Inspired by bands like Deftones, L7, Hole, Incubus, Tool, Placebo, Nirvana, Faith No More and others, The Kut are a rock trio born from the alternative scene. Having been voted into in the winning spots for MTV UK Brand New Unsigned 2014 Poll, their ‘Make Up’ EP was produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred / White Zombie / My Vitriol / Page & Plant / Def Leppard), featuring 3 brand new tracks plus 2 previous releases ‘DMA’ and ‘Closure’.
Released in August 2014, the ‘Make Up’ EP featured alternative smashes ‘No Trace’ and ‘Mario’, both of which were played out on Scuzz TV and amassed a great deal of UK press support. ‘No Trace’ spent 3 weeks in the Scuzz Most Wanted Rock Chart, alongside bands like Paramore, Green Day – whilst it was playlisted on the ‘All-Stars of Rock Show’. Shortly after, ‘Mario’ was featured on the playlist of Scuzz’s ‘Huge Rock Anthems’. The ‘Make Up’ EP was featured by Kerrang!, Kerrang! Radio, Sub TV, NME Radar (RIP), BBC Introducing in Lancs and Oxford, with the band invited in for a live session where they performed 5 tracks live on BBC Introducing Lancashire. Across the pond videos were played out on 16 USA channels via the Bongo Boy Rock n Roll Show and featured on Putpat TV (Germany, Switzerland, Austria) and Vevo playlists across Europe.
The ‘Rock Paper Scissors’ EP is a quicker than expected follow up to the ‘Make Up’ EP. Again produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred / White Zombie / My Vitriol / Def Leppard), The Kut note the EP is probably the closest resemblance to the material that’s been played out for their live sets this past year. The debut single from the EP ‘I Want You Maniac’, was well received, being added to the playlists of MTV-U and AXS TV. These US channels joined major UK support from Scuzz TV, Planet Rock, BBC Introducing Lancashire, BBC Introducing Oxford and Jim Gellatly’s New Music Showcase. A number of clubnights supported too, with major nights like Club NME and Medication playing out the release throughout halloween. Latest video ‘I Don’t Need Therapy’ was premiered by Kerrang! Magazine.
The band plans to continue touring their new material through 2016, to an ever growing supporter base AKA Team Razors. Last year, the band were delighted to announce a last minute show at Download Festival, as well as opening the main stages of Glastonbudget, Strummercamp as part of an extensive UK Tour. Previous shows include London 2012 Olympics and the Paralympics.
“Despite the loud Courtney love references they’re more than just Hole II. Mario has an Against Me! Strut to the intro, while DMA is a pounding gem”
“If they can fulfill their early promise, then The Kut could end up being a big name in no time at all.” 8/10
Hit The Floor Magazine
“[No Trace] epitomises the girls’ influences from the likes of Nirvana and Incubus, displaying their no messing around approach to modern day grunge and taking us back to the early 90′s, where grunge rock was at it’s best!”
“No Trace, the opening song on The Kut’s Make up EP, has a big chance of being the most played song this summer. Awesome stuff!”
“It’s almost as if Soundgarden and Hole were put into a blender with The Kut being the result.”
“They are equal parts L7 and bands like Placebo. They even show influences of Nirvana without being a retread and falling prey to the familiar.”
“When we first heard The Kut, we knew that the London based trio were going to be worth keeping a careful ear on. Our patience has been rewarded with the release of the Make Up E.P!”
“Known for their enthusiasm and uncontrollable energy on stage, The Kut have created quite a crazy fan base who as you would expect are ecstatic over the release of their new EP, Make Up.”
“The Kut present a sonic collage that evokes everything that made the 1990’s alternative rock scene such a beautifully broken beast”
“‘Mario’ has guitar hook similar to Trey Spruance era Faith No More and an awesome ending. ‘Closure’ and ‘DMA’ are equally noteworthy and the whole EP is impressively polished. Bravo The Kut.” 7/10
Blast Out Your Stereo
“Grunge trio, The Kut have released a brand new music video for their song, “Mario,” which is off their upcoming EP, Make Up.. Trust me, you’ll be singing along to this number for a while (if you aren’t already).”
“Mario” is 90s alternative rock at it’s very best. It is gritty and heavy, with chugging riffs and thudding percussion.”
Palace of Rock
“There are moments when the all female rock band The Kut sounds like Courtney Love´s Hole… But there are also moments when this London trio bring thoughts to a heavier The Bangles like “Mario”, I guess you can call it grunge pop.”
“The rock girl trio based in London have not long since visited my hometown’s longest running live music venue The Lincoln Imp. I went to see them live and they rocked the room with their melodic tracks, long metal hair shaking and rock stances.”
Bristol Live Magazine
“If Deftones and Hole had a little baby they’d probably sound like The Kut”