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BBC Radio 1 StageFriday7:10 pm

Ashnikko’s songs are like portals. You’re instantly transported to a hyper, horny, whimsical universe where emotions are dramatised, gender stereotypes are disrupted, and revenge reigns supreme. From the demonic brat rap of early singles like “Halloweenie” and “STUPID (ft. Yung Baby Tate)” to the lurid alt-pop of viral hits “Daisy” and “Slumber Party (ft. Princess Nokia)”, an ever-evolving sound is anchored by a cheeky humour and subversive personality that couldn’t belong to anyone else. While DEMIDEVIL showcased a more head-on approach, directly tackling themes of sexual revolution and revenge, her debut album WEEDKILLER is more allegorical, steering towards liberation and persevering through the dark to reach the inevitable light.