The Naked and Famous

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The Naked and Famous formed in New Zealand in 2008 when Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith embarked upon a recording project together. After the success of two independently-released EPs, This Machine and No Light, they added more members so they could play concert dates. Their sound draws on modern dance-rock influences and combines them with pop hooks and layered vocals. Their songs are deceptively upbeat, with sinister underpinnings becoming apparent after multiple listens; one verse in "Young Blood" is "The bittersweet between my teeth/Trying to find the in-between/Fall back in love eventually." Their music is sexually androgynous and keeps personal narratives at an arm's length. There is a distinct aura of mystery surrounding their subject matter. To date the band's biggest hit is the aforementioned "Young Blood" from their 2011 debut album Passive Me, Aggressive You, which acquired ubiquity after being featured on several television shows, rather than through radio or music video success. They are cultivating an ever-growing audience of savvy music fans by playing international festival dates and continuing to tour on their own. The band is very famous and successful in New Zealand, having been nominated for six New Zealand Music Awards in 2011. The Naked and Famous were heralded early on by Entertainment Weekly, which speaks to the catchiness and quality of the songs, despite their difficult indie-alternative trappings and subject matter.

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The Naked and Famous does not currently have any concerts scheduled in U.S. in 2016. If you’re a The Naked and Famous fan, there are similar bands with concerts coming up like CHVRCHES, The Joy Formidable, M83, Matt & Kim, Ra Ra Riot, The Jezabels.

Past The Naked and Famous gigs

Apr 05, 2016 The Sinclair Music Hall Cambridge
Apr 04, 2016 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn
Apr 02, 2016 Rock N Roll Hotel Washington
Apr 01, 2016 Mod Club Theatre Toronto
Mar 25, 2016 Troubadour West Hollywood
Mar 23, 2016 Teragram Ballroom Los Angeles
Mar 22, 2016 The Independent San Francisco
Aug 22, 2014 The Observatory Santa Ana
Aug 21, 2014 Echoplex Los Angeles
Aug 17, 2014 Echoplex Los Angeles
Aug 17, 2014 The Observatory Santa Ana
Aug 15, 2014 Birch North Park Theatre San Diego
Jul 02, 2014 O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire London
Jul 01, 2014 Junction Cambridge Cambridge
Jun 30, 2014 Brighton Concorde 2 Brighton
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