Kobalt Label Services Signs New Zealand Band The Naked And Famous
July 7, 2016 at 11:59 AM (PT)
KOBALT LABEL SERVICES NORTH AMERICA has signed a multi-faceted deal with L.A.-based NEW ZEALAND band THE NAKED AND FAMOUS which includes their label, SOMEWHAT DAMAGED. The agreement will cover their forthcoming single, “Higher,” scheduled for release on JULY 8th and their upcoming album anticipated for the FALL. The signing offers the band digital and physical distribution, marketing (international) and synch licensing in NORTH AMERICA with KOBALT’s digital distribution platform, “AWAL” (ARTISTS WITHOUT A LABEL) servicing the world (excluding NORTH AMERICA, NEW ZEALAND and AUSTRALIA).
THE NAKED AND FAMOUS released their self-produced debut album, "Passive Me, Aggressive You" in 2011, quickly becoming one of the hottest bands and festival favorites worldwide. In 2013, their sophomore album, "Rolling Waves," connected audiences to the romantic inspiration of the golden era of epic, emotionally charged alternative rock.
THE NAKED AND FAMOUS are currently putting finishing touches on their third album, and preparing for a return to the stage following the release of their single.
“TNAF are excited to be embarking on the next stage in our journey with KOBALT as a partner,” said the band's guitarist/vocalist THOM POWERS. “The team and the resources they’ve built in behind it, have shown us that KOBALT is a place that can support artists in a new model of partnership and makes us as a band feel confident that our music can reach existing fans and help us engage with new ones."
Added KOBALT LABEL SERVICES GM RON CERRITO: “We are extremely proud to partner with THE NAKED AND FAMOUS for the release of their next studio album this FALL. Great artistry along with their world-class management team make them a perfect fit for KLS.”