Yourself Deep, the new album from The Undertones,
a band who know the value of a great melody in a punk song.
Following on from their acclaimed 2003 album, “Get
What You Need”, Dig Yourself Deep
is filled with riff-heavy pop-punk gems, and packs 14 songs into
just under 33 minutes. From the infectious hooks of the title track,
to the raucous “So Close” and the taut
and feisty “She’s So Sweet”,
the album rolls back the years, whilst moving forward to the present.
“The Undertones have never had a career plan – but
around the start of 2006, it occurred to us that maybe it would
be good to make another record,” explains Michael Bradley.
“Somebody mentioned that we should immediately start writing
more songs and record a follow up within a year, but we never got
around to it. If you rush these things, sometimes you can regret
what gets recorded … Over the year John wrote most of the
songs that appear on the record, while I came up with four and also
added words to Damian’s We All Talked About You. When we went
into Blast Furnace Studio in Derry we knew that we wanted it to
be more guitar based than "Get What You Need" and that
the songs would be concise.”
The album, which will be available on CD and as a digital download,
was engineered by Mik O’Connell.
The Undertones are … Paul McLoone (vocals) / John
O'Neill (guitar) / Damian O'Neill (guitar/keys/vox) / Michael Bradley
(bass/vox) and Billy Doherty (drums).