Nick Murphy shares song featuring Kaytranada

Nick Murphy Announces "Missing Link" with KAYTRANADA.

Nick Murphy has announced Missing Link, a new collection of tracks that bridge the sonic shift between Chet Faker and Nick Murphy. The 5-song EP is out today via Downtown Records/Interscope.

Murphy will also bring his dynamic live show to stages across the globe through the end of the year, announcing an extensive world tour, with shows in North America, Australia and Europe. U.S. dates include this Friday’s show at Red Rocks with Bonobo, a headline performance at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium, an appearance at NYC’s Panorama Festival, and more.

Missing Link opens with the first single “Your Time,” a moody, older recording featuring production from KAYTRANADA that just premiered today.

The EP is Murphy’s first release since announcing last fall that he’ll record and perform under his given name and step away from his Chet Faker moniker. “Chet Faker was me trying to prove something to myself,” says Murphy. “But my tastes are pretty dynamic and I realized I’ve spent time resisting that. Now I want to 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.”

After announcing the name change last fall and releasing two well-received tracks—“Fear Less” and “Stop Me (Stop You)”—he notes, “This huge wave came out 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. It is the ‘missing link’ between who he was as an artist and what’s next for him.

MISSING LINK TRACK LISTING
1. Your Time (produced by KAYTRANADA)
2. Bye
3. I’m Ready
4. Forget About Me
5. Weak Education

NICK MURPHY TOUR DATES
May 11 Denver, CO – Club Vinyl (DJ set)
May 12 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks (w/ Bonobo)
May 13 Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
Jun 01 Sydney, Australia – Vivid LIVE, Sydney Opera House
Jun 02 Sydney, Australia – Vivid LIVE, Sydney Opera House
Jun 03 Sydney, Australia – Vivid LIVE, Sydney Opera House
Jun 13 Ibiza, Spain – Pacha (DJ set)
Jun 17 Barcelona, Spain – Off Sonar (DJ set)
Jun 23 Salt Lake City, UT – Bonanza Camp Out Music & Arts Festival
Jul 29 New York, NY – Panorama Music & Arts Festival
Aug 17 Pardes de Coura, Portugal – Pardes de Coura Festival
Sep 10 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Sep 15 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Sep 18 Boston, MA – The Royale
Sep 22 Montreal, QC – Le Métropolis
Sep 25 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Sep 27 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Sep 29 Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre
Oct 09 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre
Oct 13 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Oct 14 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Oct 16 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Oct 19 Los Angeles, CA – The Shrine Auditorium
Oct 20 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Oct 21 San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
Oct 25 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
Oct 26 Austin, TX – Moody Theater @ ACL Live
Oct 28 Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Hulaween Music & Arts Festival
Nov 22 Berlin, DE – Columbiahalle
Nov 23 Cologne, DE – Live Music Hall
Nov 24 Zurich, CH – Komplex 457
Nov 26 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
Nov 27 Brussels, BE – Cirque Royal
Nov 29 – Paris, FR – Bataclan
Dec 02 Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
Dec 05 London, UK – Troxy