New Politics

Danish Alternative Rock Band; Known for "Harlem"

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New Politics is an alternative rock band from Copenhagen, Denmark. It is made up 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 two albums: New Politics in 2010 and A Bad Girl in Harlem in 2013 and are best known for their singles "Yeah Yeah Yeah" and "Harlem."

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. They did a brief UK tour, and then went on to do a nation-wide US tour. 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.

The band performed at the South by Southwest festival in 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."

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