As revealed on social media on Friday, Melbourne artist Chet Faker has forgone his alias and will now write, produce, record and perform under his real name, Nick Murphy – symbolising an exciting musical evolution for the artist.
Laneway Festival is thrilled to present Nick Murphy’s first Australasian shows under his own name.
Murphy is set to perform a dynamic new show at the Laneway Festival shows in Australia, Singapore and New Zealand, pulling from his existing catalogue and showcasing new material. 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 went platinum and his recent collab with Marcus Marr was a bona-fide hit 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.
Listen to new track Fear Less, a brilliant preview of his new sound and a mix of past and new influences.
Nick Murphy’s appearance will be exclusive to the Laneway Festival. The full-line up will be announced from 8AM tomorrow on triple j.