Fazerdaze // Photo Credit: Joey Clough
Fazerdaze (AKA the project of Amelia Murray) has released her long awaited EP, Break! - her first project in five years.
The EP takes stock at an emotional bottom and crafts an empowering portrait of surrender and personal reclamation.
Featuring the 90’s indebted single ‘Come Apart’ and the previously released title track ‘Break!’, the EP showcases three brand new songs from the burgeoning artist. You can now listen to the gentle, fluttering ‘Winter’, ‘Overthink It’ - a grunge-inflected mantra for those prone to a bout of the brain worms, and the focus track ‘Thick of the Honey’, which traverses psych territory. The EP is a vital release for Amelia, who wrote it whilst on a journey of rediscovery as both musician and human.
"Rollicking garage rock” - The Guardian
"a bold, confident step" - The Line of Best Fit
“considerable songwriting prowess” - The FADER
“Buoyant… contemplative” - NME
“Excellent” - Pigeons + Planes
In Amelia’s words, "Because I was so private about the pain I was experiencing I called the EP 'Break!’ to reflect the way that I got myself out of the pain; by breaking, shouting for help, drawing a line and telling people around me that I’d had enough. It was an ugly but transformative time, and I made massive shifts forward in my life when I finally allowed myself to come undone. In this space of brokenness, I found power, freedom, a blank canvas. Break! is ultimately about surrender and acceptance of ugly truths."
You can catch Fazerdaze live at her recently announced shows in both Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland and Te Whanganui-A-Tara/Wellington, proudly presented by Flying Nun Records. Tickets available here.
About the shows, Fazerdaze shares: “I’m really looking forward to playing a bunch of new music and reconnecting with my NZ fans. I’m also just excited by our support acts; I have been a fan of carwash for such a long time and he just happens to be in NZ during these shows. I only recently discovered hanbee but I find her and her music so fresh and inspiring. It’s going to be a nice show and we are going to have zines available and new merch for sale.”
Break! is out now across all digital platforms via section1 and on black vinyl via Flying Nun Records in NZ/AU. You can also read our review, written by one of our resident writers Charlotte Lovrin, here.