We like THE NAKED AND FAMOUS. But we’re not talking about Lucy Pinder. Well, maybe a little…
Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, this five-piece have been tipped as ones to watch in the BBC Sound of 2011 (but then Joy Orbison was tipped for big things last year – remember them?). Luckily, this lot have the tunes to back up such audacious acclaim.
With their sun-kissed antipodean electro-pop antics, the TNAF kick up a swirling synthetic fuss inspired by trip-hop hero Tricky (that’s where the name’s from) and sounding a little like MGMT, Passion Pit and Ou Est Le Swimming Pool. You like em already.
They were a hit last year in New Zealand, knocking BoB and Hayley Paramore off the No 1 spot with Young Blood and now they have the Beeb behind them, they’re surely going to win over their Pommie cousins. Jessie J who now?
Their debut album, Passive Me Agressive You was recorded in the band’s bedrooms (we’re assuming it’s a plural and not some kind of pop bed-in). It’s out in the UK in March.
Have an earfull over at their MYSPACE page. Those songs will become the festival soundtrack to this summer. Blissful.
Currently preparing to dodge flood waters as they head out on Australia’s Big Day Out touring festival with Plan B, Crystal Castles, The Vines and loads of others, TNAF will soon be warming hearts up and down the UK later in the winter with their first full headlining tour.
Kicking off with a headline NME Awards show, the tour calls in to the Leadmill in Sheffield on February 17, before wrapping things up with shows at Fibbers in York on March 1 and Leeds Cockpit 2 on March 2.
Check out the videos for the band’s singles Punching In A Dream and Young Blood: