SEAN HAMILTON - DRUMS // MIESHA LOUIE - GUITAR/VOX
In 2018, you have to be pretty ballsy to call your new album Girls Girls Girls. It is, after all, already firmly cemented in rock lore. Well, if there’s anyone ballsy enough to do it, get away with it and stake their own claim to it, it’s Miesha and the Spanks.
The Calgary guitar-and-drum duo of front woman-guitarist Miesha Louie and drummer Sean Hamilton own it ferociously, emphatically and completely on their new 10-track release — a fast, nasty, sexy slab of riff-fuelled Runaways rock clad in spit-polished black leather and bursting with sass and singalong swagger.
It’s the first album recorded together with Hamilton and the follow-up to her 2013 release Girls, Like Wolves, which was recorded with Canadian indie rock legend Ian Blurton and took her to a whole new level.
The production of Girls Girls Girls does likewise and has its own legend attached: Danny Farrant from U.K. punk pioneers the Buzzcocks, whom she forged a relationship with when his band performed in Calgary for the 2011 Sled Island festival.
It was recorded in the middle of a lengthy 2017 Canadian tour, over a 10-day period in the English seaside resort of Brighton. But far from a relaxing beach vacation, the duo spent 10-12 hours each day in the studio with Farrant, pulling apart and reworking the tunes they’d brought with them from across the pond.
Performed 30 dates coast to coast across Canada March-April 2018 in support of GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS, adding to their excessive CDN tour history (see Artist Resume download above)
Songs from GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS featured on Sirius XM's Underground Garage (Rodney On The Rock), CBC3, and Indigenous People's Radio
Recorded GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS in Brighton UK with Danny Farrant (drummer of The Buzzcocks)
March 2018 (and previously March 2011) Cover Story for Alberta Arts monthly magazine, BEATROUTE
Miesha performed Chuck Ragan's REVIVAL TOUR Calgary shows alongside Craig Finn (The Hold Steady), Jay Malinowski (Bedouin Soundclash), Tim Barry (Avail) and Danny Vacon (The Dudes)
Performed as direct support to Queens of The Stone Age, Reignwolf, Death From Above 1979, Hot Snakes, Zoobombs, Obnox, Danko Jones, La Luz, Nashville Pussy, Imperial State Electric (Niccke of The Hellacopters), Pack AD, C’mon, White Lung, Greys, Bison BC, Hot Hot Heat, +more
Has performed at NXNE, Canadian Music Week, Halifax Pop Explosion, Sled Island Music Festival, Breakout West, UP + DT Music Festival, Rifflandia, +more
Winners of X92.9FM's Xposure contest 2011
Top 12 Finalists of The Peak Performance Project 2015
Music featured in "Lloyd The Conquerer" (2011)
NATIONAL RADIO CHARTS
"SUMMER LOVE" (Single, 2018, Girls Girls Girls) reached #1 on Indigenous Music Countdown
"ATMOSPHERE" (Single, 2018, Girls Girls Girls) reached #7 on CBC3's Top 30
"GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS" (2018, Saved By Vinyl) produced by Danny Farrant (The Buzzcocks) and Paul Rawson, spent three months charting on Earshot!, peaking at #1 on National Loud Chart
"GIRLS, LIKE WOLVES" (2013, Saved By Vinyl) was produced by Ian Blurton and spent three months charting nationally on Earshot!, peaking at #12
"GODS OF LOVE (2011, Transistor 66) spent three months charting nationally on Earshot!, peaking at #14 and ranking #40 of 2011
"MMMADE FOR ME (2009, Transistor 66) spent two months charting nationally on Earshot!, peaking at #22
UPCOMING 2019 PERFORMANCES
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MAY 8, THE SLAUGHTERED LAMB, 9:20PM
GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL
MAY 10, THE WALRUS, 1:15AM
MAY 11, GREEN DOOR STORE, 4:00PM
MAY 16, GLYNDWR TV, 3:00PM
MAY 17, CENTENARY CLUB, 10:10PM
MAY 18, THE PARISH, 10:40PM
BREAKOUT WEST SHOWCASE
"GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS"
“Their new single “Atmosphere” exemplifies this attitude. Guitars blare out the speakers, with the drums pummeling the listener forward, all the while the infectious hooks rain over you. The track’s filled with glorious harmonic distortion, rising to a true clap along chorus. If this doesn’t wet your appetite for their upcoming LP, well you’ve probably lost your mind, marbles, and possibly all your cognitive abilities. “Atmosphere” is everything you’re looking for in a loud rawk track.”
New Noise Magazine, Any Shrum (US)
“Check out this smashing dose of upbeat, snotty pop-power-punk from Miesha And The Spanks; fast drums, soaring guitars and epic builds are the order of the day here, and while it definitely takes from the established path trodden by the likes of L7 before them, this is catchy enough that many, many people; fans of 90s alt-rock and alternative music, particularly will surely get behind.”
Soundsphere Magazine, Dom Smith (UK)
“Bold, brash, bursting with bravado, oozing with emotion, Louie and Sean Hamilton, who are the 2-piece nucleus of Miesha and the Spanks, switch on the high-octane that flows throughout the record.”
“… sure to give any die-hard rock and roll fan hope for the future of the genre.”
FYI MUSIC NEWS
“a beat that will have you jumping up and down, bass that will take you to another time, and an angsty, lost sound, “Lost Boy” is the band’s garage rock at its best.”
“a 10-track blast of high-energy, scrappy punk, singer Miesha Louie wailing like Corin Tucker.”
“The Calgary based duo channel some Royal Blood and Deap Valley… a bit of a Hives feel (mixing in some Ravonettes for good measure). Miesha & The Spanks show their knack for penning a hooky and melodious rocker with 1950s sensibilities wrapped in a 1990s grunge package.”
“a filthy rocket of pure jet-fuel up the nostril, with surf rock sensibilities, a grunge groove and hair metal swagger.”
“all at once tough and poetic, from the first tune to the last… quite reminiscent of Queens of the Stone Age meets The Animals – a certain coolness about it, making it impossible to forget.”
“On the first single from their upcoming debut album ‘Girls Girls Girls‘ this sizzling two-piece bolide sounds like if Courtney Love‘s hot band Hole is back with a glam grunge stomper. A cracking crasher pushed by dynamite drum hits, spiced with sultry vocals and going totally gaga on the scream-along chorus. Catching stuff to energize your adrenalin flow. You already guessed it: the only way to play this powerful hammerhead is LOUD! Here we go, 1-2-3-4…”
Turn Up The Volume, JL (Belgium)