• The Exits Debut Album - Out Monday 1st December

    28 nov 2014, 17:41 av criminalrecords

    Listen to the album here: The Exits (Criminal Records)

    Like it? Give it a heart here and let other people hear it!

    1. Let The Damage Begin 

    2. You Gotta Help Me Out 

    3. The Fear Inside 

    4. Life Lines 

    5. Fever 

    6. Dead On Arrival 

    7. How Long is Forever 

    8. I Wanna Know 

    9. Fall From Grace 

    10. Tears 

    11. Smoke In The Room 

    12. Broken Smile 

    13. Trip 

    Pre-Order it here:
  • Argonaut 'TV' - Out Mon 24th Nov - Listen here!

    14 nov 2014, 13:53 av criminalrecords

    'TV' is the debut single from the second Argonaut 'TRY'.

    Out Monday 24th November on Criminal Records
    Listen here: TV

    Like it? Then give it a heart on this link and help more people hear it!

    Pre-order it here

  • The Kut – ‘I Want You Maniac’ (Out Now on Criminal Records) - Halloween Single

    20 okt 2014, 19:35 av criminalrecords

    The Kut – ‘I Want You Maniac’ (Out Now on Criminal Records)

    Listen now! Make your own mind up:
    I Want You Maniac
    If you like it please give it a heart <3

    Produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred / White Zombie / Sonic Boom Six / My Vitriol), The Kut -‘I Want You Maniac’ is an upbeat, grunge fused horror-rock track taken from the bands forthcoming EP. As a quick follow up to their ‘Make Up’ EP, it has been good news that the band is back in the studio so soon, especially given what spanned a near 3 year hiatus.

    Front-woman Maha spoke about the single, shortly after the news they’d been confirmed on the Camden Nightmare Festival line up today… “We’ve always wanted to put out a Halloween single, it’s always been our rock Christmas, and I Want You Maniac was the right track for us to celebrate it with... It’s been awesome working with James in the studio again, and the video was a lot of fun to make as well… We envisioned it as a zombie version of pet cemetery, it’s a bit scary”

    Forthcoming Dates
    Fri 31st Oct: Halloween Special, The Lincoln Imp, Scunthorpe
    Sat 1st Nov: Nightmare Festival, (Proud Camden), London
    Mon 10th Nov: The Black Heart, Camden, London

    The Kut: Biography
    Inspired by bands like Deftones, L7, Hole, Incubus, Placebo, Nirvana, Faith No More and others, The Kut are a London basement rock trio formed from the alternative scene. Having been voted into in the winning spots for MTV UK Brand New Unsigned 2014 Poll, the recent ‘Make Up’ EP was produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred / White Zombie / My Vitriol / Page & Plant / Def Leppard), featuring 3 brand new tracks plus 2 previous releases ‘DMA’ and ‘Closure’. The latest offering, ‘I Want You Maniac’ ties some of those tracks together, combining elements of horror pop with their grunge rock sound. Recently joined by ex-Riot Squad drummer, Violet, on drums, the band are due to release their new EP in Spring 2015.

    This year the band’s first EP, ‘Make Up’ saw dark and emotive tracks like ‘No Trace’ into the Scuzz Most Wanted Rock Chart, alongside bands like Paramore, Green Day - as well as playlisted on their 'All-Stars of Rock Show'. The single was also supported by Alex Baker on Kerrang! Radio and picked up by BBC Introducing in Lancashire and Oxford. This lead to The Kut being invited in for a BBC Introducing live set, where they performed a 4 song set live from the Blackburn studios. The video was play listed on Putpat TV (Germany, Switzerland, Austria) and featured by Vevo, with a number of USA stations also including the track.

    Most recent single ‘Mario’, was supported by Scuzz TV on their ‘Huge Rock Anthems’ show, as well as Putpat TV and BBC Introducing Lancashire, just ahead of the release. The band’s previous video, ‘Closure’ was playlisted on Sub TV, Tuune and NME TV (Radar), whilst their first ever video ‘DMA’ (aka Doesn’t Matter Anyway) was added to 16 USA cable channels on the Bongo Boy Rock n Roll Show this May. The band has also had a number of tracks playlisted at the major UK clubs including Club NME and Medication. Previous shows include London 2012 Olympics and the Paralympics, and a sold out UK tour. In 2013 the band performed DJ sets for Kerrang! Klub, London and a string of 14 dates on the Club Criminal tour.

    ‘I Want You Maniac’ available now at | @thekutgirlsrock | |

    Kerrang! Magazine
    “Despite the loud Courtney love references they’re more than just Hole II. Mario has an Against Me! Strut to the intro, while DMA is a pounding gem”

    Metal Mouth
    “If they can fulfill their early promise, then The Kut could end up being a big name in no time at all.” 8/10

    “Heavy guitar, banging drums, dirty crisp vocals and a whole of attitude… the NMS would like to welcome The Kut to the party … without a shadow of a doubt they’re on the ascendancy! ”

    Hit The Floor Magazine
    “[No Trace] 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!”

