Teenage Kicks – Lore

Lore are the latest band from Derry to take on the iconic 'Teenage Kicks' by The Undertones. The punk classic has been given a melodic, folksy makeover.

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Anyone who knows anything about the music of Northern Ireland knows that Derry has long been a hotbed of talent. From Eurovision star Dana right through to the likes of Soak via the hard rockin’ Jetplane Landing and Fighting With Wire, there’s always been a wealth of musical ability in Northern Ireland’s maiden city. Perhaps the most famous of the lot are The Undertones who broke through to the big time with the iconic ‘Teenage Kicks’ at the height of the punk movement.

Lore, a new band from Co. Derry have taken the song on board, reworked it, thrown in some strings and stunning harmonies and really taken the tune on for a new generation. Luke Mc Closkey on guitar, Raymond O’Kane on keys, Rebecca Hall on violin, Clìodhna McAteer on cello and Carolann Carlile on vocals have chosen a huge song to cover but they seem like the type of band that can pull this off with ease. As a cover, it’s hard to beat!