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The Naked And Famous

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New Zealand indie electronic ensemble the Naked and Famous are known for their effusively melodic anthems, informed by dance-oriented '80s-style post-punk and synth pop. Bouyed by the song "Young Blood," the band broke through with their 2010 debut Passive Me, Aggressive You. They've only grown in sophistication, offering deeply emotive, synth-inflected albums like 2016's Simple Forms and 2018's acoustic-production A Still Heart.

Centered around the talents of vocalist Alisa Xayalith and instrumentalist/vocalist Thom Powers, the band formed in 2008 and released two EPs before adding members to play live. In 2010 they released their debut album, Passive Me, Aggressive You, featuring the number one single "Young Blood." In support of their debut, the band went on a massive world tour, performing over 200 dates.

With the tour at an end, the group found themselves relocating to Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles in 2012 with the aim of writing and recording their sophomore release. Working with the likes of Alan Moulder and Justin Meldal-Johnson, the group released their second album, In Rolling Waves, in September 2013. Buoyed by the singles "Hearts Like Ours," "A Stillness," and "I Kill Giants," the album reached number four in New Zealand and peaked at number 14 on Billboard's U.S. Top Alternative Albums chart.

In 2016, the Naked and Famous returned with their third full-length album, Simple Forms. The album came after an extended hiatus during which time Powers and Xayalith ended their romantic relationship; a painful transition that informed the recording of the album. Produced at Powers' home in Echo Park in Los Angeles, Simple Forms featured the single "Higher." Over the next year, the band toured, joining Wavves and blink-182 as a supporting act. In 2018, they delivered A Still Heart, which featured acoustic versions of songs off their previous albums. Following the album's release, the band parted ways with longtime members keyboardist Aaron Short and drummer Jesse Wood. In the wake of their departure, Powers and Xayalith brought on board keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist Luna Shadows for live shows before beginning work on their fourth album. Released in July 2020, Recover was the first Naked and Famous album to showcase Powers and Xayalith as a duo. Co-produced by Simon Oscroft, and featuring contributions by Shadows, it included the spotlight tracks "Bury Us," "Sunseeker," and "Come as You Are." ~ Matt Collar

Total plays

745.5 million
Updated on 2024-06-25

Monthly listeners

1,857,731

Followers

688,432

Top Cities

  1. Australia
    36,375 listeners
  2. Australia
    30,916 listeners
  3. United Kingdom
    33,459 listeners
  4. United States
    27,889 listeners
  5. United States
    26,753 listeners

