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This profile was last updated on 5/22/06  and contains information from public web pages.

Employment History

  • Singer
    Red Monkey/Milky Wimpshake
  • Slampt Records

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Red Monkey/Milky Wimpshake
  • Founder
    Milky Wimpshake
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Web References
Pete Dale is the singer of ..., 22 May 2006 [cached]
Pete Dale is the singer of RED MONKEY/MILKY WIMPSHAKE. He's a brilliant songwriter and a wonderful lyricist. The songs are catchy in a BILLY BRAGG/BILLY CHILDISH sort of way, and his playing is that of a well-trained folk singer. It's messy and heartfelt and catchy and witty and romantic and fearless.
New Page 2, 2 May 2004 [cached]
Pete Dale of Slampt Records and also a member of Red Monkey has been kicking out some incredible pop music with this band for quite a while.
Fortuna POP! - Release details, 17 July 2011 [cached]
This is the third full-length album from Pete Dale and co., though it's not an album in the traditional sense (like anything Milky Wimpshake does is traditional...) - this is a combination of old and new compositions recorded over the past couple years.
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.
Pete Dale, the onetime Slampt record label chap, is the lanky, leftist vegetarian not-poet at the helm of these twee anthems. More than a decade into their this-isn't-work, it's-cherry-water-ice career, he and the Wimps keep churning out love songs for punk rockers.
Step forward Pete Dale, one-time überlord of the indier-than-thou Slampt imprint, and his trusty sidekicks Christine and Grant. As a DIY label boss and promoter, Pete did the spade work that paved the way for the current crop of North East flavours of the month, including The Futureheads and Maximo Park.
Dale has always had the courage to marry social politics alongside personal ones as well, and this album is no exception.
Anyone else daring to write a verse like "The first touch was our noses, a bump into each other; that's the way it goes-es, I had to phone my mother" would command nothing less than a slap, yet somehow in the hands (and mouth) of Dale it's the sweetest thing you'll hear all year.
Like MJ Hibbett, Milky Wimpshake's Pete Dale has a way with words when it comes to describing foibles and such with a left-wing political bent. However, rather than being a singer-songwriter type, he has assembled a band of three to deliver his songs with a Medway punch but also the deftness of the new-wavers and the spirit of the Buzzcocks.
Pete Dale still sings about girls he's never gonna get, the welfare state, and the little man fighting back. And all above the greatest indie pop music.
And it's followed up by the desolate 'Cheque Card', in which Dale sound both angry and desperate at the same time. Utterly beautiful.
Yep, it's Milky Wimpshake to finish, but this is the easy one as they are, as ever the most immediate proposition of all these records, with Pete Dale's endlessly romantic, wide-eyed lyrics dovetailing with power-trio guitars and riffs that alternately recall Buzzcocks and Thrilled Skinny! (it's the lovelorn words that push them, as an overall package, much toward the former).
"I need... to find a way / straight to your heart", sings Pete: he really means it, and believe me, he'll get there soon enough.
A compilation of old and new material and a genuine treat with the Neville Clay cover "Pearshaped". (the Geordie songsmith who wrote the modern depression standard, "Your Dad Sells Lighters") The bulk of this set is clever-kid punk, buckets of irony, pathos, gaucherie and all that, but the real elevator here is the sheer heart and brain of Pete Dale and the people he plays with. All the bases are covered, life, love, agiprop and straight out fun, the sound of Wimpy Milkshake remains both endearingly dated and first pint fresh, try it.
Yes, I'm looking at the band name, the album title, the embroidered heart on the front cover and the word 'twee' lodges its controversial self into my brain once again. But whether that's a good or a bad thing usually depends on where irony levels lie, and luckily Milky Wimpshake's tunesmith Pete Dale seems to mean what he's singing, even if it is about girls wearing sensible shoes.
Pete Dale il frontman sfodera una voce alquanto anonima accompagnata da quella di Cath Tyler nei brani "Pearshaped" e "Count to 3". L'atmosfera che si respira è una sorta di omaggio ai grandi nomi dell'indie come i Pavement ma con le dovute distanze.
Pete Dale And The Beta ... [cached]
Pete Dale And The Beta Males
Milky Wimpshake return with a brand new album of melodic punk indie-pop, splattered with Pete Dale's wry lyrics and simple, direct guitar riffs.
As Pete explains: "The song is pretty unambiguous: love is not a crime and homophobia should never be tolerated. Ever." The album title Encore, Un Effort! is an old Marxist slogan popular in France and used by, for example, Situationist René Viénet in his 1977 film Chinois, Encore Un Effort Pour Etre Révolutionnaires (One More Effort, Chinese, If You Want to be Revolutionaries). To some extent, though, the 'encore' is Milky Wimpshake's: who would have thought they would still be going some twenty odd years since the first tape and 7" singles?
This LP is an added extra for the die-hards who've stuck with the band - or, continuing with our french, a port manteaux for those who have never come across the band before. Milky Wimpshake were formed by Pete in 1993 with Christine Rowe joining the band on bass in early 1994.
The band have now been recording for Fortuna POP! for 15 years and they love the label more and more as the years pass: Pete recently declared that "Fortuna POP! is the best label in the UK, bar none!
Regional Music Curators: Tammy Rae ..., 28 July 2015 [cached]
Regional Music Curators: Tammy Rae Carland of Mr. Lady Records and I (heart) Amy Carter zine (American South); Pete Dale of Slampt Records and Pussycat Trash (England); Donna Dresch of Chainsaw Records and Team Dresch (Pacific Northwest); Maaike Muntinga of Riot Grrrl Benelux and Ladyfest Amsterdam + Jessica Gysel of Girls Like Us magazine (Belgium + the Netherlands); Lynne T + Bernie Bankrupt of Lesbians on Ecstasy (Canada); Allison Wolfe of Bratmobile, Girl Germs zine and Ladyfest Olympia (D.C. + Olympia); Elisa Gargiulo of Dominatrix (Brazil); Ceci Moss + Astria Suparak, exhibition curators and former Riot Grrrls (California)
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