This Is The Kit + Dominie Hooper

  • Date: 30/01/2024
  • Time:2024/01/30 20:00
  • Location: 89 De Grey Street Hull HU5 2RU
  • Venue: INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEKThe New Adelphi Club


This Is The Kit
+ Dominie Hooper
30th January 2024
The New Adelphi Club
£ 20.00 Advance

In today’s fast-paced mid-apocalyptic world it can feel like a waste of time to speak about time at all. Why dwell on the past when we could just live in the present because the future won’t shut up about how bad it’s going to be?

But with This Is The Kit, the pseudonym of songwriter / banjo strummer / pinhole camera lover / Winchester UK born Paris dweller Kate Stables, we’re going to have to give time just a modicum of consideration. Because not only is Kate still here and making albums of cataclysmic honesty and welcoming tonal embraces, they are continuing to grow, which is probably the only smart way to move forward through time.

This Is The Kit’s music places companionship at a premium, so being welcomed into its space feels like an obvious privilege, on record and in concert hall with her stellar supporting cast of Rozi Plain (bass), Jamie Whitby-Coles (drums) and Neil Smith (guitar).  And at this current point in our confusing history, continuing to be here at all, to stand tall and make music to gather to, that’s a heroic act. Joyful survival as an act of time-wasting,  I’ll take that any day of the week. Look to This Is The Kit to spend at least one day of your week this year, I guarantee it will be time well wasted. 

+ Dominie Hooper

Simmering memory and unspoken truth righteously seethe in songs with tenderness, anger and startling leaps of joy and optimism. To see it live is to truly feel it – Dominie Hooper, long-time session musician, collaborator and multi-instrumentalist, takes flight in the centre of a stage wrapped in musical alchemy with bandmate mainstays Phil Self and Dave Hamblett.

With a debut album rumoured to be in the works, it’s a good time to catch Dominie Hooper live – her unexpectedly joyful stage presence makes you feel in the company of an old friend, and the on-stage connection undeniable. Prepare for a hug and a punch in the gut. This exhilarating new voice is bound to make waves in the world of alt-folk and beyond.

“She’s got a new song out called Hastings, and it’s really beautiful” – Shaun Keaveny, Community Garden Radio

“That’s brilliant isn’t it … Absolutely beautiful” – Shaun Keaveny, Community Garden Radio

“Excellent” – Gideon Coe, BBC 6Music

“Gorgeous” – Chris Hawkins, BBC 6Music

“Brilliant” – Nemone BBC 6Music

“Amazing, amazing track” – James Threlfall, BBC Introducing

“I like that a LOT…super talented” – Claire Cavanagh, BBC Radio Bristol

“Spine-tingling…and just a very real sounding, grounded piece of singing and songwriting” – Roddy Hart, BBC Radio Scotland

“A London-based artist that I think you should know about… it’s a really really interesting and clever song” – Nessy Monaghan RTÉ 2XM

“Gorgeously complex…compelling listening” – Folking.com


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