You may know them best for their hit singles like “Tonight You’re Perfect”, “Everywhere I Go (Kings & Queens)” and “West End Kids”…. Yes, we’re talking about Danish indie rockers New Politics. Formed in 2009, the band consists of David Boyd (Vocals), Søren Hansen (Guitar / Vocals / Keys) and Louis Vecchio (Drums / Vocals). For this week’s spotlight, we’ve compiled a few short fun facts about this energetic group:
1. David and Søren were both solo artists before forming New Politics. They had recorded songs together which they played for friends and family members, but it wasn’t until they entered and won a music competition in Denmark that their sound was heard by strangers.
2. RCA signed New Politics in 2009, after which they went on a U.S. tour and moved to America. At the time, Poul Amaliel played drums for the band. He ended up leaving the band in 2011, and announced his departure in front of MTV cameras.
3. The band described being culture-shocked when they first moved to the U.S., and said they didn’t get a chance to adjust to NYC right away because they were touring so much. David described their 2015 single “West End Kids” as being “about Vesterport (West End), the area in Copenhagen where we once lived. It’s where we played some of our first shows, where we first fell in love, and first felt heartbreak. It’s also where we had to say goodbye in order to make the sacrifices needed to move to Brooklyn and live out our dream of playing music.”
4. They have credited 30 Seconds To Mars and Fallout Boy for being inspirations. They are currently signed to Pete Wentz’s label, DCD2 Records.
5. The band is known for their incredible energy at shows. Their sound has been described as a blend of punk, pop, and electronically induced dance rock.