A LEGENDARY punk band will be in Cardiff later this year.

The Undertones are approaching their 50th year of providing great punk music, which includes hit single Teenage Kicks.

The Northern Ireland natives formed in 1974 and learnt their trade by listening to mail-order records, reading the few copies of NME that made it to their Derry hometown, and listening to John Peel’s BBC Radio 1 show.

They would practice in their bedrooms and in 1978, released Teenage Kicks through Terri Hooley’s Good Vibrations label in Belfast. The track was an instant hit, with John Peel, the very person they would listen to, playing the track twice in a row on his radio show.

South Wales Guardian: The Undertones are celebrating 45 years of Teenage Kicks. Picture: Sonic PR

Today, 45-years later, the track has been covered by countless bands and artists who put their own spin on it and has millions of sales and streams.

During the tour, the band will perform the iconic song, as well as a range of hits including Get Over You, Jimmy Jimmy, My Perfect Cousin, You’ve Got My Number, Julie Ocean and Wednesday Week.

The Undertones will be in Cardiff at Tramshed on September 29 with support from The Rezillos. Tickets are available at https://www.thegigcartel.com/Artists-profiles/The-Undertones.htm