Updated: Apr 16
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We're kicking off March in style with an interview with Kenny Lush of Vancouver/Pacific Northwestern band Rest Easy. Rest Easy is a punk band who has recently dropped their debut EP via Mutant League Records and luckily for BRD, Kenny was free to answer some questions about the new release, his old bands, and his wrestling career!
BRUTAL REALITY DIGEST: Introduce yourself, your band, and your weapon of choice.
KENNY LUSH: My name is Kenny Lush and I play guitar in Rest Easy.
BRD: What was the first band you ever played in?
KL: Oh man, my very first ever band was a punk band called The Retreads. It had 2 members of the legendary McRackins in it so I learned a lot about song writing from those dudes. Also you should check The McRackins out because they dress up as eggs when they play live.
BRD: Where is the farthest your bands have ever taken you on tour?
KL: Japan I guess would be the furthest. Or Germany. I'm not sure what's further from Vancouver. Either way, hopefully we can go play Australia one day.
BRD: How did the creation of Rest Easy come about?
KL: Jimmy, the drummer, was asking me for awhile to start something up since we have the same influences. And he asked again just as Daggermouth was winding down so I said "fuck ya, lets do it" and the rest is history!
BRD: Any plans to release a full length?
KL: We were actually talking about that tonight. We want to do a full length, but we also want to tour on it when it comes out. So it's in the plans but if this lame ass pandemic goes on longer then maybe we will do another 7 inch first.
BRD: You also wrestle under the name The Loose Cannon, correct? How did you get into wrestling?
KL: Yah, I've been wrestling on and off since 1999. I've always loved wrestling when I was a kid. And growing up, I was always trying moves on my sister and stuff. I even DDT'd a kid in a elementary school fight when I was a kid. One day in high school, I had to choose what I wanted to do once I graduated so as a joke I said I wanted to be a pro wrestler. The teacher laughed and said he would pass me if I could figure out how to become one. So I started researching wrestling schools and all that. Then once high school was over, I moved to the city and started training. Do I wish I invested 20 years into law school or medical school instead? Damn rights I do!
BRD: I remember hearing that you did some wrestling at Fest down in Florida. How often do your two worlds collide like that?
KL: Aw I never wrestled at Fest. Daggermouth played there twice..but I didn't want to wrestle. It would suck if I was stuck wrestling instead of watching The Get Up Kids play hahah!
BRD: Have you had any serious injuries on stage or in the ring?
KL: I fell off a stage playing in Toronto once but I didn't get hurt. In the ring, I've been lit on fire, multiple concussions, torn bicep, head split open a few times and I got a bunch of bones missing from my elbow.
BRD: Will we ever get to see Daggermouth live again?
KL: I don't think so. I would like to do one last show with Nick the original singer, but as far as playing again with the reunion line up we had I don't think so. Never say never but at this point I'd say never.
BRD: Anything else you want the world to know as we stumble forward in 2021?
KL: Everyone please wear a mask, be nice to people, listen to Angels and Airwaves and maybe pick up our 7 inch or a shirt at coldcutsmerch.com/resteasy!