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The Undertones Singles Box Set

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On Record Store Day (April 21), BMG will release The Undertones – Singles, a 13 x 7” vinyl box set featuring every single released by the band between 1978-1983. Currently commemorating the 40th anniversary of their classic debut single, ‘Teenage Kicks’, The Undertones are one of the best bands to have come out of Northern Ireland. Taking youth adoration from glam-rock and giving it the stripped-down simplicity and energy of punk, the band created 3-minute punk-pop gems that sound as vital today as they did 40 years ago.

The Undertones – Singles features such memorable songs as ‘Teenage Kicks’, ‘Jimmy Jimmy’, ‘Here Comes The Summer’ and ‘My Perfect Cousin’, all cut from original analogue tape transfers on 40g vinyl and includes the original single artwork replicated, a ‘Teenage Kicks’ original poster single and additional poster with photos and notes by The Undertones along with track by track comments from bassist Michael Bradley.

"The collective attitude of The Undertones to the magical power and influence of the humble 45rpm 7” single was always one of total reverence and respect. It really did matter. Back then in our Undertone world, a great single was even more important than the LP it helped promote and getting on Top of the Pops was the ultimate accolade that we were doing it right. And if you didn’t make it on TOTP, then there was always the next single,” says guitarist Damian O’Neill. “Listening again to these 13 A and B sides, I hear a great pop group who tried their best to be true to themselves and ultimately didn’t disappoint."


Single 1:

A. ‘Teenage Kicks / ‘Smarter Than You’ B. ‘True Confessions’ / ‘Emergency Cases’

Single 2:

A. ‘Get Over You’ B. ‘Really Really’ / ‘She Can Only Say No’

Single 3:

A. ‘Jimmy Jimmy’ B. ‘Mars Bars’

Single 4:

A. ‘Here Comes The Summer’ B. ‘One Way Love’ / ‘Top Twenty’          

Single 5:

A. ‘You’ve Got My Number (Why Don’t You Use It!)’ B. ‘Let’s Talk About Girls’

Single 6:

A. ‘My Perfect Cousin’ B. ‘Hard Luck Again!’ / ‘I Don’t Wanna See (You Again)’

Single 7:

A. ‘Wednesday Week’ B. ‘Told You So’

Single 8:

A. ‘It’s Going To Happen!’ B. ‘Fairly In The Money Now’

Single 9:

A. ‘Julie Ocean’ B. ‘Kiss In The Dark’                     

Single 10:

A. ‘Beautiful Friend’ B. ‘Life’s Too Easy’

Single 11:

A. ‘The Love Parade’ B. ‘Like That’                         

Single 12:

A. ‘Got To Have You Back’ B. ‘Turning Blue’

Single 13:

A. ‘Chain Of Love’ B. ‘Window Shopping For New Clothes’




At The Drive In Announce Record Store Day EP

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Capping off a triumphant year of live shows worldwide and the critically acclaimed in • ter a • li • a (Rise Records), At The Drive In has yet another surprise in store for fans: available exclusively for Record Store Day’s Black Friday, the band will be releasing Diamanté - a 3-song EP on 10-inch vinyl via Rise Records, out November 24.

Ahead of the EP’s release, the band offers a cryptic message behind Diamanté: “How do you weaponize the insatiable thirst for life among vultures? How do you deprogram the coroner dissecting hiatus? What light beckons you from the sewers of suggestion? Is your instinct extinct? Or does it hide in the flash burn of counterfeit automatons? Five boys with guilty slingshots swaying to the Midwitch Sound. Blinded by the DIAMANTÉ.”

Produced by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and mixed by Johann Scheerer, the EP was recorded at Clouds Hill Studio in Hamburg, Germany in the summer of 2017. Diamanté will only be available at exclusively at your local independent record store on Record Store Day’s Black Friday (November 24)—to find yours, head on over to recordstoreday.com.


The track list for Diamanté is:


Amid Ethics

Despondent at High Noon


Point of Demarkation



Friday 9th March - London, UK Brixton

Saturday 10th March - Newcastle, UK O2 Academy

Monday 12th March - Birmingham, UK Academy 2

Tuesday 13th March - Manchester, UK O2 Apollo

Thursday 15th March - Glasgow, UK O2 Academy




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