The Undertones release  ‘Dig What You Need’ on 11th March & tour the UK

The Undertones are proud to release ‘Dig What You Need’, The Best Of The “Reformation Years” 1999 – Present on 11th March, on Dimple Discs

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”. Both albums have been digitally remastered and both are being released for the first time on vinyl. In addition, all tracks 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 O¹Neill and Michael Bradley. So it’s a no brainer really 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. 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 won¹t 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.  

Dig What You Need’ tracklist

Side One

  1. Thrill Me
  2. Enough
  3. Here Comes The Rain
  4. She’s So Sweet
  5. Fight My Corner
  6. You Can’t say That
  7. We All Talked About You

Side Two

  1. Oh Please
  2. Dig Yourself Deep
  3. Winter Sun
  4. I Need Your Love The Way It Used To Be
  5. I’m Recommending Me
  6. Joyland

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Bandcamp ‘Dig What You Need’ Pre-Order: https://theundertones.bandcamp.com  Digital ‘Dig What You Need’ Pre-order: https://orcd.co/undertonesdig

The Undertones 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

May
13 – Bremen, Germany @ Kulturzentrum Lagerhaus
14 – Düsseldorf, Germany @ Zakk
15 – Hamburg, Germany @ Markethalle
17 – Malmo, Sweden @ Plan B
18 – 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 fromhttps://www.bandsintown.com/a/17292-the-undertones

The Undertones are: John O’Neill – rhythm guitar and backing vocals Michael Bradley – bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocalsBilly Doherty – drumsDamian O’Neill – lead guitar, keyboards and backing vocals paul McLoone – lead vocals

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