News November 27, 2017

Abbe May meets Sampa The Great at the top of the community radio charts

Staff Writer
Abbe May meets Sampa The Great at the top of the community radio charts

The Amrap Metro and Amrap Regional Charts provide insight into what’s gaining airplay and attention on community radio. The charts show the top ten tracks ordered for airplay by community broadcasters through the Amrap’s AirIt music distribution service. This week, Sampa the Great holds onto #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart, whilst Abbe May rises to #1 in the Amrap Regional Chart.

Sampa the Great has remained at #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart with ‘Rhymes to the East’. Sampa the Great joins The Breakfast Spread on PBS FM Melbourne, where she chatted all about her second album Birds And The Bee9. She talks about recording the track ‘Healings’ in the dark, creating an album that was spacious, vulnerable, and free of limitations, and also the importance of creating a community within a live audience. Listen back to enthralling interview here. The album was recently RTRFM’s Feature Album, SYN’s Local Feature Album of the Week, Triple R’s Album of the Week, PBS FM’s Feature Record and was also listed on 4ZZZ’s Top 20, with the charting track receiving an inclusion in Edge Radio’s New Music List. Listen to the audio for the hip-hop track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Edge Radio in Hobart, WOWFM in SA, 4ZZZ in Brisbane, 107.3 HFM in WA, FBi Radio and 2BBB in NSW as well as 96.5 Inner FM, Triple R, 3MDR and Plenty Valley FM in VIC.

Abbe May has jumped into #1 in the Amrap Regional Chart with ‘Love Decline’. Abbe May performed an incredible live set for RTRFM’s The View From Here, in July of this year, with the mesmerizing set available to watch here. View the video clip for soulful pop-rock track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 4ZZZ in Brisbane, Harvey Community Radio and Voice of the Avon in WA, 96.5 Inner FM, 3NOW, 979fm and Plenty Valley FM in VIC and 2GLF, Radio Eastside and 2BBB in NSW. ‘Love Decline’ has received an inclusion in RTRFM’s Sound Selection, with further airplay from Three D Radio and Radio Alexandrina in SA, Noosa FM and Coast FM in QLD, 2NVR, TLC FM, 2BAR, 2SEA, 2BOB and 2RRR in NSW, Donnybrook Community Radio, Harvey Community Radio, Voice of the Avon, RTRFM, 107.3 HFM and KCR FM in WA as well as Plenty Valley FM, PBS FM, 979fm, 3WBC, 3Way FM, 96.5 Inner FM, 3NOW, Seymour FM, OCR FM and UGFM – Radio Murrindindi in VIC.

Jeremy Neale ascends into #2 in the Amrap Metro Chart with the infectious track ‘Small Talk’. His first debut album Getting The Team Back Together was recently reviewed on 4ZZZ Brisbane’s website, available to read here. Watch the official video for the charting track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Edge Radio in Hobart, 4ZZZ in Brisbane, Voice of the Avon and 107.3 HFM in WA, 96.5 Inner FM and 3NOW in VIC as well as FBi Radio, 2BBB and 2GLF in NSW. Neale’s debut record was included in 4ZZZ’s Top 20 as well as Triple R’s Soundscapes, with the charting track receiving a recent inclusion in SYN’s Sweet 16.

Debuting at #2 in the Amrap Regional Chart is Kira Puru, who also appears at #9 in the Amrap Metro Charts, with the track ‘Tension’. The pop track, with a hypnotic melody, was included in SYN’s Sweet 16, Edge Radio’s New Music List as well as FBi Radio’s New Music List, with additional airplay from Coast FM, Noosa FM and Fraser Coast FM in QLD, 2SEA, 2BOB, 2NVR and 2SER in NSW, 107.3 HFM and Voice of the Avon in WA, 5BBB and Three D Radio in SA as well as 979fm, Triple R, OCR FM, 96.5 Inner FM, 3WBC, 3MGB, 3SYN and 3MDR in VIC.

Miss Blanks takes out #3 in the Amrap Metro Chart this week with ‘Skinny Bitches’. Listen to the audio for ‘Skinny Bitches’ as featured via Amrap pages on station websites including 107.3 HFMin WA, FBi Radio in Sydney, 4ZZZ in Brisbane, WOWFM in SA as well as Triple R in Melbourne. The recently released EP, Diary Of A Thotaholic, from the Brisbane based artist, was included in PBS FM’s Top 10, Triple R’s Soundscapes and was also SYN’s Local Album of the Week. The charting track was included in 4ZZZ’s Top 20, with additional spins from 2RRR and 2BOB in NSW, RTRFM and 107.3 HFM in WA, PBS FM and OCR FM in VIC, as well as Three D Radio, Fleurieu FM, WOWFM and 5 Triple Z in SA.

