NZ/LA quintet The Naked and Famous have debuted a new video for I Kill Giants,’ taken from their acclaimed sophomore album, In Rolling Waves. Directed by Joel Kefali, longtime creator of the band’s videos and most recently Lorde‘s, the track, described by All Music as “particularly epic in proportion and cinematic in its emotional momentum,” is fronted by lead-singer Alisa Xayalith‘s personal and heartbreaking vocals, who elaborates, “at first I felt insecure singing about something so infinitely painful and blatantly autobiographical. But now I’m more comfortable explaining that ‘I Kill Giants’ is a song about losing my mum to breast cancer as a young girl. Thanks to Joel for directing such a beautiful video.”



The band have completed an expansive North American tour, adding extra shows in New York and DC, and are now in Europe. They head to New Zealand and Australia for Big Day Out before returning to the states for an arena tour with Imagine Dragons in February 2014. The quintet also recently made the television debut of their single “Hearts Like Ours” on THE LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON, which first aired as Zane Lowe’s “Hottest Record in the World Today” on BBC Radio 1  and went #1 on the Hype Machine overnight, garnering praise from NYLON, Cosmopolitan, MTV, ELLE, and Glamour, among others, who said simply, “we’re loving it.” Check it out here.

In Rolling Waves was recorded in Los Angeles with tracks co-produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Beck, NIN), and mixed in London by Alan Moulder (Smashing Pumpkins, Killers, Foals). Available now on Republic, it follows the band’s debut album, Passive Me, Aggressive You, featuring the US Gold hit single ‘Young Blood,’ which reached global sales of over 500,000 and took the band’s YouTube and Vevo views beyond 25 million.


“exhilarating, fun, and so damn catchy.” – NYLON


“a big, spacious electro-rock sound that feels very of the moment…something truly special” – Buzzfeed


“You will hear few, if any, records this year as immediate as In Rolling Waves.” – Alternative Press


“The Naked and Famous are sure to make us fall in love all over again.” – Zink Magazine


The Naked and Famous Tour Dates


Feb 8 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena*

Feb 10 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena*

Feb 11 Seattle, WA – Key Arena*

Feb 13 San Jose, CA – SAP Centre at San Jose*

Feb 14 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum*

Feb 15 San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center*

Feb 17 Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center*

Feb 20 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center*

Feb 21 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center*

Feb 24 Nashville, TN – Bridgetsone Arena*

Feb 26 Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena*

Feb 28 Norfolk, VA – Constant Convocation Center*

Mar 1 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena*

Mar 3 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre*

Mar 4 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre*

Mar 6 Boston, MA – DCU Center*

Mar 7 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center*

Mar 8 East Rutherford, NJ – IZOD Center*

Mar 12 Minneapolis, MN – Xcel Energy Center*

Mar 13 Chicago, IL – Allstar Arena*

Mar 15 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center*


* with Imagine Dragons


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