This Is The Kit will be playing shows with old compadres The National around the UK and Europe in the summer.