This Is The Kit Cover Gruff Rhys

This Is The Kit has shared a cover of "Sensations In The Dark" by Gruff Rhys. The track is now available via Rough Trade Records and DSPs
This Is The Kit photo credit: Cedric Oberlin

This Is The Kit, shares a new cover of Gruff Rhys’ (Super Furry Animals) song “Sensations In The Dark”. The band’s latest album Careful of Your Keepers came out on Rough Trade last June and was produced by Gruff. This Is The Kit will hit the road for a headlining North American tour later this month with support from Sam Amidon. Kate Stables will also perform at the forthcoming Joni Mitchell tribute night at London’s Roundhouse on April 18th.

Kate Stables on “Sensations In The Dark:”

“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. 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.”

“The album was nearly called Goodbye Bite. And in a way it still is,” says Stables. “I went for Careful of Your Keepers in the end. It’s one of my favourite songs on the album, a song that for me holds the general feeling of the album as a whole. The fragility of things. Of situations. Of relationships. Of humans. What we do to look after each other and ourselves. The passing of time and what that does to us, and how we live our lives going forward.”

This Is The Kit 2024 Tour Dates:

16th Feb – Calgary, Block Heater Festival
17th Feb – Sherwood Park Festival
21st Feb – Brooklyn, Murmrr
22nd Feb – Vienna VA, The Barns at Wolf Trap
23rd Feb – Philadelphia, World Café Live Downstairs
24th Feb – Pittsburgh, Thunderbird
26th Feb – Toronto, The Garrison
27th Feb – Montreal, Bar Le Ritz
29th Feb – Burlington, UVM Recital Hall
1st Mar – Portland, MW, Portland House of Music
2nd Mar – Boston, Armory
18th Apr – London, Roundhouse / Joni Mitchell Concert – Kate Stables performance
3rd May – Brussels, Nuits Botanique
5th Jun – Paris, Zenith, with The National
7th Jun – Primavera Porto
8th Jun – In The Meadows Festival, Dublin
2nd Jul – Cornwall, Eden Project – with The National
4th Jul – Manchester, Castlefield Bowl – with The National
5th Jul – London Crystal Palace Park – with The National
14th Aug – Kilkenny, Kilkenny Arts Festival
18th Aug – Devon, Beautiful Days Festival

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