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The Mis-Made / Press

“Speaking of cigarettes and all things unhealthy, we were deckside when the first band started to play. A strong female voice, a lead singer with hints of Gwen Stefani (I’m using her as a reference point, if just for the first song. You know that song ‘Ex-Girlfriend'? That’s what I’m pointing to). Jumpy, friendly pop-rock. The kind of rock that tickles your ears when you’re talking crap in the rain (as we were). More specifically, the stylings of Mis-Made, a local four piece that have their own family tree of rock wonder. You see, lead singer Jess is ex-Nitocris and rhythm guitarist Jess is ex-Bitchslap. How cool is that? I mean, seriously, can I say it? ‘Oh, what a pleasant surprise!’ There’s heritage right there. And there’s talent, too. Loads of it. The Gwen-cameo vocals came and went (hopefully I’m forgiven for making that reference) and Jess powered on, supported by one of the best bassists on the live”

“The Mis-Made warmed the arriving crowd with their take on back to basics hard rock in the vein of L7, Babes in Toyland and even The Runaways when they hit some melodic vocal hooks. Things opened up when they stepped back from the mics and dug deeper into their playing, carving out some dense and pummelling rock n roll.”

“The Mis-Made opened the night to an eager crowd already in to get their place for L7, and what I instantly loved about this band was the alternating vocals and the balance that their songs held. This is a band that knows where they’re going and they’re doing it really well. This was by far the best support slot I’ve seen picked for a tour this year, these girls just fit the vibe, fit the sound and nailed the brief. Well played, The Mis-Made. Let’s see what the future holds for you. You played like there were 10,000 people here tonight and let’s hope one day you’ll be doing just that.”

“20 years is a long time between visits, but a little piece of L7-inspired genius had been living in Sydney for years – they just called themselves The Mis-Made. With 90s LA alt-rock influences flowing from their sleeves, The Mis-Made ripped through a punky, snarly, and ever so heavy, hard rocking set that often floated into metal land. It was the perfect soundtrack for the leather-clad, middle-finger flipping kids of yesteryear that had turned up in droves, as well as the next crop of alterna-youth who looked to the 90s and thought “damn, that decade knew what was up.””

“Interview With Jess Finlayson”

“Its got a killer bass line, steller guitar solo, thunderous drums, and no matter how intense the instrumentation gets, Jess’ vocals never falter.”

“Made to Burn Bright”