Tel Aviv’s Noga Erez has shared the title track from her forthcoming debut album Off The Radar, due out on June 2nd via City Slang. Following recent performances at SXSW & Convergence Festival, Erez has been confirmed as support for Sylvan Esso’s May European tour and has joined the line-up for London’s Visions Festival, in addition to previously announced dates including The Great Escape & Primavera. She’ll also be joining Tyler, The Creator for some hometown shows in Tel Aviv. Details on all dates below.
In this latest single Noga Erez continues to pack punches amidst dance-heavy beats & dynamic melodies. “Off The Radar addresses contemporary fears of being anonymous or forgotten, and our indecent urge to leave our mark by publicly sharing thoughts and ideas without due consideration, purely for the rush we get from approval and affirmation,” she explains.
“It talks about us as a society, a generation that has two identities. One is who we are in real life and the other is our social media self. This second identity is the one that gives us the false sense that we are able to control what people think about us. Putting ourselves on display, but only the “perfect” us, the “ideal” us. But in fact, we are being fueled by people/corporations who understand this very basic and primal need that we have for recognition and acceptance, and use it to control our lives.”
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.”
Noga Erez live dates:
April 8 – Paris, FR // Arte Festival @ La Gaîté Lyrique – w/ Factory Floor, Dan Deacon, Max Cooper, Simian Mobile Disco
May 2 – Berlin, DE // SchwuZ (w/ Sylvan Esso)
May 3 – Amsterdam, NL // Bitterzoet (w/ Sylvan Esso)
May 4 – London, UK // Village Underground (w/ Sylvan Esso)
May 5 – Paris, FR // Point Ephemere (w/ Sylvan Esso)
May 19 – Brighton, UK // The Great Escape
June 3 – Barcelona, ES // Primavera Festival
June 27 – Tel Aviv, IL // Barby (w/ Tyler The Creator)
June 28 – Tel Aviv, IL // Barby (w/ Tyler The Creator)
August 5 – London, UK // Visions Festival (w/ Sophie, Jenny Hval, Waxahatchee)