Derry's finest THE UNDERTONES have announced a new compilation album to coincide with their forthcoming European tour.
The thirteen-song Dig What You Need compiles the best of the band's career since reforming in 1999 with new singer Paul McLoone. Drawing on two albums Get What You Need and Dig Yourself Deep, all tracks have been remixed by producer Paul Tipler (Stereolab, Snuff, Aerial Salad).
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 set list 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 with Paul 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 won't be disappointed".
The band head out on tour a tour of the UK in March, with a London headline show at the Electric Ballroom, before heading over to Europe. Full dates are...
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 ^
01 - Manchester, UK @Academy - ^
02 - Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy ^
09 - Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk
10 - Weinheim, Germany @ Cafe Central
22 - Dublin, Ireland @ Academy
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
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