DOG Power is a New Zealand rock band, formed in 2017 by indie pop, singer-songwriter Sam Perry, the group’s lead singer, and experimental musician Henry Nicol. 2018 saw Perry and Nicol move to 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… One directed by David Lynch.
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.
DOG Power - ‘DOG Power’ out November 26, 2018 on Flying Nun Records