Record Store Day Release: The Kut EP

Record Store Day Release: The Kut EP



22ND April 2017 – Picture disc release

5th May 2017- digital release


The Kut are a grunge-rock trio, inspired by bands including Nirvana, L7, Hole, Deftones, Placebo and Incubus.  Fronted by multi-instrumentalist Princess Maha, their ‘Rock Paper Scissors’ EP was a quick follow up to 2014’s ‘Make Up’ EP, also produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred, White Zombie, Def Leppard).  The Kut were voted into the winning spots of the MTV Brand New Unsigned Poll for 2014, and have since gained a growing list of industry supporters including BBC Introducing, Scuzz TV, Kerrang!, Kerrang! Radio, Metal Hammer, MTV-U USA, AXS USA, Big Cheese and Planet Rock Radio. The latest single & video, ‘Bad Man’ was the last from their since sold out EP.  With gnarly grunge guitars, punk beats and gritty screams, ‘Bad Man’ was premiered via Kerrang! Magazine, as well as added to the top track’s feature for Q Magazine and Classic Rock Magazine.  This year promises to be just as exciting, with The Kut appearing in the Kerrang! Breakout Stars of 2017 List, featuring a handful of UK bands who will rock 2017.


The live show is just as energetic, with the band voted in as one of the two best acts to play the ‘Dog’s Bed Stage’ after an impromptu set on the ‘Dog’s Bed Stage’ at Download Festival 2015.  2015 also saw the band open the main stages of Glastonbudget and Strummercamp and perform a steady stream of tour dates and festivals. This included 17 UK dates, ending at The Underworld.  The band also actively toured through 2016, including sets at Camden Rocks Festival, Glastonbudget, Rebellion Festival, Kaya Festival and a summer UK tour.  The ‘Hollywood Rock n Roll Tour’, hit the majority of the UK mainland in 37 dates, including a 30 date stretch across August.  2017 ended with the band’s first international tour in Germany and a feature on the BBC Introducing Lancashire NYE show. This year has already seen The Kut announced for Camden Rocks Festival, Nice n Sleazy Festival, Glastonbudget, Rebellion Festival and Hard Rock Hell.  Topped off with some great feedback from rock legends Dave Navarro and Shirley Manson, now would be a good time to see what all the fuss is about.



The forthcoming release features 4 tracks from the band’s two previous, sold out EPs, in a limited edition press of 500 picture disc vinyl.  The cover art was designed by Zoltan Kiss; also the image featured on the front of Maha’s custom Marshall Amplifier. The record releases as an exclusive Record Store Day Release via Criminal Records / Cargo Records on Saturday 22nd April.  The picture disc will be available across the UK and beyond, in participating Record Stores.  The record will be followed by a digital release on Friday 5th May.


Tracklisting / Videos:

1. I Want You Maniac-

2. I Don’t Need Therapy-

3. Bad Man-

4. Mario-


Kerrang! Magazine

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


Q Magazine

Top 5 Tracks To Listen to This Week

“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.”


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

Tracks of the Week

“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.”



27.05.17 – Glastonbudget Festival, Leicestershire

28.05.17 – Nice n Sleazy Festival, Morcambe

03.06.17 – Camden Rocks Festival

05.08.17 – Rebellion Festival, Blackpool

07.10.17 – Think Pink Festival w/ Vice Squad

10.11.17 – Hard Rock Hell, North Wales | | | instagram @thekutofficial

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Record Store Day Release: The Kut EP