Finalist of the UK Songwriting Contest 2017 and Semi-Finalist of the International Songwriting Competition, The Kut, has announced tour dates that will take the debut album ‘Valley of Thorns’ across the UK 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), The Kut has now announce a mammoth tour that will take the debut album launch party all across the UK mainland.
With the initial album launch party at Hard Rock Cafe, London selling out in record time, The Kut has now announced 22 consecutive dates that will celebrate the debut album, the record deal with Cargo Records, and the recent wins in the UK Songwriting Contest and USA’s International Songwriting Competition. Rock fans will now get to join in on the launch party at 22 locations, and what a treat they are in for too!
With support from Scuzz TV, BBC Introducing, MTV, The Guardian, Kerrang! Radio, Metro, Q, Clash Magazine, Total Rock, Planet Rock, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Hard Rock Hell Radio and many credible independents, this year has also seen The Kut making first impact in the USA and as far as Australia. This has included airplay on USA Triple A stations and rotation on College Radio Stations, leading to a number of NACC Rock Chart adds.
For those coming late to the party, The Kut is the alter-ego of multi-instrumentalist and PhD Graduate, Princess Maha. Live, The Kut is a trio, 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.
2017 was a significant year for The Kut. She 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. Summer 2017 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.
The debut album, ‘Valley of Thorns’, is out May 4th (18th North America) on Cargo Records and was produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred / Def Leppard / White Zombie / My Vitriol). Get a copy from HMV in-store and all good independent retailers, as well as at iTunes / Spotify / AppleMusic and more.
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”
“Led by Princess Maha, this is a neat twist on grunge pop”
'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.”
“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”
'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.”
// 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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- ‘VALLEY OF THORNS LAUNCH PARTY TOUR’ DATES -
27/07 B2 VENUE - NORWICH
28/07 MAMA LIZ’S VOODOO LOUNGE - STAMFORD
29/07 GREEN DOOR STORE - BRIGHTON
31/07 THE JOINERS - SOUTHAMPTON
01/08 DISCORD @ MOLES - BATH
02/08 REBELLION PUNK FESTIVAL - BLACKPOOL
03/08 ZANZIBAR - LIVERPOOL
04/08 THE BREAD SHED - MANCHESTER
05/08 O’RILEYS - HULL
07/08 TBA - GLASGOW
08/08 BANNERMANS - EDINBURGH
09/08 THE BRICKYARD - CARLISLE
10/08 TRILLIANS - NEWCASTLE
11/08 SOUNDHOUSE - LEICESTER
12/08 VERVE - LEEDS
13/08 WEST STREET LIVE - SHEFFIELD
14/08 ARCHES - COVENTRY
15/08 CASTLE & FALCON - BIRMINGHAM
16/08 THE CHELSEA - BRISTOL
17/08 THE MOON - CARDIFF
18/08 CLUB 85 - HITCHIN
19/08 THE LOUNGE - LONDON
INSTORE DATES TO BE ADDED
- ADDITIONAL FORTHCOMING TOUR DATES -
05/05 HASHROCK FESTIVAL - DERBY
08/05 HARD ROCK CAFE - LONDON - SOLD OUT
13/05 BBC INTRODUCING STAGE, TNFOM - BLACKBURN
26/05 STRUMMERCAMP FESTIVAL - OLDHAM
27/05 NICE N SLEAZY FESTIVAL - MORECAMBE
02/06 CAMDEN ROCKS FESTIVAL - LONDON
03/06 ANVIL ROCK BAR - BOURNEMOUTH*
07/06 REBELLION - MANCHESTER*
08/06 CORPORATION - SHEFFIELD*
30/06 RAT INFESTATION 2, FACEBAR - READING
06/07 AMPLIFIED FESTIVAL - GLOUCESTERSHIRE
07/07 THE COTSWOLD INN - CHELTENHAM
14/07 WEMSTOCK FESTIVAL - WEM
22/07 TRAMLINES FRINGE, RS BAR - SHEFFIELD
24/08 BYLINE FESTIVAL - EAST SUSSEX
31/08 WILKESTOCK FESTIVAL - STEVENAGE
30/09 SONDER FESTIVAL - MANCHESTER
27/10 STAR & GARTER - MANCHESTER
04/11 CROYDON ROCKS FESTIVAL - CROYDON
*with Marco Mendoza
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