Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Rage Against the Machine, MF Doom, Some Dope Jazz Band


band members

Nelson Mondlane - MC Rhys Hussey - Drums Toby Batchelor - Bass Patrick McCarthy - Guitar & MC Lachlan Dymond - Guitar & Sample Machine Kaprou Lea - Saxophone


Influences

Koi Child, MF Doom, Some Dope Jazz Band again


Unearthed artists we like

Koi Child, REMI, Sampa The Great


Website

Bio

After a solid year of activity generated by two singles and a riotous live show, POW! Negro return with their biggest undertaking yet in the form of a brand new track.

“Money For Portraits” showcases the groups’ dynamic influences and styles, with an arrangement strong in funk and melody. POW! teamed up with legendary mixing engineer David Kennedy, whose work on the latest critically acclaimed A Tribe Called Quest record (as well as Mos Def, Raekwon and Mary J Blige to name a few) was a huge influence on the sound and vibe of the band.

The six piece merge elements of jazz, hip-hop and psych with an aggressive vocal style that falls somewhere between the energetic bounces of Zac de la Rocha and the funk-come-street verses of Mos Def.

Fresh off the back of a huge first year selling out headline shows across WA, winning the esteemed Big Splash 2016 and supporting acts such as Blackalicious, Remi, Koi Child and Sampa the Great among others, the group headed back to the studio to continue work on their forthcoming debut EP.

POW! Negro will launch “Money For Portraits” on Friday April 21 at the Fremantle Arts Centre, a staple of their youth. Joining them will be rapper Ziggy and beats wizard Henry Kissinger.

Review

Review by Celline Narinli Celline Narinli

19 May 2017

Triple J
40

Love everything you guys do and I'm hella keen to catch you live soon cos I've heard VERY good things.

Love everything you guys do and I'm hella keen to catch you live soon cos I've heard VERY good things.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

17 May 2017

Triple J
40

Boo yahhh... striking again. SO glad you're our Spotlight artists this week. You take a new style into your hands and completely craft it in your own ways. This is dope.

Boo yahhh... striking again. SO glad you're our Spotlight artists this week. You take a new style into your hands and completely craft it in your own ways. This is dope.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

10 May 2017

Triple J
35

your sounds are so crisp and wonderful. skills in creating + capturing original tone should not go unnoticed. Can't wait to see live.

your sounds are so crisp and wonderful. skills in creating + capturing original tone should not go unnoticed. Can't wait to see live.