Black Rebel Motorcycle Club admit they over romanticised England.

The 'Love Burns' rockers got their first big break in England and said they had always been into a lot of English groups, but when they first arrived in the country hey realised their idea of the country wasn't exactly how things were.

Bassist Robert Been told BANG Showbiz: "I grew up in the East Bay of San Francisco and I got into a lot of, like Ride, - they were one of the first bands I really fell in love with. Then there's The Verve's 'Storm In Heaven', and the Stone Roses first album, and My Bloody Valentine.

"It's funny because it has a great mystery to it, like all things do, when it's far away from you. And I think when we showed up; we were kind of... not disappointed but (laughs) it's just one of those things where, like, my fantasy of it was a bit different to the reality of it.

"It's the same way Van Morrisson daydreamed of American bands, because they were exotic. The reality has issues in music."

Robert said the group, who recently released album 'Beat The Devil's Tattoo'are, however, grateful to their fans in the UK because that was where they got their first chance to prove themselves.

He added: "We owe the fans here a lot for giving us the chance. I always think of that when we get here. Even though you've got to earn it every time. For us it was a long time coming. And who knows where we'd be if we hadn't had that and a little luck on our side."