SINGAPORE - With a moniker like The Naked And Famous, this New Zealand quartet have an obligation to live large, party hard and cry doubly hard too.
In Rolling Waves, their second album, revels in the kind of stellar, showgazey sonics you can happily drown into, but truth be told, none of the tunes can measure up to their 2011 dreamy head-banger Young Blood.
Which might just be a good thing, come to think of it.
Relieved of any epic expectations, they take their time. Grow Old shimmers and cackles as vocalists Thom Powers coos followed by Alisa Xayalith who comes in, sweet and vulnerable.
What We Want still scales the disco heavens, with slippery synths and blinding strobe lights, but there's plenty of space for you to mull and loll about in the dark too.
Album: In Rolling Waves
Artiste: The Naked And Famous
Label: Somewhat Damaged
Rating: 3 out of 5
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