With the music industry changing at such a rapid pace, it’s really nice to hear a success story, especially when those who gained the success are genuinely humble. Last week I was able to speak with David of the band New Politics, hailing originally from Copenhagen, Denmark. This band’s track record is pretty impressive. In 2009, the guys entered a radio competition alongside nearly 1,000 other bands. The group won and were able to play a huge music festival in Denmark. Keep in mind: upon entering the contest, New Politics wasn’t officially formed. The guys were individually writing music and through hearing about the competition, became motivated to create songs together and form the band. Clearly, that lit a fire because later that year New Politics were signed to RCA records, released a debut album and moved to Brooklyn, New York.
Since then, the band has played many music festivals – even having the opportunity to tour with notable bands such as Fall Out Boy, Panic At The Disco, 30 Seconds to Mars, and Pink. If you’ve never heard of New Politics before, chances are you’ve definitely heard their songs “Harlem” and “Tonight You’re Perfect” on the radio or on television.
When asking David to describe the rest of the album to those who haven’t heard it, he talked about the use of modern rock and electro-pop with a strong grunge influence. Check out their new video for “Tonight You’re Perfect” and if you like what you hear, purchase their album released last year, A Bad Girl in Harlem. Both their music and shows are expressive and full of energy. Considering their live show is what got New Politics as far as they are, you won’t regret checking out them out tomorrow night at the Opera House in Toronto.