This is an archive item from Supersonic 2023

Supersonic are honoured to welcome Backxwash to the stage for her first ever UK performance, and only UK appearance this year. Backxwash is a Rapper/Producer born in Lusaka, Zambia. The music she makes is cathartic, expressive and based on her lived experiences. 


The moniker of Ashanti Mutinta, now based in Montreal, is noted for her work rooted in horrorcore, hip-hop and industrial metal genres. Winner of the prestigious 2020 Polaris Music Prize, her output includes a culmination of themes around the intersection between faith, identity, and queerness. The poetry of her lyrics are the beginning of a cathartic healing process in which she is granting herself permission to be angry.  


“with more pronounced fury and possession barreling from her chest about condemnation and eternal judgment over noise rock arrangements, hell has never felt more real in Backxwash’s music.”
Loud & Quiet