Los Angeles-based New Zealanders The Naked And Famous are currently writing and recording their third album and preparing for an early 2016 return to the stage with their first appearances of the year at the Wanderland Music Festival and hometown Auckland City Limits in New Zealand in March.
Their self-produced 2011 debut Passive Me, Aggressive You and singles "Young Blood" and "Punching In A Dream" made them one of the hottest new bands in the world and festival favorites around the world.
2013 album In Rolling Waves connected audiences to the romantic inspiration of the golden era of epic, emotionally charged alternative rock
The band continued to tour relentlessly in 2014, taking in festivals including Coachella and Australia's Big Day Out as well as selling out venues across Europe and North America and touring US arenas with Imagine Dragons.
The Nake and Famous formed in Auckland New Zealand when Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith met at music college and began recording at home with Aaron Short. After two independent EPs, things blew up for the group with the single "Young Blood".
Released on 7" by New York label Neon Gold, the song went on to generate millions of plays and earn them a Gold Record in the US and Canada, and Platinum certification in Australia and New Zealand.
With old school friends Jesse Wood and David Beadle by now settled as the group's rhythm section, TNAF set off on a journey that has taken them to play major festivals and tours around the world and thrill fans everywhere with their dark.
Continuing to self-produce their ambitious sonic pop, The Naked and Famous continue on a musical path that NME, describe as "A classic case of lovely and beautiful: TNAF's passive melodicism and aggressive innovation clash in a dazzling blaze of psych/sonic fireworks".