The Naked And Famous: ‘We’ve outgrown New Zealand’ – video

Band speak to NME about leaving their homeland

The Naked And Famous have spoken to NME about their plan to relocate to the UK full-time, as they feel like they’ve exhausted the potential of the homeland of New Zealand.

Watch the new video interview with the band on the right of your screen now.

In the video Alisa Xayalith and David Beadle admit they’ve exhausted the venues of their homeland, with Beadle saying, “Once you’ve played five gigs you’ve pretty much played the whole country.”

The band plan to move to London in February, in time to promote their debut album ‘Passive Me, Aggressive You’.

“Half of the album was recorded at an old punk studio called The Lab and we did the other half at home. We’re so excited for it to come out,” Xayalith said.

The Naked And Famous are in this week’s issue of NME, out nationwide now. The issue showcases our pick of the new acts on course to make waves in 2011, including The Vaccines, Anna Calvi, Brother, Wu Lyf and James Blake.

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