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CHET FAKER

Chet Faker to headline Ray Ban x Boiler Room event

Australia's hottest export Chet Faker is set to headline the Ray Ban x Boiler Room event in Melbourne on November 10. Faker, along with his beard, will be performing a live DJ set, as well as hand picking the other performers for the event. Click through for details...

Nominees for the 2015 AIR Award for Best Independent Label announced!

We're two weeks out from the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards and with the performers and first round nominees already announced, the good folk at AIR have today announced the latest nominees to the pool of great talent already up for awards. The nominees for Best Independent Music Label have been rolled out this morning, including Elefant Traks, Milk! Records, Liberation Music, Future Classic and Ivy League Records. The category, introduced in 2012, saw I OH YOU win at last year's ceremony, held at North Melbourne's Meat Market venue in October.

Single of the Day: Chet Faker “Killswitch” (2015)

We were lucky enough to hear Chet Faker’s “Bend”, a cut that didn’t make it onto his debut album Built On Glass, but now he’s also given us “Killswitch”, a track set for the Japanese release of his LP. In classic Chet Faker style, it features remixed vocals, lush keys and a chilled beat, and you can give it a listen here...

Single of the Day: Chet Faker “1998 ft. Banks” (2015)

Chet Faker’s “1998" is one of the stand out tracks from his debut album Built on Glass, but it’s recently been revisited with an extra cameo from the incredible Banks.

Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Day Two ft. Sam Smith + Tame Impala + Chet Faker + Hermitude + Banks and more - Chicago (01.08.15)

Daniel Boczarski heads along to day two of Lollapalooza in Chicago, and bring us photos of Sam Smith, Banks, Brand New, Hermitude, Tame Impala, Chet Faker, Tyler, The Creator (on his giant bed), Walk The Moon, Kid Cudi, G-Easy and many, many more...

Chet Faker performing second Sydney show at the Sydney Opera House as part of 'Built on Live Tour'!

Chet Faker will be taking to some of the biggest Australian venues he's performed at yet when the 'Built on Live' tour brings him to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in October and November. His Sydney show will see Faker perform in the Sydney Opera House Forecourt and today, a second show at the harbourside venue has been announced!

Aussies Abroad: Tame Impala, Chet Faker, Sheppard, Alison Wonderland, DMA's and Peking Duk Reveal International Tour Dates

As an ongoing commitment to support Australian music, we give you six Australian bands that will soon be doing international tours in the next couple of months. Read on to find the latest dates and location venues...

Chet Faker announces the 'Built on Live' tour dates for Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane!

Chet Faker returns home this October and November for three of his biggest Australian headline shows yet. The success of his debut album Built on Glass has seen the Melbourne native play over 200 shows around the world and still, it's a collection of material that has continued to developed on the live stage. It's an element of the album Chet's acknowledged himself and it's going to be a driving force behind this brand new show he's going to be bringing to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in the latter part of the year.

Chet Faker, King Gizzard & Flume join the likes of Frank Ocean, Bloc Party & Morrissey at LA's FYF Fest in August!

The two day FYF Fest in Los Angeles has unveiled its 2015 line up and god damn it, does it look tasty. Held over the weekend of August 22/23, the festival brings together a diverse range of artists including huge names like Frank Ocean, Morrissey, The Jesus and Mary Chain, D'Angelo and more. Australians Chet Faker, Flume and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are also in the mix, making this a festival we're - yet again - jealous to not be attending. If, however, you happen to be in LA this August, below is all the info you're going to need.

Live Review: Chet Faker + Roland Tings + GL - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (28.02.15)


Photo: Lisa Frieling

A mix of mellow tones and synth-laden flow conducted the night, settling the wide-eyed crowd deep into their seats and cementing upright feet to the wood-covered floor. Sold out wall-to-wall, Thebarton Theatre witnessed the beckoning influence of Chet Faker firsthand. Top-knots galore and full-faced beards dominated the male crowd, complemented by an overwhelming mist of affection from the ladies.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: February 27th - March 1st.

We've taken a look at some of the shows we're going to be heading to through the weekend ahead and deliver you this guide - where will you be partying?

Sheppard, Dan Sultan, 5SOS and Sia lead 2015 APRA Music Award nominations with multiple nods!

Today, the 2015 APRA Music Award nominees were announced, with some Australian songwriters emerging as particular hot contenders, nabbing multiple nominations. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the likes of Sia and 5 Seconds of Summer jumped off the page, both with three nominations to their name, while the Brisbane pop juggernaut that has become Sheppard lead the pack at four nom's.

Chet Faker Adds Fifth and Final Melbourne Show, Sells Out New York Dates

After having a whirlwind year of success in 2014, topped off by “Talk Is Cheap” peaking as number one song in Triple J’s Hottest 100, there’s no surprise Chet Faker’s national tour is almost sold out.

Photo Gallery: St Jerome's Laneway Festival Part 2 - The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay, Singapore (24.01.15)

Part two of our Laneway Singapore photo gallery includes Banks, Chet Faker, FKA Twigs (pictured above), Future Islands, Jungle, Little Dragon, St Vincent and more. Photos by Johnny Au.

Chet Faker tops the Triple J Hottest 100 in the countdown's 22nd year!

In its 22nd year, the triple j Hottest 100 countdown possibly drew more conversation than ever, all winding down to the Australia Day broadcast which (quite early on) established that no, Taylor Swift would not be featuring in the poll. But, while a large proportion of people threw arms up over the travesty before going back to their Australia Day celebrations, triple j showcased the 100 songs which represented what's been yet another year of dynamic musicians to grace the ABC station's airwaves.