RECENT PRESS

 

Dead Tired with Mountain Dust, The Sick Things, and Miesha & the Spanks – Live at Turbo Haüs – June 3rd, 2017 – Montreal, QC
THOMAS GENTIL, BUCKET LIST, JUNE 3 2017

...The two-piece act from Calgary, Alberta consisting of Miesha Louie on the guitar and vocals, and Sean Hamilton on drums... Their raw, minimalistic garage rock was a delight to listen to.

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RADIO FEATURE/INTERVIEW: MONCTON NB
JE SHEEHY, CKUM FM, JUNE 15 2017

Interview in English, including French translation.


PHOTO CREDIT: OLIVIA D'ORAZIO

PHOTO CREDIT: OLIVIA D'ORAZIO

"miesha & the spanks at cmw 2017"
olivia d'orazio, raz mataz magazine, apr 20, 2017

...Honestly, I just love miesha & the spanks so much. I’ve now seen them twice and they never disappoint—it’s like they don’t know how. On Wednesday night, at the Bovine Sex Club for Canadian Music Week, I saw them for the second time. And it was amazing. The duo’s energy is unfailing. They play with the power of a million musicians – arms flailing, heads thrashing. And their sound is so full that your heart will feel like it’s bursting in your chest....


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RADIO FEATURE/INTERVIEW: THUNDER BAY, ON
greg mahood, SONIC BLENDER (LU RADIO), MARCH 26 2017

Miesha Louie talks about the new Miesha and the Spanks release the Strangers EP , chance meetings over stolen beers, and Girls Rock Camp! The interview was first broadcast on the Sonic Blender on CILU Radio in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.


"Calgary band Miesha and The Spanks revved up and ready for motorin' with Stranger EP"
Mike bell, calgary herald, october 7 2016

...The result, though, is undeniable, with the songs representing Miesha and The Spanks at their most polished and more accessible. They still rip it up hard and melodic, — Louie forever the mighty, muscle-flexing, sword-cleaving Xena on guitar and vocals, and Hamilton laying down a chunky, steady wall of thunder that threatens to swamp over things — but there’s a spit shine and sheen to things that makes it go down easier...

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PHOTO CREDIT: SEBASTIAN BUZZALINO

PHOTO CREDIT: SEBASTIAN BUZZALINO


PHOTO CREDIT: SEBASTIAN BUZZALINO

PHOTO CREDIT: SEBASTIAN BUZZALINO

"Miesha & the Spanks get stranger on new 7”"
BRETT SANDFORD, BEATROUTE, OCTOBER 3 2016

...Throughout the changes and new team behind the project, Louie’s scrappy rock-and-roll beating heart still remains the distinct centerpiece of the sound. Stranger not only serves as an exciting sample size of what to expect from the upcoming Girls, Girls, Girls full-length that the Spanks are expecting deeper into 2017, it also lives on its own as their best work to date...

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MORE PRESS QUOTES

...Stranger EP opens with title track, “Stranger.” It’s a fun song, with something of a ‘50s vibe. Newcomer Sean Hamilton sits comfortably on the crashing-yet-distant drums, while frontwoman Miesha Louie offers her strongest performance yet. Between her strong and refined vocals and her gloriously distorted guitar, it’s clear Miesha isn’t (just) playing around...
— Olivia D'Orazio, Raz Mataz Magazine (Stranger EP Review)
One of the best things I can say about the latest record from Calgary rock duo Miesha & The Spanks is just how bloody entertaining and fun of a record it is. After all, it’s rock n roll, not rocket science. Tracks like Please Don’t Blow, Want You To Know and Look At You boast an obvious guitar/garage rock influence, a definite common thread between these 10 songs. If The Black Keys are sounding just a little too polished to your ears these days but you still dig Japandroids, you should quickly fall in love with Girls, Like Wolves.
— Ken Kelly, Musicnerd.ca (‘Girls, Like Wolves’ Review)
Miesha and the Spanks kicked off the show with an older alternative feel, reminding this reviewer of the vocal stylings of Brody Dalle from The Distillers and like a less punky version of the powerful Bikini Kill vocalist, Kathleen Hanna. The pair played a 30-minute set filling it with about nine toe-tapping, head-banging songs.
— Andrea Hrynyk, Beatroute (Live Review)
Down ‘n dirty and righteously rockin’ best describe Calgary garage rockers miesha & the spanks, and they deliver the goods in spades on Girls, Like Wolves.”
— Kerry Doole, New Music Canada (‘Girls, Like Wolves’ Review)
It’s a gritty, fuzzed-out lo-fi rocker of a tune that was written around the themes of “fleeting love and urgency.” The frenetic backbeat, distorted guitars and incredulous lyrics are softened a bit by some bubblegummy “oh oh oh’s” from singer Miesha Louie, though it never loses its edge.
— Sarah Murphy, Exclaim! ( ‘Summer Love’ Single Review)
What sets the simplicity of these ten tracks apart from the other female fronted acts is that it sounds like a lost Phil Spector/Ramones session from End of the Century - it’s so fucking hooky and layered without being pop that it almost hurts.
— Nicholas Friesen, The Uniter Winnipeg ( ‘Girls, Like Wolves’ Album Review)