Haru Nemuri+ KARMAN
Shunka Ryougen Tour
We’re delighted to be hosting Japanese singer-songwriter, poetry rapper and composer Haru Nemuri here at Future Yard, on her new Shunka Ryougen tour. Inspired equally by American post hardcore icons such as Fugazi and Japanese avant-garde music legend Susumu Hirasawa, Haru Nemuri has enjoyed huge success in touring Japan as well as scoring huge success at Primavera Sound festival in 2019. The popularity and breakout success of 2022’s Shunka Ryougen album has led to a run of choice UK and European dates alongside a North American tour. Karman supports.
Tickets on sale now.
Mixing elements of J-pop, rap, post-hardcore, experimental pop, art rock and electronica, Japanese artist Haru Nemuri has been obsessed with translating the sounds in her head into music, but it wasn’t until after being unexpectedly inspired during a high-school trip that she began actually trying.
Known by her stage name, Haru Nemuri (meaning “spring slumber”), Kimishima Haruna has always made music for herself first, but now the world is listening — even if they can’t understand a word of the Japanese language in which she sings, raps and frequently screams. Haru has built a dedicated following thanks to extensive touring in Japan and other parts of Asia, and sold out numerous shows in Europe on her first trip there in 2019, which included a performance at the legendary Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona. “In any region of the world, there are some things people can’t express in words, and sometimes even after writing lyrics, there are other feelings that I have left in me,” she says. “That’s when it’s time to shout. If people feel connected and supported by that, I’m really happy about it.”
Now, on the heels of five wildly different singles released over the past few months (Bang, Inori Dake Ga Aru, Seventh Heaven, Old Fashioned and Déconstruction) and a recent live session on KEXP, Haru is about to begin her first tour of North America, where interest in her music has reached new heights in the past two years. The new songs offer a fascinating glimpse into where Haru’s music is headed and presage the hopeful 2022 release of a new full-length album. Bang and Old Fashioned splice Haru’s rapped vocals atop heavy, distorted guitar riffs, while the vocal layering on Inori Dake Ga Are gradually becomes more and more disorienting, until Haru is shouting at the top of her lungs and the guitars reach a deafening volume.
"Haru’s bright, euphoric J-pop is shot through with incongruous screams of fury, a vibrant juxtaposition of life and death. Self-described as a poetry rapper, she performs with electrifying abandon" - Pitchfork
Future Yard presents
Shunka Ryougen Tour
Sunday 4th June 2023
75 Argyle Street
Tickets £12 advance
Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office. Any remaining tickets will be available on the door.
Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin. Live curfew 11pm.
If you have any specific access requests, please read all of the details about accessibility at Future Yard here.
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