I have a "new" Glam band to tell you all about! The band is called Naked and they hail from Finland. I put the word new in quotes because the band really formed a decade ago. They are just new to us here at BBG! Naked has just released Double Down here in America. Watch the video for the single "Sonic High" below. When I watched (and listened) to the clip for the first time, I could actually feel my lips curl up into a smile. Talk about a throwback 80s sound. I love it. Here's some more info on Naked:
Finnish glam rock band Naked is coming to America for their U.S. Summer tour, in support of their fourth studio album Double Down (T-Bag Records). Often topping Europe charts with their previous three albums, Naked is releasing Double Down as their first US release. The single “Back to Haunt You” is a catchy in-your-face rock anthem that brings people to the dance floor. The single already received frequent airplay overseas and topped European download charts.
Lead singer/guitarist The Muff and guitarist Zack Scleidecker formed Naked in 2001, with Iiari on bass and Mr. Tikka on drums. They were quickly signed to Love Records, the legendary label that represented Hanoi Rocks in the 80’s. Their debut album This One Goes to Eleven was released in 2004. The video for their first single “Sister,” directed by Stefan Lindfors (HIM) landed heavy rotation on MTV Europe. The success prompted the band to release their sophomore album in 2005, Let’s Get Naked…And Start A Revolution, which included a 60-piece gospel choir track “Hallelujah.” In support of the album, Naked toured throughout Europe with stops at Italy, Russia, Germany, Finland and Sweden, including shows with The 69 Eyes.
Naked decided to shake things up and recorded the third album, Superstate with everyone playing live in the studio. The band embarked on an international tour that started with supporting The Killers in Europe and ended with a sold out show at the Liquid Room in Japan.
Naked will be touring the U.S. to support the release of Double Down. Here are the East Coast tour dates:
7/24 Otto's Shrunken Head - NYC @ 9:30 pm
7/25 Greenhouse - NYC @ 11 pm
7/26 Trash Bar - Brooklyn, NY @ 10:30 pm
7/28 National Underground - NYC @ 11:30 pm