musically, ute are concerned with pushing the traditional trio format as far as they can. lyrically, ute are concerned with continuing the folk tradition of telling stories old and new. ute have been rapidly gaining a reputation for their live shows, which has seen them sharing the stage with such bands as supergrass, fanfarlo, jeremy warmsley, jonquil, maps&atlases, the xcerts, this town needs guns, mimas, broadcast 2000, and the, great eskimo hoax as well as playing main stage at truck festival, the secret garden party and antic banquet festivals. they have also received airtime from steve lamacq on bbc radio 1 and dandelion radio, as well as recording a session for bbc oxford introducing. 'float, not fight. this is the way!' is their first release, recorded over 5 happy days in the summer of 2008 and launched in early 2009 to a sold-out brixton windmill.