Chet Faker becomes Nick Murphy; shares new music; announced as first act of Laneway Festival 2017
Tuesday September 13- As revealed on social media on Friday, Australian artist Chet Faker has forgone his alias and will now write, produce, record and perform under his real name, Nick Murphy - symbolising a significant musical evolution for the artist.
Today he shares a preview of this new sound on track ‘Fear Less’, an electrifying mix of past and new influences.
Nick Murphy is set to perform a dynamic new show, pulling from his existing catalogue and showcasing new material, at the 2017 St Jerome’s Laneway Festival (including Singapore and New Zealand). The Auckland festival is confirmed for Monday January 30, 2017, with the first line-up being announced tomorrow (Wednesday September 14).
Murphy’s achievements as Chet Faker are great and varied. He has appeared in the top 10 of triple j's Hottest 100 for the past three years running (including at #1 for the double-platinum accredited ‘Talk Is Cheap’). His critically acclaimed debut album BUILT ON GLASS was also a commercial success (platinum status in Australia and peaked at #6 on the NZ charts) and his recent collabs with Marcus Marr were bona-fide hits too. He is also a serious player internationally, selling out headline tours and playing major festivals throughout Europe, Asia and North America including main sets at Coachella, Glastonbury, Primavera Sound and more.
“The first side is packed with smooth, rolling vocals and silky beats. Talk is Cheap's velvety mood is a song you'll be sure you've heard before.”
– 4/5 stars – NZ Herald