Chet Faker Officially Abandons Stage Name

The artist formerly known as Chet Faker will now perform and release under his birth name
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The artist formerly known as Chet Faker will now perform and release under his birth name
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Chet Faker has become a worldwide favorite in recent years for his organic, soul-infused style of electronic music, but before he gets a whole lot bigger he's opted for a rebrand. The Australian DJ/producer has announced that he is trading in the moniker for the almost-as-understated "Nick Murphy."

Upon closer inspection, however, "Nick Murphy" is not simply another stage name. The Melbourne native was born Nicholas James Murphy, so in a way, the change suggests a degree of permanence that speaks to his newfound maturity as an artist.

A statement Murphy posted to the Chet Faker Facebook page reads:

its 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.
theres an evolution happening and I wanted to let you know where its 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.

In the meantime, Murphy has gone quiet on the release front since June's Altitude & Oxygen EP. With any luck, the name change will be accompanied by new music as we transition into fall.