The Naked & Famous confirm live concert date at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin on November 13th 2011!

Jul 13, 2011 1 Comment by Musicscene

It’s been quite a hectic year for New Zealand’s finest synth-pop act The Naked & Famous, and after their absolutely amazing performance at Oxegen 2011, Irish fans will be delighted to hear that they have officially confirmed a new Dublin concert date! The Naked & Famous will be performing live at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin on Sunday the 13th of November 2011. Tickets for this show are priced from €25 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to book your tickets.

The Naked & Famous have been tipped across the board, and feature in the BBC Sound of 2011 Poll, and NME’s New Stars of 2011 issue. Having also topped the charts in their homeland, The Naked & Famous have recently released their debut album “Passive Me, Aggressive You” to much acclaim.

Formed in various Auckland bedrooms by David Beadle, Thom Powers, Aaron Short, Jesse Wood and Alisa Xayalith, The Naked & Famous took the DIY approach, writing and recording the majority of their music in those very same suburban houses. Its loving, careworn aesthetic was preserved as the tracks were mixed and mastered in the US before release.

Their single ‘Young Blood’ became the first #1 debut in the New Zealand singles chart for three years as well as the first kiwi song to do so since the early 1990s. The album soon followed, shooting to the top of the charts in September this year. That same month ‘Young Blood’ was released here as a 7” on New York-based indie label Neon Gold.

Its release led to early interest from radio, with Fearne Cotton and Nick Grimshaw giving the track support on Radio 1 along with a daytime Playlist on XFM. ‘Punching In A Dream’ has already followed it onto the daytime list at XFM. The Naked & Famous recently featured as the lead band in NME’s Radar section and The Fly’s Ones To Watch pages. The Guardian’s New Band Of The Day column also heaped praise on the band, labeling ‘Young Blood,’ “ecstatic, uplifting, thumping, pumping psych-dazed, rocked-up synth-pop that is all about affirmation.” NME called their music “enraptured, velveteen synth-pop wonderment.”

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One Response to “The Naked & Famous confirm live concert date at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin on November 13th 2011!”

  1. Alex Winston confirmed as support act for Naked & Famous Dublin gig! | Music Scene says:

    [...] The Naked and Famous have officially confirmed that Michigan indie pop star / songwriter Alex Winston will join them as special guest / support act for their November 13th live concert date at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin. Tickets priced from €25 including booking fee are on sale now from Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets. [...]

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