This is The Kit have announced a new single “Coming to get You Nowhere” and an accompanying video. This is the second track from Kate Stables’ forthcoming album Off Off On which will be released by Rough Trade Records on October 23rd 2020.
Stables explains the meaning behind the new single and video: “We made the video from footage of our friend’s car getting stuck when they came to visit us during our rehearsal time just before we went into the studio to make Off Off On. It felt like a car getting stuck and people having to work together and ask for help to get it unstuck was a fitting story to accompany this song, which is itself about getting stuck and the ways we can help or hinder ourselves when it comes to getting out of unhealthy patterns. Making this video has been really nice for me during this time of not being able to get together with the rest of the band. I miss them and the time we spent together making Off Off On so it’s been great to hang out with them in video form. Not as good as the real thing of course but comforting none the less.”
Stables worked on the new record with producer Josh Kaufman, New York-based member of Bonny Light Horseman & Muzz, who has also collaborated with The Hold Steady, The National and most recently Taylor Swift. The two first met when working with Anaïs Mitchell on a cover of the Osibisa song “Woyaya”, their paths later crossing at the PEOPLE residencies in Berlin and Brooklyn.
“We were on the same page about a lot of musical ideas, as well as doing things I wouldn’t do musically,” Stables explains of working with Kaufman. “It was a lovely mixture of ‘you’re exactly in my brain and exactly at the opposite end of my brain.’” The band, completed by Rozi Plain (bass/vocals), Neil Smith (guitar), Jesse D Vernon (guitar, keyboards), Jamie Whitby-Coles (drums/vox) recorded Off Off On in Wiltshire, UK’s Real World Studios, finishing just in time for everyone to get home before lockdown began in March.
Upcoming (fingers-crossed) 2021 dates as follows…
13 Mar – The Railway Inn, Winchester Matinee Show
13 Mar – The Railway Inn, Winchester Evening Show
14 Mar – New Kind of Neighbourhood, This is the Kit & Friends show, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
16 Mar – Lancaster Library, Lancaster
17 Mar – Junction, Cambridge
18 Mar – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
19 Mar – Tramshed, Cardiff
20 Mar – The Citadel, York
21 Mar – The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh
23 Mar – The Cluny, Newcastle
24 Mar – RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester
25 Mar – Button Factory, Dublin, IE
26 Mar – Live Rooms, Chester
27 Mar – Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham
28 Mar – Arts Centre, Norwich
29 Mar – Saint Laurence Church, Reading
01 Apr – Royal Albert Hall, London