    Bristol Live Magazine
    “If Deftones and Hole had a little baby they’d probably sound like The Kut”

    Tasty Fanzine
    “‘Mario’ has guitar hook similar to Trey Spruance era Faith No More and an awesome ending. ‘Closure’ and ‘DMA’ are equally noteworthy and the whole EP is impressively polished. Bravo The Kut.” 7/10

    SWNK Magazine
    “No Trace, the opening song on The Kut’s Make up EP, has a big chance of being the most played song this summer. Awesome stuff!”

    Alt Dialog
    “It’s almost as if Soundgarden and Hole were put into a blender with The Kut being the result.”

    Ultimate Underground
    “They are equal parts L7 and bands like Placebo. They even show influences of Nirvana without being a retread and falling prey to the familiar.”

    Seba-Rashii Culture
    “When we first heard The Kut, we knew that the London based trio were going to be worth keeping a careful ear on. Our patience has been rewarded with the release of the Make Up E.P!”

    Uproar Webzine
    “Known for their enthusiasm and uncontrollable energy on stage, The Kut have created quite a crazy fan base who as you would expect are ecstatic over the release of their new EP, Make Up.”

    Peek-a-boo Magazine
    “The Kut present a sonic collage that evokes everything that made the 1990’s alternative rock scene such a beautifully broken beast”

    Blast Out Your Stereo
    “Grunge trio, The Kut have released a brand new music video for their song, “Mario,” which is off their upcoming EP, Make Up.. Trust me, you’ll be singing along to this number for a while (if you aren’t already).”

    Mistree Magazine
    “Mario” is 90s alternative rock at it’s very best. It is gritty and heavy, with chugging riffs and thudding percussion.”

    Palace of Rock
    “There are moments when the all female rock band The Kut sounds like Courtney Love´s Hole… But there are also moments when this London trio bring thoughts to a heavier The Bangles like “Mario”, I guess you can call it grunge pop.”

    Backseat Mafia
    “The rock girl trio based in London have not long since visited my hometown’s longest running live music venue The Lincoln Imp. I went to see them live and they rocked the room with their melodic tracks, long metal hair shaking and rock stances.”
    Criminal Records is the lovechild of a talented group of nutters who work tirelessly to seek and represent the best live and recording acts. Visit our website and sign up for a free membership to keep updated on all the latest gigs, bands, releases and label news.

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  • Exclusive By Alex Star Plus Top 50!!! (09.02.2014)

    9 feb 2014, 13:14 av djsasha_84

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  • The Kut spend 3rd week in Scuzz Most Wanted Rock Chart (8th Feb - No. 4)

    9 feb 2014, 03:14 av criminalrecords

    The Kut spend a third week in the Scuzz Most Wanted Rock Charts, hitting in at number 4 on the new chart countdown.

    Tune in on Sky 367 to check it out.

    10. Killswitch Engage -- 'Always'
    9. Issues - 'Hooligans'
    8. Falling in Reverse -- 'Bad Girls Club'
    7. SilverBySkyline -- 'Somewhere In Time'
    6. You Me at Six -- 'Fresh Start Fever'
    5. Villains -- 'The Fall'
    4. The Kut -- 'No Trace'
    3. Architects -- 'Naysayer'
    2. Steel Panther -- 'The Burden of Being Wonderful'
    1. Paramore -- 'Ain't It Fun'
  • The Kut added to Scuzz - in at No. 4 on this week's Most Wanted Rock Charts

    28 jan 2014, 23:24 av criminalrecords

    The Kut have been added in at No. 4 in this week's Most Wanted Rock Charts on Scuzz. Tune in on Sky 367 to check it out.

    10. Bullet For My Valentine -- 'Raising Hell'
    9. Royal Blood -- 'Out of the Black'
    8. Verses -- 'Making Statues'
    7. Silverskyline -- 'Somewhere In Time'
    6. Falling in Reverse -- 'Bad Girls Club'
    5. You Me At Six -- 'Fresh Start Fever'
    4. The Kut -- 'No Trace'
    3. Issues -- 'Hooligans'
    2. Villains -- 'The Fall'
    1. Neck Deep - 'Growing Pains'
  • The Kut - No Trace - Full Song Preview (MTV Brand New Unsigned Poll Winners)

    8 jan 2014, 21:15 av criminalrecords

    The Kut are releasing their latest single 'No Trace' this month. Having been picked up for BBC Introducing and Kerrang! Radio track is a must listen for this month.

    Check out the full track here:

    Give the track a heart stamp if you think more people should hear.

