The Kut

Inspired by bands like Deftones, L7, Hole, Incubus, Placebo, Nirvana, Faith No More and others, The Kut are a London basement rock trio. Having been voted into in the winning spots for MTV UK Brand New Unsigned 2014 Poll, their most recent release the ‘Make Up’ EP was produced by James LeRockLoughrey (Skindred / White Zombie / My Vitriol / Page & Plant / Def Leppard), featuring 3 new tracks plus 2 previous releases ‘DMA’ and ‘Closure’. The Make Up EP is available now on Criminal Records, with signed copies and downloads available ahead of the 18th August release date thekut.bandcamp.com

The first single from the EP, ‘No Trace’ is a dark and emotive track, already spending 3 weeks in the Scuzz Most Wanted Rock Chart, alongside bands like Paramore, Green Day and other big hitters - as well as playlisted on their 'All-Stars of Rock Show'. ‘No Trace’ has also been played extensively by Alex Baker on Kerrang! Radio and picked up by BBC Introducing in Lancashire and Oxford.

The Kut were invited in for a BBC Introducing live set, where they performed a 4 song set from the Blackburn studios. The track is also on the playlist at major UK clubs including Club NME and Medication. Outside of the UK, the ‘No Trace’ video was playlisted on Putpat TV (Germany, Switzerland, Austria) and featured on Vevo, with a number of USA stations also including the track on playlist or in ‘Jam it or Slam it’ features.

Previous shows include London 2012 Olympics and the Paralympics, and a sold out UK tour. In 2013 the band performed DJ sets for Kerrang! Klub, London and a string of 14 dates on the Club Criminal tour. The band’s previous ‘Closure’ music video was playlisted on Sub TV, Tuune, NME TV (Radar), and the Bongo Boy Rock n Roll show, on 6 USA cable channels, Comcast,CableVision, Time Warren Cable, RCN & FiOS. This month the band’s DMA video has been added to 16 USA cable channels, appearing on the Bongo Boy Rock n Roll Show.


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Download the full album including liner notes! The first 200 downloads per month are FREE! criminaluk.bandcamp.com
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The Criminal Sessions (Reloaded) Compilation

Featuring 10 of the best alternative acts to grace the Club Criminal stages over the last 12 months, The Criminal Sessions (Reloaded) is a Criminal Records label compilation featuring some of the UK’s hottest and most exciting new and independent label finds. We’ve done all the digging and wading through endless demos so you don’t need to. Get involved, and check out some of our favourite new bands!



from Criminal Sessions Reloaded (Compilation), released June 2, 2014



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