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Milky Wimpshake gigs

October 14, 2010 by  

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Milky Wimpshake gigs

Milky Wimpshake release ‘MY FUNNY SOCIAL CRIME on 6 December – Fortuna POP!

DATES
Wed 27 October – London – Buffalo Bar
Sat 20 November – Leeds – The Common Place

A potent mixture of fizzing pop tunes, punk attitude and protest folk have made Milky Wimpshake one of the UK’s best loved indiepop bands. Their new album My Funny Social Crime is out on Fortuna POP! on 6 December. They’ve released numerous singles and compilation tracks on assorted indie labels, along with three albums, 1998’s Bus Route To Your Heart released on singer Pete Dales’s own legendary Slampt label, 2001’s Lovers, Not Fighters, issued on the ultra-hip Troubleman Unlimited label (Erase Erata, Rogers Sisters) in the States, and 2005’s Popshaped, the latter two both on Fortuna POP! in the UK and Europe.

For many Milky Wimpshake are the spiritual godfathers of the now-thriving North-East music scene, and as überlord of the Slampt label Pete was responsible for launching a hundred fanzines and as many bands, Kenickie included. In the last couple of years the band have headlined both Indietracks Festival and London Popfest.

Obvious pop hits include previous single “One Good Use For My Heart”, a heartfelt ode to remaining in love; the insanely catchy “Cherry Pop”; and a duet with Amelia Fletcher (Talulah Gosh, Heavenly, Tender Trap) on “Eyeball To Eyeball”. And if there are less politics on this album than previous efforts Pete gives it both barrels on “Murder In London”. As well there are two covers that show the breadth of the band’s influences in The Monitors’ Motown classic “Share A Little Love With Me” and a version of Riot Grrrl band Kicking Giant’s “Fuck The Rules”. While most songs adhere to the classic Milky Wimpshake sound – buzzsaw guitar (think Ramones, Buzzcocks), simple bass, garage-y drums, throwaway humorous lyrics – there are moments of real tenderness in “Itchy Feet On A Tuesday Night”, “Patchwork” and “Changing Shape”.

My Funny Social Crime is an album chockfull of pop tunes played with heart and will be warmly received by their many fans and new listeners alike.

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