Finalist of the UK Songwriting Contest 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. Nominated Breakthrough Artiste 2019 in the Live UK Music Business Awards, The Kut, 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.