The Kut - Biography
Rock category Finalist of the UK Songwriting Contest 2017 and current Semi-Finalist of the International Songwriting Competition, The Kut, is the alter-ego of multi-instrumentalist, 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 have gained support from - deep breath - BBC Introducing Lancashire, Kerrang! Radio, Planet Rock, Amazing Radio, The Guardian, Metro, Scuzz TV, Kerrang! Magazine, Big Cheese, Metal Hammer, Q and Classic Rock, AXS TV, MTV-U USA and many credible independents.
2017 saw The Kut 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 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 Festival. 2018 has also 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 13th April. Rock fans - watch this space! .
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”
“This trio of multi-talented girls with a ‘90s grunge alt-rock sound have been touring all over Europe”
“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.”
"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.”