The Naked And Famous unveil ‘Hearts Like Ours’ video – Watch

The Naked and Famous

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 .

Watch “Echoes” directed by Special Problems + behind the scenes – Another Lexus short film


Watch Echoes short film directed by Special Problems

#1. Behind The Scenes: Directors’ Vision
Special Problems Directors Campbell Hooper and Joel Kefali join with Producers to discuss and explore the themes of their Lexus Short Film “Echoes”. Discover how the interconnectivity of the abstract and the everyday bring clarity to the characters and the viewer.

#2. Behind The Scenes: The Comedian Connection
This behind the scenes look at the filming of the Lexus Short Film “Echoes” unveils the experience of the story’s narrator, played by stand up comedian Jeremy Elwood. He shares with us the challenges of performing a monologue that skews more serious than his standard set.

#3. Behind The Scenes: Nervous Dad
This behind the scenes look at “Echoes” explores night one on set in a bar with an expectant father. We hear from the producers, directors, and actor as they film the nervous hours waiting for news from the hospital.

#4. Behind The Scenes: The Groom + The Bride
In this piece, we see how the shooting of “Echoes” interrupts the peace of an Auckland, New Zealand night. From the rattle of a skateboard parade through the darkened city streets to the splash of a lonely actress into a glowing pool, hear the inside story of the main characters in this Lexus Short Film.

#5. Behind The Scenes: Crying Astronaut + Sad Singer
It takes years of training to be an astronaut, but in “Echoes” all that was required was the creativity of Special Problems Directors Campbell Hooper and Joel Kefali (The Naked and Famous / No Way). Watch as this skilled duo guide the actors portraying the crying astronaut and sad singer in this behind the scenes peek at the making of their Lexus Short Film.

Note: In this video, the company promotes its cars –

Watch The Naked And Famous’ video for Hearts Like Ours from new album In Rolling Waves (out 16 September).

Published on Jul 29, 2013

“Hearts Like Ours” from our second album “In Rolling Waves” out 16 September (13 September Aus/ NZ)

Pre-order the album on iTunes here:

Music video by The Naked And Famous performing Hearts Like Ours. (C) 2013 Fiction Records.


Preview the songs:   iTunes

Related post: The Naked and Famous / No Way. Video directed by Special Problems

The Naked and Famous / No Way – Video Directed by Special Problems

Artist: The Naked and Famous
Track: No Way
Album: Passive me, Agressive you

Special Problems are New Zealanders Campbell Hooper and Joel Kefali. “What’s their buzz?” you say? Well the duo are deft hands at making magic out of misery, making the impossible possible.

They’ve made some smashing videos for Jonathan Boulet, Wolfmother and Tame Impala and other folks such as Flying Lotus too.

When the daylight comes
Do you feel it?
Leave your bag of bones
Underneath your bed
Everything is as
It should be
I’m leaving now
As I should be

No way, no way
No we’re never gonna talk about it
No way, no way
No we’re never gonna speak again
No way, no way
No we’re never gonna talk about it
No way, no way

When the night descends
I sleep in
All the things you’ve done
Come to hold me
All that we can do
Is smile
It would be like this
For a while

No way, no way
No we’re never gonna talk about it
No way, no way
No we’re never gonna speak again
No way, no way
No we’re never gonna talk about it
No way, no way

I’m not sad, really
All this means, losing
Letting go, oo-oo
Dont look out, oo-oo
No way, no way, no way