Preaching From the Pews: CuT

Preaching From the Pews: CuT


In another era, CuT would have given The Ramones a run for their money; thankfully the band is very much in the here-and-now, beloved of contemporary audiences who are looking for something a ‘bit different.’ Lauded and feted by the music press with such luminaries as BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, XFM’s John Kennedy, Artrocker, Clash, NME and Q Magazine (online) taking the band under their wing, CuT are set to tear up the rule book and start a mini revolution of their own.

With manager, Andy Ross (ex-Blur) at the helm, Sterling Roswell (Spacemen 3) producing the single, ‘Time Traveller’, which was released on Rok Pete’s Ra Ra Rok Records, the awesome-foursome, have spent the past year perfecting their fuzzed-up, surf-punk, pop melodies, wowing audiences in London, and further afield with their simultaneously, chaotic and seamless shows. Inspired by the beatnik and DIY punk ethos from the past, and musical and literary influences as divergent as Dinosaur Jr, George Orwell, Jesus And Mary Chain, Wolfgang Press, Jack Kerouac, and the obligatory Sonic Youth, and The Velvet Underground, has led BBC 6 Music presenter, Steve Lamacq to pronounce that CuT was ‘the best band [he’d] seen in years’: high praise indeed, from someone who is well-known for his music nous.

Having honed the idiosyncrasies of song-writing, in their own unique way –write song (individually in bedrooms)/record song/send song to each other- CuT has gone on to produce the “Time Traveller” EP from which the eponymously-titled single was released to much acclaim, with John Kennedy from XFM’s XPosure show declaring that “they just need a major label to give them lots of money so they can take over the world”, and made “Time Traveller” Record of the Week. In between laying down tracks for their new album in the studio, the CuT lads: Dan (vocals, guitar), Louie (drums), Jay (bass) and Jimmy (guitar, vocals), continue to play their laid-back slice of Surf-Punk and Garage, causing muso-hearts to jump to the beat of their fuzzed-up ‘cool slacker riffs’ married with melodic pop Psychedelia. Catch these London upstarts at upcoming festivals: The Great Escape, The Camden Crawl, and Boardmasters, and anywhere else in between.

Time Traveller EP out now on RA RA ROK Records on 12” vinyl and available on download.

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