After enjoying overwhelming industry support from the underground up, White Powder Gold are now ready to take their unique sound to the masses.
The London-based band – made up of old college friends, Jermaine, Jamie and new member’s Corey and Chris – released their first EP in December 2011. Described as “council estate indie”, the band aren’t worried about being labeled, as they draw influences from a wide range of musical genres:
“We love a range of sounds. The Stooges, Beastie boys, Rage against the Machine, Sizzla, The Stone Roses and house producers/artists like Claude Von Stroke and Daft Punk influence us, but regardless, we always try to come with our own unique vibe, which make’s WPG (White Powder Gold) who we are.”
Having already supported GZA of Wu-Tang Clan, and performed at some of London’s most edgy and respected music venues, White Powder Gold are set for some big things in the year to come:
“We make the music we love. Sometimes that means hard bass, sometimes it’s a guitar riff, but it always comes from the soul.”
Previous single, Can’t Stop Me Now, was the chosen song to promote the December Sessions at The o2, it has also garnered the band support from BBC 1 Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, MTV, Artrocker Magazine, Record Of The Day, as well as their high profile sponsor Puma. The band are part the lineup for both the Nass and Boardmasters festivals in 2012, as well as regular shows throughout the country.
The White Powder Gold sound provides a space for the listener to vent their angst, punch the air and simultaneously move their hips. They are a total must!