WATCH: Aye Nako – ‘Nightcrawler’

Brace your eyeholes for some some trippy new visuals from queer punk band Aye Nako. The group have shared a video for their track ‘Nightcrawler’, which recently premiered on Afropunk. It’s full of colourful, cool animation, and shows the group swallowing some tasty looking mushrooms as they explore the subway and Coney Island.

The track is taken from the Brooklyn based band’s second full-length Silver Haze, which was released on April 7th via Don Giovanni Records. Vocalist and guitarist Jade Payne explained: “the song is about unpacking difficult memories trapped inside of a shaken bottle; I open the cap and brace myself to see what happens”. ‘Nightcrawler’ also helped her to confront “a bunch of emotional baggage” that she was carrying from past relationships which she “hadn’t quite dealt with or figured out how to heal from.”

Formed in 2010, Aye Nako is a queer punk band comprised of “four weirdos that write disorienting, but highly melodic punk songs while carving out a space to co-exist in the fold between art, music, and politics”.  The band have self-released one full length record, Unleash Yourself (2013), and EP The Blackest Eye (2015) through Don Giovanni Records. They have toured throughout the US with Screaming Females, Joanna Gruesome, and Speedy Ortiz.

Watch the video for ‘Nightcrawler’ below, and follow Aye Nako on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington

Kate Crudgington

Kate Crudgington

Assistant Editor for Gigslutz (2015-2017) Now Co-Founder, Co-Host & Features Editor for @getinherears