Last year at this time I fell in love with three boys from over seas who instantly rocked my world … and no that’s not them above it was White Lies. White Lies opened up for Kings of Leon at the Target Center in Minneapolis in the middle of that oh so interesting carbon monoxide week I had. I still get messages from the younger orchard staff that when they hear Kings of Leon they think of me AWESOME! Whenever we were slow and every night that we closed up White Lies and Kings of Leon rocked the shit out of the farm! The concert rocked my world so hard (especially the WL drummer Jack Lawrence-Brown) that I protested the next day at the farm that I would very much like to be a Rockstar. Although I play no instruments I felt very well suited for the career. Half dead that’s the only clear thought I have from that week, some people see a bright light I see music.
This November my life looks 1000% different then last year with one tiny little similarity I fell in love with three more boys from over seas. Yes, them above that’s David, Poul and Sören of New Politics out of Denmark and they’re fuckin’ AWESOME!
You have never seen someone put out so much energy on stage as David, I’d be willing to put cash on that bet … he’s absolutely nuts on stage and it’s fantastic! On the photography side pretty much impossible for me to get a still picture of. The only time his ass was still was when he was in some freeze and I could see his foot perfectly still above the crowd of heads in front of me. To see someone feel it and dance so hard with no inhibition in front of a very inhibited Charlotte crowd who had no idea who they even were was inspiring and fun!
I went with two friends who were exhausted after 3 days of MOOG Fest and a concert the night before that. Then, me wiped from 3 days of packing and moving … I was literally running suitcases into the cabin I’m staying at so I could meet them in time to get on the road to the concert! There was a team effort to rally enough energy to make it to that concert and when we got there we didn’t even want to see the opening act.
When New Politics came on we all looked at each other shocked at how good they were and kinda sad that we didn’t have the energy to even bounce to the beat. The performance was so diverse too, song to song I had no idea what they were going to do. Seriously one of the craziest new mixes I’ve heard. When we were trying to compare who or what they were like we came up with some heavy Rage Against the Machine & a bit of Cure coming from David, some epic 30 Seconds to Mars / KOL type sounds and vocals coming from Sören and SICK beats from hip hop to rock out coming from Poul.
Since I couldn’t get a single shot where they were all in focus on stage I made my way over to the merch table to get a shot of the three of them. That alone was something interesting to see as girls just flocked to hug David’s extremely sweaty self. While waiting for all 3 of them to be free at the same moment took a while so I had some time to talk them individually. Now, if I had talked to them first and then seen them perform it might have been to much … my head might have popped off. Why, cause holy shit they’re nice … like super sweet humble nice and to talk to them you would never in a million years think that they do what they do and how they do it on stage.
I have this issue where even if I love the art but then don’t like the artist I end up not caring or wanting to see the art. This however also works in reverse if I like the art and then love the artist it makes me care 10 fold about the art. So, New Politics concert & music fantastic, liked a lot, had fun … then I met them and now I fuckin love New Politics and can’t wait to see more and help show you more of them. Below is one of my favorites off there album Love is a Drug.
Read their bio here >> BIO << you’ll love them too!
They’re on tour through early December in the US from west to east coast so GO see them before they’re back over seas!
Then the completely different balls out Burn