Yeahhh!! Valley of Thorns has Re-Entered the UK Album Charts w/ 12" Vinyl

I’m so blown away! ‘Valley of Thorns’ has re-entered two UK Album Charts with the launch of the 12" Vinyl this week!! The Rock Albums Chart and the Independent Breakers Album Chart! It’s totally brilliant and proves once again that The Kut truly has the best supporters. You rock my world on a daily basis and you’ve seen the campaign out with a huge bang! After what has been almost a decade pushing to release an album, you’ve made this an incredible year for The Kut – one that has set me and my touring line ups up for some time to come! It’s really not every day that an independent act can reach the UK Charts – let alone 7 of them, and 2 of them twice!! The music industry is for the most part dominated by acts with huge amounts of major label support, and it’s an incredible breakthrough all thanks to your involvement.

This is the last update from Pledge now, so I’d like to say T H A N K Y O U for all of your epic support. Please do keep on spreading the word. The best link to share is this one http://thekut.co.uk/valley-of-thorns

All Pledge items are shipped now, and some of the remaining items and bundles are now listed on The Kut website. Please note that these do not include the ‘Valley of Thorns’ digital download (Cargo Records own the rights to sell these), and shipping costs are additional rather than included http://thekut.co.uk/supportus.html That said, this is the first port of call for all Kut related merch, especially when some stores are selling limited edition releases at such high prices.

Lastly, please add mailinglist@thekut.co.uk to your safe list to receive future updates from me. I don’t send emails out so much, maybe every month or two, although I am thinking to run an email series next month on the history of The Kut. Let me know what you think!

Anyway, that’s it – it’s over! If you’d like to read more about the campaign overall, check out this interview I did with Pledge in June. https://www.pledgemusic.com/blog/the-kut-interview-june-2018 It’s been an intense time but an amazing time. You smashed it! Let’s see where it goes next…..

Big love and thank you!

Maha xxx


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Yey! The Vinyl has been shipped!

A huge thank you! You totally smashed this campaign. The vinyl 12” of Valley of Thorns has been shipped this week, including all test presses and any orders for previous 7” records. It’s all in you...
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A massive THANK YOU! There’s just 2 days left on the Pledge Campaign and you’ve just smashed 295% of the target. It’s been such an amazing experience and one that I hope you have also enjoyed being part of. Your support took a release that could have been totally unheard and transformed that into a HIT album. You totally ROCK!

The vinyl is all getting packed up this week too, and everything is ready for the official release on Friday 2nd November. It’s all in your hands at that point, and it would be amazing if you can share the release news online that day. Here’s the album trailer link – let’s get the word out! https://youtu.be/LH7V2wCFK0A

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So on Friday 2nd November, Valley of Thorns officially releases on 12 inch vinyl. It’s the end of an era but also another shot at the chart – this time the vinyl chart. Now with just 500 copies pressed, I’m not even sure we could get there, but it has to be worth a go!

If you’d like to get anything from the Pledge Store, now is the time. It’s pretty close to 300% thanks to your support! It’s HUGE. A massive THANK YOU. You’ve seen Valley of Thorns released like I only dreamed of after so long in the planning, and this is incredible.

The two things I’d recommend from Pledge at this point are the Signed & Personalised 12" Vinyl (which also comes with the album download and postage is included) https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thekut/items/258539

I’ve also released a collection of ‘Demos & Rarities’ so if that’s something you’d like to check out. It includes 20 unreleased tracks including really new ones like ‘Hearts on Fire’ and ‘Fun When You’re Winning’. I’d love to hear what you think of these. https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thekut/items/259596

All of the items on Pledge are helping to cover the costs of the release of the album, and believe me it is a huge help. I couldn’t do it without you.

We now have just a few shows to see in the vinyl release and see the gigs of 2018 out. The tour was brilliant and it’s great to be able to see in a few more dates before this year of gigging comes to a close. It’s going to be an exciting run of shows. So that’s all the big announcements this side, but please join in on the social sites on Friday 2nd November. I’ll be sharing the release updates there then.

I’ve said it before and I’ll keep on saying it. We really do have the best supporters. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Big love and THANK YOU.

Maha xx

Forthcoming Tour Dates

27.10.18 – Star & Garter, Manchester
31.10.18 – Underworld, London
04.11.18 – Croydon Rocks Festival, Croydon

Demos & Rarities Collection - It's Live!

The Demos & Rarities Collection is finally ready! It’s a limited edition download of 20 unreleased tracks and available on this link https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thekut/items/259596 I’d guess some of these tracks will make it in to a studio session in the future. Some are totally new, including ‘Hearts On Fire’ and ‘Fun When You’re Winning’, while ‘The Vision’ and ‘Sevens’ may be familiar to anyone who picked up our limited edition demo way back when. I’ve also recorded ‘The Emergency Song’ aka ‘Grease’ so if you’ve ever seen me break a string or seen any technical malfunction at the gigs, you’ll have probably heard it! It seemed only right to include it.

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Your support on this and on Pledge overall have been truly amazing. You’ve made the album happen and released it in the way I only dreamed of for almost a decade – independently and right up the charts! It’s been totally incredible. THANK YOU so much! Meanwhile, the Valley of Thorns vinyl is almost ready to be shipped, and I’m also rounding up the remaining few Pledge items including artwork proofs and custom Kut jackets. We also have one more shot at the chart, this time the vinyl charts, so if you’d like to get a signed copy of the 12" of Valley of Thorns, then now is the time. It officially releases on Criminal Records / Cargo Records on 2nd November – if you haven’t already, this is the link to get one of 500 limited edition copies https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thekut/items/258539

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Once again, a huge THANK YOU for supporting the release of Valley of Thorns. You totally rocked it!

Sending so much love to you!
Maha xx