The Kut
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The Kut

London, England, United Kingdom | MAJOR

London, England, United Kingdom | MAJOR
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"The Kut’s song, Work's Shit, may have the best Rock N Roll lyrics, since The Kingsmen song, Louie Louie." - This Befuddled Universe http://www.befuddled.org


"The Kut meshes the best of garage, dub, rock and the erstwhile sensibilities of pop to create an original and ear-grabbing sound.

Check this band out. Criminal Records has always had a keen eye for signings, but this band may be the next big thing.

Hell, make sure to check them out now, if only to tell your 14 year old sister two years from now, 'You remember them when...' " - Pucknation.com


"......"The Vision" draws the journalist deep in and causes a change. Sing-Sing like in swirl, this dark and moody piece opens with some electric synth keyboard trickery as the song rushes over you like a hot shot. Ultra cool guitar work is the backbone to some diabolic deep lyrics. Dark wave deluxe. Stark bare bones heighten the rush.

"Brother" sports an in the pocket snare shake throughout, soulful grove bass lines, and a guitar line that is straight out of the Kenny Withrow how to school. Dark demure vocals formulate from the throat of Maha, whom also handles guitar proficencies. The last bars of this offering feature some fabulos frantic distortion plus fuzz riffs. Makes you warm and well, fuzzy.

"Don’t Want You" slinks into your saucy world, spooky start, then trips it up. Up hip tempo with that damn catchy guitar run. Relationship gone bad, attitude gone good... Instruments raw and on their own, blend to create light. Chill to the new boheimia."
- Sugarbuzz Magazine www.sugarbuzzmagazine.com


"What makes this sit above the rest is the vocal, which is dark but at the same follows a melody to lull your mind" - http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk


"..Ah.. wasn't expecting this slinky, blusy and fankly stylish opening from an all girl outfit, but that's how 'The Vision' strolls in before opening up with all manner of guitar blasting goodness.. and it's the light dabs of synth, the easy assurance of the vox, the slippery precision of the rhythm section that makes this stand out against the usual histrioninc shrieking of so many, too many, of their contemporaries. It's no fluke either, 'Brother' is just as, if not more cool...." - www.unpeeled.co.uk


"The Kut will really take you by surprise. They are on Criminal Records which, is the best record label name ever and hail from South East London. The Kut bring a lot to the table, they have elements of indie, straight up rock and even a touch of dub. The first track “Brother” will crab you with its soulful bass line and enticing vocals. “Don’t Want You” has a bit of pop flair to it. It is an up-tempo song with a lot of pomp and attitude. The Kut are a very interesting prospect, these demos show a lot of promise in the band and really can’t wait to hear more. 8/10 "

- www.comfortcomes.com


"......Singing sultress Maha has a sly Danielle Dax type of voice that suits the eastern minor keys of The Vision a treat, and if she wasn't bouncing catawauling cacophony off the wall from her guitar, we daresay there'd be some vampy hand movements, too.......you've got yourself one bewitching number.. Just imagine someone was to throw a heap of money at them" - Guitar Magazine


“The elegant noir-pop of The Kut” - God Is In The TV


“The Kut (who had a Linda Perry/Slash combo of a frontwoman, which was f**king impressive)” - Oranges Falling - Gig Archive


“The Kut... band from the future indeed! Girl power? That's so passé. Check this...” - Cozzie Music


Discography

The Vision (demo)
Single 7" & Download: Doesn't Matter Anyway
Doesn't Matter Anyway (Video)
Closure (Video)

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Bio

Having recently sold out their 'Love Hate Vampire Shotgun System Circus' UK Tour, The Kut are fast becoming a known act on the UK independent music circuit. Their recent music video 'Closure' was playlisted on the NME TV Radar Playlist, highlighting the best of new music videos from new and established acts. This is in addition to playlisting on Sub TV, featuring in student unions around the UK, as well as Tuune TV, the screens of Scream Pubs and selection for Greatest Hits channel.

Frontwoman, lead guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Maha has been reviewed as a Slash/Linda Perry hybrid and The Kut's original sound has earned them some growing attention in the UK as well as in the US. This year Maha secured an endorsement deal with Marshall Amplification, making her one of the only females in the UK to have their seal of approval. The bands headline show at The Garage London, sold out within just 7 hours, marking the start of good times for The Kut. Previously the band performed as main support at the 25th Anniversary of London's People Day, a festival that attracts over 30,000 people each year.

Their self-recorded 'The Vision' demo received a great deal of attention, and before The Kut set foot in a studio they gained the support of a massive amount of reviewers and radio stations. However, after spending time in the studio, the band released their debut single 'Doesn't Matter Anyway'. Doesn't Matter Anyway is a choppy indie rock floor filler and was well received all round, picking up support from BBC Radio 1 Introducing, BBC Radio Tees and achieving playlist on over 30 FM stations in the UK and into the hundreds worldwide. The recent UK tour was well received by fans and interviewers alike. The singles provides a snippet of what is to come when The Kut finally unveil the eagerly awaited debut album, 'Lies My Mother Told Me'.

Live Performance Reviews, Hard Rock Café, London

“Ladies, well done.. I thought you were absolutely brilliant, what can I say, my notes here say are that you’ve got really structures in your songs.. I think your image is great, the BVs are great... you absolutely smashed it, so well done!”
Jemma Downey (Account Director, Live Nation)

“I thought that was absolutely brilliant! So many great bands in there, a bit of Black Rebel Motor Cycle Club, Queens of the Stone Age, the B52s, the last song reminded me of the Ramones, the legends. Just no complaints from me, I loved the effortlessness of the performance, to say, yeah, we’re cool. Well done!”
James Walsh (Starsailor)

“I can only concur with James on that that’s absolutely fantastic, it was really really really brilliant... You’re gelling so well, the last two songs were great, really fantastic. And I have to say to your drummer, well done, fantastic performance. I see too many bands with drummers who just sit there and drummers should be the driving force of the rhythm of the band and you certainly are, and your standing up and saying I’m here and I thought it was a great performance. Great image, great performance, and I think we’ve seen something special tonight”
James Curran (Head of Music, Absolute Radio)

TV and Mainstream Radio

• Coverage on Radio 1, On Zane Lowe’s Show
• A-Listed music video on leading sky Channel, NME TV (Radar, featuring UK’s best new bands)
• A-Listed on Sub TV (student union channel reaching 2 million viewers)
• A-Listed on Propeller TV, Tuune, Sky Channel
• Recently selected for Sky channel, Greatest Hits.

Other news

• Half page interview in Music Week as ‘On the Radar’ for 2012
• Sold Out Uk Tour – The Love Hate Vampire Shotgun System Circus Tour sold out across the UK in all venues.
• Partnership with Ents24, to put the girls in front of an extra 1.5 million music fans
• Selection as Feature Band for new download store, Gigaboxx, expecting to reach an extra 1 million music fans in the next year.
• Kim Fowley, (Runaways / Joan Jett) told Record of The Day in a brief me