According to Jamie Talbot of Immortal Records, “Politicks is carving a niche all it’s own that is contemporary and classic all at once.”
The Washington City Paper writes, “Politicks offers the American public both style and substance.”
Since coming together in 2001 while at Radford University, Politicks has performed on the east coast from New York to Florida, shared the stage with several Grammy Award winning artists, recorded in Los Angeles and received regular radio play in their hometown of Washington, DC.
In the summer of 2006, Politicks performed with icons of soul and hip hop including Al Green, Lauryn Hill, The Roots and India Arie. In the fall they joined the Heineken Red Star Soul tour, performing with major artists in soul and R&B including Raphael Saadiq, Floetry, Raheem DeVaughn, Chrisette Michele, Claudette Ortiz & Ryan Toby (City High). Politicks brought in 2007 with the Sugar Hill Gang, Pat McGee band and DC101 at the Downtown Countdown New Year’s Eve event in DC.
In the summer of 2007, Politicks was selected to compete in Fox’s The Next Great American Band competition. Politicks was flown to audition in Los Angeles then Las Vegas making the Top 25. Over 6,000 bands from across the country entered the competition. In November, Politicks opened for Blind Melon in their unexpected yet triumphant first tour since 1995 with new singer Travis Warren leading the original lineup of musicians.
Politicks features Matthew Green on vocals, Brian Chafin and Mike Trella on guitars, Robert McCullough on bass, and Brendan McCourt on drums. Each member contributes heavily to the songwriting process, which is one of the key elements that separate Politicks from its peers. Five members bring five very unique perspectives toward the crafting of each song. Their collaborative efforts produce the funky, often eclectic, and always melodic songs that have allowed Politicks to stand out.