Young Blood Take Scroll
Auckland five-piece band Naked and Famous have won the Silver Scroll prize for their smash hit “Young Blood” at the Australasian Performing Right Association’s awards held in Auckland on 8 September. Alisa Xayalith, Thom Powers and Aaron Short from the electronic/alt-rock act won the Silver Scroll, the main song-writing prize at the awards. Released on Somewhat Damaged/Universal, the song debuted at No. 1 earlier this year and also features on the Naked and Famous’ debut album, “Passive Me, Aggressive You,” which was released this month. APRA NZ director Anthony Healey described “Young Blood” as “stroppy, youthful and energetic … it should take the world by storm.” In other awards, Dane Rumble — together with Te Awanui Reeder and Samuel King — picked up the award for most performed work on radio and television for “Cruel,” while the Crowded House classic “Don’t Dream It’s Over” was once again the most performed work overseas.