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NEED NO WATER + KICK THE PLUG present FRANÇOIS & THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS + THIS IS THE KIT + HALO HALO 5TH MAY 2011
April 11, 2011, 12:53 pm
Filed under: Francois & The Atlas Mountains, This Is The Kit, WIlmington Arms

Back at the Wilmington, we’ve got François & The Atlas Mountains AND This Is The Kit for you, with support from Halo Halo and Mark from Need No Water DJ-ing. Awesome.

Tickets available from here:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/114252



KICK THE PLUG presents THIS IS THE KIT + CATRIONA IRVING 18th FEB 2011
February 11, 2011, 9:49 am
Filed under: Catriona Irving, This Is The Kit

THIS IS THE KIT performing live
http://myspace.com/thisisthekit
“Absolutely gorgeous, like an aural bath with the warm water lapping over you” — Cerys Matthews, 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

CATRIONA IRVING performing live
http://myspace.com/catrionairvingmusic
FACT: “An example of DIY Music at it’s best”

+
DJ sets from
Fear of Theydon (Sunday Best)
http://myspace.com/fearoftheydon
Camden Store DJs
http://www.thecamdenstore.co.uk/
Mark NeedNoWater
http://www.neednowaterrecords.com/
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FULL MOON ORCHESTRA (L’orchestre de la pleine lune)
Those of you who arrive early can take part in a spontaneous improvised concert to play in and conduct, open to everyone.
For those of you with a voice, dance move or musical instrument collecting dust but longing to be played, just come and join in!
the performance is divided into sections each led by a different conductor, more details here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lorchestre-de-la-pleine-lune/171452366209381?

At
The Victory (formerly Hobby Horse)
281 Kingsland Road, Dalston, E2 8AS
London

Here’s a map

FREE ENTRY! Yes FREE ENTRY. FREE.

facebook event page is here:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=180320598672985



KICK THE PLUG SPECIAL 26th JAN 2011 – RUE ROYALE SINGLE RELEASE PARTY
January 7, 2011, 1:19 pm
Filed under: Kim Janssen, neednowater records, Rue Royale, This Is The Kit

Rue Royale launch their new single “Halfway Blind” on Need No Water records, with support from This Is The Kit and The Black Atlantic’s Kim Janssen and records spun by Need No Water and The Camden Store DJs. A new venue for a Kick The Plug show too. Exciting stuff eh?

26 January · 20:00 – 23:30

Upstairs at:
Sir Richard Steele
79 Haverstock Hill
London, United Kingdom

Ticket link right here:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/104663

Rue Royale
http://www.myspace.com/rueroyale

This Is The Kit
http://www.myspace.com/thisisthekit

Kim Janssen
http://www.myspace.com/kimjanssen



KICK THE PLUG SEPTEMBER 1ST 2010 – THIS IS THE KIT + ICHI + THE HAND
August 11, 2010, 9:01 am
Filed under: Ichi, The Hand, This Is The Kit, WIlmington Arms


Kick The Plug hereby presents to you the launch of This Is The Kit’s new single Moon. Already getting radio support from Cerys Matthews, Tom Ravenscroft, Gideon Coe and John Kennedy, anticipation is riding high for This Is The Kit’s return, so this should be a cracking gig.
With support all the way from Japan in the shape of one man band Ichi and from Bristolian duo The Hand (Wig Smith and Rachael Dadd). Expect musical brilliance…, culinary treats and badges give-aways, with additional music from guest DJ, Chris Lucraft (Broken Sound).

This Is The Kit
http://www.myspace.com/thisisthekit

Ichi
http://www.myspace.com/ichijapan

The Hand
http://www.myspace.com/thehandand

Tickets available here:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/87656



Kick The Plug February 3rd 2010 w/ Rachael Dadd + This Is The Kit + Stairs to Korea


THIS IS THE RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT!

…Wednesday night, the 3rd of February.

With spurious references to mid-90s chart dance, it can only mean one thing… Kick the Plug is BACK!

As it’s the first KTP in three months you’d be well within your rights to expect a particularly spiffy event, as we’ve had plenty of time to prepare so without further ado, here is the illustrious line-up:

Rachael Dadd
http://www.myspace.com/rachaeldadd

This Is The Kit
http://www.myspace.com/thisisthekit

Stairs to Korea
http://www.myspace.com/stairstokorea

tickets available here:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/69292



Kick The Plug May 6th 2009 w/ Stornoway + Rue Royale + This Is The Kit

MAY09

Advance Tickets available from here:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/48334

Kick the Plug once again makes the monthly visit to Clerkenwell’s Wilmington Arms. This time around we present epic folk from Oxford-based Stornoway, with support from Rue Royale and a solo set from Sunday Best favourite This Is The Kit.
Expect musical brilliance, with culinary treats and badges aplenty, and musical interludes provided by Mark and Tom of Neednowater.

