Ashnikko announces debut Australia and New Zealand tour for April 202328 Nov 2022
Frontier Touring are pumped to announce US pop provocateur Ashnikko will play her first ever Australia and New Zealand shows in April 2023. The cross-genre hyper-pop artist whose music ricochets around themes of empowerment, vengeance, and sexual positivity will play Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland.
Frontier Members pre-sale kicks off Wednesday 30 November at 10am local time before the General public on sale on Friday 2 December at 10am local time.
The London based North Carolina-born mercurial singer-rapper will kick off her Australian leg of the tour with two Melbourne Northcote Theatre shows on Saturday 1 April with a U18 matinee show followed by a 18+ evening show. The tour continues to Adelaide playing Hindley St Music Hall on Monday 3 April, then Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall on Tuesday 4 April, Sydney’s Big Top on Thursday 6 April before a final show in New Zealand at Auckland Town Hall on Saturday 8 April.
Ashnikko makes music for the girls in the club with their heels in their hands, mascara running down their cheeks as they screech “This is my song!” and scurry to the dancefloor.
Taking inspiration from trap, hyper-pop and gossamer, over-saturated imagery to formulate Ashnikko's character, her genuine, bubble-gum persona has seen her infinitely shareable tracks rise to fame. Those hits include ‘Daisy’, ‘Cry (feat. Grimes)’, ‘Deal With It (feat. Kelis)’, ‘Slumber Party (feat. Princess Nokia)’, ‘STUPID (feat. Yung Baby Tate)’, ‘Tantrum’ and ‘Toxic’. Ashnikko also appears on VALORANT’s ‘Fire Again (feat. Ashnikko)’ and Lady Gaga’s ‘Dawn Of Chromatica’ album with ‘Plastic Doll – Ashnikko Remix’.
In 2020, Ashnikko released her summer anthem, ‘Daisy’ - merging her unique hyper energised rapping with melodic vocals and dedicates the single to all the self-proclaimed brats of the world. As ever, Ashnikko delivers her messages of empowerment through a bubblegum blue hue to inspire young women to be themselves. ‘Daisy’ followed on from the single ‘Cry’ that features ethereal pop star Grimes which has surpassed 50+ million Spotify streams. Watch the video for ‘Cry’ here with both Ashnikko and Grimes transformed into anime characters for this blood soaked story line. 2021 saw the release of the two track single, ‘Panic Attacks in Paradise / Maggots’.
Ashnikko released her first full length album, the ten track mixtape, DEMIDEVIL – out now via Warner Music Australia here, in 2021, flaunting her multi-hyphenate genre spanning style throughout as she ricochets between theme of empowerment, vengeance to full blown side splitting humour.
Ashnikko says on the mixtape “The fruit of my loins, the apple of my eye, the product of my blood, sweat, snot, and tears, my mixtape DEMIDEVIL!!!!!”
DEMIDEVIL excovates her emotions and experiences with friendships, relationships and even with the music industry, from the very literal ‘Toxic’ to the shot pouring and dance floor ready ‘Drunk With My Friends’. Channeling her grungier side on ‘Little Boy’ and ‘Good While It Lasted’ we get a taste of Ashnikko’s acerbic tongue and to finish, is the ‘funny ‘cause it’s true’ ‘Clitoris! The Musical’. A hilarious take down of the hetrosexual males' arguable inability to find the sweet spot.
“Rising pop provocateur” - DAZED
“[DEMIDEVIL is] one hell of a ride” - VOGUE
“bubblepunk pop-star” - NME
More about Ashnikko:
Art, music and sexual liberation are the three most potent ingredients in Ashnikko’s rebellion. Born and raised in suburban Greensboro, North Carolina, her parents raised her on a musical diet comprised exclusively of country music and Slipknot. Ashnikko buried herself in music growing up, listening exclusively to female artists until she was 17 – specifically proudly feminist and sex positive female artists – all of whom shaped her early sound. As soon as she turned 18, she moved to London and spent her nights wandering nightclubs and open mics and becoming the Ashnikko we know today.