SEAN HAMILTON - DRUMS // MIESHA LOUIE - GUITAR/VOX

Based in Treaty 7 Territory, Miesha & The Spanks have been making a name for themselves as Calgary’s louder-than-you-might-think, non-stop touring machines. They’ve been described as “a fast, nasty, sexy slab of riff-fuelled Runaways rock, clad in spit-polished black leather and bursting with sass and singalong swagger”— portrayed by rock n roll matriarch Miesha Louie and her partner in crime, the hardest hitting Sean Hamilton on drums.

 

Miesha created The Spanks back in 2008 as a means to control her destiny— a specific brand of rock grown from her punk rock roots and nurtured by her own experiences and story-telling, with a career heavy in touring and vinyl. No more band break-ups and lost songs — Miesha & The Spanks would do what it wanted as long as Miesha wanted. Earlier EP’s were released via Winnipeg’s Transistor 66, before the resurrection of Calgary’s Saved By Vinyl — a local boutique label, and current home to MATS, Astral Swans, and Eamon McGrath.

Their 2018 release Girls Girls Girls was produced by Danny Farrant of UK Punk Legends The Buzzcocks. The album reached #1 on Earshot!’s National Loud charts, and had singles hit #7 on CBC 3’s R3-30, and #1 on the Indigenous Music Countdown. It was given regular attention by Rodney Bingenheimer’s Sirius XM show Rodney On The Rock. Girls Girls Girls saw Miesha & The Spanks on the cover of Alberta’s Beatroute Magazine, accompanied by 30 dates across Canada, and festival appearances at Blizzard Music Fest (Rossland BC), Canadian Music Week (Toronto), Sled Island (Calgary), Rifflandia (Victoria BC), Halifax Pop Explosion (Halifax), Big Winter Classic (Calgary), The Great Escape (Brighton UK), FOCUS Wales (Wrexham UK), and Breakout West (Whitehorse YK). At the YYC Music Awards 2019, Girls Girls Girls brought home Rock Recording Of The Year and Single Of The Year (Summer Love), as well as securing Miesha as Female Artist Of The Year.

2020 bodes springtime singles leading up to their next EP, and you guessed it, more festivals and touring.

 

MATS have played as direct support to such acts as Queens Of The Stone Age, Death From Above 1979, Hot Snakes, Propagandhi, Pack AD, White Lung, Reignwolf, and more. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 Great Escape Festival, FOCUS WalesCanadian Music Week, Halifax Pop Explosion, Sled Island Music Festival, Breakout West, UP + DT Music Festival, Rifflandia, NXNE +more

  • Top 12 Finalists of The Peak Performance Project 2015

  • Winners of X92.9FM's Xposure contest 2011

  • 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

AWARDS

  • ROCK RECORDING OF THE YEAR - Girls Girls Girls (YYC Music Awards, 2019)

  • SINGLE OF THE YEAR - Summer Love (YYC Music Awards, 2019)

  • FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR (YYC Music Awards, 2019)

 

UPCOMING 2020 PERFORMANCES

CURRENTLY BOOKING SUMMER/FALL 2020
PLEASE CONTACT
 MANDTHESPANKS@GMAIL.COM TO BOOK

SXSW FESTIVAL
CANCELLED

MARCH 18 - ESTHER'S FOLLIES, AUSTIN TX

BREAKOUT WEST SHOWCASE W/ SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS, PORT JUVEE, GUNNER & SMITH, BEGONIA, +MORE

PRAIRIES MINI TOUR

w. SILENCE KIT

APR 22 - TIMES CHANGED, WINNIPEG MB
APR 23 - BLACK CAT TAVERN, SASKATOON SK

APR 24 - OHANLONS, REGINA SK

APR 25 - LAST BEST, CALGARY AB

TALLINN MUSIC WEEK 
RESCHEDULED

MARCH 25 - TALLINN, ESTONIA

BREAKOUT WEST SHOWCASE W/ SLOW DOWN MOLASSES, ST ARNAUD, +MORE

HANWELL HOOTIE

MAY 9 - THE FORESTER, LONDON UK

UBIQU LIVE SHOWCASE

MAY 10 - THE SHACKLEWELL ARMS, LONDON UK

LATEST VIDEOS

 
 

"GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS" 
PRESS QUOTES

“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.”

BEATROUTE

 

“… 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.”

IMPERFECT FIFTH

 

“a 10-track blast of high-energy, scrappy punk, singer Miesha Louie wailing like Corin Tucker.”

THE COAST

 

“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.”

PUNK ONLINE

 

a filthy rocket of pure jet-fuel up the nostril, with surf rock sensibilities, a grunge groove and hair metal swagger.”

NOISE JOURNAL

 

“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.”

CANADIAN BEATS

“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)

 

CONTACT

Management & Canada Booking + Miesha Louie

MandTheSpanks@gmail.com

Radio + Antiskeptic Entertainment

Demetrius@AntiskepticEntertainment.com

Festivals & Europe Booking + Pop Trip Entertainment

Marco@PopTrip.net

 Press + Listen Harder PR

Cristina@ListenHarder.com

 Label + Saved By Vinyl

Dawn@SavedByVinyl.com

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