2012 has been an incredible year for Chet Faker. In March he played stand-out performances at SXSW, including a performance at the Filter Magazine Party and was touted as a ‘must see’ act by The Austin Chronicle. All of this momentum led to a record deal with Downtown Records who are set to drop the Thinking in textures EP May 22nd with a vinyl release on June 19th. Chet Faker’s full length is on the horizon for early 2013.
Thinking in textures is an acclaimed debut release from the Melbourne musician. 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 and Rob Da Bank of BBC Radio 1 in London have been playing the track. The video clip for ‘Terms and Conditions’ was also added to rotation on Channel [V]. The new single ‘I’m Into You’ has been picked up by BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe (UK), who featured the track on his Next Hype segment. The track peaked at #1 on Hype Machine, the worldwide indie music aggregator, quickly got over 90,000 listens on Soundcloud in three weeks and charted at #2 on We are Hunted.
Hailing from Melbourne’s tight-knit disco and house music scene and taking elements from his 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. 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.
Following a sold out tour across Australia this month, Chet Faker has been invited to perform at the Sydney Opera House, Splendour in the Grass festival as well as The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, UK.
“Terms and Conditions…a gorgeous electronic soul number that’s muddied with lust and regret”
Dummy Mag (UK)
“Fusing a dancefloor sensibility with an irreverent sense of humour “ Clash Magazine (UK)
“Chet Faker has carved out an instant niche for himself with this surreal, homespun blend of soul, r&b, pop and electronics.” ★★★★- Stack Magazine
“Brilliantly woozy yet soulful, glo-fi makeover of the Blackstreet smash hit from this Aussie producer.” Time Out London (UK)