    The Kut - No Trace (Criminal Records)

    Inspired by bands like Deftones, L7, Hole, Incubus, Placebo, Nirvana, My Chemical Romance, Faith No More and others, The Kut are a London rock trio with a great live show. Having been voted into in the winning spots for MTV UK Brand New Unsigned Poll at the end of November, their forthcoming single ‘NO TRACE’ was produced by James LeRock Loughrey - Skindred / White Zombie / My Vitriol / Manic Street Preachers / Page & Plant / Bjork and Def Leppard. The Kut -‘No Trace’ is is dark and emotive track taken from the forthcoming ‘Makeup’ EP. Having had the privilege of playing London 2012 Olympics and the Paralympics after being selected by the Teenage Rampage Foundation, other noteworthy shows include performances at various UK festivals and a sold out UK tour - ‘The Love Hate Vampire Shotgun System Circus Tour’. The band also performed DJ sets for Kerrang! Klub, London and a string of 14 dates on the Club Criminal tour. The band’s last video ‘Closure’ was playlisted on Sub TV, Tuune, NME TV Radar and the Bongo Boy Rock n Roll show on 6 USA cable channels, Comcast Cable, CableVision, Time Warren Cable, RCN, and FiOS. | @thekutgirlsrock | |
  • The Kut shortlisted for MTV Brand New Unsigned

    19 nov 2013, 22:52 av criminalrecords

    With over 30,000 votes for unsigned acts, The Kut have made the Top 20 Shortlist of the MTV Brand New Unsigned Category.

    Thank you to everyone who has been supporting them!

    Get a free download here:
  • 30 Second Vote for The Kut for MTV Brand New for 2014

    9 nov 2013, 00:06 av criminalrecords

    The Kut have been shortlisted for the MTV Brand New for 2014 Competition. Voting is now open! The girls are up against some tough competition, mainly pop acts, some of who have tens of thousands of supporters! Support independent music and back them with your vote!

    How to vote for The Kut (30 seconds) - Click on the link, then login to it with facebook, then refresh the screen and scroll down to where it says 'Vote for The Kut' near the bottom and click it to vote. When you have voted your pic comes up in our profile box. You might need to do it from a computer for it to work and you should have pop ups enabled. Vote here > You can also login then log out and login with Twitter to vote, we understand this will count as a separate vote. You can vote on iPhone, but will need to refresh the screen after logging in for it to count.

    Join our new group to stay updated and help us to support independent music:
  • 20 Things That Need to Happen In Music In 2013: New Paramore, Thirty Seconds To…

    7 jan 2013, 11:21 av Katie_7

    1.) A New Jonas Brothers Album: While there was that solo album from Joe Jonas, a Broadway role for Nick, a reality show for Kevin, a "reunion" performance in New York City, as well as assurances from the Jonas boys that there's music on the way, there still hasn't been a new album of Jonas Brothers material since 2009. And if you've ever seen fans lined up outside one of their appearances, (or been to one yourself), you know they're not a patient bunch.

    2.) A New Tokio Hotel Album: Speaking of taking your time, the architecturally coiffed German rockers Tokio Hotel have been been out of the action for almost as long. It's not like excitement from fans is dying down either, based on our Musical March Madness tournament, and the O Music Awards, but there hasn't been any **official** word on new releases since their best-of and live albums in 2010. Are they afraid of causing some sort of international panic incident when millions of fans around the world faint with glee simultaneously when it finally comes out? That's probably it.

    3.) A New Paramore Album: Finally, a bit of actionable intelligence we can work with here, because Paramore finally set a date for the release of their fourth album, Paramore, on April 9, 2015. (Kidding, kidding, the new Paramore album comes out April 9, 2013). Maybe they spent all that time trying to come up with a better title? BTW, the title of the first single is "Now," which is roughly when fans of the pop-punk cuties want to hear it. Fortunately, they'll only have to wait a couple weeks.

    4.) A New 30 Seconds To Mars Album: More like 30 years to a new album, right? We know that 30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto has been busy acting again lately, but would it kill him to get back to what made fans fall for him in the first place? Oh wait, that was acting. You know what we mean. In their defense, the band did play about 50 kajillion shows and set a world record touring around the world in the last couple years, so let's cut them a little slack. Plus, as Leto has said of the new album, set for a 2013 release, "I really think that this could be the best thing that we've ever done."

    5.) A New A Day To Remember Album: Are you also saying their new album is some of the best material they've written? A Day To Remember's Jeremy McKinnon said, "I know people say that with every album, but I know it is." They've been cryptically dropping teasers, so fans should hurry over to the website now and find out what they got you for Christmas. Maybe it's a puppy?

