Erez is an Israeli musician, singer-songwriter, keyboardist and producer who creates uncompromising, unpredictable, sophisticated, bold dance-heavy beats and dynamic melodies. Noga Erez plays the Blue Moon on Friday 27th, tickets here.
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 with Sylvan Esso.
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.