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Most popular tracks

Track Plays Duration Release date
Young Blood
Young Blood
286,485,460 4:07 2010-01-01
Punching In A Dream
Punching In A Dream
126,150,655 3:58 2010-01-01
Girls Like You
Girls Like You
37,020,353 6:07 2010-01-01
Hearts Like Ours
Hearts Like Ours
34,359,539 4:32 2013-01-01
Higher
Higher
34,359,394 3:50 2016-10-14
No Way
No Way
20,922,566 5:30 2010-01-01
All Of This
All Of This
16,017,316 3:55 2010-01-01
Young Blood - Recorded At Spotify Sessions NYC
Young Blood - Recorded At Spotify Sessions NYC
13,122,498 3:34 2016-11-30
The Sun
The Sun
8,377,235 3:57 2010-01-01
Rolling Waves
Rolling Waves
7,765,479 3:39 2013-01-01
Blinding Lights
Blinding Lights
6,609,889 3:07 2020-04-22
Sunseeker
Sunseeker
6,035,394 3:49 2020-02-26
Frayed
Frayed
5,171,520 3:46 2010-01-01
Young Blood - Tiësto & Hardwell Remix Radio Edit
Young Blood - Tiësto & Hardwell Remix Radio Edit
5,025,255 3:31 2012-01-01
I Kill Giants
I Kill Giants
4,989,951 4:12 2013-01-01
Punching In A Dream - Single Version
Punching In A Dream - Single Version
4,686,576 3:34 2010-01-01
Laid Low
Laid Low
4,618,033 3:56 2016-10-14
Eyes
Eyes
4,386,775 4:43 2010-01-01
The Runners
The Runners
4,245,641 4:21 2016-10-14
The Source
The Source
4,209,750 0:48 2010-01-01
Everybody Knows
Everybody Knows
4,007,820 3:44 2020-07-24
A Stillness
A Stillness
3,715,761 5:22 2013-01-01
Bury Us
Bury Us
3,654,014 3:10 2020-02-26
The Mess
The Mess
3,522,402 4:06 2013-01-01
Young Blood - Renholdër Remix
Young Blood - Renholdër Remix
3,282,025 4:15 2013-01-01
Spank
Spank
3,275,184 4:10 2010-01-01
Jilted Lovers
Jilted Lovers
3,177,182 3:16 2010-01-01
Grow Old
Grow Old
2,974,356 6:36 2013-01-01
Last Forever
Last Forever
2,960,892 4:13 2016-10-14
The Water Beneath You
The Water Beneath You
2,874,113 3:53 2016-10-14
The Ends
The Ends
2,784,037 1:49 2010-01-01
A Still Heart
A Still Heart
2,717,657 3:50 2017-09-29
Waltz
Waltz
2,579,859 5:12 2013-01-01
What We Want
What We Want
2,528,121 4:19 2013-01-01
Bells
Bells
2,505,886 3:52 2008-01-01
Punching In A Dream - Stripped
Punching In A Dream - Stripped
2,470,684 3:29 2017-12-15
Golden Girl
Golden Girl
2,415,973 2:12 2013-01-01
Come As You Are
Come As You Are
2,269,918 3:39 2020-02-26
Rotten
Rotten
2,147,189 4:21 2016-10-14
Young Blood - Tiësto & Hardwell Remix
Young Blood - Tiësto & Hardwell Remix
2,066,046 6:38 2012-01-01
A Wolf In Geek's Clothing
A Wolf In Geek's Clothing
2,039,170 3:14 2010-01-01
My Energy
My Energy
1,952,316 4:00 2016-10-14
The Mess - The 1975 Remix
The Mess - The 1975 Remix
1,827,394 6:09 2013-09-13
Losing Our Control
Losing Our Control
1,743,890 3:56 2016-10-14
Serenade
Serenade
1,683,532 2:43 2008-01-01
