Nicholas James Murphy (born 23 June 1988), better known by his stage name Chet Faker, is an Australian electronica musician. Born in Melbourne, Victoria, he grew up with 4 siblings, (Oscar Murphy, 28) (Patrick Murphy 11), (Grace Murphy 13), (John Murphy 8) and stepbrother (Declan Lawrence, 21) In 2012 he issued an extended play, Thinking in Textures and signed to Downtown Records in the United States. 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.
In January 2013 the work won Best Independent Release at the Rolling Stone Australia Awards for 2012. His cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” was featured in a 2013 Super Bowl commercial for Beck’s Sapphire. In April 2014 Built on Glass, Faker’s debut album, was released to generally positive reviews and debuted at number 1 on the Australian ARIA Charts.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”.
In January 2015, it was announced that Faker would perform at the Boston Calling Music Festival in May 2015.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.In June, Faker released a new single titled “Bend”, a previously unreleased track intended for Built on Glass. It was promoted by his Australian Built on Live tour in October.