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Live Shows 2018


October

12 - Huxley’s Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany - Tickets

21 - Spiegeltent, Galway, Ireland - Tickets


November

17 - Street Punk Ink Mas Party - Saint-Brieuc, France - Tickets

29 - Scheune, Dresden, Germany - Tickets

30 - Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany - Tickets


December

01 - Gleis 22, Munster, Germany - SOLD OUT


Live Shows 2019

March

09 - The Great British Alternative Music Festival, Butlins, Minehead, England - Tickets


May

TOUR OF ENGLAND with special guest Neville Staple Band (all shows)

Tickets for all shows. Available from Wednesday 10th October 2018


02 - Electric Ballroom, London - England

03 - Empire - Coventry, England

04 - SWX, Bristol, England


09 - Boiler Shop, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

10 - O2 Academy, Leeds, England

11 - O2 Ritz, Manchester, England


16 - Open, Norwich, England

17 - De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill Hill On Sea, England

18 - Engine Rooms. Southampton, England


June

29 - Stone Valley North Festival Festival, Stanhope, England - Tickets

A MESSAGE FROM MICHAEL BRADLEY


Hello, Michael Bradley here.


I've written a book which is now available.

It's a dark thriller which exposes the corruption at the very heart of our society.

No it's not. 

It's my account of being in The Undertones, from first hanging around in O'Neill's house to the break up with Feargal in 1983. 

I've called it Teenage Kicks : My Life As An Undertone, getting in quick before anyone else uses that title. Like Stephen King. 

My older brother Martin has read it and gives it his approval.

I hope you like it.  

If you go to any of the forthcoming Undertones shows, you will not be asked questions about what was in it. 

Cheerio

Michael


You can hear Michael talking about the book here.

Here Comes The Drummer!


The Billy Doherty Ceili Band


Billy has started a Ceili band with some other musicians from Derry, they´re playing “Ceili” versions  of the Undertones songs plus some trad numbers and plan to “Ceilify” some other well known tunes in the near future. Their first performance was as support to The Undertones at the recent  The Button Factory show in Dublin.


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Photo: l to r: Robert Peoples, Ciaran O’Carolan, Steven O’Carolan, Ramon Ferguson, Billy Doherty


The "Billy Doherty Ceili Band" are can be booked for live shows via: baz100@me.com


YouTube-view their first performance at The Button Factory.

Damian O'Neill released a solo single on 10th November 2014.


'Trapped in a cage' c/w 'Love Makes The World Go Round' on 7" vinyl only on Overground Records is a limited edition of 500 copies. (cat. no. Over 140).


Both songs are selected from 'Re-energize' a musical play written by renowned Belfast playwright Gary Mitchell. Music by Damian with lyrics by Gary.


'Re-energize' was commissioned by Derry’s Playhouse Theatre for Derry City of Culture 2013 and was performed there and at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast.


Damian: "Re-energize is a gritty play about 4 downtrodden individuals from Belfast who, now middle aged and on hard times, decide against all the odds to reform their old punk band and in effect get a 'second chance'. Initially John and I were commissioned to write 8 pieces of music to lyrics by Gary Mitchell to be performed by the actors live on stage. John wrote 3 songs, I wrote 4 and we co-wrote one. The songs went down really well so I decided to take things further and record 5 of the songs myself in a studio playing everything apart from the drums. I think the 2 songs on the single turned out best."


To receive irregular information send an e-mail to: news@theundertones.com

Guide To Derry

Michael Bradley’s guide to Derry for The Guardian website can be viewed here: The Guardian

The Mickey Bradley Radio Show

Mickey presents a weekly two hour radio show every Tuesday evening between 8 and 10 pm on BBC Radio Ulster 94.5 FM or online at bbc.co.uk/radioulster.


More details here.

The video for the single Much Too Late can be seen here.

THE UNDERTONES MERCHANDISING

The Undertones merchandising store is now open: Click here to enter the store.

 

LET’S TALK ABOUT GIRLS

As the great F.R. David put it: 'Words Don't Come Easy' ...especially if you're relying on someone dropping the needle onto a copy of Nuggets .....

Read more here from the writer of “Let’s Talk About Girls”, the legendary Manny Freiser

On

The Wireless

Gobbins Path

Michael Bradley takes a walk along the newly reopened Gobbins Path in Antrim: The Guardian

THE UNDERTONES - VINYL RELEASES - 2016






2016 marked the 40th Anniversary of The Undertones  and to celebrate this milestone they released vinyl remasters of first two LPs; ‘The Undertones – The Undertones’ and ‘The Undertones – Hypnotised’.


Both LPs were remastered from the original master tapes and produced on 180g heavyweight vinyl with original replicated artwork.


Also released is a 7” remix of the 1979 single ‘Get Over You’. Remixed by Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine/Primal Scream), also remixed from the original multi track tape and also available on 180g heavyweight red vinyl. You can listen to it here:


Get Over You - Remix

 

The Paul McLoone Show broadcasts nationally in Ireland Monday to Thursday, 9 to midnight, Today FM. www.todayfm.com/paulmcloone

DAMIAN O’NEILL AND THE MONOTONES

Refit Revise Reprise, the brand new album from Damian O'Neill, is now available from all good record shops,  iTunes and Amazon


You can watch the Sweet ‘n Sour video here or listen on Spotify


Comprising of 12 tracks recorded at home and at Press Play Studios in South London. Co-produced, engineered and mixed by Damian, Andy Ramsay (ex Stereolab) and Paul Tipler with musical contributions from Sean O’Hagan (The High Llamas) amongst others. There’s some old, new, borrowed and blue on this record. You’ll hear new songs and instrumental tracks that are guaranteed to thrill and melt your heart plus Damian’s delved into his musical past and revamped selected self penned Undertones/That Petrol Emotion songs too. It’s Glam/Stomp/Dreamy Pop with a cascade of guitars, vibes, organ, bells and whistles.

The Undertones - Vinyl Singles Box Set-Released 21st April 2018 -

Catalogue Number: BMGCAT169BOX

This new box set contains the 13 x 7” original Undertones singles from 1978-1983.

40 gram singles housed in a rigid, open-one-end, cardboard slipcase. Mastered from original analogue tape transfers. All in their original artwork including the original poster single for “Teenage Kicks”. Contains an additional poster with photos and notes by The Undertones and track by track comments from Michael Bradley. 

The Undertones - Hard To Beat The Masters Collection

Cat No: BMGCAT282DCD

Release Date: 27th July 2018

Latest: Michael Bradley tells the story of the Derry Halloween.