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Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn (her first name pronounced as to rhyme with the former Italian currency) was born on September 17, 1974 at her parents then home on Westview st. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The youngest of three, Mirah grew up mostly in Bala Cynwyd, a suburb of Philadelphia.

In her waning teen years, Mirah moved to Olympia, Washington to attend The Evergreen State College and found herself, four funny years later, with a diploma in her hands and a festoon of flowers about her neck. Continuing to reside in Olympia following graduation, she began making music by default, teaching herself to play guitar and composing 'songs', releasing her first album (Storageland) on Yoyo Recordings in 1997. Proudly joining the roster of other fine artists on the K record label in 1999, she began to experiment with recording, producing some material by herself and also working with her close friend and favourite person to record with ever, Phil Elvrum. Two fantastic albums, You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This (KLP112) and Advisory Committee (KLP135), have since been released by Mirah on K.

Known by herself and her friends to be mostly gay!, Mirah is modest and deliberate, preferring privacy to invasion and reconciliation to war. Her middle name means good day or holy day in Hebrew. In the fall of 2001 Mirah moved back to Philadelphia but spends most of her time on the road.

Milky Wimpshake
Milky Wimpshake is a lo-fi, indie punk threesome from Newcastle originally formed of Ms. Joey Ramone (drums), Christine (bass/vox), and frontman Pete Dale, whose scene credits include running the Slampt label; FAST Connection fanzine; and the bands Avocado Baby, Pussycat Trash, and Red Monkey. An early cassette-only release, called Songs of Zoom and Buzz, introduced the band's playful post-Television Personalities interpretations of modern life and included perhaps their most earnest recorded effort, a cover of Daniel Johnston's "True Love Will Find You in the End." A variety of sought after 7"s followed, including Slampt's The Deviation Amplification Spiral and Seven Unlucky Sevens. Like their folk counterparts Belle & Sebastian, the band is charmingly literate with a due amount of self-deprecation to keep the kids from getting jealous of their cleverness.

In 1997, the band put out their first true album, Bus Route to Your Heart, which includes such post-modern punk song titles as "Noam Chomsky vs. the Ramones" and "I wanna be seen in public with you." By this time, Ms. Ramone was replaced on the drums by Grant. In 2002, Lovers, Not Fighters appeared on Troubleman Unlimited in the States and continued their brand of jangle pop guitar and bouncy bass, while lyrics name-checked Kierkegaard, Max Weber, and ruminated a crush based on a Scrabble triple-word score.

A band from Derby who like synths, kittens and robots. All they want to do is appear on Popworld. Find out more at