“Haru’s sound is hemmed with an experimental, noise-rock edge, an eccentricity flavored with Aurora’s superlunary alt-pop, the rich detail of Fugazi’s punk” – Pitchfork
February 17, 2023 – HARU NEMURI has released “Old Fashioned feat. PIZZALI & SiNNER MOON & Peatle” today. The song is a new version of the track found on her 2022 critically acclaimed album ‘SHUNKA RYOUGEN’ and now features Taiwanese rappers PIZZALI & SiNNER MOON & Peatle.
‘I have witnessed many outdated customs and systems that undermine the human rights and dignity of the people living under the current conditions, says HARU NEMURI on the song. “Old Fashioned” was produced as an antithesis to those sense of old – fashioned values that brazenly persists and continues to haunt. The next generation Taiwanese rappers had created a new momentum by rapping on top of the beats and I am very honored to have such opportunity.”
HARU NEMURI will be heading back to the United States this March to perform a string of shows that were postponed in 2022 due to HARU testing positive for COVID while out on the road. In addition, HARU is an official performer for SXSW 2023 and will be performing showcases throughout the week in Austin, TX. A full list of upcoming tour dates can be found below and tickets are available at https://bnds.us/b60l7n
. Fans can watch a tour trailer on YouTube at this link: https://youtu.be/c6t3FjPzNSA
HARU NEMURI – 2023 LIVE DATES
March 5 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
March 6 – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
March 8 – Market Hotel – Brooklyn, NY
March 9 – Black Cat – Washington, D.C.
March 11 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
March 13 – 18 – SXSW 2023 – Austin, TX
HARU NEMURI is setting the world ablaze. After world tours, festival appearances, and two LPs, the 28-year-old Japanese rockstar has captivated the world with her idiosyncratic poetry. Haru’s trailblazing music seamlessly blends genres—from the 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 great majority of whom don’t even speak her language.
In 2023, Haru has begun to find more peace within herself. Although she developed her musical self in the Tokyo indie scene, the city ultimately became overstimulating; she now lives in a more anonymous part of the country where she can take off the mantle of HARU NEMURI. But you can sense Haru is an endlessly restless artist; she’s still working on new songs in the studio, and an endless fury motivates the heart of her music, from its punk and riot grrrl ethos to the frantic, anthemic core of its poetry.