Tag Archives: Damian O’Neill

A weekend to savour (pt. II) … The Undertones – Kentish Town, The Forum 

What a weekend, with Friday’s blinding set from The Vapors in Liverpool followed by a road-trip to Kent for a rare Woking FC away win, then up to the smoke for The Undertones’ 40th anniversary tour finale. That said, let’s … Continue reading

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True Confessions, Undertones style – the Billy Doherty interview

With The Undertones’ mighty 40th anniversary jaunt returning to the North of England this weekend, drummer Billy Doherty is hoping he won’t be needing a paramedic this time. The Northern Irish five-piece follow sell-outs in Gateshead and Holmfirth with a … Continue reading

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A jaunting we will go, with The Undertones – the Mickey Bradley interview

I tend to find books on bands traditionally take the formulaic approach, rather predictably following artistes from rags to showbiz riches, preferably with plenty of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll clichés en route. In many cases, and somewhat inevitably, acts lose a … Continue reading

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New beat route to Shakin’ Street – the Ciaran McLaughlin interview

This coming week sees the latest live outing for The Everlasting Yeah, at Putney’s Half Moon. Meanwhile, this month marks the 30th anniversary of the recording of Manic Pop Thrill, the debut LP by That Petrol Emotion, the band that … Continue reading

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The Everlasting Yeah – The Lexington, Islington

I’d waited two and a half long years to catch The Everlasting Yeah (four-fifths of That Petrol Emotion, for those out of the loop) live, but there was a worry at one stage last weekend that I wouldn’t even get … Continue reading

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Voicing an opinion – Paul McLoone on life with The Undertones

It was only supposed to be a one-off show, a November 1999 date to mark the opening of a new venue in their home city. There would be no Feargal Sharkey this time, he of the fantastically-distinctive warbling voice by then … Continue reading

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Going Overground – In conversation with Damian O’Neill

This week saw the release of a new solo single from one of my musical heroes, a certain Damian O’Neill. I’m tempted to not even bother with an introduction, but this Derry-raised, London-based guitarist made his name alongside brother John … Continue reading

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The Everlasting Yeah – Anima Rising

It’s arrived at last. The pledges have been counted, the funds have been crowded, and the cats are finally out of the bag. So welcome one and all to the mighty sound of The Everlasting Yeah and their debut album … Continue reading

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A whole lot of Everlasting Yeah! The Raymond Gorman interview – part three

OK, so it’s time for the last instalment of this blog’s epic Raymond Gorman interview, in which The Everlasting Yeah guitarist, vocalist and co-writer talks about new album Anima Rising, the Wavewalkers era and full story since That Petrol Emotion’s initial … Continue reading

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Genius moves and sonic grooves – the Raymond Gorman interview, part two

In which the blogger delves further into his recorded exchanges with Raymond Gorman, the former That Petrol Emotion guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter about to release debut album Anima Rising with The Everlasting Yeah, a happening new combo comprising four-fifths … Continue reading

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