Posted On 05 Nov 2014
Tag: 30 Seconds To Mars, Alice In Chains, Bad Suns, Beastie Boys, Big Data, Business of Emotion, David, David Boyd, Denmark, Dirty Heads, Everywhere I Go, Fall Out Boy, Harlem, Louis Vecchio, New Politics, Nirvana, Originals, Pink, Salt, SomeKindaWonderful, Soren, Soren Hansen, Sounds of Change, Spinal Tap, Tonight You're Perfect, Vikings, Yeah Yeah Yeah
With hit songs like “Harlem”, “Tonight You’re Perfect” and “Yeah Yeah Yeah”, the dance-rock group, New Politics is certainly a household name. Hailing originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, the band is made up of David Boyd, Søren Hansen, and Louis Vecchio.
Here is New Politics “Harlem” Video:
Learn more about the guys of New Politics in the following interview:
How did the band first come together? Can you remember that moment when you thought to start this group?
David and Soren met in a recording studio in Denmark. They instantly connected musically and started writing together that same week. The band was formed two years after. Without knowing it, they had developed a sound and written enough songs to start a band.
How did you come up with your band name?
Spinal Tap was actually our influence! (haha) We wanted The Politics but couldn’t for legal reasons. So just as Originals put a “New” in front of their name that’s what we did. (Haha)
How has the band grown since you started?
The band has grown a lot and it’s really awesome to watch. We’ve all become way better musicians and writers as well as brothers. We will never stop growing
You guys are about to go on the Everywhere I Go Tour with Bad Suns and SomeKindaWonderful. How excited are you guys for this tour?
Sooo excited!! We have all our fans of both bands coming out with us. They’re incredible and super friendly.
With all the touring that you have been doing, how do you keep up your energy night after night?
It’s honestly the fans. Everyone who comes out to hang and sing along with us is what makes this all worthwhile. Getting on stage every night is a blessing and we will never let that go.
What’s it like being so far away from your families and friends back home in Denmark?
It gets rough sometimes. We all try to stay in touch as much as we can through social media and texting. We’ve created a family here as well. Meeting Louis when we moved over to America was awesome not only cause he was the missing piece of the puzzle but all of his friends became our friends.
You’ve played with everyone from Fall Out Boy, to 30 Seconds To Mars, to Alice In Chains, to Pink. Being that your music is so diverse how do you find the wide range of audiences you’ve played in front of responding to the band?
The reaction of the fans has been unreal. I think music lovers will always be music lovers no matter what. We never like to put ourselves in any category. We love and respect all kinds of music and I think that shows when we perform.
What do you think it was about your song “Harlem” that really spoke to people?
It’s a party song! High energy and fun. We like to think it says let go and have fun. It’s OK to enjoy life!
More times than not, influences tend to bleed through. What bands are currently inspiring the music that you’re making?
We are inspired by so many bands. I think right now we are listening to a lot of what’s going on in the Alternative scene. Without a doubt though going back to our roots is also a big part of our band. Anything from Beastie Boys to Nirvana is always a go-to for us.
What would you say the band has already accomplished and what do you have your eyes set on next?
We feel we’ve accomplished so much and we are super grateful for that. We are really looking forward to the release of our next album Vikings and much more touring!
Thus far, what’s a favorite memory or something quirky that’s taken place with the band (in-studio, onstage, or elsewhere)?
There are so many quirky things that happen! (haha) We have to take the easy way out on this one and say there’s honestly too many things to talk about.
Is there anything in particular that you’d like people to take away from listening to your music?
Have fun and don’t take yourself and life too seriously, especially when you come to one of our shows!! (haha)
And finally, since All Access is a radio-based publication, what are some songs on the radio that you can’t get out of your head now?
“Sounds of change” by Dirty Heads, “Salt” by Bad Suns and Big Data “Business of Emotion.”