London basement grunge trio The Kut release new single ‘Alekhine’s Gun’

By on February 24, 2015
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Following the announcement that London Grungers The Kut will be releasing EP ‘Rock Paper Scissors‘ via Criminal Records on 13th April 2015, the fiesty trio have now unveiled their video single ‘Alekhine’s Gun‘. Viewable HERE, the single name originates from a chess move, something which vocalist and former chess champion Maha knows well: “It’s a powerful winning manoeuvre from a 1930s final match, where the queen and the rooks form a strong assault against the king. The title seemed to fit on a lot of fronts and the track talks about staying strong in the face of difficult circumstances.

Perhaps unsurprisingly the video draws on this reference to the monochromatic board game, featuring a narrative based around agame…to the death! Maha explains “The back-story to the video is not seen, but it features a love triangle with a girl and two best friends. Having been involved with both men, on her wedding day, the groom takes the pair to the forest for the battle. Her ex-lover has no choice but to play the groom, because if he doesn’t the girl will die.” But it’s not all fun and games, there is a serious message behind the content: “Basically people go through terrible things that we don’t see in their Facebook feeds and Twitter posts. You don’t have to come out of those things stronger, sometimes if you can just come through them alive then that is already a huge achievement.”

Rock Paper Scissors sees the trio – completed by drummer Violet Cannibal and bassist/vocalist Alison Wood – taking a more stripped back, visceral approach toward their Riot Grrrl tainted alt-rock. Twinkling guitars, accompanied by harsh growls and contrastingly sweet melodies.


Catch The Trio Live:
Saturday 2nd May: Hell Fire Club, Redhill, Surrey
Saturday 16th May: Elecktrowerkz, Angel, London
Saturday 24th May: Mainstage, Glastonbudget, Leicester
Saturday 23rd – 24th May: Strummercamp Festival, Manchester
Saturday 30th May: The Harvest Home, Haughton Regis, Bedford


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.