New Politics, City of Trees, RADIO 94.7, One of Us, Alternative, Pop Punk

City of Trees Artist Profile: New Politics

July 7, 2017

Do you recall the late-1990s and early-mid 2000s, when pop-punk was king and every teenage rebel without a cause spouted songs about big brother government and corruption?  Bands like Blink-182, Green Day, and Fall Out Boy dominated the alternative airwaves and were crucial influences to the prevailing musical tastes at the time.  Following this American trend, pop-punk/alternative rock band New Politics emerged from Denmark in 2009 and helped introduced the aforementioned styles to the European mainstream. 

New Politics are far from newcomers to the alternative scene.  In 2009 musicians David Boyd and Søren Hansen signed with RCA Records and went to on to tour the UK with an ecstatic blend of pop-punk, punk, and electronic influences that evoke dance.  They followed this up with the 2010 release of their self-titled debut album, New Politics, which featured their immensely popular single “Yeah Yeah Yeah” and their newly recruited percussionist Louis Vecchio.  The trio went on to perform in support of Thirty Seconds to Mars during their Into the Wild Tour in the Fall of 2010, and broke into the US scene with the 2012 release of another hit single, “Harlem”.  The single brought New Politics to the forefront of the alternative scene and attracted the attention of American radio stations, prompting their headling 2014 Harlem, U.S.A. tour

Over the years New Politics have established themselves as alternative mainstays, touring alongside powerhouses such as Fall Out Boy and Paramore.  You’ve most likely heard us blast their latest single, “One of Us”, over the air in recent days (with good reason: it rocks).  The song offers a catchy, piano driven pop riff that pays homage to other European greats (can you guess who?), and more importantly reminds us not to take our amazing experiences in life for granted.  We at RADIO 94.7 can Carpe Diem to that, and cannot wait to see them in action at City of Trees for their first live Sacramento performance.