Nikki Fierce is a three-piece art rock/dark indie rock band from Toronto. The lineup consists of guitarist Evangeline Molly, bassist Emzy, and drummer Claire Nola, with shared lead vocals. Their sound plays with the raw elements of post-punk and goth rock while also putting a strong focus on melodic vocals and harmonies. The band first formed when the members were in high school and didn’t yet know how to play instruments. They were inspired after watching a film about the 70’s all-girl rock band The Runaways, a group whose makeshift attitude towards music and performance has continued to influence them. As Nikki Fierce’s sound evolved, their songs tended to focus especially on gender and sexual politics; challenging and addressing issues such as social norms, body dysmorphia, media representations, violence against women, and emotional trauma.
In 2018, Nikki Fierce kicked off their year by releasing their E.P. Man Made Woman which was recorded and produced by Josh Korody at Candle Recording. They played festivals such as CMW and Winnipeg’s Real Love Fest. In July, Nikki Fierce toured Canada as support for Toronto-bred indie act Hooded Fang, playing in major cities such as Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton.
In 2019, the band has already played Exclaim’s “Class of 2019” and headlined a show to promote their newest music video. Their most recent song, “Me Too”, is a feminist anthem written in the wake of the Time’s Up movement.