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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

[Podcasts] Thom Powers of The Naked and Famous Shares His Love of Horror With The Boo Crew

Prepare for liftoff into intergalactic terror when the Boo Crew talks with Thom Powers of platinum selling and award winning electronic synth pop band, The Naked and Famous! Thom is a massive fan of horror and sci fi. On the latest episode of the show, we really get into that with him in discussing his love of the genre and how it has inspired him creatively.

“I think ALIENS I could safely say, was my favorite favorite film as a child, like, as young as I can remember. I still watch it! Once a year, I’ll watch all the ALIENS films, but I’ll start with ALIENS, then go back to ALIEN, then to ALIEN 3,” Thom breaks it down for us, “ALIENS is kind of the prototypical action film but to me it sets the bar of what an action film could be. There’s amazing character development, really exceptional writing and the acting, it’s just wonderful! Then ALIEN, it is both genre bending both for horror and for science fiction. The first film is really still something special. I can watch it today and just feel like it’s superior to so many modern movies in so many ways.”

Another one of Thom’s faves is a certain Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon film from 2011. The band’s hit, Young Blood even appeared in the trailer.

“There’s a special place in my heart for The Cabin In The Woods. It’s one of the first movies I saw with my partner Luna Shadows who’s actually in the video (for their new song Bury Us). I run her over. She’s the girl on the bike. We saw that film together on one of our first dates! I didn’t tell her anything about it, I was like, would you like to watch a horror movie? We’ll watch that once a year kind of like a silly anniversary. I think it’s brilliant. It’s really really funny that film. I like how subversive it is to the genre and all the things that it plays on. It’s just so fun!”

Thom also reveals his aspirations for getting into composing original soundtrack music within the horror genre space. Something we cannot wait to hear unfold!

“Absolutely. For me, I’m 33 now. There’s only so long that it feels acceptable for someone to be throwing their hair around on stage and kind of pretend to be a rockstar. I have this idea that there’s a graceful exit to being in a rock band and that is, for me, going into score and adult contemporary music in general. I would love to do that! One of my biggest inspirations I think has been Thom Yorke just as a musical figure. I LOVED what he did for the remake of Suspiria. For me, that’s my dream second career is to go into film and to be scoring for film.”

Hear more from Thom including his thoughts on Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man, the films of Robert Eggers and all about The Naked and Famous‘ new album Recover available Friday July 24th! The Boo Crew Podcast episode 143 is available on Apple, Spotify and everywhere you get your podcasts!

Check out the bloody and fun new video for The Naked and Famous’ Bury Us after the jump.

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Instagram: @thompowers

Twitter: @TNAF
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