Christchurch band Dog Power has just signed to Flying Nun and has announced their self-titled album - due out November 23rd.
DOG Power was formed in 2017 by indie pop, singer-songwriter Sam Perry and experimental musician Henry Nicol in Christchurch, with Perry and Nicol relocating Belgrade, Serbia, out of a desire for the freedom to make their music their life.
Connecting over a shared fascination with fashion, glamour, cinema and the avant-garde, Perry and Nicol started working together in the underground venue/recording studio LOG Recording in 2017. Nestled in between Christchurch’s abandoned 40,000 person stadium and the city’s discrepant industrial zone, work began on what would eventually become DOG Power’s first release.
Intrigued by rock’n’roll, as well as non-musical and monotonous sounds, DOG Power’s music is rooted in their use of samples, live percussion, drum machines, synthesisers and guitars which lay a foundation for Perry’s deep, sonorous voice.
Taking equal cues from Sade and The Stooges, Serge Gainsbourg and Suicide, the seven songs on their self-titled recorded debut span genres, encompassing everything from industrial electronica to baroque pop, super-sonic rock’n’roll to something out of a seventies spy film…
With an intoxicating, genre-blending sound, provocative and uncompromising songs, and the mesmerizing power of singer Sam Perry’s poetry and presence, DOG Power make music that can only be described as cinematic.