Members: Tony, Bobby, Caleb
NUDE is a piercing power trio who collided on the streets of Hollywood in the spring of 2004. Their sound is one of powerful indie-pop hooks, smooth harmonies, and memorable melodies, all of which are driven by propulsive human-grooved beats.
At the bands inception Tony Karlsson moved from Gothenberg, Sweden all the way to Hollywood with little more than a guitar in hand. This is where he soon met Kevin Brown fresh from a farm town in rural Northern California and Los Angeles local Bobby Amaro. The three hit it off instantly and collaborated to write some of the freshest, most creative pop songs to date. Within only weeks the band had defined their unique sound, and had established themselves around town as a great live act. Within only six months NUDE signed with LA indie label Audiowhore Records and began production on their full-length debut album titled Sunshine-Baby. After teaming up with acclaimed producer John Avila (Oingo Boingo, Reel Big Fish) the album was finished in just over two months and was released in April of 2005.
Just over a year later, with the help of loyal fans and friends, the band self-recorded and produced their EP Science& Heaven. The four-track album includes the song You which was soon made into a music video under the direction of Mike Korbic (Coheed and Cambria).
Still a young band, their multi-cultural backgrounds are also one of their most charming qualities. Their musical influences range from Placebo to James Brown, and The Pixies to the Swedish anti-rock outfit Ebba Gron. The music is fun, high energy, and appeals to a varied and broad audience. When asked to sum up a mission statement, the band produced a piece of scratch paper scrawled with:
A long, long time ago, I can still remember how the music used to make me smile. And I knew if I had my chance that I could make those people dance, and maybe theyd be happy for a while.