Italian post-punks CUT have announced a UK tour plus a new single.
The long-serving Bologna trio will contribute one side to a split split single alongside Turin's MOVIE STAR JUNKIES on the splendidly-named Ancona label, Bloody Sound Fucktory. Cut's track 'Bad Chromosome' features special guest MINUTEMEN and fIREHOSE bassist Mike Watt, who also contributed to the band's most recent album Second Skin, released in 2017.
The band recently released a video for the album track 'You Killed Me First', saying...
"This video has been assembled with footage filmed with all kinds of devices by various people who have been at our live shows throughout the years. Some were already long-time friends and collaborators of ours, while others we have met on that occasion for the first time and have stayed friends ever since. There’s some we’ve met just once and even some we’ve never been introduced to in person! Most of them just happened to be in the audience that night and managed to capture some of the action. Nevertheless, they’ve all been there with us, sharing that suspension of society’s rules and regulations which every rock and roll show should aim at generating. Thank you for contributing with your visual memories of the CUT experience! Most importantly, thank you all so very much for your support across more than two decades. See you on the road and keep on dancing to A Different Beat!"
Formed in 1996, Cut have released six albums, including 2010's Annihilation Road, recorded and mixed in New York with Matt Verta-Ray (Madder Rose, Speedball Baby, Heavy Trash) and mastered by Voidoids guitarist Ivan Julian. Since forming they've toured constantly throughout the UK, Europe and the USA, sharing stages with the likes of Iggy & The Stooges, Violent Femmes, Radio Birdman, The Jim Jones Revue, Royal Trux, The Hives, Mudhoney and loads more.
In November last year, guitarist/vocalist Ferrucio Quercetti released his widely acclaimed debut solo album Almost Mine: The Unexpected Rise and Sudden Demise of Fernando (Part 1).
Cut hit the UK in March for a series of dates kicking off at The Shacklewell Arms in London on Friday 8 March. Full dates are...
Fri 8 Mar - London - Garageland @ Shacklewell Arms (w/Lucy & The Rats)
Sat 9 Mar - Bristol - Mother’s Ruin
Sun 10 Mar - York – The Fulford Arms
Mon 11 Mar - Dundee - Make That a Record @ Conroy’s Basement
Tues 12 Mar - Glasgow - Hug & Pint
Wed 13 Mar - Edinburgh - Leith Depot
Thur 14 Mar - Liverpool - Free Rock and Roll @ Sound Food and Drink
Fri 15 Mar - Bolton - Big Unit
Sat 16 Mar - Preston - The Ferret
Sun 17 Mar - Manchester - Star & Garter (w/The Varukers)