New York City dance-punk band !!! (Chk Chk Chk)’s new video for ‘Dancing Is The Best Revenge’, taken from ‘Shake The Shudder’, out May 19th on Warp Records.
“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 some 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.”—Nic Offer
Phoebe Monroe DeLa Strawberry
Director - Will Galperin
Producer - Kyle Thompson
Director of Photography - Jonathan Michael Mahoney
Camera Operator - Jose Babcock
1st AC / Camera Operator - Adam Niva
Production Assistant / Camera Operator - Michael Lipton
Production Assistant - Ben Graham Smith
Editor - Kyle Thompson
Location Manager - Sergio Hernandez