Hey! Manchester presents Milky Wimpshake [Cancelled]
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We’re delighted to be working with Milky Wimpshake again, this time on Spring Bank Holiday Sunday!
Based around the nucleus of Pete Dale on vocals, guitar and songwriting and Christine Rowe on bass, Milky Wimpshake have been gigging since the mid 1990s. Quite a number of drummers have appeared over the course of seven or eight LPs, including Emma Wigham of Witching Waves on their soon-to-be-released new LP The Wimps are Alright. The band has a small but enthusiastic cult following, numbering the late John Peel and Iggy Pop (who recently professed his enthusiasm for the band on his 6 Music show) among its fans. In 2014, Alexis Petridis compared Milky Wimpshake to Arctic Monkeys in the Guardian on grounds of both bands’ longstanding reputations. The 2015 album Encore, Un Effort!, was awarded 7/10 in both NME and Uncut.
Wimpshake recorded for the Fortuna POP! label for 15 years, gigging regularly with labelmates Spook School, Martha and others from the UK’s current crop of younger DIY punk-related groups. Milky Wimpshake are considered grandees of the UK DIY scene, indeed, having survived as a group from the heyday of Riot Grrrl through to the present with gigs every year and regular record releases over the last 25 years.
The gig at Gullivers in Manchester will be part of a short tour to promote the new album The Wimps are Alright, which will be out in early May.