Are We Done, Dee?

The Undertones – Fat Sam’s Live, Dundee – 26th February 2010 The Derryonians Is there really anything left to write about the Undertones?( Other than they appear to have replaced singer Paul with Dara O’Briain??) Probably not so I’ll just have to resort to saying what a good time we had on Friday at Fat…

2007 Top 10 Albums – 10-6

Part 1 of MPT’s end of year LPs list: 10 Raveonettes – Lust Lust Lust The undoubted Mary Chain-isms on the Raveonettes third full length LP are just the trimmings on their latest batch of Spector-ish pop. For the most part this aimed squarely at Shop Assistants/Primitives territory and delivered in spades. Derivative it may…

Birthday Bash

The Undertones/TV21/Looker – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh What more could you want from your birthday than going to a great gig with your wife? Which was exactly what last night was about. The evening started with Looker, three lasses and a bloke from New York. We only caught their last song of a short set…

Turn Off The Lights, Turn On The Tears

Anyone going along to catch the Undertones at the Glasgow, Garage tomorrow is well advised to get along early as TV21 will be supporting (tickets still seem to be available). The slot has been in the offing for some time but has only been recently confirmed. Hopefully one outcome will be to attract extra people…

March Playlist

(If anyone cares) here’s MPT’s lengthy playlist for last month:

Off With Their Head (2) – The Undertones

Derry’s finest, the Undertones, reconvened a few years back now, minus former frontman Feargal Sharkey. The original split was not exactly amicable and after even 15 years or so failed to heal those wounds there was little chance of Fergal rejoining the party. So when the band re-formed a new singer was recruited in the…