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Music Review: This Is The Kit, Moonshine Freeze – a treat for your ears

Kate Stables and co are on the up-and-up with their fourth album as This Is The Kit, featuring Aaron Dessner from The National.

Freshly signed to Rough Trade after a pair of albums on Brassland, the label run by Aaron and Bryce Dessner from The National, This Is the Kit, AKA Winchester-born alt-folk/indie singer-songwriter Kate Stables, ascends to the next level with her fourth album to date, Moonshine Freeze.

Make that flutters to the next level, in fact – hers is one of the most graceful, birdsong-like voices your ears deserve be treated to, and it finds joyous new context on her most confident and richly-textured record to date.

Aaron Dessner, who produced TITK’s previous album Bashed Out, features on six tracks in his ongoing bid to help convince the rest of the world what he’s clearly known for some time now – that Stables’ songs are deserving of a much wider audience. From the mellifluous Bullet Proof to the skronking sax capped Hotter Colder and the circling, clipped, almost funky rhythms of the title track, Moonshine Freeze leaves you with scant reason to disagree.

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