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Moonshine Freeze

This Is The Kit

Moonshine Freeze

Fourth album from the British folk-rock band fronted by Kate Stables produced by PJ Harvey’s long-time co-producer John Parish

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  1. 10.0 |   The Irish Times

    A five-star stone-cold instant classic
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  2. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    After three previous albums, Moonshine Freeze is finally the sound of a storyteller of a musician finding her niche. And it is a joy to behold.
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  3. 8.4 |   Gig Soup

    This Is The Kit deliver an astute, articulate fourth album in 'Moonshine Freeze'
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  4. 8.0 |   The Observer

    A fascinating album that only slowly gives up its secrets
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  5. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    If you don’t immediately find a light in the relative dusk of Stables’ best album to date, consuming her songs in a near-frozen state of relaxation, perhaps even contemplation, might just do the trick. The rewards to be reaped are immense
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    An absorbing puzzle to pore over
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  7. 8.0 |   music OMH

    It’s hard to shake the feeling that you’re listening to one of the albums of the year
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  8. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    An album that sparkles with exuberance and energy, but it also subtly and steadily gives up its deeper secrets
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  9. 8.0 |   Clash

    This is an album that deserves big headphones and large sweeping views of grey coastal days
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  10. 8.0 |   Q

    Deserves to push her into the wider consciousness. Print edition only

  11. 8.0 |   Uncut

    If Bashed Out was at times aloof and glacial, Moonshine Freeze possesses an almost trance-like intensity; dense, primal and repetitive
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  12. 7.8 |   Earbuddy

    If you fancy folk music that doesn’t sound entirely like folk music, this might be your band
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  13. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    A collection of sparse folk that takes on the mysteries of mortality with a wizened sigh
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  14. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Katie Stables and Co. shimmer and shine in focused and layered fifth full-length LP
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  15. 7.0 |   Crack

    This Is the Kit’s most accomplished work to date, and even those turned off by the wider net they cast here should at least find folky comfort in the likes of Easy on the Thieves
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  16. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    A record with a big heart and a desire to embrace magpie influences
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  17. 7.0 |   All Music

    While the record may fall slightly short of Bashed Out's high benchmark and its plethora of exceptional melodies, Moonshine Freeze remains a fine addition to This Is the Kit's already excellent back catalog
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  18. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    A uniquely woven tapestry of captivating beauty.
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  19. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Sweet, playful indie-folk
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  20. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    An enjoyable if low-key listen that consolidates rather than shakes Stables’ current status
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  21. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    A fine album of otherwise largely forgettable indie folk that occasionally strays into slightly more idiosyncratic territory but never long enough to leave a lasting impression
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