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New Politics At The Troubadour: Review

Alison Wotton |
February 20, 2014 | 8:32 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter

New Politics's Harlem, USA tour landed in L.a. last night. On tour in support of their album "A Bad Girl In Harlem,' the Danish band has found success on a series of supporting slots on tours with Fall Out Boy and P!nk. But this was their first headlining run as a band and they played to a sold-out energetic, crowd at the Troubadour. 

Opening acts Sleeper Agent and Magic Man helped set the tone for the show. Fans were singing the words and dancing along with both bands. Magic Man, an upcoming buzz band signed to Neon Gold, played songs off its "You Are Here" EP,  seamlessly blending rock, pop and synths.

During New Politics's set, lead singer David Boyd set the energy level -- jumping, climbing, and even crowd-surfing upright in the crowd. Guitarist Søren Hansen and drummer Louis Vecchio played with equal amounts of energy.

The band members hail from Denmark but Los Angeles has shown them great love and support. In particular, the band thanked radio, specifically KROQ, for the airplay that "Harlem" has received. The band played KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas show last December.  

To close out the show, it was Sleeper Agent's last night on the tour and to celebrate, they joined New Politics and Magic Man on-stage at the end. This dance party turned into fans rushing the stage and joining in.

Listen to New Politics' latest single "Tonight You're Perfect." Listen to Sleeper Agent's "Get Burned." Listen to Magic Man's "Paris." 

Read more of NT's show reviews here.

Reach Staff Reporter Alison Wotton here.



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