uh is the brother/sister duo of Dominic and Fionnuala Kennedy, who united a few years ago as a before-you-know-it fusion of readymade interests: bedroom-burbling hardware jams, video-graphic performance art, spoken word, and a shared intrigue in the pastoral and the preconscious.
It wasn’t long before uh would find a footing in the London DIY scene. Over time, they’d hone a cathartic, live, experimental acid-trancelike uplifting sound, touching on their Irish heritage, magical pastoral idylls, and staple styles from breakbeat to broken beat to balladry.
The EP Seasick in Salts (2019) and LP humanus (2023) saw back-to-back releases on PRAH Recordings, and serve as evidence of their ecstatic, heart-on-sleeve sweats.
Their live shows are more heart-in-mouth, making ludicrous use of machines abstracted from their original intent: Fionnuala exploits a pitch module, echo and live-looping parameter, producing live-looped, freq-pranged monologues and cantos; Dominic wrenches the knobs on various Rolands, Doepfers and sequencers, causing juddering glitches in the system.