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This is the Kit

presented by Heavy Pop & South Street. Support from Nuala Honan.

Sat 6 Nov, doors 7pm

** Please note change of venue **

Due to ongoing building work at St Laurence Church, and by audience demand, the This is the Kit show has been upgraded and moved next door to the Grade II listed Concert Hall. It will now be an unreserved all seated show and all original tickets remain valid.

"Soaring new star of contemporary folk" The Guardian

This Is The Kit's Fifth album led by Ivor Novello Award-nominated songwriter (and The National collaborator) Kate Stables, ‘Off Off On’ released by Rough Trade Records last October. The follow-up to 2017's critically acclaimed album ‘Moonshine Freeze’.

Kate Stables decided to work on the new record with producer Josh Kaufman, New York-based musician, Hold Steady collaborator and member of Bonny Light Horseman and Muzz.

Since 2008’s debut album Krulle Bol, This Is the Kit have unpicked emotional knots and woven remarkable stories, but even by their high standards, 'Off Off On' is a beautifully clear distillation of Stables’ song-writing gifts. By the end of 2018, This Is the Kit had finished touring their last album, the talismanic Moonshine Freeze, but Stables’ natural impulse to start the next record was diverted when she was invited to join The National on tour.

The band now returns to Reading to play for us again following their sold-out show at South Street Arts Centre back in the Summer of 2018.

This show will be the meeting of a special band performing in a beautiful venue and we can't wait.

Plus support on the night from Australian born Nuala Honan is a romantic storyteller, an astonishing voice, with a gift for timeless songwriting.