2017
November
Sun 19.

JOHANNES OERDING

Mon 20.
Wed 22.

Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker

Chet Faker took everyone by surprise. Including Nick Murphy.

“It was always meant to be a temporary project,” says Murphy of his musical moniker. “But so much has changed. And I moved through some things. To the point where I finally realised, Holy shit this isn’t temporary. This is not the be all and end all of what I want to do.”

At 28 Murphy has done a lot. Emerging in 2012 with the Thinking in Textures EP, Murphy took Chet Faker international with the release of his self-produced 2014 debut LP, Built on Glass.

As Chet Faker, Murphy has performed sold out shows on five continents, and appeared at the likes of Coachella, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, and Primavera. He performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Boiler Room, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Built on Glass won Murphy five ARIAs, including Best Male Artist and Producer of the Year. His tracks have been streamed in the tens of millions.

So why put that recognition in jeopardy?

“Chet Faker was me trying to prove something to myself,” says Murphy. “But my tastes are pretty dynamic and I realised I’ve spent time resisting that. Now I want put everything in. It’s not conceptual anymore. It’s just me, and it made sense to show that in a name. It feels like a rediscovery.”

That feeling brings Murphy full-circle. Thinking in Textures came easily – something he conjured between study and work commitments. But making Built on Glass was difficult. “Everything had to be finished to perfection,” he says. “I recorded it alone. I was so meticulous. I think now I was punishing myself just to see if I could do it.”

Its success, creatively and commercially, proved he could. In early 2015 Murphy moved to New York and began stockpiling new ideas. By early 2016 he’d sketched out the beginnings of a second Chet Faker album, and flew to Rick Rubin’s Shangri La studios in Malibu to begin work. Then, a hitch.

“I remember having this ‘ah-ha’ moment,” says Murphy. “I was in Shangri La. I could do whatever I wanted. And I thought, ‘OK. Well, I’ve ‘made it.’ But how do I feel about the music? I didn’t like it. I wasn’t getting anything from it. And I think that’s where all this stemmed from.”

Murphy returned to New York emboldened. He sought new dialogues with friends, most notably guitarist and producer, Dave Harrington (Darkside). The explorations he’d left behind when establishing Chet Faker returned as fresh creative avenues. By the time he released the brooding ‘Fear Less’, under his own name, followed by ‘Stop Me’ in mid-2016, he knew everything was different.

“This huge wave came out,” says Murphy. “And I broadened the framework. Instead of having to make finished tracks, I could just explore. That felt like the missing link between where I was and where I’m going now.”

The Missing Link EP is a snapshot of that wave in motion. Opener ‘Your Time’, bears traces of Murphy’s previous incarnation, but the central motif of ‘Bye’ is voice-less distortion. ‘I Am Ready’ embraces opposing movements; ‘Forget About Me’ is a grand, escalating “purge” unlike anything Murphy’s done. Closer, ‘Weak Education’ is a personal callback –  a reminder to have fun. It’s the sound of Murphy exhaling.

“I haven’t been this excited since I started,” says Murphy. “I’m so happy to be doing what I’m doing right now. I’ve knocked down some big walls. It’s going to help me out for a long time. So many ideas have been flowing since that switch. Since I let go.”

Thu 23.

Mando Diao | Support: RAZZ

Fri 24.

GREGOR MEYLE
Die Leichtigkeit des Seins

  • Organiser: d2m berlin GmbH
  • Entrance: 19:00 | Start: 20:00
  • Preorder: From 37,90 € plus presale fee | Tickets
Sat 25.
Sold Out

Irie Révoltés gehen
Abschieds-Tour

Sun 26.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club | Support: The Vacant lots

Thu 30.
Sold Out

Milky Chance
The Blossom Tour 201

December
Fri 01.
Sold Out

HIM

Sat 02.

Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul

Sun 03.
Sold Out

GENTLEMAN | Support: guests
MTV unplugged presents

Thu 14.

