BOYCUT is the result of a collaboration between songwriters Joe Meland and Emily Blue, who met while gigging in central Illinois and attending the University of Illinois.  Both came from differing musical backgrounds - from folk and country to classical and experimental - yet were searching for an outlet for their untapped passion for pop music.

Having released their debut project, "Alien", the duo has shown a knack for crafting atmospheric songs with infectious hooks. Live, they are joined by percussionist Justin Peters, an addition that not only augments their sound, but allows for improvisation. For those interested in pop with an alternative slant, BOYCUT is an artist to watch as the year progresses.