– Returns with seething new single & video
– Hear/watch “Bad Habits” now (NSFW)
– Summer live dates & festival shows announced
Tel Aviv renegade Noga Erez returns with her first brand new music this year plus live dates across Europe this summer.
New track “Bad Habits“ sees Noga Erez shifting up a gear from the edgy political pop of her highly-praised 2017 debut album ‘Off The Radar’ (City Slang). Through gritted teeth she warns: “My my, nowhere to go, please talk to me / I can’t hear, no line, trigger finger, stand by” before unleashing a grimy and visceral tirade of pent up rage at the year 2018.
“Bad Habits” is written from a place where one feels they’ve lost all direction and meaning” Erez explains. “2018, so far, feels to me like living in a place that continues to go down a sloppy road that leads to the loss of any core values that we have grown up with. “Bad Habits” is an adult adaption of a “teen rage against the world” song… a raw and instinctive release of negative energy through a passionate and cathartic blast of anger.”
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. Her work reflects the manner in which she’s learned to live.
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. 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.
2017 was a monumental year for Noga Erez. In June she released her debut album ‘Off The Radar’ via City Slang to high critical acclaim, placing herself firmly on the map as one of the year’s most exciting new artists. She played standout sets at SXSW, The Great Escape, Convergence, Primavera, Roskilde, Siren, Simple Things, on tour with Sylvan Esso, plus her own album release shows & many more.
Now, Noga Erez prepares to make her mark on 2018, continuing her uncompromising and unpredictable, sophisticated and bold approach to gritty, truth-seeking alt-pop.
Noga Erez live dates:
09 Munich, DE – PULS Open Air Festival
13 Hannover, DE – d!Campus Festival
23 Tel Aviv, IL – Barby
26 Krakow, PL – Jewish Culture Festival
28 Lärz, DE – Fusion Festival
29 Chemnitz, DE – Kosmonaut Festival
30 Marsellie, FR – Soundports Festival
27 Woodstockenboi, AT – woodstockenboi Festival
28 Charlton Park, UK – WOMAD Festival
02 Elend Bei Sorge, DE – Rocken Am Brocken Festival
03 Diepholz, DE – Appletree Garden Festival
04 Hamburg, DE – Vogelball Festival
05 Varel, DE – Watt En Schlick Festival
12 Bari, IT – Chiú Festival
17 Berlin, DE – PopKultur Festival
18 Storkow, DE – Alinæ Lumr Festival
19 Bergheider See, DE – Artlake Festival
25 Assisi, IT – Riverock Festival
27 Zurich, CH – Theaterspieltakel
Praise for ‘Off The Radar’:
“Fusing accomplished songwriting and cutting-edge bass music with wondrous aplomb.” – 10/10, DJ Mag
“Israel’s most defiant star.” – The Observer
“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