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:
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.