NAKED ‘Zone’ Album Launch, Soonbe, Michelle Hannah
A show courtesy of our LuckyMe family.
NAKED are Agnes Gryczkowska and Alexander Johnston and their debut album ZONE is a brutal and distorted experimental pop vision out September 30th worldwide.
Reflecting a disenchanted youth’s masochism of digital-overloading, the young band explore themes of human isolation and the contorted nature of sex and physicality. ZONE is our sensory system heightened – a raw, overwhelming and beautiful experience.
The album is co-produced with Paul Corley – the engineer and composer renowned for his work with Oneohtrix Point Never, Ben Frost and Anohni – and follows ‘Youth Mode’ EP released in 2015. In the last year they debuted at SXSW, produced Mykki Blanco’s ‘Moshin In The Front’, and the film score to ‘A Silent Man’ directed by Charlotte Colbert, starring Sophie Kennedy Clark.
“…macabre take on pop. Backlit and smoky, the group blasted the audience with as much white noise as lush melodies… Naked are not for the faint hearted but it’s not a case of emperor’s new clothes.” – The Guardian, March 2016
The video for the opening track of the album, also named ‘ZONE’, is a collaboration between the band, LuckyMe Studio, Hendrik Schneider & Andrew Grüne (Primitive London) – renowned film and image makers for fashion brands Cottweiler and Nasir Mazhar.