Gigaboxx select The Kut as Feature Band for UK Store Launch

Gigaboxx select The Kut as Feature Band for UK Store Launch

All girl rock trio The Kut, get another pre tour boost as they take over the front page of the long awaited music store Gigaboxx. Initially set to run under a subscription model, the Gigaboxx store soon switched to a free service and has since been reaping a growing number of customers. Home to a large number of major and independent artists, the Gigaboxx store selected all female band, The Kut, to have pride of place on their site after seeing fan numbers rocket on their mobile site. This is brilliant news for the girls, who have just sold out over half of their upcoming tour dates including shows at the Barfly in London and the Roadhouse in Manchester late July. It is expected that the band will benefit from approximately 1 million extra views over the next year as a result of the arrangement.

Gigaboxx allows labels and bands to create mobile music stores that allow fans to purchase music directly from their phones at gigs. Users text a simple SMS shortcode, or scan a QR code to be connected to the bands mobile store. This then allows users to buy content and the cost is deducted from their mobile phone bill or pay as you go credit. Gigaboxx is certainly the first store of its kind, reaching a far wider demographic than the growing norm of credit card download stores. It is a strikingly similar model to that operating in Japan, still one of the biggest music markets in the world and allowing fans of all ages access to music quickly. Interestingly 94% of all downloads in Japan are purchased via mobile handsets, and it probably won’t be long before fans and bands ditch MySpace for such next generation technology.

This is another big win for The Kut, demonstrating that the industry still has room to break independent label bands even in the current climate. The music video by The Kut, ‘Closure’ will also be for sale on their mobile site, as well as live footage that is to be gathered on the Love Hate Vampire Shotgun System Circus Tour. The news follows the band’s recent partnership with Ents24 that will see them reach 1.5 million new music fans over the next 2 week and an endorsement from Dr Martens, who kitted them and The Horrors out with new boots for their upcoming tour earlier this month. The band are due out to LA later this year to celebrate their deal to feature in the game Rock Band alongside a handful of other artists including Steve Vai, Gwen Stefani, and Metric.

THE KUT: THE LOVE HATE VAMPIRE SHOTGUN SYSTEM CIRCUS TOUR

Friday 15th July @ The Louisiana, Bristol: SOLD OUT

Plus TIN DOGS, FIXED IN SPACE AND TIME, FLETCHER & ATARAXIS VIBRATION

Saturday 16th July @ Beat, Blackpool

Plus MAUSER, LITTERBUG & STENTON BOMBS

Sunday 17th July @ The Lectern, Brighton: SOLD OUT

Plus THE JUNKHOUSE, SARAH TONIN, CHARLIE MCCONNOCHIE & WATTS THE SP

Friday 22nd July @ Barfly, London: SOLD OUT

Plus ARGONAUT, THE RISK, HOT//LIGHT//FIESTA & ORESTEIA

Saturday 23rd July @ Zanzibar, Liverpool

Plus THE ATLANTIS CODE, THE RISK, THE CLAPP & HOT//LIGHT//FIESTA

Sunday 24th July @ Roadhouse, Manchester: SOLD OUT

Plus TWIN PLANETS, DIRTY AVENUES, STILLCITYSOUND, SOCIALS 2AND4 & CALL OF JUPITER

http://www.ents24.com/web/artist/93990/The_Kut.html

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The Kut UK Tour

Criminal Records & Ents24 Partner for The Kut UK Tour

Independent label Criminal Records have partnered with UK’s leading entertainment guide Ents24 to bring all female rock band The Kut, to a new audience of 1.5 million music fans across the UK. The upcoming Love Hate Vampire Shotgun System Circus Tour has been eagerly anticipated following the bands recent sold out Garage show and it is anticipated that many shows on the tour will be sold out. The partnership marks another milestone in the growing number of deals between UK Record Labels and concert promoters such as Live Nation, who are now also known for striking long term deals with acts including U2 and Madonna.

Adele Taylor, at Ents24 spoke of the partnership in a press conference today, stating "I’m delighted that Ents24 are supporting The Kut tour and it’s great to be working with Criminal Records in bringing acts like this to the fore. Having significant involvement in a band or artist’s career just as it’s all taking off is something you can’t beat! Ents24 have always strived to bring new talent to our ever growing audience, which is something I hope we’ll continue to do for a very long time to come."

This is brilliant news for The Kut, who’s ‘Closure’ music video comes out next week. The girls are also due to return to LA later this year after hooking up with multiplatinum producer and celebrity, Kim Fowley, first known as the manager of The Runaways. In a brief meeting Kim told Paul at ROTD, “The best thing to come out of the UK is K-U-T, The Kut!” The LA trip will also double up a showcase to celebrate the band’s deal to feature in the game Rock Band alongside a handful of other female artists including Gwen Stefani, Metric and The Donnas.

THE KUT: THE LOVE HATE VAMPIRE SHOTGUN SYSTEM CIRCUS TOUR

Friday 15th July @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Plus TIN DOGS, FIXED IN SPACE AND TIME, FLETCHER & ATARAXIS VIBRATION

Saturday 16th July @ Beat, Blackpool

Plus MAUSER, LITTERBUG & STENTON BOMBS

Sunday 17th July @ The Lectern, Brighton

Plus THE JUNKHOUSE, SARAH TONIN, CHARLIE MCCONNOCHIE & WATTS THE SP

Friday 22nd July @ Barfly, London

Plus ARGONAUT, THE RISK, HOT//LIGHT//FIESTA & ORESTEIA

Saturday 23rd July @ Zanzibar, Liverpool

Plus THE ATLANTIS CODE, THE RISK, THE CLAPP & HOT//LIGHT//FIESTA

Sunday 24th July @ Roadhouse, Manchester

Plus TWIN PLANETS, DIRTY AVENUES, STILLCITYSOUND, SOCIALS 2AND4 & CALL OF JUPITER

http://www.ents24.com/web/artist/93990/The_Kut.html

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The Kut lined up for Rock Band

Press Release: Guitar Hero axed, Rock Band says grab your axe!

Amidst the recent announcement that Guitar Hero is being axed, news coming from the Rock Band camp is a far cry from this, with recent negotiations for Rock Band to include London based all female band, The Kut, within the game. This deal would place The Kut alongside a handful of other female artists in Rock Band, including acts such as The Donnas, Rilo Kiley, Metric, The Sounds and No Doubt. Criminal Records are delighted with the news and hope negotiations will draw to a close during summer this year. Working alongside LA’s Wave Group, previous additions to Rock Band have included Steve Vai, Stroke 9 and Gov’t. Along with recent support for ‘Doesn’t Matter Anyway’ on BBC Radio 1 Introducing, BBC Radio Tees, Pulse FM, Radio Jackie, Fuse FM, Rock FM, Radio Wave, LSRFM and many other stations worldwide, it is expected the bands forthcoming video release ‘Closure’ will be a make or break time for the band. Watch this space.

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