To Move With Purpose
To Move With Purpose
1,637,461 5:03 2013-01-01
We Are Leaving
We Are Leaving
1,629,827 4:39 2013-01-01
Teardrop
Teardrop
1,530,693 3:27 2018-03-02
Backslide
Backslide
1,445,281 4:05 2016-10-14
Higher - FKYA Remix
Higher - FKYA Remix
1,387,321 3:51 2017-03-17
Falling
Falling
1,317,830 3:52 2016-10-14
Girls Like You - Stripped
Girls Like You - Stripped
1,249,976 4:14 2018-01-12
Young Blood - Stripped
Young Blood - Stripped
1,224,681 3:50 2018-02-23
A Small Reunion
A Small Reunion
1,219,925 5:45 2013-01-01
Death
Death
1,211,242 4:00 2020-05-22
Dadada
Dadada
1,196,800 3:09 2008-01-01
A Source Of Light
A Source Of Light
1,187,909 5:02 2013-01-01
Higher - Not Your Dope Remix
Higher - Not Your Dope Remix
1,129,391 3:18 2018-03-30
Meeting People Sucks
Meeting People Sucks
1,106,057 2:26 2008-01-01
Higher - Stripped
Higher - Stripped
1,092,962 4:02 2017-07-28
Kill The Littleblackdots
Kill The Littleblackdots
1,012,150 2:43 2008-01-01
Birds
Birds
1,000,237 3:21 2008-01-01
Last Forever - Stripped
Last Forever - Stripped
997,468 3:50 2017-12-04
Higher - Recorded At Spotify Sessions NYC
Higher - Recorded At Spotify Sessions NYC
865,473 3:38 2016-11-30
Cheek
Cheek
864,423 3:19 2008-01-01
Part 2
Part 2
774,196 2:37 2008-01-01
Spies! Spies! Spies!
Spies! Spies! Spies!
764,746 3:36 2008-01-01
Post
Post
753,679 5:39 2008-01-01
Part One
Part One
726,828 2:10 2008-01-01
All Of This
All Of This
724,393 4:02 2018-03-02
Who Are You Talking To?
Who Are You Talking To?
714,231 2:48 2008-01-01
Material Boy - The Naked And Famous Remix
Material Boy - The Naked And Famous Remix
700,120 3:51 2020-11-13
Recover
Recover
675,873 3:05 2020-07-24
Reunion - The Naked And Famous Remix
Reunion - The Naked And Famous Remix
664,714 5:58 2012-05-25
Higher - RAC Remix
Higher - RAC Remix
612,045 4:30 2017-05-19
No Way - Quiet
No Way - Quiet
555,051 5:38 2013-01-01
Bright Lights
Bright Lights
545,242 2:36 2011-01-01
Easy
Easy
500,307 3:53 2020-07-24
Punching In A Dream - Unknown Mortal Orchestra Remix
Punching In A Dream - Unknown Mortal Orchestra Remix
498,410 4:20 2013-01-01
Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!
Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!
490,700 6:30 2013-01-01
Echoes In The Dark
Echoes In The Dark
488,392 1:24 2020-07-24
No Way
No Way
449,446 4:30 2018-03-02
I Kill Giants
I Kill Giants
448,687 4:05 2018-03-02
Wild
Wild
442,499 3:53 2011-01-01
Sow
Sow
435,426 4:06 2011-01-01
Following Morning
Following Morning
431,079 5:04 2013-01-01
Well-Rehearsed
Well-Rehearsed
354,631 3:33 2020-07-24
I Kill Giants - Big Black Delta Remix
I Kill Giants - Big Black Delta Remix
341,518 4:10 2013-09-13
Rotten - Space Above Remix
Rotten - Space Above Remix
