New York City dance-punk band !!! (Chk Chk Chk) recently released their new album, Shake The Shudder out May 19th on Warp Records.
The latest single and video Dancing Is The Best Revenge elaborates on the dance performance elements of the first single from the album, The One 2, 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.
Rockshot has a Live review coming soon of their London, UK show at Oval Space on 31st May 2017 http://rockshot.co.uk/26866/live-chk-chk-chk-oval-space/
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) continue on a World Tour and then back to the UK on 28th July for Standon Calling
Stream ‘Dancing Is The Best Revenge’ here
Pre-order’ Shake The Shudder’ here