Pop disruptor Ashnikko release visuals for her latest single “Cheerleader”, taken from her highly anticipated debut album WEEDKILLER out August 25th.

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Directed by Joanna Nordahl, the music video melds elements of folklore and surrealism, drawing inspiration from the cinematic atmospheres of “Midsommar” and the fierce energy of “Bring It On.” Ashnikko takes on the role as ringleader of a cheerleading cult comprised of none other than the Swedish national cheerleading team. The video sees the army of cheerleaders against a hauntingly picturesque backdrop as they perform competitive ritualistic dance routines with a forced smile. As the video comes to an end we see the consequences Ashnikko’s character faces for refusing to conform to societal pressures.

Speaking on the music video Ashnikko states, “if youth and beauty are the currency, i will pay it in full until i am a withered husk decomposing on the moss and going back to mother earth. the beast looms in my periphery, constantly gazing and assessing as perform for him, hoping i am good enough!!!!!!!”

“Cheerleader” is a siren song about modern beauty standards, undercutting imagery of a poised, pom-pom waving poster-girl with blades, blood stains and broken faces. Like a funhouse mirror it warps the infamous cheer from the opening scene of the early 2000’s movie Bring It On into a critique of our cultural obsession with perfection.

Tickets to the WEEDKILLER World Tour are available at ashnikko.com. UK routing below.


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***

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