New Diplomat is an American Alternative - Electronic Rock band out of San Francisco, California. Made up of members from countries all over the world, they formed in 2010 and gathered a significant local and national following.
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 of 2011. They were the only currently unsigned band making it to the top of the list.
Their debut EP "Buy Yourself Some Freedom" was recorded at Broken Radio Studios in San Francisco, a Bill Putman studio, during most of 2011 and released in October 2011.
Aaron Axelsen, music director from Bay Area radio station Live 105, received the EP and played it on his weekly, Sunday evening radio show, Soundcheck without interruption since its release. The EP has since then gathered critical acclaim and has been made available on Amazon.com, iTunes, Myspace, Spotify and through various other music outlets.
Since their inception, they have been sharing the stage with bands like Biffy Clyro, Big Black Delta, Army Navy, Grand Archives and the Big Pink. They have recently been invited to play the 20th Anniversary edition of the acclaimed San Francisco Noise Pop festival
The band also recorded the follow up to "Buy Yourself Some Freedom", a new single produced and engineered at Trilogy Studios in San Francisco by famed producer Dan the Automator (Gorillaz, DJ Shadow, Lovage, Kasabian) in April 2012.
After a year in hiatus, on March 2015 New Diplomat announced the reincarnation of the band with original members, vocalist Horacio O'Brien-Ferres and guitarist Paolo Von Giordano with the addition of Jacob Hartog on drums and Hugo Paris on synthesizers. They are currently recording their 3rd studio work to be released this spring.
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