THE KUT is the Rock category Finalist of the UK Songwriting Contest 2017 and current Semi-Finalist of the International Songwriting Competition.

Active on the UK and European alternative rock scene, THE KUT, is the alter-ego of multi-instrumentalist, Princess Maha. The live outfit has seen many guises, with the most recent line up featuring Diana Bartmann (drums) and Stella Vie (bass / bvs).

Festival performances have included DownloadCamden Rocks FestivalRebellion FestivalHard Rock HellGlastonbudgetNice N Sleazy and Strummercamp among others. Meanwhile, tours have spanned the UKItalyCzech RepublicGermanyBelgium 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 – The GuardianMetroScuzzKerrang! MagazineBig CheesePlanet RockBBC Introducing Lancashire, Kerrang! RadioMetal HammerBig CheeseQ and Classic RockAXS TVMTV UK & USA and many credible independents.

Maha announced that “It’s an absolute dream come true to sign with Cargo. They are super passionate about their artists – truly one of the UK’s finest. The debut has been a long time coming, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it“.

Cargo and THE KUT have partnered with Pledge Music to set the release in motion. The campaign, which has already surpassed the 100% target, sees special exclusives for supporters, including rehearsal hangouts, signed lyrics and the opportunity to be included in the vinyl liner notes. Pledgers can also get their hands on signed Limited EditionCD DigiPacks, or even the infamous Kut jackets seen on the band and krew during recent tours.

2017 saw THE KUT featured as one of Kerrang! Magazine‘s Breakthrough Acts of 2017, while ‘The Kut EP‘ was released on 500 limited edition picture disc 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 KUTplaying 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 FestivalAmplified FestivalStrummercamp FestivalNice and Sleazy and Rebellion Festival.

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