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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)

  • A Bad Girl In Harlem (2013)
    • "Harlem"
    • "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 manipulate
    With your bag of tricks
    You'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.
  • Precision F-Strike: A couple of songs have one.
    • "Yeah Yeah Yeah" in particular has one that devolves into a Cluster F-Bomb
    "You're just fucking killing me!"
    • Not to mention the very unexpected one from a somber break in "Everywhere I Go (Kings & Queens)"
    "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!"
  • 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.