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Nothing,Nowhere. in March 2018
Background information
Birth nameJoseph Edward Mulherin
Also known asn,n.
BornFoxborough, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • producer
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • bass
  • piano
  • programming

Joseph Edward "Joe" Mulherin,[citation needed] better known by his stage name Nothing,Nowhere (stylized as nothing,nowhere.), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer.[3]

While the music composed by Mulherin is entirely written and produced by Mulherin, he maintains a group of musicians which consist of friends that perform with him for live shows under the nothing,nowhere. name. The band has toured as a supporting act for Real Friends, Tiny Moving Parts, Thrice and La Dispute on multiple tours.

Early life[edit]

Nothing,Nowhere live at Rock am Ring 2019.

Mulherin was raised in Foxborough, Massachusetts, and spent summers in Hyde Park, Vermont.[3] He attended Igo Elementary School and Ahern Middle School.[4] Afterwards, Mulherin spent his freshman year of high school at Xaverian Brothers High School, before transferring to Foxborough High School his sophomore year, where he studied computer-based design.[5]


In 2015, Mulherin began uploading songs on SoundCloud under the name nothing,nowhere.[3] In June of that year, he released his debut album titled the nothing,nowhere. LP onto Bandcamp. After releasing two EPs, Bummer, and Who Are You, featuring Austrian producer Oilcolor,[6] on October 20, 2017, he released his commercial debut, Reaper, an album of guitar-based emo rap that the New York Times called "one of the most promising pop albums of the year."[3] He produced the album with Erik Ron and Jay Vee.[3] The track "Hopes Up" features vocals from Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional,[6][7] and the track "REM" features Delaware rapper Lil West.[8][9] New York Times music critic Jon Caramanica listed Reaper as his #1 album of 2017.[10]

On February 16, 2018, it was confirmed that Mulherin had signed to Fueled By Ramen as he released a new music video for his song "Ruiner", the title track for his upcoming album of the same name, which was released on April 13, 2018.[11] In March 2018, Mulherin cancelled his tour due to chronic laryngitis and a hemorrhaged vocal fold, this included his first European show in London.[12][13]

From October 19 to November 9, 2018, Mulherin will be on tour in Europe.[11]

Mulherin has had several different aliases outside of "nothing,nowhere.", notably: never,forever, TRAU CHOI, & Lil Tofu. never,forever was a little side project Mulherin released on SoundCloud. TRAU CHOI was a band between nothing,nowhere. and other associated artists, only releasing a demo song in 2014 and a self-titled ep of 5 tracks on Bandcamp in 2016. Lil Tofu was a parody of stereotypical Soundcloud rapper and emo culture.

Personal life[edit]

Mulherin has never used alcohol, cigarettes or other recreational drugs, and in his freshman year of high school, he became vegan straight edge.[3][4]

In August 2018, Mulherin cancelled a string of shows, including an appearance at Reading & Leeds Festival due to severe anxiety.[14] He had previously canceled shows due to depression and anxiety in July 2018,[15] further admitting he was pursuing treatment.[16] In an interview with The Fader in November 2018, Mulherin disclosed that he had felt anxiety and panic attacks regularly as a child and the effects it had on his life led to depression.[17]

Before creating music, Mulherin had an interest in filmmaking. He attended film school at Burlington College in Vermont and while in college, Mulherin co-created the short film Watcher which won a prize at the Vermont International Film Festival.[5] In 2013, he participated in a contest by the organization Creative Mind Group at the 66th Cannes Film Festival in France, shooting, directing and co-editing the film One Day which received three awards.[4]



Title Album details
The Nothing,Nowhere LP
  • Released: June 30, 2015
  • Formats: Digital download
  • Label: self-released

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
  • Released: October 22, 2015
  • Formats: Cassette Tape, Digital download
  • Label: Synergy Records
Who Are You?
  • Released: January 23, 2016
  • Formats: Cassette Tape, Digital download
  • Label: Synergy Records

Music videos[edit]

  • "don't mind me" (2015, The nothing,nowhere. LP)
  • "poor posture" (2015, The nothing,nowhere. LP)
  • "i've been doing well" (2015, Bummer)
  • "i'm sorry, i'm trying" (2015, not on an album)
  • "deadbeat valentine" (2016, not on an album)
  • "letdown" (2016, not on an album)
  • "clarity in kerosene" (2017, Reaper)
  • "hopes up" (featuring Dashboard Confessional) (2017, Reaper)
  • "skully" (2017, Reaper)
  • "REM" (2017, Reaper)
  • "waster" (2018, Ruiner)
  • "ruiner" (2018, Ruiner)
  • "hammer" (2018, Ruiner)
  • "rejecter" (2018, Ruiner)
  • "dread" (2018, non-album song)
  • "destruction" (2019 bloodlust)


  1. ^ a b Reeves, Mosi (October 31, 2017). "Review: Nothing,Nowhere.'s Tormented Emo-Rap Shows Hip-Hop's Post-Modern Evolution". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2018. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "Nothing,Nowhere biography".
  3. ^ a b c d e f Jon Caramanica, "nothing,nowhere. Blends Hip-Hop and Emo to Make Tomorrow's Pop," New York Times, October 20, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Mortimer, Frank (May 30, 2013). "On the straight and narrow". The Sun Chronicle. Foxboro, United States. Archived from the original on December 23, 2017. Retrieved December 29, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ a b Bolton, Michele Morgan (June 27, 2013). "From home movies to Cannes, film-maker makes it to the big time". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on December 29, 2017. Retrieved December 29, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ a b Chris Payne, "Emo-Meets-Hip-Hop Project nothing,nowhere. Premieres 'Hopes Up' Video With Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba," Billboard, August 7, 2017.
  7. ^ Mosi Reeves, "Review: Nothing,Nowhere.'s Tormented Emo-Rap Shows Hip-Hop's Post-Modern Evolution," Rolling Stone, October 31, 2017.
  8. ^ Mitch Findlay, "nothing, nowhere & Lil West Collide For Some Emo Rap," HotNewHipHop, October 23, 2017.
  9. ^ Jay Balfour, "Tracks," Pitchfork, October 23, 2017.
  10. ^ Jon Caramanica, "The Best Albums of 2017," New York Times, December 6, 2017.
  11. ^ a b Sam Taylor, "Nothing, Nowhere Has Released His New Album 'Ruiner'," Upset, April 13, 2018.
  12. ^ "nothing,nowhere. Cancels Remaining Headlining Dates Due To Vocal Cord Injury / the NOISE". the NOISE. Retrieved 2018-11-03.
  13. ^ "nothing,nowhere. Has Cancelled The Remainder Of His Current Tour - News - Rock Sound Magazine". Rock Sound Magazine. Retrieved 2018-11-03.
  14. ^ "nothing,nowhere. cancels this weekend's appearance at Reading & Leeds". Alternative Press. 2018-08-23. Retrieved 2018-11-03.
  15. ^ "nothing,nowhere. on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-11-03.
  16. ^ "nothing,nowhere. Has Dropped A New Track - News - Rock Sound Magazine". Rock Sound Magazine. Retrieved 2018-11-03.
  17. ^ "How mindfulness practice helped experimental rapper nothing,nowhere". The FADER. Retrieved 2018-11-03.

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