The Danish band New Politics has quite a reputation around Denver. Our indie radio station KTCL has had them play at several large concerts, like last year’s Keggs & Eggs… but for some reason I’ve missed every one. When I saw they were coming back to the Gothic Theatre with Bad Suns and Some Kinda Wonderful, I knew I *had* to photograph the show. Both opening bands were good, especially Bad Suns who I had covered at (again, KTCL’s) Big Gig this summer.
I gotta say, Some Kinda Wonderful was a bit overly into themselves – the lead singer especially, but in general they were fun. I *loved* the lady drummer and they all had the crowd going, so definitely a fun band. Bonus points if you can name their single. (P.S. It’s called “Reverse,” but that took 10 minutes of googling because: SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL IS MANY THINGS, PEOPLE. To understand my frustration on this point, read this post.)
Bad Suns was clearly more comfortable than the last time I saw them. Don’t get me wrong, they were great at Fiddler’s Green, but they whole group seemed more loose, more ready to own the stage. Also, more blue. Y’all can take up the Avatar appearance with the lighting dude at the Gothic. (P.S. thanks for playing “Salt” last so I could dance to it when I was finished taking pics.)
OK. For real. If you have never heard or seen New Politics before, I predict you will in the very near future. These guys rocked my face off, and could probably charm their way out of a paper bag. Their album, “A Bad Girl In Harlem” has been on constant repeat around this house for over a year but it’s their live show that is one of the most impressive I have seen in a long time. Singer David Boyd and guitarist Søren Hansen were all over the stage while Louis Vecchio pounded the drums. I mean ALL over the stage. I missed Søren throwing his guitar in the air and barely caught David’s famous breakdancing, but see for yourself. I took a lot of photos. They are also the first band I have ever heard do justice to a Beastie Boys cover.
P.S. Thanks to David Boyd for making every attempt to credit me on his instagram.
Concert tickets provided by New Politics. All words and photos are mine.