Wilt (band)

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Origin Kilkenny, Ireland
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 1998–2003
Website Fan site
Past members Cormac Battle
Darragh Butler
Mick Murphy

Wilt were an alternative rock band founded in Kilkenny, Ireland in 1998. Formed by ex-Kerbdog members Cormac Battle on vocals/guitar and Darragh Butler on drums, the line-up was completed with their friend Mick Murphy on bass.

Wilt played their first gig at The Funnel in Dublin on 26 March 1998. Their debut album Bastinado was released in July 2000. Wexford native Derren Dempsey joined on guitar/backing vocals as a live touring member in 2002 to promote the My Medicine album.[1]

Although Rock Sound magazine tipped them as being Ireland's version of Hüsker Dü and Weezer, Wilt broke up in 2003.


Singles / E.P.s

Year Title Label Track list UK Chart[2]
1998 No Worries Discordant 1. I Want It All
2. Working For The Man
3. I Want It All
1999 It’s All Over Now Mushroom 1. It’s All Over Now
2. Working For The Man
3. Never Enough
2000 Radio Disco Mushroom 1. Radio Disco
2. The Party’s Over (CD1)
3. Headline News (CD1)
4. My Kind of Girl (CD2)
5. Bette Davis (CD2)
2000 Open Arms Mushroom 1. Open Arms
2. No Worries (XFM Session) (CD1)
3. Mansion on the Hill (CD1)
4. Never A Friend (XFM Session) (CD2)
5. Mercy Seat (CD2)
6. Radio Disco (XFM Session) (7”)
2000 No Worries (re-issue) Mushroom 1. No Worries (re-recording)
2. Flutter (CD1)
3. Expedestrians (Evening Session) (CD1)
4. April Skies (Evening Session) (CD2)
5. No Worries (Evening Session) (CD2)
2002 Take Me Home Mushroom 1. Take Me Home
2. Tell You Too Much
3. Penny Black
2002 Distortion Mushroom 1. Distortion
2. Tonic (CD1)
3. Major Condition (CD1)
4. Two Steps To The Sun (CD2)
5. Patience (CD2)
6. I Want It All (Fanning Session) (7”)
2003 Understand
(UK Promo)
Mushroom 1. Understand N/A
Wilt bastinado album cover.jpg
Studio album by Wilt
Released 10 July 2000
Recorded 1998-1999 at Sun Studios, Dublin
Genre Alternative rock
Label Mushroom Records UK
Producer Ronan McHugh
Wilt chronology
My Medicine
(2002)My Medicine2002
My Medicine
Wilt my medicine.jpg
Studio album by Wilt
Released 27 July 2002
Recorded 2001
Genre Alternative rock
Label Mushroom Records UK
Producer Dave Eringa
Wilt chronology
My Medicine
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Amazon.co.uk (4.6/5)[3]


Year Title Label Track list Irish Chart UK Chart
2000 Bastinado Mushroom 1. It’s All Over Now
2. Radio Disco
3. Open Arms
4. I Found Out
5. No Worries
6. Goodnight
7. Never A Friend
8. Working For The Man
9. Peroxatine
10. Moving On
11. Expedestrians
12. Radio Disco (Fanning Session) (CD2)
13. No Worries (Evening Session) (CD2)
14. Peroxatine (Fanning Session) (CD2)
15. Open Arms (XFM Acoustic) (CD2)
16. Moving On (XFM Acoustic) (CD2)
21 150
2002 My Medicine Mushroom 1. Distortion
2. Understand
3. Take Me Home
4. My Medicine
5. Stations
6. Dave You Were Right
7. Tell You Too Much
8. Family Man
9. Wait A Minute
10. Broken Glass
11. The Plan
15 98


Year Title Label Wilt Song
2003 emBraces (Various Artists) Origin Records The Plan (Galway Bay FM Session)

Radio Sessions

Date Radio Station Session Track list
19.9.99 XFM Acoustic Session 1. Open Arms
2. Moving On
- more?
21.12.99 BBC Radio One Evening Session 1. Radio Disco
2. April Skies
3. Expedestrians
4. No Worries
18.3.00 RTE 2FM Fanning Sessions (Dave Fanning) 1. Radio Disco
2. Peroxatine
3. Never A Friend
4. I Want It All
19.3.00 XFM XFM Session 1. Radio Disco
2. No Worries
3. Never A Friend
2002 Galway Bay FM Galway Bay FM Session 1. The Plan
- more?

Covered songs featured on their singles[edit]