Back in 2005, four guys based out of Monaghan called Mike Got Spiked released their debut album Caveat Emptor. It was a slice of alternative rock with influences from metal to ska to jazz. A year of mostly unrewarded hard work of trying to get the album into the Irish media and played on Irish radio led to the band quitting their jobs and moving full time to the USA.
Since 2006, they have been on tour almost constantly, traveling up and down, across and back the entire United States, selling out shows, building a solid fanbase and seeking out both management and record labels to try and take them to another level of success. State.ie caught up with them on a rare trip back to Ireland this Christmas for the band, when they played The Button Factory.