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New Music – San Zhi, Ahren-B, Weird Dreams

Here are the latest New Music selections from the On The Record column in tomorrow’s edition of The Ticket. Please feel free to share tips below or check out all past New Music selections here. San Zhi Bournemouth boy Peter …

Thu, Aug 2, 2012, 13:35

   

Here are the latest New Music selections from the On The Record column in tomorrow’s edition of The Ticket. Please feel free to share tips below or check out all past New Music selections here.

San Zhi

Bournemouth boy Peter Howarth-Brown and Egyptian girl Suraya are San Zhi, a duo who take their name from the Taiwan district which is home to eerie abandoned pod-like buildings. Check out tunes like “Blackholes” or their cover of Lauryn Hill’s “Ex Factor” to gauge the cut of their ghostly pop tones and spirited electronic textures.

Ahren-B

Sligo-based, London-born rapper already coming up trumps with bright, poppy, smartly sculpted cuts like “King of the Castle” and “Limitless”, complete with assists from Alex Lacasse and D12’s Bizarre respectively.

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Weird Dreams

London four-piece creating an attractive power-pop, surf-scuzz and psych-groove racket on their debut album “Choreography” for the Tough Love label. Easily the best debut you’ll hear this week from a band who first met while working at a secondhand clothes’ shop thanks to tunes like “Vague Hotel”.

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