New Artist Profile: The Naked and Famous
First off, what a catchy band name…”The Naked and Famous” Not only is that sure to attract attention but it is also short and sweet. The band is neither naked nor quite famous, YET! The Naked and Famous come straight out of nasty New Zealand.[NZers I’m not saying you’re nasty, it was just catchy…gimme a break here…] TNAF are a 5-piece set that includes Aaron Short, Alisa Xayalith, David Beadle, Jesse Wood, and Thom Powers. Signed to Somewhat Damaged/ Fiction Records, their first studio album back in September of 2010.
Their single “Young Blood” debuted on the New Zealand charts at #1 in 2010. They are the first NZ band/artist to do so in three years. Some of their songs have been featured in television shows such as Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, Chuck, and Covert Affairs, so you may recognize the song.
Recently they’ve won the Philip Hall Radar Award at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011. More on that here.
I’m not usually one for this type of alternative music but there’s just something about the music and lyrics of this band that gets me going. They’ve got tremendous amounts of talent. I could only hope to catch a live show of theirs when they start their US Tour. TV’s Official Rating: 10/10