Originally from Auckland, The Naked and Famous formed in 2007 and consists of Alisa Xayalith (vocals, keyboards), Thom Powers (vocals, guitars), Jesse Wood (drums), David Beadle (bass) and Aaron Short (keyboards). The band, which has a unique blend of lush dream pop, brittle ambience and sparky electronic rock, has been based in Los Angeles since 2012.
They have played to sold out crowds in New York, LA, London and many cities across the US, Canada, UK, Europe, South America and Asia.
They toured with Imagine Dragons around the US, and their numerous festival dates include the world-renowned Coachella festival in 2014 and 2016 Austin City Limits.
The band’s music has been heard on some of the most popular TV shows and movies. Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, Pitch Perfect, True Blood, Grey’s Anatomyand the remake of the cult horror Carrie have all featured songs from The Naked and Famous.
Their third album, Simple Forms, is available now and features singles Higher and Laid Low. It is the long awaited follow up to their 2011 breakthrough album Passive Me, Aggressive You and 2013’s emotionally charged In Rolling Waves.