WCMA Nominations + Festival Announcements

Lots happening! Lots to share! We’ve got award nominations for the Western Canadian Music Awards, some new festivals to announce for this summer, we just got home from our first weekender in Ontario (with Thunder Queens!), and we still have two more mini-tours to go this month — starting in the Prairies with Dump Babes, and then further east to Montreal, Ottawa, and Kingston for Spring Reverb Festival.

Tour Announcement!

Unbelievably stoked to announce (most of!) our May tour dates! Coming to you in a series of weekenders we’re spreading out our time between the good ol’ Prairies and some of our fav stops in Eastern Canada! Wednesday May 1 – Hamilton ON – The Casbahw/ Mad Ones, Thunder QueensThursday May 2 – Windsor ON […]

Year-end review: Eric Volmers’ favourite local albums of 2023

Miesha Louie has been fronting various incarnations of this duo for more than a decade but may have hit a peak with this multi-layered rock album that showcases both a deepening song craft and some of the best live-wire guitar riffs you will hear this year.

New Music Vid + Spanks For The Memories, 2023…

Our music video for latest single Heart Is On Fire is a homemade memory reel of our busiest year yet! It’s compiled of BTS phone footage, high quality performance footage, and basically whatever could be pieced together to truly do justice to 2023.

CBC Music’s Searchlight 2023: the winners

Outstanding Indigenous artist: Miesha & the Spanks from Calgary with ‘Dig Me Out.’ Miesha Louie, a mixed-Secwépemc artist living in Treaty 7 territory, and percussionist Sean Adams form this guitar-driven duo, which has supported bands including Queens of the Stone Age and Death From Above 1979.

NEW MUSIC: Apple Music Home Sessions

Surprise! We’re stoked to share some stripped down tunes we recorded at OCL Studios, sometime between tours, for Apple Music. The deal was one cover, and one original. Making the song choices for this project was tricky. We aren’t the kind of band that strips down very often. We wanted to make sure whatever we […]

3AM REVELATIONS: Live Review April 13 – The Lido, Vancouver BC

The only thing better than a band playing a release show in Vancouver on the eve of their new album dropping… is playing that show in a venue two blocks away from me! It’s always nice to stroll down the street for a show at The Lido, especially for someone like Miesha & the Spanks celebrating their new release, Unconditional Love In Hi-Fi, which is out today.

FASTER AND LOUDER: Miesha and The Spanks – Unconditional Love In Hi-Fi

Unconditional Love In Hi​-​Fi is a triumph for a number of reasons. Of course the songs rock and compel you to sing along. But at a deeper level, this is a remarkably relatable set of songs. And this album is true to life, with the tone of the songs ranging from angry to inspiring to somber to triumphant to reflective to playful. In telling her own story about processing grief, overcoming self-doubt, adapting to change, and finding the things that set her soul on fire, Miesha Louie is telling the story of a lot of people

METAL MAGAZINE: Miesha and The Spanks – Taking Their Sound To The Next Level

Today is a very important and exciting day for Miesha & The Spanks. The Canadian alt-rock duo return to release their eagerly-awaited new album Unconditional Love In Hi-Fi, alongside the raucous new single So Mad. It is a thrilling time for the musical project that, after having worked on the fifteen songs that make up this new album, now sees the light and promises to delight its fans all over the world. This latest release continues to consolidate their legacy as one of the more energetic names on the Canadian music scene these last few years.