The Naked and Famous Lay Low
“All The Naked And Famous do is deliver hits,” according to Boston-based online music magazine, Vanyaland. “The New Zealand-[formed], Los Angeles-based electronic pop group first crashed our playlists with 2010’s incredible Passive Me, Aggressive You album, which birthed modern standards like ‘Punching in a Dream’ and ‘Girls Like You’.
“Fast forward six years, and the band’s third album, Simple Forms, is set for release 14 October, and it’s already shaping up nicely.
“In July we hyped the LP’s lead single ‘Higher’, and now comes another catchy-ass jam by the name of ‘Laid Low.’ The lyric video for the punchy glow-pop track dropped a few weeks ago.
“This week, The Naked And Famous head out on a criss-crossing North American tour that kicks off 21 September in Tuscon, Arizona and wraps 30 November in Oakland, California. Along they way, they play Royale in Boston on 10 November, a very impressible triple-header bill with XYLØ and The Chain Gang of 1974.”
The Naked and Famous formed in Auckland in 2007. The band consists of Alisa Xayalith (vocals, keyboards), Thom Powers (vocals, guitars), Aaron Short (keyboards), David Beadle (bass) and Jesse Wood (drums).
Original article by Michael Marotta, Vanyaland, September 16, 2016.
Photo by Samantha West.