The Naked and Famous
About The Naked and Famous
Formed in 2007, New Zealand’s The Naked and Famous have crafted a sound that fuses indie rock with synth-pop.
∙ The band took their name from a line in Tricky’s 1996 single “Tricky Kid,” which in turn quotes the song “Naked and Famous,” by The Presidents of the United States of America.
∙ Their 2010 chart-topping hit, “Young Blood,” not only went Platinum in the US, but it was also named Single of the Week in the Australia and New Zealand iTunes Stores.
∙ Passive Me, Aggressive You, their 2010 debut album, hit No. 1 and was certified Gold in New Zealand.
∙ The Naked and Famous won eight New Zealand Music Awards in a three-year span, including Best Group honors in 2011 and 2014.
∙ In Rolling Waves, their 2013 sophomore album, reached No. 48 on the Billboard 200.
ORIGINAuckland, New Zealand