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Noush Like Sploosh

March 21, 2011

The cabaret-inspired mob are set to change perceptions of local Dubai bands

  • Text by Kate Hazell

Local band Noush Like Sploosh launch their debut single and animated video for '3 Act Circus' on April 1, and are set to change the face of the local music scene with their define-less style. Made up of vocalist Noush Like Sploosh, Aaron Kim on cello, Hadi Farra on guitar and drummer Sinan Al-Jawad, the eclectic Dubai band from all over the world (including Palestine, India, South Korea and Iraq) are set to change perceptions of local-based bands.

“Our songs are rooted in cabaret and early animation soundtracks - the likes of Scott Bradley and Raymond Scott are huge influences of mine,” explains lead singer Noush. “We’d all been writing together already so we decided to form a band in September last year. Obviously everyone else's influences came into the picture so the sound's taking on tinges of Latin jazz and bossa beats as well. We aren't really sticking to one style. Hadi said to me the other day: 'Why should we play one style of music? It should be defined by the song’, and I’m pretty down with that concept.”

But if you really had to define your sound? “I think what defines our music as ours is our unique sense of groove which needs to be heard and our quirky take on the stories that are told through our music... satirical, pungent and hypnotic,” she concludes.

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