New Politics (band)

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New Politics

New Politics in Oklahoma City, November 2010 (left to right) Søren Hansen, Louis Vecchio, David Boyd
Background information
OriginCopenhagen, Denmark
GenresAlternative rock
Years active2009–present
LabelsRCA
Websitewww.newpoliticsrock.com
Members
David Boyd
Søren Hansen
Louis Vecchio
Past members
Poul Amaliel
 
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New Politics

New Politics in Oklahoma City, November 2010 (left to right) Søren Hansen, Louis Vecchio, David Boyd
Background information
OriginCopenhagen, Denmark
GenresAlternative rock
Years active2009–present
LabelsRCA
Websitewww.newpoliticsrock.com
Members
David Boyd
Søren Hansen
Louis Vecchio
Past members
Poul Amaliel

New Politics is a rock band from Copenhagen, Denmark. It is made up of David Boyd, Søren Hansen, and Louis Vecchio.[1][2] They are probably most famous for their debut single, "Yeah Yeah Yeah" which was featured in the 2010 video game Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit.

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History

After writing songs together for three years for their respective solo albums (which were never produced), Boyd and Hansen realized they had a group forming. In 2009, the duo sent in two of their songs ("Stress" and "Money") into the Danish National Radio P3’s Karriere Kanonen (“Career Cannon”) competition. Of the 973 bands that entered, New Politics was one of 42 selected to perform—despite not yet being an official band, and not having selected the final line-up. Boyd and Hansen hired Poul Amaliel to play drums. The new trio were among the top four winners and went on to play in a major music festival in Denmark.[3][4]

In November, 2009, New Politics signed with RCA. They did a brief UK tour, and then went on to do a nation-wide US tour.[3] Following their motto, "Fuck It.", they also decided to move to the US, because of the new record deal with RCA. They currently reside in a loft apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.[1][5]

The band performed at the South by Southwest festival in 2010.[6]

On July 13, 2010 they released their first album, self-titled New Politics. It featured ten tracks, including their hit single "Yeah Yeah Yeah". They also made an official video for this single which was filmed in New York City. The album received a mixed review from Allmusic, who thought that the band's influences were too obvious.[7] They embarked on a 30-date tour of the US to promote the album,[4] and supported 30 Seconds to Mars on the Into The Wild Tour in September and October 2010. They made a second video for their single, "Dignity", and released it on Myspace.com on October 8, 2010. Like "Yeah Yeah Yeah" it was also filmed in New York City. In autumn of 2010, drummer Poul Amaliel left the band to go back to Denmark and "live his dreams."

2nd LP

The band has confirmed they are recording their second LP which is set to release by the end of 2012 or the early stages of 2013. No songs titles, album title, or genre of the album has been confirmed yet.

Musical style

The band's sound is mainly alternative rock. It has been described as a blend of "punk, pop, and electronically induced dance rock".[1]

Members

Current

[2]

Former

Discography

Singles

YearTitleU.S. Alt.U.S. RockAlbum
2010"Yeah Yeah Yeah"1645New Politics
"Dignity"29

External links

References

  1. ^ a b c Monger, James Christopher "New Politics Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2010-09-08
  2. ^ a b Ryan, Chris (2011) "New Politics Get A New Drummer", MTV Buzzworthy Blog, 21 January 2011, retrieved 2011-01-23
  3. ^ a b "Getting to Know: New Politics". Blast: Boston's Online Magazine. 2010-02-15. http://blastmagazine.com/the-magazine/entertainment/music/getting-to-know/2010/02/getting-to-know-new-politics/. Retrieved 2010-05-31. 
  4. ^ a b Glenesk, Matthew (2010) "New Politics' buzz just keeps building", ESPN, 14 July 2010, retrieved 2010-09-08
  5. ^ "New Politics Biography". The Official New Politics Site. http://www.newpoliticsrock.com/us/biography. Retrieved 2010-05-31. 
  6. ^ Jackson, Jill (2010) "New Politics Interview: SXSW 2010", Spinner, 23 February 2010, retrieved 2010-09-08
  7. ^ Sendra, Tim "New Politics Review", Allmusic, retrieved 2010-09-08