This Way North debuts at #3 in the Amrap Regional Chart with ‘Make It Work’. Cat and Leisha from the Melbourne duo joined Breakfast with Caitlin on RTRFM to chat about touring internationally, how they met whilst they were at a festival overseas, and how the sunsets in Yukon, Canada, last for hours during the summer. Listen back to their chat here. Listen to the live version of ‘Make It Work’ as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Harvey Community Radio in WA, 96.5 Inner FM in VIC, as well as 2RRR and 2BBB in NSW.

Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys enter the Amrap Metro Chart at #4 with ‘Plastic Tears’. The Sydney four-piece’s second album, Rot, was reviewed on 4ZZZ Brisbane’s website, which is available to read here. The new record has received an inclusion in PBS FM’s Top Ten and Triple R’s Soundscapes, which features the ragged power pop-rock track, ‘Plastic Tears’.

Dan Parsons makes his first appearance in the Amrap Regional Chart at #4 with ‘Here Goes Nothin’. Listen to the audio for the charting track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Triple R in Melbourne. The modern slice of old-school country funk has earned airplay from Fraser Coast FM and Coast FM in QLD, Donnybrook Community Radio and Radio Mama in WA, 2SEA, TLC FM and 97.9 Valley FM in NSW, 5 Triple Z, Coast FM and Radio Goolwa Alex FM in SA as well as 99.9 Voice FM, Yarra Valley FM, 3WBC, 3WAY and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC.

The Stress Of Leisure debut at #5 in the Amrap Metro Chart with ‘Pulled Pork’. Ian Powne from the Brisbane band joined The New Release’s Show on 4ZZZ Brisbane to discuss their new record Eruption Bounce. He chatted about how the latest record embodies a sense of fun and pep, the development of the album, the thematic content of some tracks, and the growth of the band. Listen to the informative chat here. Listen to the audio for ‘Pulled Pork’ as featured via Amrap pages on station websites including 4ZZZ in Brisbane, Yass FM and 2GLF in NSW as well as 96.5 Inner FM and Triple R in VIC. Eruption Bounce was included in 4ZZZ’s Top 20, with the up-tempo, electro-punk-pop track receiving airplay from Harvey Community Radio in WA, Coast FM in QLD, Yass FM and 2MCR in NSW as well as 96.5 Inner FM, 3MDR and 3WAY in VIC.

Making their first appearance in the Amrap Regional Charts are Midweek Blues, who are taking out #5 with ‘The Man Who Has It All’. Listen to the audio for ‘The Man Who Has It All’ as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 5BBB in SA. The rockin’ blues-roots track has earned radio airplay from Radio Mama in WA, Nambucca Valley Radio and 2OCB in NSW, Radio Goolwa Alex FM, 5BBB and 5 Triple Z in SA, Coast FM, Noosa Community Radio, Sunshine FM, Fraser Coast Community Radio and Beau FM in QLD as well as Eastern FM, Seymour FM, Kilmore Community Radio, UGFM – Radio Murrindindi, 99.9 Voice FM, 3HOT, 3WBC, Yarra Valley FM and 3NRG in VIC.

Heaps Good Friends enter the Amrap Metro Chart at #6 with ‘I Could Eat A Full Packet of Yo Yo’s’. Watch an energetic live performance of the charting track from the Adelaide based trio, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 5BBB and Radio Adelaide in SA, as well as 2GLF, 2BBB and FBi Radio in NSW. The dancefloor pop banger, which features driving bass lines and teasing arpeggios, was included in SYN’s Sweet 16 as well as FBi Radio’s New Music List.

Debuting at #6 in the Amrap Regional Chart is Andrew Swift with ‘Reckless Desires’. Watch the official video clip of ‘Reckless Desires’ as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 96.5 Inner FM in VIC, as well as Northside Radio and 2MCR in NSW. The blues infused country track has received nationwide airplay from stations including City Park Radio in TAS, Radio Mama in WA, 4SFM and Rainbow FM in QLD, 5 Triple Z, Coast FM and Fleurieu FM in SA, 2NSB, 2MCR, 2NVR, TankFM and WOWFM in NSW as well as 3HOT, 96.5 Inner FM, 3WAY, 99.9 Voice FM, 3WBC and 3RPC in VIC.   

