Undercover interview with Mick Moriarty

THE eighth and final Undercover Festival takes place at Woking’s Fiery Bird on Friday and Saturday, and we talk to the man behind the event – Woking-born Mick Moriarty. Why did you... Read more »

The News and Mail speaks to the Screaming Dead

SCREAMING Dead frontman Sam Bignall is looking forward to the Undercover Festival in Woking next week but found time to answer a few questions for the News & Mail. The Cheltenham punks... Read more »

Hot Rods motor on in tribute to Barrie

ONE of THE anthems from the new wave era is Do Anything You Wanna Do, by Eddie and the Hot Rods. The 1977 hit is fondly remembered by thousands of music fans,... Read more »

Punk veterans Johnny Moped to play at Undercover Festival

WHEN the legends of punk rock are recalled, a name that often gets forgotten is Johnny Moped. But the band formed in Croydon in 1974 were one of the originals, playing regularly... Read more »

Stone Heroes at Undercover Festival

STONE Heroes, the female fronted “post punk pop rockers”, are set to release their debut album, Keepers of the Light, this year – and anyone going along to the Undercover Festival at... Read more »

‘Playing punk until I drop’

RODDY Byers played a pivotal role in the success of The Specials but was edged out by frontman Terry Hall. He now says he probably should never have been in the band... Read more »

Undercover 8 partners with News & Mail for final festival

THE Undercover Festival has announced the Woking News & Mail as its official printed media partner for its eighth and final full festival back in Woking at the Fiery Bird on 6... Read more »

Zounds’ lucky breakdown

WHEN a band’s touring van breaks down it could spell disaster, but for Zounds it turned out to be their biggest stroke of luck. “By sheer chance we broke down at the... Read more »

A touch of Menace

THE punk rock ethic that “anyone can do it” can rarely have had more resonance than for London four-piece Menace. The band had spent most of 1976 on a gruelling tour of... Read more »