NAKED are an experimental band from Edinburgh who we've been keeping an eye on for almost a year now, since we first heard them when they supported Bernard + Edith in London last May. Made up of three people (Agnes Gryczkowska, Alex Johnston, and Grant Campbell), their sound is gauzy, textural, and easy to lose yourself in.
At their heart, NAKED are traditional rock/pop songwriters, but – like all the best bands – there's far more to them than this description might suggest. Take, for example, the fact that house producer Jacques Greene will be working with them on their debut album, or the fact that they produced Moshin In The Front, a song for rapper/performance artist Mykki Blanco.
Perhaps this is why they've found kindred spirits in LuckyMe, who are releasing NAKED's mini-LP 'Youth Mode' next week. LuckyMe might have artists like Lunice, Cashmere Cat, and Baauer on their roster, but they've also released post-rock from American Men and ambient/drone from Claude Speeed, and are products of Glasgow's art school scenes, where the borders between concerts, clubnights, and gallery shows are porous.
LuckyMe released 'Youth Mode' on April 6th 2015 (pre-order).