The Naked And Famous Plan US Invasion
Coming together in 2008, Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith met at music college and formed a songwriting partnership that would become the life force of TNAF. Aaron Short, a high school acquaintance of Thom's, was also studying at the same college and soon became a production foil to the duo as they toyed with song and recording ideas after hours in the college studio and various bedrooms. These eventually became TNAF's first releases, the twin EPs No Light and This Machine. Soon after Jesse Wood and David Beadle, two of their high school mates, joined the band and completed the final lineup. Working furiously throughout 2009 on developing a new live set and dozens of demos, TNAF embarked on an expansion of their sound, as together they experimented with the epic turns and cinematic moods that define them today.
Fast-forward to 2011, the band's debut single Young Blood and album Passive Me, Aggressive You has already hit #1 on the charts in New Zealand. The video for Young Blood, directed by Campbell Hooper and Joel Kefall, is also out now and can be viewed here