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mike got spiked

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | SELF

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | SELF
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"UK Review"

mike got spiked place themselves in the middle of the Lost Prophets wide spanning appeal, the slick and unforgiving ska-kick of Goldfinger and the ability to meld a million different sounds into one cohesive mind fuck of a song like the late Mr Bungle.
- Subba Cultcha

"Album Review"

Schizo melody-tinged rock - hints of Faith No More and Incubus. [Caveat Emptor]...is pretty polished and there are some strong hooks throughout...an impressive first step...

- Rock Sound Magazine

"Irish Independent Review"

The Dublin four-piece [mike got spiked] are regarded as one of Ireland's most inventive acts.
- The Irish Independent

"Irish Examiner Review"

mike got spiked seem to take pleasure in stretching the boundaries of musical genres as we know them, and they're almost impossible to define.
- The Irish Examiner

"US Review"

Their music is a frighteningly tight hybrid of emo-metal, old-school punk, and bar-room mischief — aggressive and solid.

- Charleston City Newspaper


2004: All You Need [Single] reached #23 in Irish Charts
2005: Caveat Emptor [Album]
2006: Poetry And Prozak [EP]
2007: Virus Kiss [Online Single]
2008: Red To Blue [Online Single]



Ireland got real small, real fast for mike got spiked, who bagged themselves a top 30 single and international five-star reviews for debut album Caveat Emptor within a couple of years of their formation in late 2002.

America beckoned for the schizo-rock four-piece, and a slot on the 2005 Vans Warped Tour alongside the likes of My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy and The Dillinger Escape Plan strengthened their conviction.

Subsequent support slots with Anthrax, Head Automatica, Biffy Clyro and Kerbdog showed them they were well able to take on the best in the business, and so begun an 18-month American odyssey that took in 42 states, 160,000 miles and more than 400 shows.

Now based full-time in the USA, they are signed to Los Angeles management company Associated Talent Management, who also boast the likes of The Dead Kennedys on their roster.

Relentless touring, record sales topping 11,000 units, hundreds of thousands of MySpace plays and a top 10 slot on the Warped Tour's official download chart have predictably helped the band turn the heads of record labels.

But rather than put out on the first date, the band are still flirting outrageously with the labels hovering nearby, having turned down a couple of deals last year.

In advance of their eagerly-awaited second album, the band are to release a download-only, live acoustic album of new material, re-worked rarities and live favourites in the near future.

Furthermore, mike got spiked’s version of ‘Dry Riser’ is to be featured on the Kerbdog tribute album ‘Pledge: A Tribute to Kerbdog’, due for release next month, and this will definitely be an album to watch out for.

In the meantime, mike got spiked are on a month-long US tour from Chicago to Los Angeles, before entering the studio on March 1.