Miesha & The Spanks Dig Me Out
18. February 2021 By Walter Price 0

…embers’ still hot, MIESHA & the SPANKS – I Want Fire

Miesha & The Spanks – I Want Fire is available at Bandcamp, Apple Music.

Miesha & The Spanks

by Walter Price

The new single “I Want Fire” from Calgary duo Miesha & The Spanks is a growling stick of dynamite. For fans of Wanton Bishops, White Stripes, and/or Illiterate Light this lusty ode to rekindling some ‘fire’ (of varying definitions) will feel right at home on their pedal-to-the-metal playlists.

Hey! Hey!
Don’t you wanna light it up
Light it up?
Hey! Hey!
Don’t you wanna light it up
Light it up?

It’s simple it’s easy
I love you, come get me
The embers’ still hot
Yeah they burn in the dark
And we got a moment
Just us and it’s so good
I see your fire goin’
So baby light me up!

I want Fire
Now you know
No you don’t
make me repeat myself

With Sean Hamilton on drums and Miesha Louie’s mighty vocals seemingly cutting through any misconceptions about this song’s intentions, Louie explains that this firecracker track is open to interpretation, “I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to burn down, but something needed to go. My maternity leave should have ended, so I could go on tour and play rad festivals with my husband on parental leave. But suddenly we were two stay-at-home parents with two six-month-old babies, unable to perform or socialize, confined to the same routine, getting in each other’s space, and driving each other crazy. As I wrote, it became less about burning down what was pissing me off and more about lighting up my own fire and getting back to our normal.”

And to add more coolness to this Leeroy Stagger produced single, check out the film, directed by Hans Grossmann. It’s a nod to any one of the haunting ‘cabin in the woods’ type horror flicks. A conjuring is afoot as the pair summons whatever it is hidden just out of reach. Set in the snowy forest surrounding Lower Kananaskis Lake (Alberta) the bleakness adds to the raw power of this song’s lyrics and undeniable drive. Sam Raimi, eat your heart out!

“I Want Fire’ is taken from the band’s forthcoming Singles EP, expected April 16, 2021. But no need to wait, you can stream the track and watch the music video, now at the GTC.


Band photo by Unfolding Creative Photography

Performed by: Miesha Louie (vocals, guitar, bass), Sean Hamilton (drums, back-up vocals), Ryland Moranz (guest extra bonus guitars)
Written by: Miesha Louie, Sean Hamilton
Published by: Miesha Louie
Produced by: Leeroy Stagger
Studio Engineer: Ryland Moranz
Mixed by: Leeroy Stagger
Recorded at: Rebeltone Ranch, Lethbridge AB
Mastered by: Noah Mintz, Lacquer Channel Mastering,
Toronto ON

Directed/Filmed/Edited by Hans Grossmann, HG Creative
Extra Camera: Matt Cookson

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I remember hearing the demo for this and just being bowled over. The chorus is so damn strong and catchy,if there was any justice in this world this song would be a hit.” – Leeroy Stagger

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