Waiting For Christmas
18 December 2020
Criminal Records has announced a forthcoming The Kut Christmas Single. ‘Waiting for Christmas’ is to be released on Friday, December 18th, with 100% of the profit from sales and streams being donated to the Red Cross – supporting those affected by poverty as a result of the pandemic
In a statement announcing the single, The Kut announced “so many people are suffering right now. People who have lost loved ones due to coronavirus, as well as a result of hospitals cancelling vital treatments.
The situation right now means that many families are not even able to grieve together, while also facing financial hardship such as being furloughed, made redundant or even homeless ahead of Christmas. The Red Cross has an incredible reputation as a charity and were early to announce their Coronavirus Crisis Fund to support those affected by poverty during the pandemic”.
While independent musicians are usually discouraged from releasing at Christmas, due to expected lack of ‘impact’ in comparison to major label peers, The Kut affirmed,
“We know the single is an underdog, by the design of the music industry, but I am appealing to our supporters and to Christmas and music lovers in our community…
If we can raise even a few hundred pounds for those affected by poverty during the pandemic, and support families, we would love to do that. We have lost tens of thousands of people before their time, and so many families are suffering and feel alone.
With the single, we are collectively raising a candle for all those we have lost and showing solidarity with our wider community this Christmas.”
The Kut has a dedicated website for the fundraiser at http://www.waiting4christmas.com, including the three single versions (official release, radio edit and instrumental), music video and CD-singles with limited edition artwork.
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. Supporting DJs include Kerrang! Radio’s Johnny Doom, Sean McGinty at BBC Introducing, Wyatt Wendels at Planet Rock, Tony Wilson at Total Rock, Hard Rock Hell, as well as Def Leppard front-man Joe Elliott. The album achieved airplay on 100+ stations worldwide and in 12 US states on AAA, Specialist and College Radio, leading to numerous NACC Rock Chart adds. Video playlists include MTV-U USA, Scuzz, AXS TV USA & Soundnet. Extensive tours comprise of successful headliners across the UK, and in Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Belgium and Czech Republic. Festivals in 2018 included Download Festival, Camden Rocks, Rebellion Festival, Amplified, Wilkestock, Croydon Rocks & BBC Introducing Stages among many more.
The Kut – Waiting For Christmas
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