The Naked and Famous are an indie electronic band from Auckland, New Zealand. They formed in 2007 when Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith were working on what became the EPs This Machine and No Light that they recorded with engineer Aaron Short, a fellow student at Auckland's MAINZ music college. The band took their name from the English artist Tricky's song "Tricky Kid", which is ambivalent about the notion of celebrity. In the song, Tricky quotes the line "everybody wants to be naked and famous", from The Presidents of the United States of America's song "Naked and Famous".

The EPs were subsequently released on local independent label Round Trip Mars and Powers and Xayalith began performing live with Ben Knapp and Jordan Clark on bass and drums respectively. Aaron Short became a performing member of the group. Knapp and Clark left the group and Jesse Wood (drums) and David Beadle (bass) joined the band as full-time members in 2009. The group have released two studio albums Passive Me, Aggressive You (2010) and In Rolling Waves (2013). Since 2012, the band has been based in Los Angeles, California, US.

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Year Title RatingReleases
2010 Passive Me, Aggressive You 9
2013 Passive Me, Aggressive You (Remixes & B-Sides) 1
2013 In Rolling Waves 3


Year Title RatingReleases
2010 Young Blood 2
2013 Hearts Like Ours 1

Single + Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
2012 Young Blood (Tiësto & Hardwell remix) 1


Year Title RatingReleases
2008 This Machine 3 1
2008 No Light 1
2009 All of This 1

EP + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2011 This Machine / No Light 1

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