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.
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, You’ve Got My Number, Here Comes The Summer, Jimmy Jimmy and loads more over four brilliant albums before disbanding in 1983. In 1999, original members, guitarist and chief-songwriter John O’Neil, his brother Billy (guitar), bassist Michael Bradley and drummer Billy Doherty invited Paul McLoone to be their new frontman and The Undertones were reborn.
“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
Don’t miss The Undertones live this July. Tickets for all shows on-sale Friday 3rd March.
Teenage Kicks (The Late Late Show)
The Story Of The Undertones (2012 documentary)