UK female alternative rock band, THE KUT, have released a new music video for ‘I Am Vain‘, the track is taken from their debut album ‘Valley of Thorns‘, which was released in 2018 via Criminal Records/Cargo Records UK. ‘Valley of Thorns‘ smashed in at No. 7 of the UK Rock Charts and 6 other UK Album Charts. The album was produced by James “Lerock” Loughrey ( Skindred / Def Leppard / White Zombie / My Vitriol).
According to Princess Maha, “I Am Vain wasn’t just about vanity. It was about laughing out loud in the face of criticism. About taking undue negativity with a pinch of salt. It’s like when someone says something about you, to try and put you down, but instead of being affected by it, you are just thinking, hm, and so what?”
The music video sees Princess Maha as pilot of a private jet, rocking out in an aircraft-hanger with Diana Bartmann (drums) and Stella Vie (bass), and spinning out a neat tapping solo to boot.
The eighth video-single from Valley of Thorns and still going strong, The Kut shows no signs of slowing down. A number of UK festival dates have now been announced for 2019, with talk of a third mainland European Tour on the cards for spring.
30 MAR Autismfest 2019, Plymouth
11 MAY Psyfest 2019 The Maze, Nottingham
25 MAY Call of the Wild Festival, Lincoln
01 JUN Glastonwick Festival, Coombes
The Guardian – Editor’s Pick “Your snarly singer-guitarist… Shades of Courtney, Brody and L7”
Clash Magazine “Glamorous rock ‘n’ roll with a punk edge”
Kerrang! Magazine “a neat twist on grunge pop”
Metal Hammer “awesome riffs and chaotic live shows”
Q Magazine “a slice of angst-offloading gutter rock that’s a kissing cousin of Hole”
Metro “multi-talented girls with a ’90s grunge alt-rock sound”
Planet Rock “searing live shows and rocking anthems”
Classic Rock Magazine “Punk’s not dead, pass it on.”
T H E K U T
Finalist of the UK Songwriting Contest 2017 and 2018, and Semi-Finalist of the International Songwriting Competition, The Kut, is the alter-ego of multi-instrumentalist solo-artist and recent PhD Graduate, Princess Maha. Live, The Kut is a trio feat. Diana Bartmann (drums) and Stella Vie (bass) amongst a regular crew.
The debut album ‘Valley of Thorns’ was signed by Cargo Records worldwide in 2018. Produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred / Def Leppard /White Zombie / My Vitriol), its launch was fan-funded via PledgeMusic, hitting 300% of target. The album spent two weeks in the UK Rock Albums Chart, reaching No.7 and charting in 6 other UK album charts.
Supporting DJs include Kerrang! Radio’s Johnny Doom, Sean McGinty at BBC Introducing, Wyatt Wendels at Planet Rock, Tony Wilson at Total Rock, Hard Rock Hell, as well as Def Leppard front-man Joe Elliott. The album achieved airplay on 100+ stations worldwide and in 12 US states on AAA, Specialist and College Radio, leading to numerous NACC Rock Chart adds. Video playlists include MTV-U USA, Scuzz, AXS TV USA & Soundnet.
Extensive tours comprise of successful headliners across the UK, and in Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Belgium and Czech Republic. Festivals in 2018 included Download Festival, Camden Rocks, Rebellion Festival, Amplified, Wilkestock, Croydon Rocks & BBC Introducing Stages among many more.