New Politics is a Danish rock band from Copenhagen, formed in 2009. It currently consists of David Boyd, Søren Hansen, and Louis Vecchio. The band’s sound has been described as a blend of “punk, pop, and electronically induced dance rock”. They have released three albums: New Politics in 2010, A Bad Girl in Harlem in 2013 and Vikings in 2015 and are best known for their singles “Yeah Yeah Yeah” and “Harlem.”
After writing songs together for three years for their respective solo albums (which were never produced), Boyd and Hansen realized they had a group forming. In 2009, the duo sent two of their songs (“Stress” and “Money”) into the Danish National Radio P3’s Karriere Kanonen (“Career Cannon”) competition.
Of the 973 bands that entered, New Politics was one of 42 selected to perform—despite not yet being an official band, and not having selected the final line-up. Boyd and Hansen hired Poul Amaliel to play drums. The new trio were among the top four winners and went on to play in a major music festival in Denmark.