About The Naked And Famous:
The Naked and Famous, from Auckland, New Zealand, formed in 2008 when Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith recorded EPs This Machine and No Light with engineer Aaron Short, a fellow student at Auckland’s MAINZ music college.
The band took their name from a line in the English artist Tricky’s song “Tricky Kid”, “everybody wants to be naked and famous”, that is ambivalent about the notion of celebrity.
The Naked And Famous have won numerous awards including: APRA Silver Scroll (2010); MAINZ Best Engineers; Album of the Year; Best Alternative Album; Single of the Year; Best Group; Breakthrough Artist – New Zealand Music Awards 2011.
‘Passive Me, Aggressive You’ ©2010
‘In Rolling Waves’ ©2013
Track listing: A Stillness; Hearts Like Ours; Waltz; Rolling Waves; The Mess; Grow Old; Golden Girl; I Kill Giants; What We Want; We Are Leaving; To Move With Purpose; A Small Reunion.
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