CUT are rock and roll/blues punk/noise trio from Italy. Their sound has been described in many ways but the band’s favourite is still "John Lee Hooker stuck in a post-punk straitjacket", written by the UK webzine pennyblackmusic.co.uk. Formed in 1996, CUT have released 6 studio albums and have been constantly touring all over Italy and Europe, thus earning a solid reputation as one of the wildest and most intense live bands on the scene. CUT have been sharing the stage with the likes of: Iggy & The Stooges, Violent Femmes, Heavy Trash, The Jim Jones Revue, The Make Up, Unwound, Royal Trux, International Noise Conspiracy, Eels, Delta ’72, Man Or Astroman, The Hives, Guitar Wolf, Mudhoneyand many other Italian and international acts. Their 1st album Operation Manitoba (released in 1998) has been described as "best Italian rock debut of the year" by Rumore, Italy’s main rock monthly. The band have 16 UK tours under their belt. Other international experiences include repeated tours of Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovenia, Croatia, Switzerland, Austria and shows in the New York (USA) area. Their 2010 Annihilation Road album has been recorded and mixed by Matt Verta-Ray of Speedball Baby/Heavy Trash fame in his New York studio, NY HED. The album has been mastered by Ivan Julian, from legendary punk/new wave outfit Richard Hell and The Voidoids. In October 2011, the band released a live album, recorded during CUT’s UK tour of the same year. The record – The Battle Of Britain – portraits the band in their favourite milieu: a fiery, intense and wild live show. CUT have also released a 7" split with Rocket Recording artists Julie’s Haircut, featuring a mash-up of Hot Chocolate’s “Emma” and Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream”: weird but true. From September 2013, the band’s catalogue is distributed by Antipop Records UK. In February 2017 CUT have released the 6th studio album of their 22-years long history. Their new record, Second Skin, features contributions from Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Iggy & The Stooges) and Stefano Pilia (Rokia Traoré’s band, In Zaire and Mike Watt’s Il Sogno Del Marinaio) and many others. Since the album’s release, the band has been touring non-stop all over Italy, Europe and the UK.
Ferruccio Quercetti | vocals, guitar
Carlo Masu | guitar, vocals
Tony "Booza" Ritucci | drums, percussion