Skux is Ayisha Jaffer in her new project, spawned musically from a love of punk and a life-long admiration of the riot grrl movement. With the material co-written with Dan Walker of The Death Set, Jaffer performs the work with her band between New Zealand and New York. This release comes in the form of a two-track, double A-side single titled The Two Sides of She debuting today on Noisey, and can be heard below.
Musically and lyrically, Skux explores different states of mind to empathize with her listeners, and the two tracks that make up The Two Sides of She are as strikingly contrasted in vibe as calm waters to raw vitriol. 'More Than 10 Things' is based off the 90’s classic film, 10 Things I Hate About You, but delivered with a twist, while 'On Her Way' is a narrative based around a traveling woman in both work and in adventure. “Both tracks are very different but let's be real... sides, both are you, her, me, she”, Jaffer explains.
“I wanted to make something that portrayed my states of purgatory that others can relate to I'm sure and use my roots that lie in straight punk and are inspired by the riot grrrl movement a bit growing up. Writing with Dan Walker of The Death Set, a group that I think is some of the most raw punk out there was the perfect fit in creating this project. Skux as.”
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