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Artist research the naked and famous

  1. 1. The Naked And Famous. By Imogen Potter.
  2. 2. About the band. The Naked And Famous are a band who originate from Auckland in Australia. The members are: Alisa Xayalith, Jesse Wood, Aaron Short, Thom Powers, and David Beadle. The Naked and Famous formed in 2008 after Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith recorded singles with Aaron Short at music college. Later, these got released locally with a label ‘Round Trip Mars’, this gave the band hope and they consequently began to perform live. At this point, Jordan Clarke was on the drums and Ben Knapp was on bass. In 2009 both Jordan and Ben left the band and this is when Jesse Wood and David Beadle made their appearance and became full time members of the band. Interestingly, the band chose their name from a line in a song called ‘Tricky Kid’, this line was ‘everybody wants to be naked and famous’. By June 2012, The Naked and Famous had played to more than 600,000 people in 24 countries.
  3. 3. Alisa Xayalith Lead vocalist 2008-present. Thom Powers Vocals and Guitar 2008-present.
  4. 4. Aaron Short Keys 2008-present. David Beadle Bass 2009-present.
  5. 5. Jesse Wood Drums 2009-present.
  6. 6. Record Labels Fiction Records Republic Records
  7. 7. Fiction Records Fiction Records started in 1978 by Chris Parry. The first time that fiction became truly known and popular was when Snow Patrol released their single ‘Run’, which entered the UK chart at number 5. Snow Patrol’s next album that they released called ‘Final Straw’ sold over 2 million copies worldwide. Currently fiction represent Crystal Castles, elbow, Ian Brown, Jamie N Commons, Kaiser Chiefs, Kate Boy, Last Dinosaurs, Nick Mulvey, The Maccabees, Seasick Steve, Snow Patrol, Spector, Tired Pony, White Lies and Willy Mason.
  8. 8. Republic Records This American record label started in 1995 by Monte and Avery Lipman and is owned by UMG, Universal Music Group. Since 1995, the label has gone through many changes and adaptations to make it what is it now. Mainly, this label focus’ on mainstream and urban music and they were listed as 2012's top charting U.S. label. Republic Records have worked with a lot of big names such as Akon, Amy Winehouse, Busta Rhymes, Drake, Enrique Iglesias, Jessie J, Kelly Rowland, Lil Wayne, Nelly, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Tyga, The Weeknd and many more.
  9. 9. Passive Me, Aggressive you (2009-2013) This album is The Naked and Famous’ debut studio album and was released in New Zealand on 6th September 2010 where it instantly became number 1. This album is known for its huge range of different music styles such as pop, dance-rock, punk and electronica. In NME magazine the album was called a ‘glorious melting pot of pop perfection’ and it received many other positive feedback especially by critics online and in magazines. In 2011, the album was nominated for the Taite music prize which was a delight for the band. Some of the tracks were later released as singles such as ‘All of This’, then ‘Young Blood’ followed by ‘Punching in a Dream’ and ‘Girls like you’ then finally ‘No Way’. These tracks became even more popular as they were released individually, ‘Punching a Dream’ was even adopted as the popular reality-TV series ‘Made in Chelsea’ theme song.
  10. 10. Track List ♬ ♬ ♬ ♬ ♬ ♬ ♬ ♬ ♬ ♬ ♬ ♬ ♬ 1 All of This 2 Punching in a Dream 3 Frayed 4 The Source 5 The Sun 6 Eyes 7 Young Blood 8 No Way 9 Spank 10 Jilted Lovers 11 A Wolf in Geek's Clothing 12 The Ends 13 Girls Like You
  11. 11. In Rolling Waves (2013) This album is The Naked and Famous’ second studio album and was firstly released in New Zealand on 13th September 2013, in the UK it was released 3 days later on the 16th September and then on the 17th in America. On the 23rd July 2013 one of their tracks called ‘Hearts Like Ours’ was first played on BBC Radio 1 in advance prior to the release of the album. Following the release of the album, the band toured the US with an alternative rock ensemble ‘The Colourist’. On the New Zealand Album chart in 2013 ‘In Rolling Waves’ peaked at fourth. The Guardian rated this album with four out of five stars whilst NME gave it a measly 7/10 complimenting the album writing ‘Alisa Xayalith’s cute-as-kitten vocals softening the edges’.
  12. 12. Track List ♬ ♬ ♬ ♬ ♬ ♬ ♬ ♬ ♬ ♬ ♬ ♬ 1 A Stillness 2 Hearts Like Ours 3 Waltz 4 Rolling Waves 5 The Mess 6 Grow Old 7 Golden Girl 8 I Kill Giants 9 What We Want 10 We Are Leaving 11 To Move with Purpose 12 A Small Reunion
  13. 13. Awards. Since 2008, The Naked and Famous have became increasingly well-known, consequently they have began to be nominated for various different awards since 2010. The first award that they won was the ‘APRA Silver Scroll’ awarded for their single ‘Young Blood’. At the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards The Naked And Famous won: ♬ Album of the Year (Passive Me, Aggressive You) ♬ Best Alternative Album (Passive Me, Aggressive You) ♬ Single of the Year (young blood) ♬ Best Group ♬ Breakthrough Artist As I mentioned earlier they also got nominated for the Taite Music Prize in 2011
  14. 14. Similar Artists I used to find out similar artist to The Naked and Famous by looking what customers bought after buying and album by The Naked And Famous. I noticed that MGMTs album appeared, I deconstructed one of MGMTs albums showing that they have a similar target market to that of the Naked And Famous as they are the same genre.