The Naked and Famous
The New Zealand electro pop band released their second album
‘In Rolling Waves’ yesterday, September 16
The Naked And Famous have unveiled the video for their current single, ‘Hearts Like Ours’. Click above to watch the video, which was directed by Campbell Hooper and shot in Los Angeles and New Zealand. The song comes from their second album, ‘In Rolling Waves’, which is set for release on September 16. The New Zealand group, who are now based in Los Angeles, released their debut album, ‘Passive Me, Aggressive You’, in 2010.
The Naked And Famous tour the UK and Ireland this November. They will play live in London, Glasgow, Bristol, Belfast, Manchester, Birmingham, Norwich and Dublin as part of a wider European tour. Starting at the Ritz in Manchester on November 21, the UK leg will conclude in London on December 2.
The Naked and Famous are an alternative rock band from Auckland, New Zealand. They formed in 2008 when Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith recorded EPs This Machine and No Light with engineer Aaron Short, a fellow student at Auckland’s MAINZ music college. The band took their name from a line in the English artist Tricky’s song “Tricky Kid”, “everybody wants to be naked and famous”, that is ambivalent about the notion of celebrity.
The EPs were subsequently released on local independent label Round Trip Mars and Powers and Xayalith began performing live with Ben Knapp and Jordan Clark on bass and drums respectively. Aaron Short became a performing member of the group. Knapp and Clark left the group and Jesse Wood (drums) and David Beadle (bass) joined the band as full-time members in 2009. The five-piece line-up recorded the groups albums Passive Me, Aggressive You (2010) and In Rolling Waves (2013), scheduled for release on 16 September 2013.
The Naked And Famous will play:
Manchester Ritz (November 21)
Birmingham Institute (22)
Norwich UEA (23) Dublin Olympia (25)
Belfast Limelight (26)
Glasgow O2 ABC (27)
Bristol O2 Academy (29)
Oxford O2 Academy (30)
London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (December 2)
To check the availability of The Naked and Famous tickets and get all the latest listings,
call 0844 858 6765 .