THE UNDERTONES have a new video out which they're premiering today with Vive Le Rock!
The track 'Thrill Me' was the opening cut on the Derry band's 2003 album Get What You Need, and has been newly remixed by Paul Tipler (Stereolab, Elastica, Julian Cope) for inclusion on their new compilation album Dig What You Need which is out on 11 March.
"The 'Thrill Me' video was by Vinny Cunningham (who also made The Story of the Undertones documentary)," Damian O'Neill explains. "Most of the scenes were shot in various cities during the band’s German and Irish tours. It also includes footage of us in recording studios in Derry and at BBC’s Maida Vale where we recorded a session for John Peel."
The compilation draws on the band's post-1999 reformation period, drawing on material from their two albums Get What You Need and Dig Yourself Deep, both of which are also being reissued, newly remastered, on vinyl for the first time.
As previously announced, the band head out on an extensive European tour this Spring, kicking off at Sheffield Leadmill on 10 March and including a London show at Camden's Electric Ballroom on 12 March. 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
Tickets are available here.