This is the Kit is the moniker of British musician and singer-songwriter Kate Stables. Two years after Bashed Out, she released a new album in 2017. Moonshine Freeze is out now via Rough Trade Records. It was produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, M. Ward, Perfume Genius), who played on various songs.

Now she’s back with a new acoustic EPĀ Moonshine First Goes consisting of four acoustic first takes of songs from Moonshine Freeze. Kate says of the recordings: “It was a time of finishing off songs, working out arrangements and looking for drum patterns in preparation for burying ourselves in the studio to get the album recorded. I like hearing these early versions again. It totally takes me back to that time and those places.. Formative times.”