Chet Faker US TV Debut
Chet Faker owns The Ellen Show, and soon, all of America.
Turns out Portia de Rossi isn’t the only Australian that tastemaking comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is in love with. Our own prince of alt-pop deconstruction, Chet Faker, who recently won triple j’s Best Record of 2014 for his studio debut Built on Glass, and won multiple awards at last year’s ARIA Awards, including Best Male Artist, was recently named by Ellen DeGeneres as “one of [her] favourite new artists”, right prior to him giving a sensual rendition of Gold for The Ellen DeGeneres Show audience. “He’s an amazing singer songwriter from Australia,” Ellen preached to millions of Americans tuned in, pretty much cementing his status as a rising star in the US. Not a bad way to start the year!
It was the US daytime TV debut for the Melbourne-bred songwriter and producer, who recently relocated to Brooklyn to work on US promo – he’ll head back to Australia in February to play his biggest ever Australian tour (dates HERE). Stream the performance below; which ends with DeGeneres giving Chet a big fat hug and giving everybody in the audience copies of Built on Glass.