Melbourne musician Chet Faker will launch his debut EP Thinking In Textures across the east coast this April.
Catch Chet Faker at The Toff in Town in Melbourne on Saturday 21 April, Alhambra Lounge in Brisbane on Friday 27 April, and Goodgod in Sydney on Saturday 28 April.
Hailing from the tight-knit disco and house music scene in Melbourne and taking elements from an acoustic past, Chet Faker has carved out a unique style that fuses personal stories of love and loss with an electronica soul that reaches far beyond his homeland.
Shrouded in secrecy, hidden behind an alias and disguised by a beard, Chet Faker enjoys mystery. He came to everyone’s attention when his cover of Blackstreet’s classic ‘No Diggity’ hit #1 on Hype Machine, the worldwide indie music aggregator. But far from rushing into the limelight, Chet built on the popularity of ‘No Diggity’ through a series of tracks released online, creating an insatiable hunger from fans for more from this part jazz, part soul and part electronic artist.
Chet’s debut EP Thinking in Textures will be released on 23 March 2012 through Opulent / Remote Control in Australia, and on 26 March 2012 on Chess Club Records in the UK and Opulent in the US. First single ‘Terms and Conditions’ is a gorgeously penned track that has been garnering airplay across the globe – everyone from FBi Radio in Sydney and Triple R in Melbourne to Mary-Anne Hobbs of XFM in London have been playing the track, with over 17,000 listens on Soundcloud in under three weeks. BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe (UK) has also been playing EP track ‘I’m Into You’ on his Next Hype segment.
Having recently performed in Los Angeles as a guest of KCRW’s heralded music guru Chris Douridas, Chet Faker is poised on the next phase of his development. Chet Faker recently supported Toro y Moi and Washed Out in Australia, and will be returning to the US in March to perform at SXSW, including a set at the influential Filter Magazine Party.
Terms and Conditions EP launch tour
Saturday 21 April – The Toff in Town, Melbourne
With special guests I’ll’s
Tickets from www.thetoffintown.com
Friday 27 April – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane
With special guests Outerwaves and Motion Picture Actress
Tickets from www.oztix.com.au
Saturday 28 April – GoodGod, Sydney
With special guest Flume
Tickets from www.moshtix.com
All tickets $12 + BF pre-sale or $15 on the door (if available)