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Melbourne’s Chet Faker Signs US Deal

News posted Wednesday, May 2 2012 at 01:00 PM.
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Melbourne’s Chet Faker Signs US Deal

Less than a year ago Melbourne’s Chet Faker was just another bearded dude making beats in his Glen Iris garage.

Now he’ll be releasing his debut EP on US label Downtown Records, home to Santigold, Spank Rock and Gnarls Barkley.

Out locally through Opulent/Remote Control, Thinking In Textures – which we described as “subtle in its approach and utterly captivating on return listens” – will come out in the US on May 22, with a vinyl release scheduled for June 19.

It comes off the back of acclaimed performances at South By Southwest, where he was named an “act to watch” by the Austin Chronicle, coming in at #9 in our buzz rankings for the event.

Chet Faker will perform two Opera House shows at Vivid LIVE supporting The Temper Trap (May 31 and June 1). He has also been confirmed for the Splendour In The Grass festival in Byron Bay in July.

Faker (aka Nick Murphy) recently spoke to M+N about dealing with hype: “I’m as critical as the next Melbourne musician, so I’m aware that the faster you rise, the faster you fall. The big thing for me has been trying to legitimise this hype. Trying to slow it down, but it’s got a sort of mind of its own.”

Read the full interview here.



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Goal attack  said about 2 years ago:

untold is gonna be pretty upset


untold/animals  said about 2 years ago:

sexual :(


mule  said about 2 years ago:

the music isn't bad but what are these guys doing with these aliases?! just call yourself Nick Murphy dude! it's a fine name.


Mess+Noise  said about 2 years ago:

there's another nick murphy


gabbo  said about 2 years ago:

Chet Faker was just another bearded dude making beats in his Glen Iris garage

How many other Glen Iris beardo's make beats in their garage?


mule  said about 2 years ago:

nick furphy then


Mess+Noise  said about 2 years ago:

How many other Glen Iris beardo's make beats in their garage?

oh, maybe 600-700?


untold/animals  said about 2 years ago:

positive diggity


gabbo  said about 2 years ago:

fair enough.

i'm aware of many in Ashburton, but i thought Glen Iris had a smaller ratio of houses-to-garages.


brody  said about 2 years ago:

did a poster called ''mule'' just call someone out for using an alias?


untold/animals  said about 2 years ago:

why don t u stop bein a chicken shit hiding behind an anonymous name on an internet mesage forum


Mess+Noise  said about 2 years ago:

besides josejones does anyone on this forum actually post under their real name?


untold/animals  said about 2 years ago:

FUCKFACE did


brody  said about 2 years ago:

i could give a fuck whether people post or record under their own names or aliases, although brody is my name.


brody  said about 2 years ago:

fwiw, this chet faker dude is a bit dull


anonymous  said about 2 years ago:

besides josejones does anyone on this forum actually post under their real name?

me!


untold/animals  said about 2 years ago:

my name is nicholas cave


anok  said about 2 years ago:

but the music is bad, mule.

my name is nicholas cave

loved you in face off mang.


untold/animals  said about 2 years ago:

thanks i might come visit my home town of australia with my friend john travotler has a plane



black wasp!  said about 1 year ago:

Beck's judgement has really gone downhill since Sexx Laws.


klaximopark  said about 1 year ago:

That is exactly how I read it. And now I really want to see Beck's superbowl ad...damn you, nomad.


nomad  said about 1 year ago:

Oh, sorry. Shoulda said Beck's Beer. What would Beck advertise during the superbowl? Scientology?


black wasp!  said about 1 year ago:

I wonder if he is good friends with Miscavige?


anonymous  said about 1 year ago:

soultronica.


anonymous  said about 1 year ago:

black wasp!  said about 1 year ago:

According to FasterLouder.com, he launched the commercial on Thursday at a private party in a pop-up jewellery store in New York City's SoHo neighbourhood.

heh


black wasp!  said about 1 year ago:

Melbourne musician Chet Faker's Super Bowl beer ad was outdone by a horse.

:-(


black wasp!  said about 1 year ago:

Melbourne musician Chet Faker transforms into cheerful goldfish for Super Bowl

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black wasp!  said about 1 year ago:

I'm No More Sexual Than The Next Fish


black wasp!  said about 1 year ago:

Dave Doom Dave Doom Dave Doom


mule  said about 1 year ago:

Dj Bailey 22 hours ago
Sapphire hops? Uh uh...They are called ''safir hops'' pronounced= sa-fir...and will someone tell the p.r. director to perhaps concentrate on the color ''Blue'' when referring to the gem ''saphire'' . Can't wait for the dummies down @ Becks to promote their summer ale ''Becks Ruby'' It will come in a diamond colored bottle.

sliptirka 14 hours ago
Rubies and sapphires have the same chemical composition. So you can refer to blue or red gemstones as sapphires and still be correct.

I LOVE FACTS


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