UK rock artist The Kut have today announced a Tour with Music Venue Trust for January 2022. The National Lottery’s #ReviveLive Tour is set to kick start the return to live gigs with 10 shows across England and Wales, and in addition to The Kut features performers such as Enter Shikari, Feeder, Becky Hill and many more, performing special shows in grassroots venues.
Preceding the tour announcement,The Kut (PhD) has announced a US distribution deal with Amplified (Alliance / AMPED / MNRK), for her hotly anticipated second album and released a brand new video single ‘Animo‘.
The single is currently spending a third week in the UK Official Singles Charts. It entered at No.8 in the Physical Singles, No.35 in the Sales Chart and No.76 in the Downloads Chart. The single is also featured in US Heatseeker College Radio Chart, NACC NMD Top Singles, at No.12.
Premiered on Johnny Doom’s show on Kerrang! Radio, ANIMO means ‘courage’ or ‘spirit’ and has been added to over 200 stations worldwide, including Kerrang! Radio, Total Rock Radio, Planet Rock, BBC Radio Wales, Hard Rock Hell Radio, Amazing Radio and to FM stations in 16 US States.
The single and accompanying music video are funded by Arts Council England. Dubbed by NYC Takeover as ‘the revolution waiting to erupt’ the latest Kut single is fierce; pepper sprayed with haunting melodies, driving beats and unapologetically packed with girl power.
Written in solidarity with recent women’s rights discussions in the UK, the single is the first of a series of releases, leading up to The Kut‘s second album, due June 2022. The forthcoming album features all seven members of her collective of women in music, with the ANIMO single featuring Diana Bartmann (drums), Jennifer Sanin (bass/vocals) and Dr Alison Wood (guitar/vocals) performing alongside The Kut (performing on vocals/guitar).