East London’s avant-punk queen Nuha Ruby Ra has been steadily cultivating a dedicated following and racking up an impressive catalogue of collaborators from around the world. Cutting her teeth in various musical projects and art collectives, Nuha Ruby Ra is a performance powerhouse sharply focused on her own artistic vision.
Regardless of who joins her in the studio or on stage, it’s a beast tamed and conducted by her. Equally adept to presenting these sermons with a chaotic, pulsating seven or eight person live band as she is stripping it right back to herself, the music is something that can be effortlessly molded to suit her mood. Constantly evolving and always adapting.
Promising to be a force to be reckoned with, her musical landscape is a dark forest of promises which sucks the listener right in to share her dreamlike state.Louder Than War
A shapeshifting provocateur, her music bleeds a sort of divine femininity.DIY
Nuha has performed alongside the likes of Bo Ningen, Uncanny Valley, Charlie Boyer and more, and appeared on recordings by Flamingods and Warmduscher. In the short time she’s been playing these tracks she’s amassed support slots with Fat White Family, Surfbort, Amyl and the Sniffers, Bambara, Japanese Television and has recently returned from a twelve-date tour with Snapped Ankles.
Nuha’s lyrics become treacle-like, running dark and languid across the instrumentation, each word dragged across blooming guitar riffs and discordant synths. It’s hazy, mesmeric – a “cool mess” as she puts it herself.The Quietus
On the cusp of something massive… intense isn’t a strong enough word to describe Nuha Ruby Ra’s performance. Hypnotic.Gigwise