333,205 6:26 2017-08-18
The Sound Of My Voice
The Sound Of My Voice
327,020 3:43 2020-07-24
Monument
Monument
325,680 3:36 2020-07-24
Coming Back To Me
Coming Back To Me
323,056 3:36 2020-07-24
Count On You
Count On You
314,408 3:34 2020-07-24
Young Blood - White Sea Remix
Young Blood - White Sea Remix
284,612 4:60 2013-01-01
Young Blood - Magik Johnson Remix
Young Blood - Magik Johnson Remix
277,398 5:49 2010-01-01
(An)aesthetic
(An)aesthetic
264,807 3:46 2020-07-24
Muscle Memory
Muscle Memory
262,341 0:42 2020-07-24
Hearts Like Ours - Sombear Remix
Hearts Like Ours - Sombear Remix
260,585 4:12 2013-09-13
Young Blood - Chiddy Bang Remix
Young Blood - Chiddy Bang Remix
252,012 3:36 2013-01-01
alone/forever
alone/forever
243,105 3:54 2018-05-18
Hearts Like Ours - The Drunken Apaches Remix
Hearts Like Ours - The Drunken Apaches Remix
238,347 6:50 2013-09-13
Waltz - The Sight Below Remix
Waltz - The Sight Below Remix
223,075 6:21 2013-09-13
Girls Like You - Felix Da Housecat Remix
Girls Like You - Felix Da Housecat Remix
208,569 5:57 2012-11-02
Hearts Like Ours - MS MR Remix
Hearts Like Ours - MS MR Remix
203,737 5:31 2013-09-13
What We Want - Maya Postepski Remix
What We Want - Maya Postepski Remix
193,783 5:23 2013-09-13
Hearts Like Ours - Sombear Remix
Hearts Like Ours - Sombear Remix
184,104 4:53 2013-09-13
Young Blood - David Andrew Sitek Remix
Young Blood - David Andrew Sitek Remix
179,905 3:36 2011-01-01
Young Blood - The Sound Of Arrows Remix
Young Blood - The Sound Of Arrows Remix
167,334 6:23 2013-01-01
Machinery
Machinery
161,787 2:35 2013-01-01
No Way - Co-Pilots Remix
No Way - Co-Pilots Remix
161,697 4:03 2013-01-01
A Stillness - Ducky Remix
A Stillness - Ducky Remix
150,263 5:04 2013-09-13
The Sun - The Drunken Apaches Remix
The Sun - The Drunken Apaches Remix
148,063 7:40 2013-01-01
All Of This - James Duncan Remix
All Of This - James Duncan Remix
139,714 5:08 2013-01-01
I Kill Giants - Kele Remix
I Kill Giants - Kele Remix
134,384 7:14 2013-09-13
Punching In A Dream - Does It Offend You, Yeah? Remix
Punching In A Dream - Does It Offend You, Yeah? Remix
130,624 3:42 2013-01-01
A Wolf In Geek's Clothing - OPOSSOM Remix
A Wolf In Geek's Clothing - OPOSSOM Remix
110,605 3:56 2013-01-01
The Ends - Young Magic Remix
The Ends - Young Magic Remix
103,190 3:54 2013-01-01
The Sun - The Sight Below Remix
The Sun - The Sight Below Remix
96,091 5:41 2013-01-01
All Of This
All Of This
5,213 3:54 2009-01-01
All Of This - James Duncan Remix
All Of This - James Duncan Remix
1,314 5:02 2009-01-01
Crazier - The Naked and Famous Remix
Crazier - The Naked and Famous Remix
1,187 3:01 2017-12-15
All Of This - Live
All Of This - Live
< 1000 3:45 2011-01-01

