Amelia Murray has been releasing music as Fazerdaze since 2014, when her first EP of dreamy guitar tunes began accumulating a worldwide audience of fans. The ripple turned into a tidal wave with the release of viral hit ‘Lucky Girl’ and Fazerdaze set off to tour the world. Yet after her debut album there were five years of silence before she returned with new material. Lucky girl indeed – it turned out her fans were still waiting for her.

Amelia grew up with a Pākēha father and Indonesian mother on the outskirts of Wellington. They arranged piano lessons for her as a nine-year-old and she took part in competitions, but found her teacher less than supportive, which led her to quit. A few years later, she was watching television when she had the sudden impulse to pick up the electric guitar lying in the corner that her father had bought for her brother. She knew that somehow she had to learn how to play it.

Amelia Murray aka Fazerdaze.
Fazerdaze in an early promotional photo.
Photo credit: Gareth Thomas
Amelia Murray aka Fazerdaze.
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Fazerdaze, Laneway 2017.
Photo credit: Stella Gardiner
Fazerdaze with her guitar effects pedals.
Photo credit: Joey Cluff
Fazerdaze - Little Uneasy (2016)
Fazerdaze - Amelia Murray and Mark Perkins.
Fazerdaze - Take It Slow (CD single, 2017)
Fazerdaze supporting Lorde in 2013.
Photo credit: Charlotte Bruin
Fazerdaze in 2023.
Photo credit: Joey Cluff
Fazerdaze - Break! (2022)
Fazerdaze playing a sold-out show at Mercury Lounge, New York.
Photo credit: Ben Howe
Fazerdaze - Morningside (album, Flying Nun, 2017)
Fazerdaze in 2017.
Fazerdaze - Lucky Girl (CD single, 2017)
Fazerdaze - The Thick Of It (2022)
Fazerdaze - Bedroom Talks (2017)
Fazerdaze - Break! (EP, 2022)
Fazerdaze - Lucky Girl (2017)
Fazerdaze at the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Awards.
Photo credit: Gareth Shute
Fazerdaze playing a sold-out show at Mercury Lounge, New York.
Photo credit: Ben Howe
Fazerdaze EP (2014)
Fazerdaze in 2016: Mark Perkins, Elliot Francis, Amelia Murray, Benjamin Locke.
Photo credit: Rose Hope

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