Calgary’s Miesha & The Spanks have been making a name for themselves as a non-stop touring machine, taking their unique brand of rock ‘n roll storytelling to the masses. They’ve just released their latest single, “The Girls Are O.K.” – we caught up with Miesha to find out more about the song, weird interview questions, and collaborations.
From The Strait: Your latest single “The Girls Are O.K.” is insanely catchy and fun. Tell us a bit about it.
Miesha: Thank you! Really simply it was inspired by the girls I mentor year after year at Girls Rock Camp. That combined with waiting to find out the gender of my unborn babies— turns out they are boys but I was sure they would be girls— while I was writing got me thinking about what I fought as a young girl, what these young girls fight today, and what my daughters might face later. And it all just felt ok, positive. Like things were moving forward and by the time babies were teens, there wouldn’t be much to worry about for them. Writing positive songs is new to me! It was fun to put together an anthem I could get behind, and have the girls from camp themselves join me on the recording and belt it out!
FTS: What’s the weirdest question you’ve ever been asked in an interview?
Miesha: People assume that Sean and I are love partners as well as band partners, so when I was planning my wedding, and then expecting twins, he would get a lot of congratulations! Otherwise we get asked about adding bass a lot, usually if the interviewer plays bass.
FTS: What other artist would you like to collaborate with?
Miesha: Snotty Nose Rez Kids! I’m not sure how it would work or what we could do, but I’ve been a total fan girl since we played together in the UK last May and it’s been on my mind a lot.
FTS: Describe your sound in 5 words.
Miesha: Dirty loud rock and roll OR No, we don’t want bass
Check out the latest single from Miesha & The Spanks, “The Girls Are O.K.”!