Hotly-tipped New Zealanders THE NAKED & FAMOUS announce UK spring dates, to include a Dublin debut at CRAWDADDY on Saturday March 5th.
The five-piece have been tipped across the board, and feature in the BBC Sound of 2011 Poll, and NME’s New Stars of 2011 issue.
Having topped the charts in their homeland, THE NAKED AND FAMOUS prepare for the release their debut album “Passive Me, Aggressive You” here on March 11th. Their chart topping single “Young Blood” is due out on March 4th.
Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdO85Qf4Poc
**Tickets on sale today Friday 14th January**
THE NAKED & FAMOUS
Saturday 5th March 2011
Crawdaddy – Harcourt St – Dublin 2.
Doors – 8pm
Tickets €14 (inc. booking fee) available from Ticketmaster, City Discs, and usual outlets. www.ticketmaster.ie
Formed in various Auckland bedrooms by David Beadle, Thom Powers, Aaron Short, Jesse Wood and Alisa Xayalith, The Naked & Famous took the DIY approach, writing and recording the majority of their music in those very same suburban houses. Its loving, careworn aesthetic was preserved as the tracks were mixed and mastered in the US before release.
Their single ‘Young Blood’ became the first #1 debut in the New Zealand singles chart for three years as well as the first kiwi song to do so since the early 1990s. The album soon followed, shooting to the top of the charts in September this year. That same month ‘Young Blood’ was released here as a 7” on New York-based indie label Neon Gold.
Its release led to early interest from radio, with Fearne Cotton and Nick Grimshaw giving the track support on Radio 1 along with a daytime Playlist on XFM. ‘Punching In A Dream’ has already followed it onto the daytime list at XFM. The Naked & Famous recently featured as the lead band in NME’s Radar section and The Fly’s Ones To Watch pages. The Guardian’s New Band Of The Day column also heaped praise on the band, labeling ‘Young Blood,’ “ecstatic, uplifting, thumping, pumping psych-dazed, rocked-up synth-pop that is all about affirmation.” NME called their music “enraptured, velveteen synth-pop wonderment.”