Milky Wimpshake – Lovers Not Fighters

(Fortuna Pop FPOP34)

Author: Jyoti Mishra
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 02:22:21 BST

For those who haven’t heard them, MW excel at punky, poppy songs with lyrics that always provoke you, even if that sometimes mean they irk

I stuck the album on and straight away it cheered me up. I guess some people might think it’s a bit retro indie but in these days of faux garage and Pro Tools punk, it sounds fresh to my ears.

I really, really, really like the lyrics. Some of them are a bit Half Man Half Biscuit but with a streak of lefty nastiness that I love. Less ironic and distanced, more taking the piss.

This is my fave lyric, taken from the eponymous song:

“This song has a verse but has no chorus police are out in force and looking for us but we don’t care because we’re upside down and Australia is the other way round so we’ll ignore the man hope they’ll do the same to us”

Please go out and buy it / bug your local indie shop to stock it. If you can’t find it in a shop, try here:

Milky Wimpshake Homepage

If you like The Buzzcocks, The Brilliant Corners or have a secret fond place in your heart for The Pooh Sticks ‘On Tape’, you’ll probably love this record,
love and kisses,