    6.) A New Evanescence Album: Maybe we're just impatient, since Evanescence did technically just release the final single from their last self-titled album in May, but COME ON! We're not saying three Evanescence albums isn't enough. We're just saying WE REALLY NEED A FOURTH EVANESCENCE ALBUM!

    7.) A New Miley Cyrus Album: Did you wish for a new Miley Cyrus album on your last birthday? Guess what! It worked! Magic is real. Last we saw, Miley was in the studio with a couple of dudes you may have heard of by the names Pharell Williams and Tyler, the Creator. And Pharrell himself told us Miley's next album is totally not what you think it'll be. Now all we need is Miley's release date... and Miley's wedding date.

    8.) A New Britney Spears Album: While we love Britney Spears on "The X Factor," it'd be nice to see her working a bit of her own x-factor magic back in the studio in 2013, especially since we've already played "Till The World End" 10,000 times in a row and people are starting to think we're weird. (Screw them, though!) Sure, Brit may have been the top-earning woman in music in 2012, and that's very nice to hear and all, but we can't exactly dance to it.

    9.) A New Beyoncé Album: When you're Beyoncé, which you're not, sadly , you can pretty much call up anyone you want and get them to work on a new song starting yesterday. For her forthcoming record, she's already got tracks in the works with Hit-Boy, Kanye West, and Miguel, who must have really thought he was in the middle of a Kaleidoscope Dream when he got that call.

    10.) A New Justin Timberlake Album: We know he said he can't "pump out albums every year," and fine, we get that, but how about every seven years? At least we all got to hear Justin Timberlake sing a new song at his wedding. Remember that? Oh, you weren't there? Yeah, me either. (#hangsheadsolemnly)

    11.) Lady Gaga's ARTPOP to Come Out: Last we heard Lady Gaga had some 50 songs to choose from for her forthcoming ARTPOP, (and we tried to help her narrow things down a bit). But since she didn't seem to speed the process along, how about this for a solution: 50-song album. Boom, problem solved. Or, failing that, five 10-song albums, one a day every day for five days. Does that work for everyone? Cool.

    12.) A Destiny's Child Reunion: While we're all ecstatic about Beyoncé's appearance at the 2013 Super Bowl, the only thing that would make that any more exciting is if she brought teammates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams out of the locker room. And then, you know, made an album, and won the Super Bowl on a last-minute touchdown pass to Kelly.

    13.) A New Mariah Carey Album: Speaking of wins, Mariah Carey sounded positively "Triumphant" on the single of the same name she released over the summer. If that's a taste of things to come on her 14th (woh) album this year, then it seems like we all win.

    14.) A New Katy Perry Album: It's been nice of Katy Perry to take a little bit of a break (if you call having one of the highest-grossing music concert films of all time "taking a break") and let some of the other singers have a chance at hit singles. But it's time she get back to work, isn't it? For all we know it might not even be a collection of pop hits, based on what she's said about the darker direction her next album is likely to take. Katy Perry death-metal album anyone?

    15.) A New Robyn Album: Oh, Robyn. When you release the type of album so perfect that every song feels like its own little miracle, it makes the wait for the next album cycle feel so much longer. In the meantime, if you need us, we'll just be over here in the corner dancing on our own.

    16.) A New Janelle Monae Album: What, you think appearing on one of the biggest and best songs of the year -- fun.'s "We Are Young" -- pulling in a handful of MTV Video Music Award nominations, and six Grammy nominations, and managing to be the cutest ever while giving out perfect advice was enough? There hasn't been an album of new material from Janelle Monae since 2010, which isn't very fun at all.

    17.) Taylor Swift Dating Someone For More Than Three Months: On the one hand, Taylor Swift seems like a sweet chick, and we want her to be happy, buuuuuut, then again, breakups are kinda Taylor's thing and usually make for good songwriting material, so you can see how we're conflicted here. That said, HAYLOR 4EVER!

    18.) Chavril's Wedding: Biggest music wedding of the year? Biggest music wedding of the year. That year just happens to be about 10 years ago, but we're still psyched -- the '90s were awesome! While we've already heard what a musical baby from #Chavril (Avril Lavigne + Chad Kroeger of Nickelback) might sound like. So it's high time for the Canadian music royalty to make it official!

    19.) Rihanna Publishes A Book Of Her Twitter/Instagram Photos: Rihanna looks good in just about anything she's wearing, (or not wearing), and we love her constant stream of Instagram and Twitter photos, but wouldn't it be nice to have them all collected together in one big book we could keep on the coffee table/hidden under the bed?

    20.) Kimye's Wedding: Against all odds, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian actually seem like the perfect couple. (Second cutest couple of 2012 behind Jay and Bey. Well, Wiz and Amber are way up there, too, but Kimye is still SO good!) Did not see that one coming. You know what they say: First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the reality show about the marriage, so let's speed this one along, shall we?