On the surface, it appeared as if the Australian band Faker had a rather difficult time releasing a record, seeing as the band formed in 1996 and didn't issue a debut album until 2005.
The Sydney-based group remained busy during that nine-year period, however, weathering a storm of lineup changes (although the band's focal point, vocalist Nathan Hudson, remained firmly in place) and releasing two EPs in 2001, both of which gained a fair amount of airplay on the radio network Triple J. Faker's aforementioned debut full-length, Addicted Romantic, was a sizable enough hit -- peaking at number 44 and earning a nomination for the J Award -- to warrant two follow-up EPs in 2005. A sophomore album, Be the Twilight, then appeared in 2007. Be the Twilight, produced by Paul Fox (who had worked with such artists as XTC
) was the band's first effort to break the Top 40 barrier, debuting at number 37 on the Australian ARIA charts before climbing to number 24. ~ Chris True, Rovi