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Rock category Finalist of the UK Songwriting Contest 2017 and Semi-Finalist of the International Songwriting Competition, The Kut, is the alter-ego of multi-instrumentalist and PhD Graduate, Princess Maha. Live, The Kut is a three-piece, featuring Diana Bartmann (drums) and Stella Vie (bass / BVs).  Active on the UK and European alt.rock scene, festival performances have included Download Festival, Camden Rocks Festival, Rebellion Festival, Hard Rock Hell, Glastonbudget, Nice N Sleazy and Strummercamp among others. Meanwhile, tours have spanned the UK, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Voted into the winning spots of the MTV Brand New Unsigned Poll for 2014, subsequent EP releases and tours gained support from - deep breath -  Planet Rock, Kerrang! Radio, The Guardian, Metro, Scuzz TV, Kerrang! Magazine, Big Cheese, BBC Introducing Lancashire, Metal Hammer, Q and Classic Rock, AXS TV, MTV-U USA and many credible independents.


2017 was a significant year for The Kut.  They featured as one of Kerrang! Magazine's Breakthrough Acts of the year, while ‘The Kut EP' was released on 500 limited edition picture discs for Record Store Day 2017, also featuring at number 4 in Kerrang! Magazines Top 10 Record Store Day Releases, alongside Baby Metal and Gerard Way. The summer saw The Kut playing over 50 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.  


2018 has seen a worldwide record deal announced with Cargo Records for the long-awaited debut album, ‘Valley of Thorns’.  Produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred / Def Leppard / White Zombie / My Vitriol) the debut sees some of the live favourites heard on The Kut tours, and is due for release on Friday 4th May (May 18th North America).  Reactions have been incredible across the board. The latest single ‘Mind Games’ has been premiered on Kerrang! Radio by Johnny Doom, played out by Sean McGinty at BBC Introducing, Total Rock, Team Rock Radio, Hard Rock Hell Radio and picked up airplay as far as the USA and Australia, with over 90 stations adding the release!  This includes airplay on a number of Triple A, Specialist and College Stations - including adds to the NACC Rock Chart.  Meanwhile the accompanying music video is on rotation on Scuzz TV and was premiered online by Clash Magazine. This week The Kut has also been selected as ‘Ones to Watch’ by National UK Radio Station, Planet Rock.


The Kut will be taking ‘Valley of Thorns’ on tour this summer, hitting the main stages of some of the hottest independent UK festivals, as well as supporting Marco Mendoza (The Dead Daisies / Thin Lizzy / Whitesnake) on three dates of his incoming tour. As if that wasn’t a busy enough schedule, The Kut is also soon to announce their three week headline tour across July and August, and a European tour for April 2019!  Rock fans - watch this space! <stamps pedal, wails>. 


// Watch the brand new video single ‘Mind Games’


Now playing on Scuzz TV. Sky Channel 367 & Freesat 502.


// Get ‘Mind Games’ as an Instant Grat download when you pre-order The Kut debut album ‘Valley of Thorns’ here http://thekut.co.uk/valley-of-thorns


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The Guardian - Editor’s Pick

“Your snarly singer-guitarist in the latest line up of this doughty girl-grunge trio. Shades of Courtney, Brody and L7, naturally, but with plenty of contemporary haters to aim her barbs at”


Kerrang! Magazine

“Led by Princess Maha, this is a neat twist on grunge pop”


Q Magazine

"There's a slice of angst-offloading gutter rock that's a kissing cousin of Hole, but The Kut's scuzz-covered family tree also stretches further back to the garage rampages of The Stooges.”


Clash Magazine

“New single 'Mind Games' leads the way, and it finds the three-piece blazing a trail for others to follow. Glamorous rock 'n' roll with a punk edge”



“This trio of multi-talented girls with a ‘90s grunge alt-rock sound have been touring all over Europe”


Metal Hammer

"The Kut are like the bastard lovechild of Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson with awesome riffs and chaotic live shows"


Classic Rock Magazine

"Marks the precise point in the Venn diagram where L7 meets I Wanna Be Your Dog meets Courtney Love, which is equal parts terrifying and a cause for long and rowdy celebration. Punk's not dead, pass it on.”