Five Minutes With: Calgary Rock Band Sunstrokes

Sunstrokes is a funky group of four with impactful lyrics, intricate melodic lines and lots of fun. Evelyn weaves intense stories about female empowerment, existential dread and queer journeys throughout the memorizing musicality of her band. They derive inspiration from funk, Latin and metal to make a unique and ever-changing rock sound.







October 2022

# of Albums:

1 EP so far, and 1 single

Latest Album:

Sugar & Honey

Latest Single:

Dragging Digging

Favourite musician growing up:

Avril Lavigne

Favourite musician now:

Fiona Apple

Guilty pleasure song:

Pink Pony Girl

Live show ritual:

Help our drummer bring in drums!

Favourite local musician:


EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Early birds… except the drummer.

Road or studio?


Where can we follow you? 



Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Ten Foot Henry or Rain Dog bar.

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

13th Ave in Inglewood.

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

Harvey’s Passage.

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

Modern Love.

What is your favourite music store in your city?

Hot Wax


About Emilea Semancik 109 Articles
Emilea Semancik was born in North Vancouver. Emilea has always always wanted to work as a freelance writer and currently writes for the Vancouver Guardian. Taking influence from journalism culture surrounding the great and late Anthony Bourdain, she is a recipe author working towards publishing her own series of books. You can find her food blog on Instagram: