The Kut (real name Princess Maha) is a London-based solo artist and multi-instrumentalist who became a double award winner in the UK Songwriting Contest in 2022. The Kut is known for her distinctive, gritty style and for captivating songs, such as ‘ANIMO’, ‘And 1 More...’, 'Bad Man' and charity Christmas single entitled ‘Waiting for Christmas’.
Her debut album Valley of Thorns reached No. 7 in the UK Rock Albums Chart and No. 18 in the UK Independent Albums Chart and re-entered with the Digital and Vinyl release week ending 9 Nov 2018.
The recent follow up album GRIT was recorded with funding from Arts Council England and featuring The Kut's touring line up. The album charted at Number 1 in the UK Rock Albums Chart and at Number 5 in the UK Independent Albums Chart, release week ending 15 July 2022.
The Kut's sound is typified by Maha's song arrangements, contrasting smooth and raw vocals, choppy riffs and the dynamic guitar solos that secured her a full endorsement deal with Marshall Amplification. Influenced by the 1990s tones of Deftones, L7, Nirvana, The Distillers, Hole, Lunachicks, Incubus, Placebo as well as solo projects like Prince and Nine Inch Nails, The Kut is currently active on the UK and European grunge rock music scene, with live performances delivered by an all female cast of highly accomplished musicians. Usually performing as an all female trio, the live set up consists of Maha on vocals / guitar, bass / vocals and drums. The recent album GRIT features The Kut on vocals/lead guitar as well as bass and drums on two album tracks. On the record she is joined by Diana Bartmann (drums), Jennifer Sanin (bass/vocals), Hannah Aero (bass), Jayke Turl (guitar/vocals), alongside Alison (guitar/bass/piano/vocals) and Violet Stow (drums) who also featured on the debut record Valley of Thorns.
Princess Maha was born in London and grew up in Blackpool. Still, Maha expresses her fondness for the North, saying “you can take the girl out of the North, but you can’t take the North out of the girl.” Meer op wikipedia...