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The Undertones Thrill With Their Brand New Video

The Undertones

The Derry punk legends unveilThrill Me from the forthcoming album ‘Dig What You Need’The Best Of The “Reformation Years” 1999 – Present.

To celebrate the release of The Undertones’ Dig What You Need’, The Best Of The “Reformation Years 1999 – Present on 11th March, the band unveil a brand new video for ‘Thrill Me’; made by Vinny Cunningham (who also made The Story of the Undertones documentary). 

The video was shot in various cities during the band’s German and Irish tours and also includes footage of the band in recording studios in Derry and at BBC’s Maida Vale, where they recorded a session for John Peel.

Possibly one of the greatest pop-rock bands of all time, Derry’s The Undertones have roots that go back 45 years to the 1977 punk explosion when they were beloved and championed by BBC DJ John Peel. Songs like ‘Teenage Kicks’, ‘Get Over You’, and ‘My Perfect Cousin’ are household staples beloved by millions across three generations of music listeners.

The band’s reputation as recording artists and a brilliant live act has carried them through the recent two decades since they reformed in 1999 with new singer Paul McLoone. ‘Dig What You Need’ collects the best of their two reformation albums, 2003’s “Get What You Need” and 2007’s “Dig Yourself Deep”. The tracks for this compilation have been digitally remastered and are being released for the first time on vinyl. In addition, all the songs have been remixed by producer Paul Tipler (Stereolab, Elastica, IdlewildPlaceboJulian CopeThe House Of Love). 

Guitarist and founder member Damian O’Neill notes…” So dig this: Thrill Me / Oh Please / I’m Recommending Me / Dig Yourself Deep / Here Comes The Rain  – all firm favourites on an Undertones setlist these days, songs penned by John O’Neill and Michael Bradley. So it’s really a no-brainer that all these songs (and more) should finally be included on a best-of compilation taken from the two albums we’ve recorded withPaul McLoone. 

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“Even better is the fact we got producer/mixing maestro Paul Tipler to remix them with fresh ears and make them sound even better than the originals. Add to that the wonderful packaging and sleeve design courtesy of Bruce and Mary from Arthole, and lo and behold, we have a sonically cohesive bunch of nuggets waiting to be rediscovered all over again. So dig this compilation, my friends – you know you won’t be disappointed”.

 Since their reformation, the band has toured several times across the UK, Ireland, Continental Europe, Japan, Turkey and North America, with highlights that include Glastonbury and a pre-game performance at Celtic Park in Glasgow before a UEFA Cup play-off between Celtic and Arsenal.

The band is much loved in all quarters of the British and Irish music media, with their debut album being voted into the Q Magazine Top 100 albums of all time. The band will spend March-May on the road with gigs across the UK, Germany and Scandinavia.  

Undertones Dig What You Need


PRE ORDER ‘Dig What You NeedHERE

The Undertones 2022 Tour Dates In Full

March 10 – Sheffield, UK @ Leadmill

*11 – Northampton, UK @Roadmender

^12 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom

^17 – Brighton, UK @ Chalk

^18 – Frome, UK @ Cheese & Grain

^19 – Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff SU Great Hall

^31- Newcastle, UK @ Boiler Shop ^

 April 01 – Manchester, UK @Academy –

^02 – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy

^09 – Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk

10 – Weinheim, Germany @ Cafe Central

22 – Dublin, Ireland @ Academy

May13 – Bremen, Germany @ Kulturzentrum Lagerhaus

14 – Düsseldorf, Germany @ Zakk

15 – Hamburg, Germany @ Markethalle

17 – Malmo, Sweden @ Plan B18 – Oslo, Norway @ Vulkan Arena

20 – Göteborg, Sweden @ Pustervik

21 – Stockholm, Sweden @Slaktkykan

22 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpenhuset

*Special guest Neville Staple Band

^Special guest Hugh Cornwell Electric

Tickets available from https://www.bandsintown.com/a/17292-the-undertonesThe Undertones are: John O’Neill –  guitar Michael Bradley – bass guitar, backing vocals Billy Doherty – drums Damian O’Neill – guitar, backing vocals Paul McLoone – lead vocals


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