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Haru Nemuri

Tuesday 30 May
Oslo

Haru Nemuri

Tuesday 30 May

Haru Nemuri will be playing Oslo Hackney on 30th May.

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HARU NEMURI is setting the world ablaze. After two LPs and several world tours including festival appearances, the 28-year-old Japanese rockstar has captivated the world with her idiosyncratic poetry. Haru’s trailblazing music seamlessly blends genres—fromthe punk magnetism of Karen O and Fugazi, to the glittering shoegaze of Shinsei Kamattechan, or the experimentation of Björk and Susumu Hirasawa. Armed with only her vocals and a laptop, her shows mesmerize crowds from Europe to Asia to America, the greatmajority of whom don’t even speak her language. “In the beginning I didn’t really think of [this global response] at all,”Haru says. “I never imagined that there would be many listeners outside of Japan, so when it happened to become that way, I was ableto notice that I can do something like this.”HARU NEMURI grew up as Haruna Kimishima in a residential area of Yokohama, but found her life characterized by nihility and flatness, and has little to say about her upbringing. She was interested in—in her own words—“absolutely nothing.”Her life changed when she was 16: on a school trip, Haru and a friend were browsing television in a hotel room when they stumbled across a performance by the Tokyo alternative rock four-piece CreepHyp. Galvanized, Haru fell in love with the idea of becoming a musician. She secretly created beats on the family computer, formed a short-lived band with the friend—then, at age 21, ran away from home and started up a life in Tokyo as HARU NEMURI the mesmerizing, multi-genre artist.

It’s staggering to reconcile that Yokohama version of HARU NEMURI with the whirlwind she becomes onstage now. Throwing herself into the crowd without even looking, swirling in long skirts out of a fairytale, Haru’s performance is so enthralling that it’s all but impossible to tear your eyes away. She describes her vocal style as poetry rapping; her impassioned, breathless delivery tears into capitalism, the patriarchy, a climate apocalypse, and melds with an arresting blend of J-rock, shoegaze, and post-hardcore. When she sings, soliloquizes, screams, it’s as if there’s no one else in the room but herself, and you can hear the crowd collectively hold their breath. In 2018, Haru released her first full-length album, Haru to Shura; a lightning-in-a-bottle debut, it featured enrapturing tracks like the J-rock fantasia “Narashite”and noise pop stomper “MAKE MORE NOISE OF YOU,”and Anthony Fantano’s rave coverage of it attracted immediate attention from music fans in the West.

Doors 7:30pm

Tickets £10.50 + bf

Oslo

1A Amhurst Rd, London, E8 1JB

https://www.oslohackney.com

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