Chet Faker Rebrands as Nick Murphy with “Missing Link”


The artist known as Chet Faker has rebranded himself with his own name. The Australian singer and songwriter has been on the music scene since 2011 when his cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” went viral online and was born Nicholas James Murphy. His debut EP came in 2012, with debut single “I’m Into You” placing 24th on a radio station hottest 100 list. At 28 years of age, he presents music in the electronica, downtempo, soul and trip hop genres, with top singles such as “Gold” and “Drop the Game” beloveds of fans everywhere. Chet Faker has been a stage name in homage to Chet Baker, whose songs were inspiration for the up and coming Melbourne artist. To date, Nick Murphy has a single studio album, which placed first on the Australia charts and sixth in New Zealand, three live albums and three extended plays, with the fourth, Missing Link, released on May 10 via Downtown Records/Interscope.

Missing Link has five tracks to it, with “Your Time” as the opening single, produced by Kaytranda. “Forget About Me” also makes the cut, along with “Bye”, “I’m Ready” and “Weak Education” among the track mix. There is a world tour in the summer itinerary, beginning in Denver, Colorado, and moving into Morrison and Atlanta before jumping to Australia, Spain, Portugal, Canada, Germany, Switzerland and multiple other places. The full tour dates, starting from May and going into the final month of the year, include:

05-11 Denver, CO – Club Vinyl (DJ Set)
05-12 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks
05-13 Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
06-01 Sydney, Australia – Vivid LIVE, Sydney Opera House
06-02 Sydney, Australia – Vivid LIVE, Sydney Opera House
06-03 Sydney, Australia – Vivid LIVE, Sydney Opera House
06-13 Ibiza, Spain – Pacha (DJ Set)
06-17 Barcelona, Spain – Off Sonar (DJ Set)
06-23 Salt Lake City, UT – Bonanza Camp Out Music & Arts Festival
07-29 New York, NY – Panorama Music & Arts Festival
08-17 Pardes de Coura, Portugal – Pardes de Coura Festival
09-10 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
09-15 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
09-18 Boston, MA – The Royale
09-22 Montréal, Québec – Le Métropolis
09-25 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall
09-27 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
09-29 Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre

10-09 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Vogue Theatre
10-13 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
10-14 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
10-16 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
10-19 Los Angeles, CA – The Shrine Auditorium
10-20 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
10-21 San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
10-25 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
10-26 Austin, TX – Moody Theater @ ACL Live
10-28 Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Hulaween Music & Arts Festival
11-22 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
11-23 Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
11-24 Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex 457
11-26 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
11-27 Brussels, Belgium – Cirque Royal
11-29 Paris, France – Bataclan
12-02 Manchester, England – Albert Hall
12-05 London, England – Troxy