Kamikaze Nurse

One of the most inventive bands coming out of Vancouver’s leftfield music scene, Kamikaze Nurse is greater than the sum of its local supergroup parts.

Artist KC Wei (vocals/guitars) produced the long-running indie showcase Art Rock? The Popular Esoteric, Sonya Eui (vocals/bass) also performs in recent Mint Records signees Necking, drummer John Brennan always has several projects on the go including Organs Without Bodies which I also recently photographed, and the lineup is rounded out by Ethan Reyes on vocals/guitar.

Before the release of their new album Bucky Fleur, KC invited me to photograph the band at Ethan’s East Van home:

One of their first shows after Bucky Fleur officially came out was closing out Music Waste 2019 at the Red Gate on Main:

Their blistering set was a fitting end to this 25th-anniversary edition of Music Waste which handily outlasted the more commercial-oriented Music West festival it originally started in opposition to.

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