miesha & the spanks
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miesha & the spanks

Calgary, Alberta, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF | AFM

Calgary, Alberta, Canada | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2008
Duo Rock Garage Rock




"Matt Lee's Top 10"

7. Miesha & The Spanks, “Girls, Like Wolves”: Miesha and The Spanks are from Calgary and are the kind of hard-touring, hard-partying riff-masters you don’t see a lot of in this country anymore. While all these sappy attention whore bands snuffle around corporate festivals, hoping for little crumbs of ego candy to drop their way. Meanwhile, Miesha keeps it real, down and greasy, touring back and forth across the nation like the proverbial bat out of hell. Her songs are short, diamond hard nuggets that have an understated side, made for dancing around, clutching a warm tallboy to your leather-jacketed chest. She can sure shred a guitar and her vocals are gnarly without overdoing it, throwing out hooks like it ain’t no thing. Fat, badass production by Sir Ian Blurton of C’Mon fame sure doesn’t hurt things, either. - The Big Takeover (Montreal), Oct 6 2013

"Review- "Girls, Like Wolves""

Girls, Like Wolves crashes along like a swirl of punk chords emerging from a shambling old garage down some twisting back alley. The new record from Miesha & the Spanks is pretty great in that way, all hectic and urgent in the way the songs spill out of the speakers and into the air. - Vue Weekly (Edmonton), Sept 11, 2013

"Review- "Girls, Like Wolves""

Recorded live off the floor in a cabin on the lower lake of Kananaskis, Alberta, Miesha & The Spanks’Girls, Like Wolves sounds vaguely reminiscent of The Runaways. This has a lot to do with Miesha Louie’s vocals, which are full of unabashed confidence and spunk. The lyrics from “Wrecking Ball” (not a Miley Cyrus cover) ask, “Take it off” and you can’t help but imagine a young Cherie Currie repeating the same lyric over and over again, too. - Stylus Magazine (Winnipeg), Dec/Jan 2014

"Review- "Girls, Like Wolves""

It is hard not to compare Miesha & The Spanks with their sonic and superb ancestors: Joan Jett and Suzi Quatro. Yet, this high-energy act has enough spark to spur its very own legacy. Headed by Miesha Louie, ‘Girls, Like Wolves’ is a compact, fully-loaded visceral experience; sort of like a V8 engine in a souped up sports car. Everything about Miesha is natural and relatable, from her single gal digs and primitive voice to her propensity for lyrics that are meaningful, fun, smooth and catchy. - Penny Black Music, UK, December 2013

"Mike Bell’s Top Calgary-Bred Albums of 2013"

2. Miesha & The Spanks, “Girls, Like Wolves”: With each passing album, Miesha Louie perfects her prayers, ones to be howled on the knees at the alter of rock ’n’ roll. She gets a hand, this time out, from one of this country’s most seasoned acolytes, with Ian Blurton sitting in the producer’s chair, making sure her sharp, shards of sweaty, sultry R&R hit the mark harder, heavier and noisier than ever before.

She’s only getting badder and better, only going to get more power in her preaching.

But for now, bow down for Calgary’s reigning rock goddess. - Calgary Herald, December 26, 2013


Miesha & The Spanks - Stranger EP, Independent, October 2016
(Funding received from FACTOR Demo Grant)
*“Stranger” added to rotation on CBC Radio 3, X929 (Calgary)

Miesha & The Spanks - Summer Love EP, Independent, July 2015
*“Summer Love” added to rotation on CBC Radio 3, X929, The Peak 95.3 (Calgary)

Miesha & The Spanks- "Girls, Like Wolves", Saved By Vinyl, August 2013

*Charting on Earshot-Online.com for 8 weeks, peaking at #12 nationally (October 8, 2013)

Miesha & The Spanks / The Sphinxs- Split 12", Independent, November 2011

*Charting on Earshot-Online.com for 8 weeks, peaking at #20 nationally (November 22, 2011)

Miesha & The Spanks- Gods Of Love, Transistor 66, February 2011

*Charting on Earshot-Online.com for 6 weeks, peaking at #14 nationally (March 15, 2011);
*Charted at #40 for 2011 on Earshot-Online.com
*Hit #1 on local Calgary radio CJSW 90.9fm, Edmonton on CJSR, Lethbridge on CKXU

Miesha & The Spanks- Mean / Fuck, 45rpm 7", Transistor 66 Records, September 2010

*Charted on campus/community radio across Canada Sept 21-Nov 9;*Hit #1 on local Calgary radio CJSW 90.9fm, Edmonton on CJSR, Lethbridge on CKXU

Miesha & The Spanks - Mmmade For Me, Transistor 66 Records, September 2009
*Spent 8 weeks on Canadian campus/community top 40 on both Earshot-Online.com and ChartAttack.com, peaking at #22 nationally;
*Hit #1 on local Calgary radio CJSW 90.9fm, Lethbridge at CKXU

Miesha & The Spanks - S/T, 33rpm 7", Independent, October 2008
*Hit #1 on local Calgary radio 90.9fm


"Lloyd The Conquerer" Feature film & Soundtrack, 2012

CJSW - Live Sessions At CJSW CD, Independent Compilation, December 2009
*Compilation of live on-air performances on CJSW 90.9fm

Megatunes- 21st Anniversary Compilation, October 2009
*Compilation of local artists to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Alberta record store, Megatunes.



Loud, sweaty, sweet rock n roll- Miesha & The Spanks are two of Calgary AB's busiest road junkies. Miesha Louie and Sean Hamilton’s brand of garage rock sits somewhere between the timeless jam of The Runaways and scrappiness of The Gits, with just enough influence from 50s girl-group romanticism to catch a case of pop sensibility. They’re explosive together on stage, and their upcoming album, produced by Paul Rawson and Danny Farrant (The Buzzcocks) promises to put that on record. Miesha & The Spanks are at their best spilling out of their van and onto a stage after a real long drive. 

Miesha & The Spanks have toured coast to coast consistently, and performed repeatedly at NXNE, Halifax Pop Explosion, Sled Island, CMW and BreakOut West. They have shared the stage with Queens of The Stone Age, Death From Above 1979, Hot Snakes, Nashville Pussy, Imperial State Electric, Pack AD, C’mon, Bison BC, Hot Hot Heat and many more amazing bands. As a session vocalist, Miesha has also collaborated with Calgary’s Small-Town DJ’s, Cripple Creek Fairies, Drum N DJ, and internationally with Danny Farrant & Paul Rawson – with work featured in The Vampire Diaries and SyFy’s Being Human. Additional sync opportunities have seen her music in Loyd The Conquerer (2011) and in Miller Light promotional web series.

With a past rooted in national charting on college stations, it was no surprise that the duo was selected among the top 12 to participate in Alberta’s PEAK Performance Project. The prized artist development program equipped Miesha with the arsenal to build her career and make deeper connections in Canadian industry. It was a chance meeting with Daniel Farrant (The Buzzcocks) at Sled Island that spawned the direction of the duo’s direction into mainstream rock. The collaboration saw the production and release of ‘Stranger EP’ cited by Mike Bell of the Calgary Herald as “representing Miesha and The Spanks at their most polished and more accessible”.

The theme of their upcoming full release ‘Girls Girls Girls’, will stick to fleeting love and urgency – a subject that remains at the core of Miesha’s impassioned songwriting. The album will highlight the new direction for Miesha, spurred by newest member Sean Hamilton- who brings a distinctive style to the table that imbues the new tracks with visceral energy and unbridled electricity, rounded out by the sonic styling of Farrant and Rawson.

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