This Is The Kit – Earthquake

7 inch vinyl
A: Earthquake
B: Earthquake Buddy Peace Faulty Lines remix
with download card for all 4 tracks


Originally hailing from Winchester, now living in Paris, by way of Bristol, Kate Stables aka This Is The Kit was discovered whilst on tour supporting the likes of The National, Elysian Fields, Jose Gonzales and Jeffrey Lewis. Playing everything from the banjo to the trumpet, Kate was too unique to be ignored, and soon found herself playing live sessions with Radio One and Resonance FM as well as touring widely across the UK, Europe and Japan.
Since then, This Is The Kit has gained fans from all over the UK, BBC Radio One’s Huw Stephens has called Kate one of the ‘rising female stars’ of the modern folk movement, and her Two Wooden Spoons single, taken from last album Krulle Bol (produced by PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish), was released on Rob Da Bank’s label Sunday Best.

Need No Water fans will already know about This Is The Kit from our “Moon” single, which got picked as Nemone’s record of the week for her 6music show in October. There was also our split 7″ release with Soy Un Caballo last year, which included This Is The Kit’s song “Birchwood Beaker”, a much loved release of ours with fans including Jarvis Cocker and Marc Riley.
Late 2010 saw the release of This Is The Kit’s second album, “Wriggle Out The Restless”, from which “Earthquake” is taken.

Going from strength to strength since the release, This Is the Kit has recorded BBC 6music sessions for Cerys Matthews and Marc Riley, toured the UK and Europe, whipping up a storm at Eurosonic and South by South West along the way. As a sneak preview of the “Wriggle Out The Restless” remix album released in May, this “Earthquake” single comes packaged with 3 remixes; one from the remix album, and two that are exclusive to this release.

For one exclusive, Buddy Peace serves up a slice of hip-hop influenced indie-folk with his “Faulty Lines” remix. It’s just what you’d expect from Buddy Peace, having produced for Buck 65, Sage Francis, Bracken and Subtle, as well as performing on turntables and sampler with Get Cape Wear Cape Fly at Glastonbury and the BBC Electric Proms, AND creating the Warp Records: ‘Watch And Repeat Play’ anniversary mix with Zilla (now known as Ninja Tune’s King Cannibal).
This Is The Kit – Earthquake Buddy Peace Faulty Lines Remix by neednowater

Need No Water fans will be familiar with Julien Plaisir De France, having remixed Catriona Irving’s “Sitting On The Shelf”, which has racked up over 36,000 plays on Official fm. Here he supplies us with the Plaisir De Remix in his signature French Indie Disco style, another exclusive to this release.
This Is The Kit – Earthquake Plaisir De France Remix by neednowater

The third remix comes from Sunday Best’s Fear of Theydon, which is taken from the remix album. Best known for his remixes of Grand National and It Hugs Back, Fear of Theydon delivers a fine remix of Earthquake with a Disco House twist.
This Is The Kit -Earthquake Fear of Theydon Remix by neednowater

As ever with Need No Water releases the 7” is beautifully presented, available on blue vinyl with the Buddy Peace Faulty Lines Remix on the b-side, packaged with a download code for the original and all the remixes (all tracks are also available simply as a download for those without record players).

This Is The Kit will be doing a short tour of the UK in April and May, for updates, please check the live page here , or

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What people have been saying about This Is The Kit:
“Absolutely gorgeous, like an aural bath with the warm water lapping over you” — Cerys Matthews, BBC 6music

“She’s a class act, Kate Stables” – Marc Riley, BBC 6music

“Just one of the best things i’ve heard all year, the rest of the LP’s pretty good too….wonderful wonderful stuff” — Gideon Coe, BBC 6music

“Tracks dusted with misty eyed nostalgia and distant sun-filled memories, This Is The Kit is definitely an artist to watch out for.” – Room Thirteen