The Ut reissue campaign starts with their self-titled and Confidential EPs, remastered by Dominique Brethes at Wolf Studios and repackaged as a double 12-inch (both cut at 45rpm for maximum sound fidelity). Ut is a radical rock group founded by Nina Canal, Jacqui Ham and Sally Young in NYC in December 1978. Originating in the downtown No Wave scene and inheritors of the collision between rock, free jazz and the avant-garde, the band exploded the rigidity of conventional rock, constructing songs through collective improvisation, swapping instruments and rotating the role of singer/director.
Migrating to London in 1981, Ut played with bands like The Fall and The Birthday Party and released music on their own label, Out Records, becoming a favorite of BBC's John Peel and recorded sessions for his show. Joining forces in 1987 with the label Blast First, they released the critically acclaimed In Gut's House in 1988 and made the NME Top 50 Albums that year. As the Washington Post exclaimed, "With In Gut's House, Ut has scraped and droned one of the finest underground rock albums of the year...The tightly interwoven, firmly focused sound...is rich, spooky, urgent and quite unexpectedly beautiful."
The album Griller followed in 1989, engineered by label mate Steve Albini, who shared the band's raw aesthetic and captured their intensity. They disbanded in 1990 and began performing again in 2010, touring the US, UK, Ireland and Europe.