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MILKY WIMPSHAKE – Popshaped (Fortuna Pop!)

Posted: June 4th, 2005, by Marceline Smith

Milky Wimpshake is one of the many projects of Pete Dale, something of a diskant hero for Slampt, Red Monkey and the awesome Fast Connection zine and this is partly a collection of old 7″s and partly new songs. Milky Wimpshake make punk pop in the classic 80s indie style; short and simple with cleverly intelligent lyrics on love, politics and people. It’s got charm and heart in shovelfuls whether the subject’s Spiderman comics, the state of the current government or just simple love, love, love. With uncomplicated guitars, perky organ and heartfelt vocals it reminds me most of Heavenly and The Wedding Present and makes them a band for incurable romantics everywhere.

Fortuna Pop

Marceline Smith

Marceline is the fierce, terrifying force behind diskant.net, laughing with disdain as she fires sharpened blades of sarcasm in all directions. Based in Scotland, her lexicon consists of words such as 'jings', 'aboot' and 'aye': our trained voice analysts are yet to decipher some of the relentless stream of genius uttered on a twenty-four hour basis. Marceline's hobbies include working too much and going out in bad weather.


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