STORNOWAY
http://www.myspace.com/stornoway
The band consists of an Ornithologist, an occasional Russian translator, a South African Pirate Captain, a human radio and a kitchen sink. They were first united in a snow-encrusted garage in Oxford and have since attracted the attention of Dr & Mrs Killjoy the neighbours and their android children. None of the band have ever been to Stornoway. But Brian once got to within 37 miles of it.

‘Officially the brainiest group ever, Stornoway’s big music worked a treat.’
THE INDEPENDENT

‘Stornoway have such a masterful control of melody, texture and dynamics that their live show is fantastically, continuously entertaining’
NIGHTSHIFT

‘This is perfect…I think you’re gonna love this’
COLIN MURRAY playing Stornoway on BBC RADIO 1

‘Cerebral, jaunty and at the same time powerful and wistful…they have everything and they do it all superbly.’
BBC OXFORD

‘Stornoway conjour up the innocent coziness of early Belle and Sebastian…Indie pop fans will melt in the brains.’
ARTROCKER

RUE ROYALE
http://www.myspace.com/rueroyale
Named after a highway running through the Chicago suburbs, Rue Royale’s musical journey has taken in a lot of sights in just two years.

In March 2008 Ruth and Brookln Dekker made the full-time touring band plunge, moving out of their house, in with some friends and selling all their belongings… save for a kick drum, shakers, guitar and a sat nav named Shelley. Straight in at the deep end, a 20-date European tour led to coverage on XFM (topping their weekly “Music Response” ballot) and BBC Six Music (“Introducing with Tom Robinson”) and boasted sold out concerts in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.

Rue Royale developed from Ruth and Brookln’s over-the-pond relationship. Influenced by Fleetwood Mac, Sufjan Stevens, Zero 7 and the northern UK soul of Elbow and The Doves, they began writing together and gradually developed the candle-lit Rue Royale sound, honed through acoustic gigs and home-recorded demos.

Brookln grew up in St Louis, to church-music leading parents. He played the coffee-house circuit with God’s Green Earth before moving to Chicago in 1998. Ruth was raised in Midlands county Staffordshire in the UK, a stone’s throw from the historic city of Lichfield with it’s 1,300-year-old cathedral. Teenage years sound-tracked by 90’s Brit-pop and folk-rock, she met Brookln when touring Stateside. They wed in England five years ago and settled in Chicago soon after.

Brookln and Ruth started performing together in March 2006, and have since gigged extensively, clocked up hours of radio play across the US, had one of their tunes on MTV and amassed over 100,000 plays on myspace.

A lovingly illustrated EP, The Search For Where To Go (May 2006), was the first fruit with copies dispatched to intrigued music fans throughout the US, Canada, England, Germany and France.

Rue Royale unveiled their debut long-player at the start of 2008 – following a year that saw them firmly establish themselves on the musical map. The eponymous Rue Royale was recorded in December 2007 and independently released in February.

Not content with playing in all corners of Europe – ranging from the historic Sturmglocke squat site in Hanover to an intimate house show in rural Yorkshire – Rue Royale will leave their Chicago base to set up home in the UK this summer. Their plans for EU domination continue with another intensive tour of the European mainland this summer.

THIS IS THE KIT
http://www.myspace.com/thisisthekit
A not to be missed solo show from the spine tingling voice of Kate Stabels, “This is the Kit”,  who first grabbed our attention with her “Two wooden spoons” 7″ on Sunday Best. On tour in the UK in April and May, here to promote both her album “krulle Bol” and spilt 7″ with Soy un Caballo, so catch her while you can!

‘This is the Kit is Kate Stables, a lady in possession of a voice as pure and shiver-inducing as the morning dew. Her album, Krulle Bol, features simple songs in which said voice takes centre stage, with just a few simple plucks of the guitar as accompaniment. Kate’s lyrics are mostly pretty down to earth, but with Birchwood Beaker she starts to sound more pagan and witch-like, singing about snow, migrating geese and Odin… Originally from Winchester, and now settled in Paris via Bristol, This is the Kit is a favourite of Rob Da Bank.’ – subba-cultcha