New York punk-funk group !!! (Chk Chk Chk) has a live show that’s as stimulating as one could expect, and they have the tapes to prove it.
In the video for “NRGQ,” from their latest album Shake The Shutter, the group takes a decidedly barebones approach to the elaborate track. Featuring touring vocalist and collaborator Lea Lea and a wardrobe that almost exclusively includes short shorts, the band captures the offbeat energy of the funk track.
The video makes light of the renowned status of their live show with lead singer Nic Offer seemingly downplaying the myth when discussing the video.
“Are we really as good as you think we are when you see us? I have no idea. But we decided to film ourselves to let you judge for yourselves,” Offer tells Billboard. “And the record company gave us a budget, so we bought some fancy suits. We clean up all right, don’t we?”
Despite the glimpse provided in the video, “NRGQ” proves that you can never really expect what will happen at a !!! show.
Catch !!! on tour starting on Sept. 3 in Albany, N.Y. Tour information can found on their website here. Their latest album Shake The Shudder is available now via Warp Records.