In 1998, after their previous band, Kerbdog, broke up, Cormac Battle and Darragh Butler formed a new band, Wilt, along with a new bassist, Mick Murphy. They played their first gig at The Funnel in Dublin on 26 March 1998. Rock Sound magazine tipped them as being Ireland's version of Husker Du and Weezer. Their music was even used as background music on EastEnders on the BBC.,
However, in 2002, after two albums, Bastinado and My Medicine, Wilt broke up.