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Chet Faker: 'What I like about Americans is if it's good music, that's all that matters' | Musique Non Stop

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Chet Faker: 'What I like about Americans is if it's good music, that's all that matters'

Already popular in his native Australia, the electronica star moved from Melbourne to New York to test his mettle – and the gamble is paying off


Watching 20,000 people sing along to Chet Faker’s song Gold at the Coachella music festival in California makes it hard to believe that until recently, the Australian musician was relatively unknown in the US. Since he released his album Built on Glass in 2014, Faker has steadily raised his profile in the US and now sells out major venues in Los Angeles and New York. Just one year after relocating to Brooklyn from his hometown of Melbourne, Faker (real name Nick Murphy) seems to have cracked the US market – and made it look easy. Ahead of his final show at Coachella this weekend, we talked to him about taking on the US, how American fans compare to Australians, and what he thinks about Starbucks’ flat white.


How does it feel to play in front of thousands of fans singing the words to your songs when just a year ago you were pretty much unknown in the US?


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by Ruth Spencer via Electronic music | The Guardian