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Nick Murphy (aka Chet Faker) Announced As First Act Of Laneway 2017

Nick Murphy (aka Chet Faker) Announced As First Act Of Laneway 2017

Tuesday 13th September, 2016 10:16AM

The first line-up announcement for next year's Laneway Festival is due to land tomorrow, but we've been giving a wee taster with the news that Nick Murphy is on the bill. The Melbourne artist, who has been making name under the name Chet Faker for the last five years, has decided to drop the moniker in favour of his real name and has revealed plans for a new album - from which he has shared the stunning single 'Fear Less' on his website...


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.


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