Nick Murphy (musician)

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Nick Murphy
Chet Faker at the Rolling Stone Awards, 2013
Nick Murphy at the Rolling Stone Awards in January 2013 at Beach Road Hotel, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia.
Background information
Birth nameNicholas James Murphy
Also known asChet Faker (2011–16)
Born (1988-06-23) 23 June 1988 (age 30)
OriginMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • keyboards
  • bass guitar
  • synthesizer
  • percussion
  • programming
  • guitar
Years active2011 (2011)–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitenickmurphymusic.com

Nicholas James Murphy (born 23 June 1988), known by his stage name Chet Faker, is an Australian singer and songwriter. In 2012, he issued an extended play, Thinking in Textures, and signed to Downtown Records in the United States.[1][2] In October 2012, he won Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Thinking in Textures won Best Independent Single/EP at the Australian Independent Records Awards.[3] In January 2013, the work won Best Independent Release at the Rolling Stone Australia Awards for 2012.[4]

Faker's cover of Blackstreet's "No Diggity" was featured in a 2013 Super Bowl commercial for Beck's Sapphire.[5] In April 2014, Built on Glass, Faker's debut studio album, was released to generally positive reviews and debuted at number one on the Australian ARIA Charts.[6][7] Three songs from the album were subsequently voted into the top ten of Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2014, including the number one spot for "Talk Is Cheap".[8]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Murphy decided to play under a stage name after people came to his shows thinking he was a different and already established musician named Nick Murphy. He settled on the name Chet Faker as an homage to Chet Baker: "I listened to a lot of jazz and I was a big fan of ... the way he sang, when he moved into mainstream singing. He had this really fragile vocal style—this really, broken, close-up and intimate style. The name is kind of just an ode to Chet Baker and the mood of music he used to play—something I would like to at least pay homage to in my own music."[9] Other influences he has cited include Bob Dylan, as well as his mother's Motown albums and his father's "chilled out Ibiza CDs".[9][10]

Thinking in Textures and collaborations (2011–13)[edit]

He first rose to prominence after his cover of Blackstreet's "No Diggity" went viral online, reaching number one on the Hypemachine chart in May 2011.[9] He released his first EP, Thinking in Textures, on 22 March 2012 to positive reviews, being described as "wonderfully loungey" and praised for its ability to "mix subtlety with impressive beauty".[11] The EP was also popular with fans, with its second single, "I'm Into You", landing at number 24 on radio station Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2012.[12]

Faker has worked with several other artists since the release of his debut EP, including collaborations with Flume and remixes of songs by MS MR and The Temper Trap. He was a featured vocalist on Say Lou Lou's "Fool of Me", which was named Best New Track by Pitchfork in May 2013.[13]

Lockjaw EP and Built on Glass (2013–15)[edit]

On 12 August 2013, Faker released a new single, "Melt", featuring American vocalist Kilo Kish.[14] In November 2013, Flume and Faker released an EP, titled Lockjaw. Faker's debut studio album, Built on Glass, was released on 11 April 2014,[15] preceded by the release of its lead single, "Talk Is Cheap", and its accompanying music video on 11 February 2014.[16] The album debuted at number one on the ARIA Charts.[7]

In January 2015, it was announced that Faker would perform at the Boston Calling Music Festival in May 2015.[17] Later that month, "Talk Is Cheap" was named the number one song in the 2014 Triple J Hottest 100 countdown, while two of his other singles, "Gold" and "1998", also reached the top ten, placing at number 7 and 8 respectively.[18] In June, Faker released a new single titled "Bend", a previously unreleased track intended for Built on Glass.[19] It was promoted by his Australian Built on Live tour in October.[20]

Faker released a new EP, Work, a collaboration with London-based DJ Marcus Marr on 4 December 2015.[21]

Nick Murphy (2016–present)[edit]

On 8 September 2016, Faker wrote on Facebook, "It's been half a decade since I started releasing music as Chet Faker and all of you have been the driving force behind the music since. There's an evolution happening and I wanted to let you know where it's going. The next record will be under my own name, Nick Murphy. Chet Faker will always be a part of the music. This is next."[22][23][24]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[7]
AUS
Dance

[25]
AUS
Indie

[26]
BEL (FL)
[27]
FRA
[28]
NL
[29]
NZ
[30]
SWI
[31]
UK
[32]
US
[33]
Built on Glass 1 1 1 31 76 51 6 49 87 158

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
[7]
AUS
Indie

[26]
Live Sessions
  • Released: 21 March 2013[35]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Dec 18, 2013 – Good Danny's Austin, TX
  • Released: 18 December 2013[36]
  • Label: Daytrotter
  • Format: Digital download
iTunes Session
  • Released: 28 November 2014 (AU)
  • Label: Future Classic
  • Format: Digital download
18 2

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
[7]
AUS
Indie

[26]
US
Dance

US
Heat

as Chet Faker
Thinking in Textures 38 4
Lockjaw EP
(with Flume)
  • Released: 22 November 2013 (AU)[37]
  • Label: Future Classic
  • Format: CD, 12-inch vinyl, digital download
Work
(with Marcus Marr)
  • Released: 4 December 2015 (AU)[38]
  • Label: Detail
  • Format: 12-inch vinyl, Digital download
42 9[39] 23[40]
as Nick Murphy
Missing Link
  • Released: 10 May 2017 (AU)[41]
  • Label: Future Classic
  • Format: CD, 12-inch vinyl, Digital download
5[42] 21[43]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[44]
AUS
Dance

[45]
AUS
Indie

[42]
BEL
(FL)
Tip

[27]
CAN
Rock

[46]
FRA
[47]
NZ
[48]
US
Alt.

