– SHARES VIDEO FOR “NOISY“
– FESTIVAL DATES INCLUDING ROSKILDE, VISIONS,
PITCHFORK & MORE
– DEBUT ALBUM ‘OFF THE RADAR’ OUT NOW ON CITY SLANG
“Too fierce and original to be pigeonholed.” – Sunday Times Culture
“The work of an artist light years down the line.” – DIY
“She is fearless and fantastic.” – Wonderland
“Erez’s music expertly channels the unease that’s crept over the world.” – i-D
“The combination of music and visuals is close to unbeatable.” – Loud & Quiet
“Few artists are making electronic music quite as striking and important as Noga Erez is right now.” – NME
“An incredibly accomplished record, which carves out a distinct sound that captures and captivates the listener.” – The Skinny
“All the vim and energy of Tel Aviv’s music scene is squeezed into this exciting young Israeli’s debut LP. Go loud.” – Monocle
“Bold in sound, style and subject matter, the singer-producer infuses her electro-pop with tightly coiled fury.” – NPR
Following the release of her highly praised debut album, ‘Off The Radar’ at the start of this month via City Slang, Tel Aviv’s NOGA EREZ has today shared another video.
Accompanying one of the album’s catchiest alt-pop offerings, “Noisy”, the clip was filmed and shot by Hen Makhluf at the Ralli Museum in the city Noga grew up in, Caesarea, Israel.
“Noisy is a video that tells the story of a group of girls who can create havoc even in the most peaceful and civilized places” Erez explains. “The group of girls represent the noise that exists in our minds, the voices that are always there and prevent clear and rational thought.”
2017 has already been a monumental year for Noga Erez. On top of releasing her debut album, she has played standout shows at SXSW, The Great Escape, Convergence and Primavera festivals, as well as touring withSylvan Esso and most recently playing headline album release shows across Europe. She’ll be continuing to play throughout the summer including London’s Visions Festival next month and European dates at Roskilde, Pitchfork and more – full dates below.
Born four days before the Gulf War started, for Erez, there was never any doubt that, whatever music she chose to make, and whatever she felt about her homeland, she could never ignore her surroundings. After all, even escapism acknowledges there’s something to escape from, and at times – like many who’ve grown up in Tel Aviv – she has wanted to shut herself off from a world rendered beyond comprehension by forces beyond her control. But if there’s one thing Erez isn’t – and sometimes it’s easier to say what artists as complex and fresh as her aren’t than are – it’s naïve. And what this means is simple: her work reflects the manner in which she’s learned to live. As she puts it, “I have this idea of giving people moments of thought and inspiration, and at the same time offering escapism and fun.”
It’s not the easiest of goals, but few succeed as well as Erez. While the music she makes in collaboration with her partner and co-writer, composer and producer Ori Rousso, exploits many of the more physical, dynamic elements of electronic music, it also embraces a cerebral sensitivity that’s made her one of her home city’s most exciting, idiosyncratic artists. As inspired by Björk, M.I.A. and fka Twigs as by Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar and Frank Ocean, the grainy textures and potent atmospheres forged with her synths and ingenious beats bravely straddle genres, energised further by the environment in which she’s grown up.
Uncompromising and unpredictable, sophisticated and bold, Noga Erez is clear about her ambitions. “Our way of trying to keep in contact with our feelings and fears, and of avoiding emotional detachment about everything, is music. Human beings can come from completely different places but share a fundamental basis of emotions. In my opinion, music is the form of art or communication that expresses that most accurately.” The conversation starts now.
Noga Erez live dates:
June 30 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
July 8 – Belfort, FR @ Les Eurockéennes de Belfort Festival
July 12 – Tel Aviv, IL @ The Teder
July 15 – Gräfenhainichen, DE @ Melt Festival
July 29 – Vasto, IT @ Siren Festival
August 5 – London, UK @ Visions Festival (w/ Sophie, Jenny Hval, Waxahatchee)
August 12 – Berlin, DE @ Summer Slang // Festsaal Kreuzberg
August 16 – Cologne, DE @ C/O Pop Festival
November 1 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Avant Garde
Off the Radar track list:
2) Dance While You Shoot
6) Quiet One
7) Worth None
8) Global Fear
9) Hit U
10) Off The Radar
11) Side Effect
14) a hit Is A Hit