The Naked And Famous have completed a live film recorded at the Warfield in San Francisco in 2012. The band makes the full concert film, One Temporary Escape, available for HD download and streaming via www.thenakedandfamous.com from Monday 18 March.
The show was recorded towards the end of a two year live campaign supporting the New Zealand group's debut album Passive Me Aggressive You which featured the single Young Blood, certified Platinum in New Zealand and Australia and Gold in the United States and Canada.
The Naked and Famous are about to enter the studio to record their second album. A trailer for the film is streaming on the band's website and official FaceBook page.
"Touring throughout 2010-2012 was a constant upwards climb," says Thom Powers of the band.
"The venues kept getting bigger and the dates kept piling up. People were connecting with the entire show and we had a sense of Passive Me Aggressive You being listened to as a whole - a pretty validating experience. As soon as we were aware of what was happening we felt conscious about not taking our audience for granted. It compelled us to keep pushing the live show, performance and production-wise. For a new band, on their first world tour, I feel like we pushed our live show to a pretty excellent place.
"The idea to put out a live film helped us tackle some of our frustrations. Festivals and TV performances can be pretty compromising live situations and often videos of these performances end up online. It's virtually impossible to try and control this stuff.
"In the end we decided the best thing to do was to record and film our own show. Our team spent hundreds of hours completing this film and our live show doesn't look or sound better than this anywhere.
"One Temporary Escape captures us live in San Francisco towards the end of the two years we spent touring Passive Me Aggressive You around the world. And it's yours to download if you'd like - as a thank you. I really hope we can make this happen again on the next album."