Jaguar Jonze teams up with Haru Menuri for powerful new single ‘ANGRY ANGRY’

April 14, 2023 BY Jason Currell

Taiwanese-Australian multi-disciplinary artist JAGUAR JONZE has teamed up with Japanese poetry-rapper HARU NEMURI for a new single ‘ANGRY ANGRY’ – including two new songs “ANGRY ANGRY” and don’t call me queen” – out today.


The song was performed live for the first time at this year’s SXSW Music Festival at the Dr. Marten’s showcase.

The lyrics in ‘ANGRY ANGRY’ were inspired by a movement that took place in Japan after a heinous attack on a female college student. On the night of August 6, 2021, when the Tokyo Olympics came to an end, a 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for trying to kill a female college student on the Odakyu Line. He told police “I wanted to kill a happy woman,” and also mentioned targeting her “because of what she was wearing”. 

Japanese women took to the subway stations and began postering the walls with messages of solidarity and support, railing against these acts of violence and protesting against femicide.

This was met with backlash from Japanese police, who argued supporters and protesters of the attack were “damaging public property”.

“I want this world to be a place where everyone can live without discrimination, oppression, or violence, regardless of gender, race, physical or mental condition,” says HARU NEMURI on the inspiration for ‘ANGRY ANGRY’.

“In order for that, we must visualise the discrimination and violence that exists in this society today, and break down the social system that preserves them. Gender discrimination against women is still deeply rooted in this world, and hate crimes and sexual violence targeting them are frequent. The system in which the house is ruled by the father, the eldest son as the head of the family, and the wife and daughter are subordinate are applied to the structure of this society and it looks at women and girls as if they are objects creating a soil that fosters hatred and disgust towards them. Undoubtedly, it is the very cause that oppresses us. Therefore, we are demanding change in society with all this anger, sadness, and pain.”

“Haru and I have always been loud advocates in our music for equality and safety for women and vulnerable people,” adds JAGUAR JONZE. “When we came together to write, we grieved about the murder and brutality to women in public spaces that should’ve been safe. We wanted to write a song to express our anger and sadness as well as to amplify our silenced voices through song. ANGRY ANGRY is a song for those oppressed by society and patriarchy, to remember the lives unnecessarily lost through hate and violence, and to use the power of music to demand safety and change.”

In extra exciting Jaguar Jonze news, she will be playing a one-off special art and music performance for VIVID on Thursday 1 June. Called ‘The Art Of Broken Pieces’, the ambitious new performance piece combines art, music and Jaguar Jonze’s own multicultural experience to create her love letter to music, the untold story of what has carried her to this moment, and her rallying cry for change.


Thurs June 1st | VIVID Sydney | Sydney Opera House


Emerging as one of Australian music’s most important cultural voices in recent years, Jaguar Jonze has blazed new trails when it comes to her visionary blend of art and pop as featured on her debut album, BUNNY MODE. Named as one of The Australian’s 100 Cultural Leaders List 2022 and Vogue Australia’s 21 Women of 2021, Jaguar Jonze is an artist who refuses to be silenced and has used her voice and personal experience with iconic tenacity to advocate for dramatic systemic change in the music industry. Combining art, music, voice performance and her own multicultural experience, Jaguar Jonze presents a love letter to music, the untold story of what has carried her to this moment, and her rallying cry for change. Truly unmissable.


Haru 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. Not many teenagers are inspired equally by American post-hardcore icons such as Fugazi and Japanese avant-garde music legend Susumu Hirasawa, but therein lies the magic of Haru Nemuri and the work she has created over the past five years.

Her latest album, ‘SHUNKA RYOUGEN’ out now, was heralded by publications like Pitchfork, The Fader, Paste Magazine, noting, “blending elements of J-pop, rap, and hardcore, the experimental Japanese artist’s latest album presents a convincing balance of nihilism and

hope,”. ‘Shunka Ryougen’ is available to stream in full at this link:

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.