Band page created in 2010.
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 [March], and this will definitely be an album to watch out for.
In the meantime, mike got spiked are on a month-long tour across across America, from Chicago to Los Angeles, in advance of entering the studio in March.