Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Naked and Famous

If you could choose between The Bold and the Beautiful or The Naked and Famous, I recommend you strongly to choose nude celebrities. That they also come from the country where it ran around orcs, goblins, knights and sorcerers for a while makes it even better. New Zealand, actually came at second place in a recent survey about which country you wanted to move to if you had to. I knew the orcs weren't wrong...

The Naked and Famous are a five-piece band and are said to play rock. In my opinion, it's better than so, they got all the instruments as a rock band but they sound like something else. While listening to their songs I want to say that they are a bit of M83, a pinch of Kate Bush and a handful of Au Revoir Simone, maybe they are New Zealand's answer to MGMT. I'm in love with them anyhow.

They're about to release their debut album "Passive Me, Aggressive You" in early September in New Zealand. This is their latest track "Punching In A Dream" with a mighty fine video.

The Naked and Famous - Punching In A Dream

And speaking of beautiful videos, this one to "Young Blood" is also a pearl.

The Naked and Famous - Young Blood

And I can't leave behind the first track I ever heard from this band back in late 2008, it got me hooked and I wanted more. Love them!

The Naked and Famous - Bells


Unknown said...

I'm really happy you posted them.. not because I found them here. I'm from NZ and they've been around ages here! But because you're my favourite blog, and they are finally gettign the recognition they deserve! Holla.

Anonymous said...

this band is amazing - I hope the come tour in NYC soon

Anonymous said...

Excellent band!! They remind me a lot of Passion Pit... anyway... GREAT!!