[49]
US
Dance

[50]
as Chet Faker
"Terms and Conditions" 2012 Thinking in Textures
"I'm Into You"
"Love and Feeling"
"Drop the Game"
(with Flume)
2013 18 5 1 125 Lockjaw EP
"Talk Is Cheap" 2014 6 2 2 53 Built on Glass
"1998" 55 16 6 71 95
"Gold" 40 5 5 51 17 32
"Bend" 2015 48 11 2 non-album single
"1998"
(featuring Banks)
31 non-album single
"The Trouble with Us"
(with Marcus Marr)
8 1 1 9 31 47 Work
as Nick Murphy
"Fear Less" 2016 10 TBA
"Stop Me (Stop You)" 92 2 TBA
"Medication" 2017 TBA
"(Lover) You Don't Treat Me No Good"[56] 2018 TBA
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[44]
BEL
(FL)
tip

[27]
"Kill the Doubt"[57]
(The Cactus Channel featuring Chet Faker)
2015 53 non-album single

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[44]
AUS
Indie

[42]
"Melt"
(featuring Kilo Kish)
2013 60 4 Built on Glass

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[58]
AUS
Dance

[59]
"This Song Is Not About a Girl"
(Flume and Chet Faker)
2013 52 12 Lockjaw EP
"What About Us"
(Flume and Chet Faker)
53 13

Other appearances[edit]

Title Year Album Notes
"Mahal" (Ta-ku featuring Chet Faker) 2011 LATENYC
"Fear Like You" (Chet Faker and The Royal Swazi Spa) 2012 The Key of Sea — Volume 2
"Left Alone" (Flume featuring Chet Faker) Flume
"Moon Plain" (The Coober Pedy University Band featuring Chet Faker) 2013 Moon Plain
"Fool of Me" (Say Lou Lou featuring Chet Faker) Julian
"Rock On" (Nkechi Anele and Chet Faker; David Essex cover) non-album single
"Try It Over" (Yujen) No Aware Vocals
"On You" (Chet Faker and GoldLink)[60] 2014 non-album single
"No Reason" (Bonobo and Nick Murphy) 2017 Migration

Production[edit]

Title Year Artist Album
"Don't Regret Me" 2012 Rainy Milo Limey
"Deal Me Briefly" 2013 This Thing of Ours

Remixes[edit]

Title Year Artist
"So Sorry" 2011 Geoffrey O'Connor
"North"[61] Phoenix
"Nude"[62] Radiohead
"Trembling Hands" 2012 The Temper Trap
"Dark Doo Wop"[63] MS MR
"Pretty Girls" 2015 Little Dragon

Music videos[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Director(s)
"Terms and Conditions" 2011 Isabella Giovinazzo[64]
"I'm Into You" 2012 Josh Mckie[65]
"Drop the Game"
(Flume and Chet Faker)
2013 Lorin Askill[66]
"Talk Is Cheap" 2014 Toby and Pete[67]
"1998" Domenico Bartolo[68]
"Gold" Hiro Murai[69]
"The Trouble with Us"
(Marcus Marr and Chet Faker)
2015 Kinopravda[70]

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Director(s)
"Left Alone"
(Flume featuring Chet Faker)
2013 Rhett Wade-Ferrell[71]

Awards and nominations[edit]

A2IM Libera Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result R
2015 Chet Faker Breakthrough Artist of the Year Nominated [72]

AIR Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result R
2012 Chet Faker Best Independent Artist Nominated [73]
Breakthrough Independent Artist Won
Thinking in Textures Best Independent Single/EP Won
Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album Nominated
"Terms and Conditions" Best Independent Dance/Electronica Single Nominated
2014 Chet Faker Best Independent Artist Nominated [74]
Built on Glass Best Independent Album Nominated
Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album Nominated
2015 Chet Faker Best Independent Artist Nominated [75]

APRA Awards (Australia)[edit]

The APRA Awards are presented annually from 1982 by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS).[76]

Year Nominee/work Award Result R
2015 Chet Faker Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year Nominated [77]
"Drop the Game" (with Flume) Dance Work of the Year Nominated [78]
2017 "The Trouble With Us" (with Marcus Marr) Dance Work of the Year Nominated [79]
Most Played Australian Work Nominated [79]

ARIA Awards[edit]

Chet Faker received nine nominations at the ARIA Music Awards of 2014,[80] on 7 October he won three Artisan Awards and on 26 November he won two more categories.[80][81]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2014 Built on Glass Album of the Year Nominated
Best Male Artist Won
Breakthrough Artist - Release Nominated
Best Independent Release Won
Engineer of the Year (Engineer: Eric J Dubowsky) Won
Producer of the Year (Producer: Nicholas Murphy) Won
Best Cover Art (Art Director: Tin and Ed) Won
"Talk Is Cheap" Best Video (Video Director: Toby and Pete) Nominated
"Drop the Game" (with Flume) Best Dance Release Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result R
2015 "Gold" Best Choreography (Choreographer: Ryan Heffington) Nominated [82]

Rolling Stone Australia Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result R
2012 Thinking in Textures Best Independent Release Won [4]

Notes[edit]

On 8 November 2017 Nick Murphy announced new album coming 2018 in a livestream

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