Nikto (Russian: Никто) is a Latvian art punk band from Rīga, Latvia, formed in 2015 by guitarist and vocalist Aleksandrs Aleksandrovs, bassist Māris Rupainis and drummer Matīss Akuraters. The band’s music explores the relationship between new class identities and skateboard ethics. With influences as diverse as Alexander Blok and John Lennon, new tensions are synthesised from both mundane and transcendant layers.
Since early age Nikto members have been fascinated by the traditional understanding of the moment. “What starts out as hope soon becomes finessed into a tragedy of futility, leaving only a sense of dread and the unlikelihood of a new understanding. As shifting phenomena become transformed through emergent and diverse practice, the listener is left with a testament to the limits of our era.”