The tour cancellations we've been seeing recently get even more bittersweet when you contemplate what might have been. First we missed out on the deliciously un-PC pairing of The Queers and Spazzys, and now we're being denied the chance to see Ringo Deathstarr appear alongside one of the acts to whom they're most indebted: The Primitives. The latter's cancellation means that these on-the-up shoegazers from Austin, Texas are going it alone for their Japan tour, but based on the evidence of new album 'Colour Trip', we suspect they'll do all right. Fans of My Bloody Valentine, Ride and The Jesus and Mary Chain should find plenty to enjoy here, and word has it that their shows are blisteringly loud. Tokyo's Cruyff in the Bedroom, also no strangers to looking very intently at their own footwear, will support.