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 Chris Young - Guitar 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, Stella Donnelly


Website

Bio

It’s been a big six months for POW! Negro, from gaining industry cred at BIGSOUND showcases to packing out shows across Australia to being handpicked by Midnight Oil to open the stage for their Fremantle show. Throw in a debut EP, an East Coast tour and a stack of upcoming festival dates, POW are adding in a new single for good measure.

“Flesh Off The Bone” was launched in their home city of Perth on Saturday just gone, to a SOLD OUT and heaving crowd at Jack Rabbit Slims.

The single explores the negative effects of toxic masculinity that is ever so present in today's society and is a critique of these attitudes and behaviours.

Frontman Nelson Mondlane explains;
“Within today's society we as men are taught that our sense of self-worth should be defined by the material possessions we own, the wealth we've acquired, the number of sexual partners we have and our capacity to dominate those around us. This pressure, both internal and external, has engendered an attitude and behaviour that we as men feel we must adhere to, or else be cast aside. It is as destructive to those around us as it is to ourselves and has done nothing but create a toxic environment for everyone involved.

Everyone is equal, everyone deserves respect and to be able to enjoy themselves without feeling they're being compromised.”

A POW! Negro live show is infectious, joyous and something well worth submitting yourself to, and is a sentiment shared by many as POW have taken home the WAM Most Popular Live Act trophy for the second year running.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

11 Dec 2017

Triple J
45

Will always think of you guys as those unusual, energetic, stage crazy, hip/hop-jazz rockers. This track rolls with an important message to share and one so relevant to right now. 2:55 is where you can find it on this track. "I thought I knew what it was like to be a man...Why can't we show any feminity in our ways, why do we always have to be so aggressive". I'm already hea...

Will always think of you guys as those unusual, energetic, stage crazy, hip/hop-jazz rockers. This track rolls with an important message to share and one so relevant to right now. 2:55 is where you can find it on this track. "I thought I knew what it was like to be a man...Why can't we show any feminity in our ways, why do we always have to be so aggressive". I'm already head-bangin' to this. You guys are just soooo different to anything else right now.(Come to Melb soon please so I can see that killer live show of yours again).

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Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

05 Dec 2017

Triple J
40

I think it's safe to say that you have now officially got yours.

I think it's safe to say that you have now officially got yours.

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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.