New Politics is an Alternative/Dance/Pop/Punk band from Copenhagen, Denmark, consisting of David Boyd, Søren Hansen, and Louis Vecchio. Formed when Boyd and Hansen both attempted a solo career, they realized they worked better as a group, creating New Politics. They won a contest and played a major Danish festival, despite not being an official band, in this event, they hired Poul Amaliel to play drums.
Soon after, they signed to RCA and chose to move to the United States, staying in Brooklyn. From then on, they performed at SXSW in 2010. Amaliel left the band shortly after to return to Denmark, being replaced with Louis Vecchio.
The bands instrumentation consists of
- David Boyd: Lead Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
- Søren Hansen: Bass, Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
- Louis Vecchio: Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Their discography with selected singles include
- New Politics (2010)
- "Yeah Yeah Yeah"
- A Bad Girl In Harlem (2013)
- "Tonight You're Perfect"
- Vikings (2015)
- "Everywhere I Go (Kings & Queens)"
- "West End Kids"
- "Girl Crush"
- "One of Us"
Tropes for New Politics include:
- Album Title Drop: "Harlem" does this"Shake it like a bad girl up in Harlem"
- Creating Life Is Bad: Referenced in "Dignity""You manipulateWith your bag of tricksYou're playing God with the world on my shoulder"
- Dancing Is Serious Business: David Boyd is a very gifted dancer, and incorporates it into live performances, music videos, photoshoots, practically anything.
- Dual-Meaning Chorus: "Yeah Yeah Yeah" can be interpreted in several different ways, depending on how you interpret the verses.
- Epic Riff: The riff to "Yeah Yeah Yeah" is very recognizable for people that listen to the band, for later arrivals, "Harlem", "Everywhere I Go (Kings & Queens)", and "West End Kids" has these for newer fans of the band.
- Face of the Band: Long and by far David Boyd
- Platonic Life-Partners: David Boyd and Søren Hansen, as they were good friends before they made the band together.
- Precision F-Strike: A couple of songs have one.
"You're just fucking killing me!"
- "Yeah Yeah Yeah" in particular has one that devolves into a Cluster F-Bomb
"This one's for everyone that says I'm nothing.This one's for my friends that don't give a fuck.So if you don't give a fuck. sing!"
- Not to mention the very unexpected one from a somber break in "Everywhere I Go (Kings & Queens)"
- Stuffy Old Songs About the Buttocks: Partially invoked in "Harlem", which is more about dancing, but a repeating part of the chorus sung by Søren is:"Shake it like a bad girl up in Harlem."
- Surreal Music Video: "West End Kids", due to it being based on the band fighting their friends in different ways, and being controlled to fight them with somebody choosing their actions.
- Title-Only Chorus: "Yeah Yeah Yeah" is partially this, with Søren screaming the title and David joining in with some verses between each scream.