New Zealand's Fazerdaze (aka Amelia Murray) has announced that her debut LP Morningside will be released on on May 5th and will be available worldwide via Flying Nun Records - except in Europe where it is released via Groenland Records (Neu, Harmonia, Metric) and Japan via Tugboat Records (The Drums, Homeshake, Gold Panda).
The new single 'Lucky Girl' was written and recorded by Murray herself in her living room and is the most complete document of her intricate songwriting to date.
This week 'Lucky Girl' had it's radio premier on Australia's Triple J (who have had previous single 'Little Uneasy' on high rotate) and today the track had it's online premier via influential US blog Gorilla vs Bear, who said:
"Here’s a perfect burst of swooning, happy-sad bedroom guitar-pop sunshine from New Zealand’s Fazerdaze (aka Amelia Murray), taken from her beautiful debut LP Morningside, out this spring via the legendary Flying Nun Records." - Gorilla Vs Bear
Listen to 'Lucky Girl' here:
Murray explains; "I wrote and recorded this track while I was living in a room that had no windows - except for a skylight which I eventually had to block out to stop my room from overheating. It was so dark in there and I slowly began to feel sad, like the walls were enclosing on me - that’s how I got the idea for the first lyric".
Australia & NZ Lucky Girl Tour Dates:
- Friday, February 17 - The Gasometer, Melbourne /w Tiny Little Houses Braille Face and Roger Shepherd [Flying Nun Records founder] DJing - tickets from Higher Plains
- Saturday, February 18 - Brighton Up Bar, Sydney /w Body Type - tickets from Higher Plains
- Sunday, 19th February - The Gov, Adelaide - supporting Explosions in the Sky
- Monday, 20th February - Melbourne Recital Centre , Melbourne - supporting Explosions in the Sky
- Tuesday, 21st February - Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne - supporting Explosions in the Sky
- Thursday 23rd of Feb - None Gallery Dunedin - Kane Strang & Guests (Fazerdaze not playing this show)
- Friday, February 24 - Cassette 9, Auckland /w Kane Strang & Girlboss - tickets from www.undertheradar.co.nz
- Saturday, February 25 - Caroline, Wellington /w Kane Strang & Girlboss - tickets from www.undertheradar.co.nz