Q&A Scene: Power

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
We’ve had our album out since last year now and we got out first real headline show at Ding Dong on Saturday the 16th of April. We’ll be playing with Miss Destiny and TOL. They’re both creme de la creme so the night should be a ripper. Then we play the inside stage at Cherry Rock on May 1st, our first time playing at Cherry.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
I don’t know about food, but a couple too many dirty-tap pints and half a pouch of champion blue might get you in the mood.

Which of your songs resonate most strongly and why?
We write all the songs together so each one has it’s own strength, humour and feelings we ride on and get off on. ‘Cause of that, there isn’t a song that comes to mind for me to be honest with ya. If there’s one that people dig then good on ’em, I’d like for someone to feel connected to one of our songs like I am to ZZ TOP’s song ‘beer drinkers and hellraisers’, you know?

Tell us a quick, on the road, anecdote.
It’d be ill-advised for me to sound like I’m bragging about the things that tend to happen.

Where do you draw inspiration from?
Love, booze and rock ‘n roll.

Which song do you wish you wrote?
Well I don’t wish I wrote any songs I really enjoy because then I wouldn’t enjoy them in the same way, right. But, I been listening to the Hank WIlliams single collections and that things got some deadly tracks that everyone should witness.

What’s next for you?
We’re recording our second LP in may that’s shaping up to be deadly, playing a bunch of shows around the joint and with any luck going abroad toward the end of the year.

What’s your scene?
Whatever is made up of sweat lodges calling themselves rehearsal rooms, T.H.O.R., accidentally dally street, MCcoppins and when feeling especially adventurous those old faithfuls on the happiest hour iphone app.

About Power

The appeal of Power is the spontaneous brilliance of live Australian hard rock music. The heat from relentless live performance in the greasy confines of the inner city pub was strong in the 70’s circuit, and the debut LPs of many of Australia’s greatest bands are the testimony of many late nights twitching and sweating it out. Troglodyte rock music and inner city Melbourne have always made sense.

Every week there have been bands playing fast and loose. 2014 was the year Power stepped up, and immediately earned comparison to Melbourne’s Coloured Balls, sharing that edge of menace in their affection for boogie rock and the same air of familiarity with aforementioned greasy confines.

Power hosted their own weekly residency in this city, kicking through backyard parties and seemingly hundreds of Tote shows with the collection of songs they recorded at the right moment and turned into this LP.

The result has the savage drive of their live sound, the bolts tightened to threadbare, and is carried by that supreme confidence and determination any band gets when they know what they are doing and can relax and let the songs happen when they need to, and when the songs need it, they know when to kick it hard. This kind of confidence is intoxicating to exalt in. Living in the age of power.

The sound is raw but full, the band recorded the songs live with minimal overdubs, and the songs continually disintegrate into white heat guitar noise before slamming back into manic amphetamine lockstep. In 8 songs, they traverse an entire history of hard rock, electric glitter boogie, thug glam, raw power punk. Strong character. Definite purpose. Something you just can not control.

Power – Electric Glitter Boogie 12” LP out October 28 on Cool Death Records.

Power – Electric Glitter Boogie album available digitally October 30.

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