FAZERDAZE

Returns to Europe for a number of headline shows and announces the release of new track ‘Misread’

New album Morningside out now via Flying Nun


Lauded New Zealand songwriter and producer, ​Fazerdaze​ (a.k.a. Amelia Murray) returns to Europe for a run of special headline shows this September and October.
 
Including dates at the ​Reeperbahn Festival​, ​Way Back When Festival​ (Germany) and Manchester’s​Neighbourhood Festival​, Fazerdaze will once again return with her Auckland based live band. These dates will allow new fans to feel the full effect of the Wellington-born singer’s personal and spellbinding performances which will include songs from the debut album Morningside​.
 
This will be Fazerdaze’s second 2017 trip to Europe, following her widely successful debut LP Morningside​tour which featured a stellar festival run and multiple sold out headline shows.
 
Fans will get the chance to hear new material including tracks like new single ‘Misread’, ‘Lucky Girl’ and ‘Bedroom Talks’.

 

Wednesday 04 October ~ Moth Club, London 
Friday 06 October ~ Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, Brighton 
Saturday 07 October ~ Neighbourhood Festival, Manchester 
 

Fazerdaze Tour Dates & Tickets

New video for "Take It Slow", new single from debut album due out on Flying Nun in May + New tour dates added!

Watch the video for "Take It Slow" here!


Fazerdaze (a.k.a. Amelia Murray) shares the video for "Take It Slow", the new single lifted from the forthcoming debut albumMorningside, due out on New Zealand's esteemed Flying Nun label on 5 May. Languid and charming, the song features Murray's trademark dreamy sounds and personal lyrics, bursting with indie pop and layered with a hint of melancholia. The video, directed by Julian Vares, was premiered via Noisey, who wrote; "This is the sonic equivalent to cut grass and wearing shorts and cracking open a cold one with the boys."
 
Fazerdaze and her live band have also announced more shows in their extensive May European tour including an instore at Rough Trade East on 8 May and 6 May at The Shacklewell Arms, in addition to their set at Thousand Island on 4 May. They'll also be playing Leicester's Handmade Festival as well as The Great Escape, Live at Leeds and Sounds From The Other City.

FULL TOUR DATES:
Fri 28 Apr - Leicester, UK - Handmade Festival
Sat 29 Apr - Leeds, UK - Live At Leeds
Sun 30 Apr - Manchester, UK - Sounds From The Other City
Mon 01 May - Glasgow, UK - The Hug & Pint
Wed 03 May - Bristol, UK - Louisiana
Thu 04 May - London, UK - Thousand Island
Fri 05 May - Bournemouth, UK - The Anvil
Sat 06 May - London, UK - Shacklewell Arms
Mon 08 May - London, UK - Rough Trade East [In-store]
Tue 09 May - London, UK - Bush Hall (Supporting We Are Scientists)
Thu 11 May - Amsterdam, NL - Sugar Factory (Supporting Happyness)
Fri 12 May - Ghent, BE - DOK (Supporting Happyness)
Wed 17 May - Bedford, UK - Esquires (Supporting the Parrots)
Thu 18 May - Brighton, UK - The Great Escape Festival
Fri 19 May - Hamburg - Cardinal Sessions Festival
Sat 20 May - Cologne - Cardinal Sessions Festival
Mon 22 May - Paris, FR - French Escape Festival
Fri 26 May - Amsterdam, NL - London Calling Festival
Sat 27 May - Neustrelitz, DE - Immergut Festival
 

Share video for "Lucky Girl"

Taken from debut album Morningside due out on 5 May via Flying Nun


UK Tour in May (including The Great Escape, Live at Leeds and Sounds From The Other City  festivals, see dates below)
 
 


In anticipation of the release of their debut album Morningside via Flying Nun in May, New Zealand's Fazerdaze (a.k.a Amelia Murray) have shared a video for the single “Lucky Girl”. The video, shot by Sam Kristofski and edited by Murray, is a brilliant rainbow burst of bold colour and stunning imagery.  Gorilla vs Bear, who originally premiered the track called the song, "a perfect burst of swooning, happy-sad bedroom guitar-pop sunshine." Although conversely, when Murray wrote and recorded the track, she was living in a room with no windows except for a skylight, which eventually she had to block out to stop the room from overheating. “It was so dark in there and I slowly began to feel sad, like the walls were closing in on me - that’s how I got the idea for the first lyric.”
 
Fazerdaze toured the UK last year with Big Deal, and they're back over in May for several festivals including The Great Escape, Live at Leeds and Sounds From The Other City as well as headline shows - see dates below (more to be announced).

 


UK Shows:
Sat 29 Apr - Leeds - Live At Leeds
Sun 30 Apr - Manchester - Sounds From The Other City Festival
Mon 1 May - Glasgow - The Hug and Pint
Wed 3 May - Bristol - The Louisiana
Thur 4 May - London - Thousand Island
Fri 5 May - Bournmouth - The Anvil
Thu 18 May - Brighton - The Great Escape
(more to be announced!)
 

Announces debut album Morningside Due out on Flying Nun on 5 May 

UK Shows in May - including Live At Leeds

Fazerdaze, aka New Zealand’s Amelia Murray, has already accomplished so much even before releasing her debut record, a testament to how her music has already captivated audiences. Having independently put out the single "Little Uneasy" as well as a self-titled EP  last year, she’s been praised by NME, played with Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Connan Mockasin, toured the UK with Big Deal, and was invited to join the Red Bull Music Academy in Montreal in 2016. Murray will release Morningside, her first full-length record and the most complete document of her intricate songwriting to date. Esteemed label, Flying Nun Recordswill release Morningside on 5 May. That month she’s taking her band to the UK to play The Great Escape Festival, Live at Leeds,Sounds From The Other City in Manchester as well as further dates around Europe and the UK, including a show at the former Upstairs at The Garage, Thousand Island in London on 4th May. 
 
Fazerdaze has shared the first single “Lucky Girl” from the new album.  Murray wrote and recorded the track while living in a room with no windows except for a skylight, which eventually she had to block out to stop the room from overheating. “It was so dark in there and I slowly began to feel sad, like the walls were closing in on me - that’s how I got the idea for the first lyric.” 


Named after the New Zealand suburb where Murray finally feels at home, Morningside plots its course carefully through the rocky terrain of finding place and peace in personal growth. Growing pains are central to the album and Murray’s meditations on the concurrent exhilaration and intimidation of an older kind of life and love never feel cloying. Instead, on every track, Murray builds an intimate relationship with the listener. Each song is personal, but never isolating. The album is like reading someone’s journal with their express permission: at turns it seems full of the most universal of feelings, as well as the kind of sensory and narrative details that make for the truest kind of memoir.
 
Murray perfects a humble light and shade with each song on Morningside: opening track “Last To Sleep” conveys that subtle kind of fear that comes with handing one’s feelings over to another. “Jennifer”, the only song that carries over from the debutFazerdaze EP is a song about teenage friendship. “Half-Figured” heaves with a self-effacing angst and “Shoulders” is a whisper of relief, a love song for someone sleeping;  And on “Bedroom Talks”, it’s about the safety of comfort, being able to speak candidly and truthfully when one feels at home, when only the right person is listening. It’s a feeling of absolute ease, of the purest kind of communication.
 

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