The 26-year-old curly-haired singer-songwriter from Melbourne inked a five-record deal with Atlantic Records on the strength of his independently-released EP God Loves You When You're Dancing.
His folksy single, Riptide, is a looming US hit, gaining momentum on radio and iTunes. His debut album, Dream Your Life Away, will be released next month.
The Sydney alternative rockers played at the Laneway Festival here in January and are best known for their brand of disco-tinged pop.
Their latest album, The Brink, sees them stretching their soaring stadium-sized sound even further.
Melbourne electronic musician Chet Faker, 26, is winning hearts with his unique style of music - a genre that is best described as somewhere between downtempo ambient and house.
Earlier this year, Faker's debut album, Built On Glass, debuted at No. 1 on the Australian Aria Charts.
This article was first published on August 27, 2014.
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