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Naked Bodies – Ride On

I’ve been told that mathematics and music can correlate. Let’s consider the following formula.

Quang Dinh (of Little Red) + Will Lopez + Brendan West + Cameron Potts = Naked Bodies.

Naked Bodies = Australian Rock.

That’s all I got. I’m a writer, not a Mathematician.

Naked Bodies band

Are you a fan of The Strokes? Of course you are, you’re a human who was alive in 2001. Listen to Ride On, the very strokesy single from Naked Bodies.

Had anyone else been wondering where Little Red went? When the old faithful good times rock band said goodbye to making more music, Naked Bodies was born – rising from the Coca Cola coloured ashes like a rock and roll phoenix.

Naked Bodies could be considered a naked band to Australia. Like a lot of Australian projects that recycling talented musicians under new names, the self-proclaimed rock-punk outfit is making a harder sound this time around. I mean if we remember little red correctly, that might not be so hard. They were pretty soft and squishy.

With their latest single Ride On, Naked Bodies have gone all Alex Turner on us, an air of ‘too cool for you’ surrounding the band’s aura. There’s a leather jacket swagger in the vocals reminiscent of The Strokes and an equally Strokesy sharpness to the pounding drums and jerky guitars. Post punk and new-school psychedelic vibes create a confluence of sound and open up an exciting space for rock in Australia, but instrumentally the group sound like they’re having a lot of fun.

 

Ride on is the first single from their forthcoming debut LP. Naked Bodies have also announced a set of local gigs. This song is baritone in the best way possible. With hook-laden guitars plus some added feedback in the background, this song call you to ride on a four-lane highway with your hair in the wind.

Just like it sounds, this single was a DIY job. Ride On and some of their other songs, Monkey Blues and Fiction Tree were self-recorded in an industrial warehouse in Melbourne. The song was polished and mastered by Nao Anzai who has previously looked after Montero, Twin Beasts and Ground Components.

Join Naked Bodies for the launch of ‘Ride On’ in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra on the following dates.

10th of July – The Old Bar, Melbourne.
18th of July – The Standard Hotel, Sydney.
19th of July – Front Gallery and Bar, Canberra.

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