MIESHA AND THE SPANKS - new Single "Mixed Blood Girls"
MIESHA AND THE SPANKS bieten eine dynamische Mischung aus Punk, Garage und Hard Rock, verziert mit geradlinigen Texten, düsterer Produktion und knallharter Performance. Inspiriert von Proto-Punk-Klassikern wie THE RUNAWAYS, MC5 und THE STOOGES und 90er-Jahre-Riot-Grrrl/Grunge wie L7 und THE GITS, zaubern M&TS eine Energie, die einen mitten ins Gesicht trifft und in eine Welt voller Killer-Riffs und schweißtreibender Gigs stürzt.
Ursprünglich ein Punkrock-Kid aus den East Kootenays, startete Miesha Louie dieses Projekt vor einem Jahrzehnt, nachdem sie in die Großstadt Calgary gezogen war. Sie tourte und veröffentlichte wie verrückt und baute so eine Dynamik und einen Ruf für ihren DIY-Ansatz auf, die einen Schlagzeuger mit einbezog. Vor fünf Jahren kam Sean Hamilton hinzu, der einen großen Bonham-Stil mitbrachte, der intuitiv wie John Freese ist und immer das richtige Gefühl für den Song erzeugt.
De Band aus Calgary veröffentlichen die kraftvolle neue Single "Mixed Blood Girls", die vierte Single aus ihrer kommenden Singles EP, die am 16. April 2021 erscheint.
"It's (some of) my story as a mixed Secwépemc girl from the East Kootenays," sagt Miesha . "My dark skin and white features left me open to compliments on my 'beautiful tan' and when they found out it wasn't, I was 'too pretty to be an Indian.' From ballet
moms to dudes in bars, I've heard it all." Sean weist auf die Ausgewogenheit von Musikalität und Storytelling hin. "The drums and guitar open up the song with full force and ferocity, slamming the hook that makes you pay attention."
"But it isn't all skin deep. Being mixed isn't just about appearances and everyone's entitled opinion about them. My story follows where I came from and where I currently stand, distanced from family and culture and often pretty isolated because of it. I was inspired to write this song after attending my friend Smokii Sumac's book launch. A poet before them, Rain Prud'homme, read their poem "Mixedblood Girls" relating their experience as mixed Creole-Indigenous. I loved it. I wanted to be that brave and say my words, but it wasn't an easy thing to do. I had to dig deeper than my own story. The trauma suffered by my grandmother at residential school would influence the rest of—and in many cases, the end of— my immediate Indigenous family. Not every residential school survivor was resilient. The only family reunions I can remember were funerals. What a fucked up feeling. We haven't written a song with explicit language in years. We don't usually need to or want to. But these are the best words for what I feel when I hear shit like 'too pretty to be an Indian,' or when someone compares their tan to my skin, or when I think about what my grandmother went through in residential school, how it affected her children, and their children, but by keeping me separated from all of them my dad created a subjectively healthier life for me, and that because of that I don't really know my Indigenous family. And these are the best words for when I think about how most of them are gone now, and I can't find who's left. Aunties, Uncles, all dead. Can't find my cousins anywhere... What a fucked up feeling. In my search for community I think I wrote an anthem. Our full force behind M-M-M-M-Mixed Blood Girls, I call them hard from the start - anyone who's been living in between or felt left behind. Anyone who can't catch up to their culture. Women and girls fetishized for being dark, exotic, interesting (NDN, you weren't expecting.) For those girls who are brown in the sun, and brown in the shade."