Weighing in on the Buzz

“For the first time, probably ever, a band from [New Zealand] is poised for huge success in the States,” The Huffington Post’s Jon Chattman predicts. “The Naked and the Famous have already taken their homeland, and have already gone international. Case in point: the video for their infectious electro-stunner ‘Young Blood’ has over a million hits on YouTube. It doesn’t stop there. The industry is buzzing, and the band has already secured a touring gig opening for the British band Foals.” Chattman asks vocalist Thom Powers “to weigh in on the buzz, discuss how the album came together, and share where he’d like to see the band in the not-too-distant future.” “[Success has] been a gradual thing,” Powers says. “When we did the first track ‘Young Blood’ off this album, we knew we were onto something. The song just grew. It has really taken us pretty far. Personally, I can’t wait until [Passive Me Aggressive You] comes out. It’s really the pinnacle of what we’ve done and what going to do.”


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Cheil CCO Martyn Poynton Takes Two Minutes

Cheil CCO Martyn Poynton Takes Two Minutes

New Zealander Malcolm Poynton joined ad agency Cheil Worldwide at the beginning of 2015 as the network’s first global chief creative officer, following celebrated stints at SapientNitro, Ogilvy and Saatchi &…