Where have all the riot grrrls gone? You ask – Miesha & The Spanks answer. If you’ve got a yearning for flashy yet classic hard rock, look no further – this Calgary-based duo has the guitar hero-worshipping, face melting, whisky belting sound that you’ve been seeking.
A modern singer/guitarist and beloved fixture on the local scene, frontwoman Miesha Louie is the integral driving force behind Miesha & The Spanks. A mixed-Secwépemc artist living in Treaty 7 Territory, she’s devoted her entire career to inventing and playing instrumentally brilliant melodies that unleash her passions and her full-throated vocal tones.
As a result, Miesha & The Spanks have become a tighter and more muscular version of themselves with each new release. Miesha’s riffs are as quintessentially rock as they come. Her anarchic, femme-powered vibes causing audiences to erupt in devil-horn-raising celebration of razor-sharp hooks delivered with fire and flare.
With all of this poetic leather-jacket wickedness in its prime, comparisons are inevitable; Kim Gordon; PJ Harvey, Joan Jett, Melissa Auf der Maur, Sleater-Kinney, St. Vincent – you get the idea – it’s all expected, but never taken for granted. Naturally gifted with a knack for relentlessly channeling the garage rock greats of yore, Miesha & The Spanks prefer to be perfectly frank. They don’t shy away from the darkness. Armed with a black sense of humour and a serious howl. Nothing is beyond their grasp.