Belfast, County Antrim
Cutaways use two boys, one girl, two synths, one guitar, a drum kit and bags full of hooks and melodies to make their jagged and boisterous pop music.
Encouraged by the response from the Start Stop! Start Stop! EP, Cutaways released their debut album Earth and Earthly Things in July 2009, preceded by the download single, Milo of Kroton in May.
Cutaways have taken their vibrant live show all across Ireland, while also touring the UK and playing recent shows in Toronto, Canada as part of Indieweek Canada. The gigs themselves feature anything from impromptu puppet shows to 'rap' cameos. The band’s puppet counterparts also starred in the video for Lovers Are Lunatics; and Blue Bird, Yellow Bird and Red Bird from the EP's artwork sprung to life terrorizing the streets of Belfast in the video for I Don't Understand What You Don't Say. This summer Cutaways played some of their most exciting shows to date, taking to the stage at a number of festivals including headlining Belfast Pride and also taking in Indie Week Ireland, Glasgowbury and Feile Festival.
The coming months promise to be just as colourful, with the NME hailing Cutaways as "your new favourite band" and Ireland's Hot Press and AU magazines both name Cutaways as one of the bands to watch in the coming year.