Mallrat re-enters the Amrap Metro Chart at #7 with ‘Better’. Listen to the charting track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Edge Radio in Hobart, 2XX in Canberra, 5 Triple Z in SA, Voice of the Avon and 107.3 HFM in WA, 4ZZZ and Fraser Coast FM in QLD, 96.5 Inner FM in VIC as well as 2BBB, Yass FM, 2GLF, FBi Radio and 2BOB in NSW. The sparkling dream-pop tune has received inclusions in SYN’s Sweet 16, alongside featuring in 4ZZZ’s Top 20.

Appearing at #7 in the Amrap Regional Chart this week is Shane Nicholson with ‘Even If You Were The One’. Listen to the charting track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Fraser Coast FM in QLD, as well as 3WAY FM, One FM, 3NOW, 979fm and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC. The alt-country tune from Nicholson’s latest album Love Blood, has received airplay from community radio stations including Radio Mama in WA and Tank FM in NSW, Coast FM and Fraser Coast FM in QLD, 5CST, Radio Alexandrina, Fleurieu FM and 5 Triple Z in SA as well as 979fm, 3WAY, 3WBC, 99.9 Voice FM, 3HOT, 96.5 Inner FM, Yarra Valley FM, Eastern FM, 3MDR, R Double P FM and 3RPC in VIC.

Lazertits take out #8 in the Amrap Metro Chart with the track ‘New Friend’. Lazertits joined The Breakfast Spread on PBS FM in Melbourne to chat about how the band came to be, and also discussed their debut record, Not Punk, Per Se. Listen back to their chat here. Listen to the audio for the scuzzy garage-rock track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 107.3 HFM in WA, Edge Radio in Hobart, 4ZZZ in Brisbane, Triple R in VIC, as well as FBi Radio and Yass FM in NSW. Not Punk, Per Se was named SYN’s Local Feature Album of the Week, PBS FM’s Breakfast Spread Feature Album and was also included in 4ZZZ’s Top 20.

Paul Kelly continues his presence in the Amrap Regional Chart with ‘Rising Moon’ charting at #8 this week.  Watch the official clip for the blues-rock single, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Edge Radio in TAS, Voice of The Avon in WA, Noosa FM, 4ZZZ and Fraser Coast FM in QLD, 2NVR, Yass FM, and 2EAR in NSW and 3MDR, Radio Skidrow, Triple R, 3NOW and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC.

Tia Gostelow enters the Amrap Regional Chart at #9 with latest single ‘Hunger’. Listen to the official audio for the charting track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 4ZZZ in Brisbane, 96.5 Inner FM in VIC as well as 2RRR, 2GLF and FBi Radio in NSW. The blues-folk track with rock undertones, has earned community radio airplay from Voice of the Avon in WA, Star FM in TAS, 5 Triple Z and Radio Alexandrina in SA, 2RRR, 2EAR FM, Eastside Radio in NSW, Fraser Coast FM, Beau FM and Coast FM in QLD, as well as Sunraysia Community Radio, UGFM – Radio Murrindindi, 99.9 Voice FM, 3WBC, Seymour FM, 3MGB, Yarra Valley FM and 3WAY FM in VIC.

DZ Deathrays have entered the Amrap Metro Chart at #10 with their most recent offering ‘Total Meltdown’. Watch the lyrics video for the thrash-rock tune as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Edge Radio in Hobart, 4ZZZ in Brisbane and FBi Radio, 2GLF and 2BBB in NSW. ‘Total Meltdown’ has been included in 4ZZZ’s Top 20 and Edge Radio’s New Music List, with an additional spin from 107.3 HFM in WA.

Collegians take out #10 in the Amrap Regional Chart this week with their latest single ‘Black Mass’. View the official snippet clip for the charting track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including, Fraser Coast in QLD, Yass FM in NSW, 979fm in VIC, Harvey Community Radio and Voice of The Avon in WA. The dark indie rock tune has received airplay from community radio stations including Fraser Coast FM and Bay FM in QLD, Yass FM and 2RRR in NSW, Voice of The Avon, Radio MAMA and Harvey Community Radio in WA, Coast FM, Radio Alexandrina, 5UMA, 5 Triple Z, PBA FM, Tribe FM, Fleurieu FM and Three D Radio in SA as well as 3OKR, 979fm, Seymour FM, 3CR, Yarra Valley FM, OCR FM, 3MDR and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC.

See the full Amrap Charts at www.airit.org.au

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