ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Making it in America is a goal for most bands. For Denmark’s New Politics, it’s a dream that’s coming true.
“We’ve been through so much and it’s finally happening,” says David Boyd. “It’s so unreal.”
The rock trio moved to Los Angeles a few years ago to record music. What happened to the band is just like many others – deals gone bad, no money and hitting rock bottom. But that didn’t deter it.
Today, the band, which also consists of Søren Hansen and Louis Vecchio, has a fall headlining tour planned and is now on tour with Paramore and Fall Out Boy.
Boyd says the band was handpicked by Fall Out Boy to open the tour.
“When we first arrived, Fall Out Boy put us on their reunion tour,” he says. “This gave us the chance to strike up and develop a great relationship with the guys. Pete (Wentz) came up to us and told us that we had a good sound and that’s why he wanted us on tour.”
So when it came time for the Monumentour, Wentz, a member of Fall Out Boy, again called on New Politics.
“It’s amazing to be able to see these bands that have such a huge following,” Boyd says. “We go out there night after night and just are able to make more fans.”
Boyd and crew are touring in support of their 2013 album, “A Girl in Harlem.” Boyd says while recording the album, the band ran out of money and just hit a bad place.
“This affected the writing process,” he says. “I think it needed to happen for us to be able to take in all of the success we’re having now.”
With the album almost a full year behind them, Boyd says the band recently outfitted its touring bus with a recording studio.
“We’re doing just demos right now,” he says. “But we’ve experienced so much already this year, that we want to capture some of that emotion.”