Posts Tagged ‘Amelia Murray’

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I was surprised not to see this album on more year end lists. Its blissed out bedroom pop that is in the same realm as the better-known Jay Som. For my money though, Fazerdaze has a better hit ratio.

Do artists still make songs that are intended to be heard from loud speakers or do they assume their songs will be heard through a cheap pair of earbuds? I don’t know if that thought ever crossed New Zealand’s Amelia Murray, but her bedroom pop from half a world away buzzes your brain in both scenarios. Songs like Misread and Lucky Girl would have been staples on 90’s alternative radio, but also sound great on your home made playlist.


Recorded and produced by Amelia Murray


Amelia Murray’s Fazerdaze project began as a string of late night bedroom experiments. Those recordings, written and produced by Murray herself, soon turned into her self-titled EP and captured the attention of all those with a hankering for dreamy, DIY champer-pop. With debut album Morningside out now via Flying Nun, the New Zealand born artist has captured such a specific moment in time, creating something intimate and altogether beautiful.

Directed by Garth Badger of Theivery Studio
Filmed in Hobsonville, New Zealand.

debut album ‘Morningside’ comes out May 5th on Flying Nun Records ,

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From Auckland, New Zealand’s Fazerdaze, Amelia Murray’s project which becomes a quartet live, has already attracted attention overseas as well as Down Under.
Now Murray brings her intimate, bedroom guitar-pop out on first single, the bittersweet ‘Lucky Girl’ from the upcoming debut album, ‘Morningside’, due out on May 5th via Flying Nun Records. The New Zealand native Amelia Murray readies her debut LP as Fazerdaze with legendary label Flying Nun. Here’s the lead single, currently rising up as one you need to listen too now “A perfect burst of swooning, happy-sad bedroom guitar-pop sunshine,”

“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,” reveals Murray. “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”


Fazerdaze will be in the UK in April/May. Catch them :
29 Leeds – Live At Leeds
30 Manchester – Sounds From The Other City Festival