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MIESHA AND THE SPANKS – ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ Album Review

MIESHA AND THE SPANKS – Girls, Girls, Girls

Miesha and the SpanksMiesha & The Spanks have been described as sitting “somewhere between the timeless jam of The Runaways and scrappiness of The Gits.” The opening track to their forthcoming album,  First Blood is perfectly in sync with that description. The music has a grungy, fuzzed up guitar approach and the female lyrics blend melody with grit as the rhythm section pounds away in support.

Motorin’ as the title suggests, has a rock n’ roll sound with some excellent punk rock guitars and drumming supporting the terrific vocals. The Calgary based duo channel some Royal Blood and Deap Valley on the mid-paced, Come Undone replete with pounding drums and dirty guitars.

The plaintive vocals on the lead single, Lost Boy set up an accessible rocker with a bit of a Hives feel (mixing in some Ravonettes for good measure). The duo continue to deliver the melody and hooks to the solar plexus with the grinding, Girls, whilst Atmosphere is a little lighter albeit dealing with infidelity!

On Be Alright, Miesha & The Spanks show their knack for penning a hooky and melodious rocker with 1950s sensibilities wrapped in a 1990s grunge package. It is a compelling mix, well produced and well played throughout as with the stomping rocker, Stranger.

The penultimate track (the 11th song is a “Radio Edit” version of the closing track), Witch Hunt, offers a dirty guitar riff, B-52s sensibilities and channels The Cramps – great song! Summer Love closes the album and the light, poppy ambiance creates a feel good sound perfect for the songs title. The “Radio Edit” version of the song that follows is even more sunshine and light!

Listen to Lost Boy by Miesha & The Spanks here: https://mieshathespanks.bandcamp.com/releases

 

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