ASHNIKKO’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM ‘WEEDKILLER’ OUT NOW
“Ashnikko is creating a magical, post-apocalyptic world”– Rolling Stone
“pop powerhouse” – Pitchfork
“Ashnikko’s concept is at first unexpected but soon makes all the sense in the world.” – The Line of Best Fit, 8/10
“It’s a triumphant debut – one that changes the game like a live wire in water.” – DIY 5*
Today – 25th August 2023 – Ashnikko releases her hotly anticipated new album ‘WEEDKILLER’ out via Warner Music.
WEEDKILLER is a collection of irresistible songs that perfect the bold, genre-blending sound that has defined her work to date. The ‘WEEDKILLER’ universe that Ashnikko has created is a dystopian fantasy that tells the story of a fae civilization occupied and destroyed by machines that feed on organic matter where the faerie protagonist seeks revenge by becoming part machine – a poetic commentary on environmental disaster and the rapid evolution of technology. Full of equal parts naked vulnerability and joyful rebellion, ‘WEEDKILLER’ gives a thundering voice to the oppressed.
About the album, Ashnikko explains, “the world i’ve been crafting for the past two and a half years is finally hatching. I felt immense release writing this record. It deepened my sense of selfhood. It sent roots out of my feet and into the earth. I reclaimed my body from the weedkillers who latched onto my skin like ticks. I hope you are able to writhe around and scream in the forest and howl at the moon and scurry around like a rat to this album.”
- World Eater
- You Make Me Sick!
- Super Soaker (feat. Daniela Lalita)
- Don’t Look At It
- Moonlight Magic
- Miss Nectarine
- Chokehold Cherry Python
- Want It All
- Possession of a Weapon
- Dying Star (feat. Ethel Cain)
To celebrate the release of the album, Ashnikko will play a secret set today at Reading Festival, on the Festival Republic stage at 4pm. The ‘WEEDKILLER’ tour, will hit the US, Europe and UK including headline shows at London’s Alexandra Palace, Brooklyn Mirage in NYC and Élysée Montmartre in Paris.
Their live performances are notoriously riotous – with Ashnikko writhing, jumping and thrashing around the stage whilst the crowd follow suit – and in previous years they’ve packed out tents and stages across the world. Ashnikko will also host a number of fan pop-ups and in-store events leading up to the ‘WEEDKILLER’ release – see details here.
Tickets to the WEEDKILLER World Tour are available at ashnikko.com. EU & UK routing below.
WEEDKILLER WORLD TOUR 2023 – EU & UK LEG
November 19, 2023 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
November 21, 2023 – Warsaw, Poland – Progresja
November 22, 2023 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys ***SOLD OUT***
November 24, 2023 – Paris, France – Elysee Montmartre ***SOLD OUT***
November 25, 2023 – Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk Victoria ***SOLD OUT***
November 26, 2023 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg ***SOLD OUT***
November 30, 2023 – London, UK – Alexandra Palace
December 01, 2023 – Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse
December 03, 2023 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute ***SOLD OUT***
December 05, 2023 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
December 06, 2023 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
December 08, 2023 – Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
December 09, 2023 – Bristol, UK – Marble Factory ***SOLD OUT***
December 11, 2023 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Olympia Theatre ***SOLD OUT***