2009. It currently consists of David Boyd , Søren Hansen, and
Louis Vecchio. The band's sound has been described as a
blend of "punk, pop, and electronically induced dance rock".
They have released three albums: New Politics in 2010, A Bad Girl
in Harlem in 2013 and Vikings in 2015 and are best known for
their singles "Yeah Yeah Yeah" and "Harlem."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 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.
In November 2009, New Politics signed with RCA . After a brief
UK tour, the trio went on to do a nationwide US tour. Because
of the group's new record deal with RCA, they decided to move to
the United States. They currently reside in a loft apartment in
Williamsburg, Brooklyn , New York .
The band performed at the South by Southwest festival in March
of 2010. On July 13, 2010, they released their first album, the
self-titled New Politics . It featured ten tracks, including their hit
single "Yeah Yeah Yeah". An official video was filmed in New
York City for this single. The album received a mixed review from
Allmusic, who thought that the band's influences were too
They embarked on a 30-date tour of the US to
promote the album,nand supported Thirty 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," this
video was also filmed in New York City. In autumn of 2010,
drummer Poul Amaliel left the band to return to Denmark.
On November 26, 2012, a song titled "Harlem" was promoted as
the first single from their second album, A Bad Girl in Harlem,
released on May 21, 2013. In late 2013, New Politics' "Harlem"
broke onto U.S. radio. Stations like Fly 92.3 began playing the
song by request.
From May 28-June 26, 2013, the band served as the opening act
for pop-punk band Fall Out Boy during their Save Rock and Roll
Spring Tour. On July 21, 2013, New Politics performed
"Harlem" at Guy Code Honors at Comic-Con . The band served as
the opening act for Pink during her The Truth About Love Tour at
select dates until November 6, 2013.
They also accompanied Panic! At The Disco for their Europe Tour in
In early 2014, New Politics kicked off their Harlem, U.S.A. tour
with openers Magic Man & Sleeper Agent . The tour spanned the
first few months of 2014 and was their first ever headlining tour.
They opened for Fall Out Boy along with The Pretty Reckless for
the European leg of the Save Rock and Roll tour in 2014. They
were the opening act for the 2014 tour by Paramore and Fall Out
Boy, Monumentour .
On September 22, 2014 the band released a
new single titled " Everywhere I Go (Kings & Queens) ", the first
single from their forthcoming album Vikings, under their new
labels, DCD2 Records (formerly Decaydance) and Warner Bros.
The band kicked off their headlining Everywhere I Go Tour with Bad Suns and SomeKindaWonderful on Oct. 14th in
Washington, D.C. and are currently touring the US and Canada. In
April 2015 the band recorded their hit "Everywhere I go" in a
made up language, Simlish, for the game The Sims 4, bringing
them more popularity to a different demographic.
On May 5, 2015, the band released "West End Kids" as the second single from
Vikings and announced that the album would be released on
August 14, 2015.