Live Show Review: New Politics at The Neptune in Seattle

Live Show Review: New Politics at The Neptune in Seattle

Nothing like The Neptune theater on a rainy evening with some great music!!! This was the New Politics show, which had a great opening act. Seriously The Neptune is one of those music venues that you forget about since its in University District but once you go see a show, you just fall in love with this classic venue.

The first band on the card was Some Kinda Wonderful. They played with a soul infused sound that if you were not moving to at first, you were definitely moving to their groove toward the end. The singer, Jordy Towers, had an amazing voice that combined with his on stage humbleness really seemed to draw the audience into him. They played their main hit, Reverse, but it was their other songs that really had you going such as Honeymoon. Their best song was, Devilish Man, with its eerie blues hooks, lush soulful attitude in the vocals, really made this song so much better especially as they performed it live. They ended their set with a great Bob Marley cover, One Love.

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New Politics are a band that really has only started to scratch the surface of their success. They have great songs, great live performances but what really seems to add to their music is their humble personalities. The lead singer, David Boyd, spoke in between songs about the significance of their struggles and how their beginnings influenced their music. David Boyd was always quick to point out that they started out just like every other band. They do a great job of balancing their alternative rock sound with that classic punk sound in their songs. I love how the lead singer, David Boyd and the guitar player, Soron Hanson, really play off of each others voice especially in the song, Give Me Hope. Their Best song they performed was, Tonight You’re Perfect. This song, with its memorable verses, combined with a very catchy chorus with an amazing ethereal synths in the background added to the song performance. During the outro of the song, Tonight You’re Perfect, the lead singer had the crowd singing the chorus and with the lights dim everyone held out there cellphones which lite up the venue.

New Politics also did one great cover of the Beastie Boys, No Sleep in Brooklyn, which they found a great way to make it more heavy with punk attitude throughout the song.

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Christian Hamilton

Christian is the founder and Editor of Rock Paper Rock as well as a freelance concert and event photographer serving the Pacific Northwest and Beyond. He is a certified member of the PPA and Gold Level member of the CPS. He has recently began working with Mental Itch Records and has launched his own Photography website.


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