Milky Wimpshake is a punk band from Newcastle Upon Tyne. The band was
formed in the early 1990s as part of the Slampt Underground Organisation
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.
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,
The Yummy Fur and Kenickie included. In the last couple of years the
band have played both Indietracks Festival and London Popfest.