NEW DIPLOMAT

NEW DIPLOMAT

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandAlternativeElectronic

New Diplomat is an American Indie - Electronic Rock band from San Francisco, California.The boys are rather international (Italy, Uruguay and US) and their worldly influences can be heard from the retro analog synthesizers, to the new wavy guitars, through the uptempo dance beats down to the bluesy bass riffs into "an infectious celebration of indie rock and electronic music" (The SF Chronicle)
"San Francisco's own buzz band" (Owl Magazine)

Biography

Electronic Indie-Rock out of San Francisco, California.

New Diplomat is an American Indie - Electronic Rock band. Despite their inception in San Francisco, California in 2012 the boys are rather international (Italy, Uruguay and US). Their worldly influences can be heard from the retro analog synthesizers, to the new wavy guitars, through the uptempo dance beats down to the bluesy bass riffs into "an infectious celebration of indie rock and electronic music" (The SF Chronicle)

The band was formed from the ashes of different San Francisco Bay Area bands. After a few tribulations, including one of the lengthiest search for the right singer in history, the current line up consist of: Horacio O'Brien-Ferres (vocals and bass guitar, synths) Paolo Von Giordano (guitar, synths), Jacob Hartog (drums, percussion and synths). They manage a sound that is both fresh and familiar, evocative of The 1975, White Lies, Passion Pit, Foals.

They have been described by Live 105, the largest Alternative Rock radio station in Northern California and a CBS network station as one of the Top 10 Bay Area Bands. They were the only currently unsigned band making it to the top of the list.

Since their inception, they have been performing at the best venues in the Bay Area such us: Mezzanine, The Independent, The Great American Music Hall, Shoreline Amphitheater, America's Cup Pavillion, Slim's, The Rickshaw Stop, The Bottom of the Hill among others while sharing the stage with the likes of  Garbage, Biffy Clyro, Silversun Pickups, Big Black Delta, Army Navy, Grand Archives and The Big Pink performing at festivals such as Noise Pop, BFD and SXSW and have worked with Patrick Brown (Toro y Moi) and Dan the Automator (Gorillaz, Kasabian).

The band just released their 3rd record (summer of 2016) with Producer Jeff Saltzman (The Killers, Fischerspooner, The Sounds, Blondie) dawn is just breaking for the Bay Area three-piece.

Discography

"Buy Yourself Some Freedom" EP 2012 (current rotation on Live 105)
"IN GOLD" EP 2013 (CURRENT ROTATION ON LIVE 105.3)
"Klash" Single 2013 (produced by Dan The Automator) 
"Replaced" 2016 (produced by Jeff Saltzman)

Set List

NEW DIPLOMAT delivers a high energy show, typically between 45 minutes and an hour that combines dance rock tunes with electronic beats and synthesizers.