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Miesha & The Spanks


I Want Fire” started with a chorus. 🔥

 That was enough to get our producer Leeroy Stagger all fired up: I remember hearing the demo for this and just being bowled over. The chorus is so damn strong and catchy, if there was any justice in this world this song would be a hit.

 Written during the early stages of the pandemic, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to burn down, but something needed to go. My maternity leave should have ended, so I could go on tour and play rad festivals with my husband on parental leave. But suddenly we were two stay at home parents with two six month old babies, unable to perform or socialize, confined to the same routine, getting in each other’s space and driving each other crazy. As I wrote, it became less about burning down what was pissing me off and more about lighting up my own fire and getting back to our normal.

🔥 Now streaming wherever you get your music. 🔥

Nearly a year from when this whole mess started, a lot of pent-up frustration remains, and if people haven’t already, they are ready to explode. When I practice this song, I still feel that. But yelling the anthem helps get it out. I hope it works for you, too.

Our new album Singles EP will be coming at you on April 16, 2021. ⚡️

Miesha & The Spanks offer a dynamic mixture of punk, garage and hard rock embellished with straightforward lyrics, gritty production and hard hitting performances.

“I Want Fire” is the third single coming in hot ahead of the duo’s forthcoming Singles EP, boasting a catchy as hell chorus, and conjuring the urge to explode we’re all feeling after nearly a year of restrictions and lockdowns. For those who want to burn it all down or light it up, “I Want Fire” is open to interpretation. This song rocks hard, and serves as a strong representation of what’s to come. The Singles EP is out April 16th.

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

Miesha & The Spanks are a high octane garage rock duo from Calgary AB, made up of rock n roll matriarch Miesha Louie and her partner in crime, the hardest hitting Sean Hamilton on drums. Together they draw inspiration from classics like The Runaways, L7, and The Buzzcocks to create some modern noise that’s catchy enough to raise a fist and sing along. 

Noise Journal describes them as “a filthy rocket of pure jet-fuel up the nostril, with surf rock sensibilities, a grunge groove and hair metal swagger,” while Canadian Beats called their last album “reminiscent of Queens of the Stone Age meets The Animals – a certain coolness about it, making it impossible to forget.”

They’ve made a name for themselves as a band that really goes for it. Since Miesha created The Spanks in 2008, she’s opened every door, and taken advantage of each opportunity that’s come her way. Tour after tour down Canadian highway to play every small town and big city, with as many drummers as are up to the task, until landing someone crazy enough to stick around. 

Earlier EP’s were released via Winnipeg’s Transistor 66, before joining forces with Calgary’s Saved By Vinyl — a local boutique label —to release Miesha & The Spanks’ Girls, Like Wolves, produced by Ian Blurton in 2013. Saved By Vinyl is the 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 even given attention from Rodney Bingenheimer’s Sirius XM show Rodney On The Rock.  

Miesha & The Spanks – I Want Fire

Miesha & The Spanks – Wanna Feel Good

Miesha & The Spanks – Unstoppable

Miesha & The Spanks – Motorin’

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