New York City dance-punk band !!! (Chk Chk Chk) recently announced the release of their new album, ‘Shake The Shudder’, out May 19th on Warp Records. The album was premiered with the lead track ‘The One 2’, which was featured on BBC 6Music Radio, KCRW, KEXP and has racked up over 400K streams in the last month. The latest single ‘Dancing Is The Best Revenge’ elaborates on the dance performance elements of the first video, by giving the song to some ladies who can really walk the walk and perform the song in the spirit of reinvention.
Lead singer Nic Offer describes the idea behind the video:
“When we recorded ‘Dancing Is The Best Revenge’ I pitched up my voice, becoming Nicole Fayu in the studio – much like Prince became Camille and Morrissey became Ann Coates. The groove felt like a strut or walk and I imagined it akin to drag or ballroom culture.
After ‘The One 2’ video featured such strong dance performances, and was filmed in the historic LA venue Jalisco, we decided to give the song to some girls who could really walk the walk and perform the song as in the spirit of reinvention. We traded outfits and makeup tips and they helped me become IRL Nicole Fayu. Dancing with them was a blast, and it was great to finally see the song walked. I have to admit, I’m not used to being out performed in a video.
These ladies ignore a world that tells them who they should be – they take the stage, walking as whoever they want to be, and that’s their best revenge. Maybe you’ll never put on heels, maybe you’ll never walk onstage, maybe you’ll never be anyone else, but maybe this song/vid/story inspires you to try something you haven’t before.”
The new album ‘Shake the Shudder’ was recorded at the band’s home studio in Brooklyn, produced by longtime collaborator Patrick Ford at Taaffe Palace, and mixed by dance luminaries Phil Moffa, Joakim and Matt Wiggins, the album features a cast of changing singers from Lea Lea, Meah Pace, Nicole Fayu, Cameron Mesirow and Molly Schnick.
26 – DE – Immergut Festival
27 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega
28 – Liverpool, UK – Liverpool Sound City
29 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece
30 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
31 – London, UK – Oval Space
1 – Paris, FR – Trabendo
2 – Lourmarin, FR – Yeah Festival
3 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
4 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound, Plaça Joan Corominas