Strange Breed are a 4 piece, all queer, all female garage rock band based out of Vancouver, BC. Sounding like every 90’s riot grrrl fans’ feminist wet dream with an unexpected modern rock twist – Strange Breed has been described as a “Grittier B52’s”, or what a collaboration between Veruca Salt, Paramore, Bikini Kill and Hole would sound like.

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The Impact

Strange Breed keeps listeners on the tips of their toes…That is, when they aren’t busy turning a regular dive bar into the sweaty dance party of the century. Their unique writing style and catchy hooks have caught the attention of music aficionados all over, and in a short year and a half, they have been invited to play large local venues such as Fortune Sound Club, The Fox Cabaret, The Waldorf, Venue, The Rickshaw, and The Cobalt. They have also had their music played on popular community/campus radio stations across the country, and their song “Sharks” was selected as Cjsf 90.1’s #1 Track of 2018. They were also Top 100 Finalists in CBC’s Searchlight 2019 Competition, listed as a producer’s pick.

They are currently in the studio working on their first studio album, and are slowly taking over their local music scene one show at a time. Strange Breed constantly has individuals of all different backgrounds reaching out and expressing how much they appreciate seeing queer representation in accessible music, and hearing “good, catchy tunes with an actual message”.

“…The positive atmosphere they created did not, however, disguise the seriousness of the issues addressed in some of their songs — “The C Word,” an homage to consent, and “Gun Control,” a challenge to the hypocrisy of the NRA. (-Written by Hannah Toms for Discorder Magazine” — Read the whole article here)

The Vision

Strange Breed is all about promoting positive change through the messages in their music and in their general interactions with the world and online – be it political, social, or based around physical/mental health. They have been a part of raising money for vital organizations like Music Heals BC, Girls Rock Camp Vancouver, The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre and WISH! Drop In Centre Society.

Strange Breed always takes a moment during each show to ensure that the acknowledgement is made of who’s land they have the privilege of playing music on, and ensures that people know what kind of environment they are entering when they come to a Strange Breed show…

What does THIS mean? We don’t tolerate folks who spew hate speech against marginalized groups. We don’t support violence of any kind. We don’t tolerate sexism, racism, homophobia/transphobia etc. We don’t want to see any kind of predatory behaviour at our shows – if someone says no to you (be it to dance, to make out, to let you buy them a drink, anything at all) RESPECT that. If you don’t, you’re out in a heartbeat.
If you ever feel unsafe or uncomfortable at one of our events, please find one of us and say something. We want you to know what kind of environment you’re a part of when you come to one of our shows. ♥️”

Safe spaces, Inclusivity, Good times and Great music is what these babes are all about.