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U.K. Hard Rock Female Trio The Kut Debut Valley of Thorns Hits Top 200 & Summer Tour Dates Confirmed

Photography by Canz Richman
LOS ANGELES, CA & LONDON, (FRIDAY MAY 11, 2018) Rock category finalist of the UK Songwriting Contest 2017 and Semi-Finalist of the International Songwriting Competition, the hard rocking, female trio that is The Kut, announced today that their first full-length album Valley of Thorns debuted in the UK Top 200 (#136) and have confirmed a massive tour in support of the new album.
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 has now announced three weeks of consecutive tour dates across July and August. Covering the UK mainland, The Kut will also be performing a number of in-store dates. Rock fans – get involved at http://thekut.co.uk/Valley-or-Thorns
FORTHCOMING TOUR DATES
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
 ‘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
End of Album Launch Party Tour
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
2018 has been good to The Kut with a worldwide record deal announced with Cargo Records for their long-awaited debut album, Valley of Thorns.  Produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred / Def Leppard / White Zombie / My Vitriol) the album features some of the live favorites heard on The Kut tours, and was released on Friday 4th May(May 18th North America). The latest single ‘Mind Games’ 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 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 for the past few years, festival performances have included Download Festival, Camden Rocks Festival, Rebellion Festival, Hard Rock Hell, Glastonbudget, Nice N Sleazy and Strummercamp among others. Additional European 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.

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
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”
 
Metro 
“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.”

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