Legendary Seattle punks THE BRIEFS hit the UK next month for a rare London date on their European tour.

Inspired by the likes of the Undertones, Buzzocks and The Toy Dolls, these bleach-blonde buzzsaw brats have been going since 2000, when they released their debut album Hit After Hit, spawning the stop-start punk disco floorfiller 'Poor And Weird'. Since then, they've release six albums with this year's Platinum Rats, for Damaged Goods, coming after a long absence from the racks.

Sharp-eyed readers will also recognise frontman Steve E Nix and bassist Stevie Kicks from powerpoppers THE CUTE LEPERS, who released three albums through Damaged Goods between 2008 and 2011.

The Briefs play The Lexington, London on Sunday 8 December with support from French synth punks THE SCANERS and fast-rising London powerpop squad THE SPEEDWAYS. Tickets are on sale here.

Full European tour dates are...

30/11 Munich (GER) - Kafe Kult
01/12 Bern (CH) - Rössli Bar
03/12 Nimes (FR) - Paloma
04/12 Lyon (FR) - Ninkasi
05/12 Bordeaux (Fr) - Iboat
06/12 Rennes (FR) - Mondo Bizarro
07/12 Paris (FR) - Le Chinois
08/12 London (UK) - Lexington
10/12 Dunkerque (FR) - 4 Ecluses
11/12 Kortrijk (BEL) - The Pit's
12/12 Dortmund (GER) - FZW
13/12 Dresden (GER) - Chemiefabrik
14/12 Hamburg (GER) - Molotow
15/12 Berlin (GER) - Cassiopeia

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