New releases

Material Boy (The Naked And Famous Remix)
Material Boy (The Naked And Famous Remix)
2020-11-13
[Interscope Records]
Recover
Recover
2020-07-24
[Somewhat Damaged Limited]
Recover
Recover
2020-07-24
[Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.]
Death
Death
2020-05-22
[Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.]
Blinding Lights
Blinding Lights
2020-04-22
[Somewhat Damaged Limited]
Blinding Lights
Blinding Lights
2020-04-22
[Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.]
Come As You Are
Come As You Are
2020-02-26
[Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.]
A Still Heart
A Still Heart
2018-07-18
[P-VINE RECORDS]
Higher (Not Your Dope Remix)
Higher (Not Your Dope Remix)
2018-05-08
[Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.]
Higher (Not Your Dope Remix)
Higher (Not Your Dope Remix)
2018-03-30
[Somewhat Damaged Limited]
A Still Heart
A Still Heart
2018-03-09
[Somewhat Damaged Limited]
A Still Heart
A Still Heart
2018-03-02
[Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.]
Young Blood (Stripped)
Young Blood (Stripped)
2018-02-23
[Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.]
Girls Like You (Stripped)
Girls Like You (Stripped)
2018-01-12
[Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.]
Punching In A Dream (Stripped)
Punching In A Dream (Stripped)
2017-12-15
[Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.]
Last Forever (Stripped)
Last Forever (Stripped)
2017-12-04
[Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.]
A Still Heart
A Still Heart
2017-09-29
[Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.]
Rotten (Space Above Remix)
Rotten (Space Above Remix)
2017-08-18
[Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.]
Rotten (Space Above Remix)
Rotten (Space Above Remix)
2017-08-18
[Somewhat Damaged Limited]
Higher (Stripped)
Higher (Stripped)
2017-07-28
[Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.]
Higher (RAC Mix)
Higher (RAC Mix)
2017-05-19
[Somewhat Damaged Limited]
Higher (RAC Remix)
Higher (RAC Remix)
2017-05-19
[Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.]
Higher (FKYA Remix)
Higher (FKYA Remix)
2017-04-10
[Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.]
Spotify Singles
Spotify Singles
2017-04-10
[Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.]
Higher (FKYA Remix)
Higher (FKYA Remix)
2017-03-17
[Somewhat Damaged Limited]
Spotify Singles
Spotify Singles
2016-11-30
[Somewhat Damaged Limited]
Simple Forms
Simple Forms
2016-11-16
[P-VINE RECORDS]
Simple Forms
Simple Forms
2016-10-14
[Somewhat Damaged Limited]
Simple Forms
Simple Forms
2016-10-14
[Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.]
Heart Like Ours (MS MR Remix)
Heart Like Ours (MS MR Remix)
2014-05-28
[Fiction]
What We Want (Maya Postepski Remix)
What We Want (Maya Postepski Remix)
2014-05-23
[Fiction]
In Rolling Waves (Deluxe)
In Rolling Waves (Deluxe)
2014-01-01
[Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.]
In Rolling Waves
In Rolling Waves
2013-09-13
[Fiction]
In Rolling Waves
In Rolling Waves
2013-09-13
[Fiction]
Hearts Like Ours
Hearts Like Ours
2013-01-01
[Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.]
In Rolling Waves
In Rolling Waves
2013-01-01
[Polydor Records]
In Rolling Waves
In Rolling Waves
2013-01-01
[Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.]
In Rolling Waves
In Rolling Waves
2013-01-01
[Polydor Records]
Passive Me, Aggressive You (Remixes & B-Sides)
Passive Me, Aggressive You (Remixes & B-Sides)
2013-01-01
[Polydor Records]
Passive Me, Aggressive You (Remixes & B-Sides)
Passive Me, Aggressive You (Remixes & B-Sides)
2013-01-01
[Universal Music New Zealand Limited]
Young Blood (Tiësto & Hardwell Remix)
Young Blood (Tiësto & Hardwell Remix)
2012-01-01
[Polydor Records]
Young Blood (Tiësto & Hardwell Remix)
Young Blood (Tiësto & Hardwell Remix)
2012-01-01
[Universal Music New Zealand Limited]
Young Blood (Tiësto & Hardwell Remix)
Young Blood (Tiësto & Hardwell Remix)
2012-01-01
[Polydor Records]
Passive Me, Aggressive You
Passive Me, Aggressive You
2011-01-01
[Polydor Records]
Young Blood
Young Blood
2011-01-01
[Polydor Records]
Girls Like You
Girls Like You
2011-01-01
[Polydor Records]
All Of This (C4 Live Sessions At York St. Studios)
All Of This (C4 Live Sessions At York St. Studios)
2011-01-01
[Polydor Records]
Passive Me Aggressive You
Passive Me Aggressive You
2010-01-01
[Universal Music New Zealand Limited]
Punching In A Dream
Punching In A Dream
2010-01-01
[Polydor Records]
Punching In a Dream
Punching In a Dream
2010-01-01
[Universal Music New Zealand Limited]
Passive Me, Aggressive You (Deluxe Edition)
Passive Me, Aggressive You (Deluxe Edition)
2010-01-01
[Universal Music New Zealand Limited]
Passive Me, Aggressive You
Passive Me, Aggressive You
2010-01-01
[Polydor Records]
Passive Me, Aggressive You
Passive Me, Aggressive You
2010-01-01
[Polydor Records]
All Of This
All Of This
2009-01-01
[Universal Music New Zealand Limited]
This Machine
This Machine
2008-01-01
[Universal Music New Zealand Limited]
No Light
No Light
2008-01-01
[Universal Music New Zealand Limited]
No Light
No Light
2008-01-01
[Polydor Records]
This Machine
This Machine
2008-01-01
[Polydor Records]