Scene News: The Undertones announce their first Australian tour

“Standing here watching this perfect jukebox band you are reminded by just how many great songs The Undertones have, every riff, every vocal line, every moment drips in pop perfection and the thrill of two entwining guitars that cram so much melody and adrenaline into the music that their music sounds eternally joyous, is part of the heart of soul of their greatness.” – Louder Than War

The Undertones, the legendary first wave Irish punks who earned seven top 40 UK singles and three top 20 UK albums between 1978 and 1981 and whose debut 7” Teenage Kicks was influential English DJ John Peel’s favourite single of ALL time will make their Australian debut this July.

Formed whilst teenagers in Derry, Ireland in 1975 and taking shape mid-76 following a diet of the Ramones, Nuggets-style garage bands and the emerging UK punk scene, The Undertones – much like the Buzzcocks – churned out two minute punk /pop classics about girls, petty jealousies, spotty neuroses and chocolate including Teenage Kicks, My Perfect Cousin, Get Over You. You’ve Got My Number, Here Comes The Summer, Jimmy Jimmy and loads more over four brilliant albums before disbanding in 1983.

“The fact that you could sing along to them whilst mashing up the pit and have your heart strings tugged by the band shows just how perfect they were.” – The Quietus

Following the break-up, the members of The Undertones would go onto varying degrees of success (That Petrol Emotion, solo careers) before reforming in 1999;
new singer Paul McLoone joining original members – guitarist and chief-songwriter John O’Neil, his brother Damien (guitar), bassist Michael Bradley and drummer Billy
Doherty – headlining shows across the UK and Europe, appearing at the Glastonbury Festival in 2005, releasing two new albums – Get What You Need (2003) and Dig
Yourself Deep (2007) – plus Teenage Kicks (A Best Of) and a top 30 chart hit on release in 2003.
On their 35th anniversary tour The Undertones delivered precisely what was expected of them – urgent, no messing about, two-and-a-half-minute stabs of jumpy
punk pop. Bang. – The Clash

“As a live proposition the band are arguably on the best form of their career, helped by a pristine sound that pushed the guitars to the fore. The set crackled with energy
and the band played with passion and joy. Paul McLoone has totally claimed his place behind the mic, he nailed every tune and spent the whole gig enjoying the
music as much as the crowd” – Culture

In 2016 Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine / Primal Scream remixed The Undertones 1979 single Get Over You as a stand alone 7” release. Why? Why not!

Don’t miss The Undertones live this July.

Tickets for all shows on-sale now from feelpresents.com

FEEL PRESENTS… THE UNDERTONES AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2017

Friday 7th July 2017
Brisbane, The Triffid
Tickets $63.00 + bf

Saturday 8th July 2017
Sydney, The Metro
Tickets $73.55 (includes booking fee and inside charges – some handling fees may apply)

Sunday 9th July 2017
Adelaide, The Gov
Tickets $60.00 + bf

Friday 14th: July 2017
Melbourne, Corner Hotel
Tickets $66.00 + bf

Saturday 15th July 2017
Perth, Rosemount Hotel
Tickets $63.00 + bf

About Mary Boukouvalas 1171 Articles
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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