Well-brill St Louis rockers Riddle Of Steel are all but in the U of K for what people round these parts are calling a tour.
The US post-punk trio - whose last two records, Python and Got This Feelin' come highly recommended by this writer - posted a MySpace bulletin to the tune of this (unedited!):
Oh, yeah uh, hey, we got some shows coming up, no big deal really. Y'know the usual,... UK/EUROPE TOUR, FEB. 2007!!!!!!!
Read it and weep! A million, bictillion thanks to anyone and everyone involved in setting this up. Big thanks to Claire and Paul with A Badge of Friendship (myspace.com/abadgeoffriendship), Andy "B'Andrew" Parkin, Math of Headcases and of course, Bultacos.
To all our crew(s) at home, enjoy your nice big steaming plate of same old, same old, because we're getting all cultural and whatnot. Paris? London? Madrid? Mais oui! Nous ne'somme pas des touristes! ... did I do that right?
We DiScovered Riddle Of Steel right here, so have a read of that interview and then get yourself a ticket to one of these bad boy gigs...
8 Nottingham Rose Of Englan with House Of Brothers, Yes My Ninjas?
9 Kingston Fighting Cocks
10 Leicester Charlotte with Hell Is For Heroes
11 Manchester Satan's Hollow
12 Plymouth The Hub with Consolation Prizefighter and more
13 Cambridge Cellar Bar with Rolo Tomassi, The Furious Sleep
14 Rouen, France Le Brooklyn Cafe
15 Kortrijk, Belgium The Pits
16 La Rochelle, France La Casamance
17 Angouleme, France La Nef with Fishbone
20 Madrid, Spain Wurlitzer Ballroom with Bultacos
21 Spain secret show... check MySpace for details?
22 Lo Roca Del Valles, Spain El Moli
23 Paris, France The Chiquito
24 London ICU with Meet Me In St Louis, An Emergency and Silent Front
Check out Riddle Of Steel's MySpace HERE.