Antilopen Gang | Support: GOLDROGER
Anarchie Und Alltag Tour

Fri 15.

De Mortem et Diabolum
Vol. III

Sat 16.

De Mortem et Diabolum
Vol. III

Sat 23.

SXTN & Special Guests

2018
January
Fri 12.

Gisbert zu Knyphausen

Thu 25.

Raf Camora
Anthrazit Tour

Fri 26.

ARCHITECTS | Support: WHILE SHE SLEEPS | Counterparts

February
Thu 01.

FLOGGING MOLLY
"Life is Good" Tour 2018

Fri 02.

Kakkmaddafakka

Sat 10.

Kettcar

Tue 13.

RUSS
"There’s Really A Wolf In Europe"

Tue 20.

Marcus&Martinus
Moments European Tour 2018

Sat 24.

Toto
40 Trips Around The Sun World Tour 2018

Sun 25.

Markiplier

Mon 26.

AT THE DRIVE IN | Support: DEATH FROM ABOVE & LE BUTCHERETTES

Wed 28.

Fever Ray

The solo project of The Knife’s Karin Dreijer, Fever Ray shares some of the band’s icy electronic atmosphere, but takes a slightly more organic-sounding approach. Fever Ray began after the Knife finished their promotional duties for their 2006 album Silent Shout and Dreijer had her second child; she worked on demos and song ideas by herself, then collaborated with producer Christoffer Berg, who had mixed the Knife’s music. Word of the project surfaced during the summer of 2008 and the first music, an instrumental version of “If I Had a Heart,” appeared on Fever Ray’s MySpace page that Fall. Fever Ray’s celebrated self titled album was released in 2009. Dreijer returned to the Knife with 2013’s Shaking the Habitual and the following year’s Shaken-Up Versions. In 2017, she issued the Fever Ray single “To the Moon and Back” shortly before the surprise release of the full-length Plunge, which receives a physical release in February 2018. Plunge was largely recorded in Karin Dreijer’s Stockholm studio in collaboration with the producers Paula Temple, Deena Abdelwahed, NÍDIA, Tami T, Peder Mannerfelt and Johannes Berglund. Fever Ray’s 2018 tour will be the first live shows since 2010.

March
Thu 01.
Sold Out

Erasure | Support: Bright Light Bright Light
Germany 2018

Sat 03.

Deine Freunde 2018
Kein Märchen Tour 2018

Mon 05.

Liam Gallagher | Support: Sherlocks
As You Were

Thu 08.

First Aid Kit
Ruins

Sat 10.

Prinz Pi
"Nichts War Umsonst“

Thu 15.

D'ANGELO
D'TOUR - An intimate evening with D'Angelo and his All Stars

Fri 16.

Feine Sahne Fischfilet
"Alles auf Rausch" Tour 2018

Sat 17.
Sold Out

Feine Sahne Fischfilet
"Alles auf Rausch" Tour 2018

Sun 18.

LINA
FAN VON DIR – TOUR

Thu 22.

Wischmeyer
Vorspeise zum jüngsten Gericht

Fri 23.

Wischmeyer
Vorspeise zum jüngsten Gericht

April
Fri 13.

257ers
Auf Basis von Live

Mon 16.

Tocotronic
DIE UNENDLICHKEIT LIVE 2018

Thu 26.

WIRTZ
Die fünfte Dimension Tour 2018

Fri 27.
Sold Out

MACKLEMORE

Sat 28.

Sohn

Sun 29.

MACHINE HEAD

May
Fri 04.

FELIX LOBRECHT
kenn ick

Fri 11.

JENNIFER ROSTOCK - Zusatzshow
Best of Tour 2018

Sat 12.
Sold Out

JENNIFER ROSTOCK
Best of Tour 2018

November
Mon 05.

Gentleman

Sat 17.

STAHLZEIT
Auf Reise Tour 2018

Fri 23.

OK KID
Live 2018