With The Organ having now decided to call it a day, a vacancy is now available for a new all-female band to step up to the mic. At only twelve minutes, the first release from London quartet The Kut would have to go some to set the stage alight and sure enough this EP shows a lot of promise but not enough to suggest a new era for rock girls just yet.
Essentially The Kut are a modern version of The Slits but with better quality musicianship. The title song is the opportunity for frontwoman Maha to demonstrate both her gritty vocals and squalling guitars. Second track 'Brother' sounds more like a band effort. Nuria's drum beats are brilliantly insistent; adding tension to Maha's sultry performance and Elvira's bluesy bass turn. Despite the lack of a chorus it's the best thing on offer here. That said, the finale is a decent funky number and one which vocally and instrumentally has more than a few echoes of Luscious Jackson about it. Let's hope that Maha and co. can take their vision a step further next time.