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Music | Review: Chet Faker @ The Academy, Dublin 18/11/2014

Chet Faker brought his highly anticipated set to Dublin under a sold out banner on Tuesday.  The Aussie ambient beat magician’s euphoric laden soul tracks were a hit from the moment he started, with little or no space to be found downstairs for those clearly immersed the moment.

Faker surprisingly threw in ‘1998’ early on, with many hoping for a three or four track finale to close.  Throughout the set, the rhythm and good vibes flowed sweetly without ever dipping in intensity.

As stage presence goes, Chet Faker had it in abundance, his interaction with the audience was paramount and at a consistent level too.  From record label rants to spontaneous track explanations, a lot has to be said for keeping up the excitement when you’re a one man show, playing a plethora of instruments.

‘Talk Is Cheap’ was undoubtably the hit of the night, one of the rare moments that The Academy banded together to utter the chorus, and at times the verses with such enthusiasm.  A short set left the audience a bit subdued and wanting more, but it worked its charm.