This Is the Kit’s new EP Moonshine First Goes, a collection of four stripped-back first takes of songs from the group’s latest acclaimed album Moonshine Freeze, will be released 30th March. Lead track ‘By My Demon Eye (First Go)’ is out now.
Prior to starting the Moonshine Freeze album sessions with producer John Parish, the Paris-based songwriter Kate Stables recorded stripped back acoustic versions of four tracks (‘Moonshine Freeze’, ‘By My Demon Eye’, ‘Bullet Proof’, and ‘Show Me So’) in Bristol at J & J Studios and in This Is the Kit’s drummer Jamie’s shed.
Kate says of the recordings, “It was a time of finishing off songs, working out arrangements and looking for drum patterns in preparation for burying ourselves in the studio to get the album recorded. I like hearing these early versions again. It totally takes me back to that time and those places. Formative times.”
Kate Stables is joining forces with the multi-talented and adventurous orchestral collective Stargaze for a one-off collaboration as part of this year’s Brighton Festival (10th May), performing a specially reimagined version of This Is the Kit’s Moonshine Freeze album.