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The Kut – Make Up | EP Review

The Kut are finally here with their debut five-track EP ‘Make UP.’ Check out what HTF thought of it right here!


Three-piece, self-styled ‘basement rock’ band The Kut are just about set to release their debut five track EP ‘Makeup’ on August 18th 2014 and after a whopping four-year hiatus from writing and recording new music, this fierce all girl trio have made an impressive come back, kicking off with their first official single taken from the EP, ‘No Trace.’

This track is in fact track number one and epitomises the girls’ influences from the likes of Nirvana and Incubus, displaying their no messing around approach to modern day grunge and taking us back to the early 90’s, where grunge rock was at it’s best! The track has picked up numerous TV and radio support, as well as winning the threesome the top spot in MTV UK’s Brand New Unsigned 2014 Poll.

Next up is the title track ‘Make Up’ and starting off on a little base solo White Stripes style, we are already taking it up into our favourites list. Lead singer Maha takes on the resemblance of No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani with her striking voice and impressive melody’s, the guitars also follow suit and give us a little bit more of an insight into what these girls are really about.

‘Mario’ is the third song from the record and this time, we see the tone take a darker route and fall into the dirty side of grunge and see why they’ve labelled themselves as ‘Basement Rock.’ The video that accompanies this beast of a track has made quite a few waves since it’s release only a handful of days ago, already making it’s way onto Scuzz TV and putting the girls into the Scuzz Most Wanted UK Rock chart!  

‘Closure’ is the penultimate gem and here we’re drawn into what can only be described as a ballad but even then, it’s not the kind of ballad you’re expecting. It’s a subdued kind of emotion but written with the perfect amount of angst, keeping it out of the soppy category and lastly, we are presented with the final track ‘DMA’. It’s the most pop orientated track on the record and stands out from the others, however it keeps closely tied into the grunge genre and is the perfect way to end an already spot on EP

Keep an eye out for these girls!

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