Thursday, 22 March 2018

The Kut

Image may contain: 1 person, on stage and textRock category Finalist of the UK Songwriting Contest 2017 and Semi-Finalist of the USA led International Songwriting Competition, The Kut have announced a World Wide Record Deal with Cargo Records for their long-awaited debut album Valley of Thorns. Known for bringing some of the best independent albums to the fore, including those by The White Stripes, The Black Keys and Jonny Rotten’s Public Image Limited, Cargo Records have now put pen to paper and added The Kut to a long list of UK indie musicians to join their worldwide roster. 

The album, produced by James Le Rock (Skindred / Def Leppard / White Zombie / My Vitriol) releases on April 13th. The single; Mind Games, is the first new offering from the album, and that releases March 30th. 

Image may contain: 3 people, close-upJohn Dryland at Cargo Records spoke of the record deal, noting that

 it’s great to be working with such a hardworking, stellar artistes as The Kut on their debut album.”

Active on the UK and European alt.rock scene, The Kut, is the alter-ego of multi-instrumentalist, Princess Maha. 

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Photo by Jeroen Jacobs
With  Princess Maha Diana Bartmann Jennifer Sanin.

The Kut live outfit has seen many guises, with the most recent line up featuring Diana Bartmann (drums) and Stella Vie (bass / bvs). 

Festival performances include Download, Camden Rocks Festival, Rebellion Festival, Hard Rock Hell, Glastonbudget, Nice N Sleazy and Strummercamp and more. Tours have spanned the UK, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. 

Image may contain: 1 person, close-upVoted into the winning spots of the MTV Brand New Unsigned Poll for 2014, subsequent EP releases and tours have gained The Kut support from - deep breath - BBC Introducing Lancashire, Kerrang! Radio, Planet Rock, The Guardian, Metro, Scuzz TV, Kerrang! Magazine, Big Cheese, Metal Hammer, Q and Classic Rock, AXS TV, MTV-U USA and many credible independents.
Maha announced that It’s an absolute dream come true to sign with Cargo. They are super passionate about their artists - truly one of the UK’s finest. The debut has been a long time coming, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it”.

The summer of 2017 saw The Kut playing 21 UK mainland dates, and the year ended with the band claiming the Number 1 Spot in the Beyond 50 Promotions Top 50 Under the Radar UK Bands. Announcements for 2018 have included The Kut being added to the line ups of Camden Rocks Festival, Amplified Festival, Strummercamp Festival, Nice and Sleazy and Rebellion. 


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