News February 14, 2017

Amrap chart wrap: Biscotti & Emily Wurramara top community radio charts

Amrap chart wrap: Biscotti & Emily Wurramara top community radio charts

Image: Emily Wurramara

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, Biscotti takes out the top position in the Amrap Metro Chart, while Emily Wurramara moves up to #1 in the Regional Chart stakes.

Biscotti moves into the top spot in the Amrap Metro Chart with electro-rock offering Instamatic. The second single to drop off debut album Like Heaven in the Movies, the track has been added to RTRFM Perth’s Sound Selection, with the album being awarded Triple R’s Album of The Week and also listed on PBS Melbourne’s Top Ten. The synth-laden track has also received airplay from CAAMA in NT, Radio 4YOU in QLD, Fleurieu FM in SA, 2SEA and 2RDJ in NSW as well as 3WBC, 94.7 The Pulse, Inner FM, OCR FM, 3MGB, 3NRG and Voice FM  in VIC.

Emily Wurramara has bumped up to #1 in the Amrap Regional Chart, also charting at #3 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Hey Love. Wurramara joined Breakfast with Caitlin on RTRFM Perth to talk about the track, how it was written as a reflection of the racial conflict her mother endured throughout high school and her hope that it empowers others to stand up against racism. Hey Love has been added to RTRFM Perth’s Sound Selection and also featured in 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20, and has received further airplay from Voice of the Avon in WA, Umeewarra Media and Alex FM in SA, Coffs Coast Community Radio, Nambucca Valley Radio, Coast FM, Bay FM, 2BBB, 2SEA, and 2MCR in NSW, as well as 979fm, Triple R, Radio Murrindindi, Mountain District Radio, 3WBC, 3NRG and PBS FM.

Methyl Ethel rise to #2 in the Amrap Metro Chart and also debut at #2 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Ubu. View the enthralling video for Ubu, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane, Triple R Melbourne, RTRFM Perth and 2MCR in NSW. The frenetic pop song has been added to RTRFM Perth’s Sound Selection, 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20 and FBi Radio Sydney’s new music list, alongside airplay from Voice of the Avon and Twin Cities Radio in WA, Three D Radio and Hills Radio in SA, Rainbow FM and Noosa Community Radio in QLD, 3WAY-FM, 3NRG and 3WBC in VIC, as well as 2RRR, 2SWR, 2SEA and Nambucca Valley Radio in NSW.

The Creases enter at #3 in the Amrap Regional Chart and hold strong at #5 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Everybody Knows. Watch the official video for the high energy rock single, as featured via Amrap Pages, on station websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane and 2BBB, 2GLF and FBi Radio in NSW. Everybody Knows has been added to 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20 and has amassed further airplay from regional stations including Tribe FM in SA, Voice of The Avon in WA, Radio Murrindindi, 3WBC, Mountain District Radio, Sunraysia Community Radio and Inner FM in VIC, as well as Triple H FM, SWRFM, Coast FM, 2RDJ and 2SSR in NSW.

The Teskey Brothers move up to #4 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Pain and Misery. Watch the official video for the soulful song as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Edge Radio Hobart, Triple R Melbourne, and RTRFM Perth. The Victorian-based band’s latest album Half Mile Harvest was PBS FM’s Feature Album and has also been listed on Triple R’s Soundscape. Pain and Misery has received airplay support from Noosa FM in QLD, Fleurieu FM in SA, City Park Radio in TAS, Nambucca Valley Radio and Highland FM in NSW, as well as 3CR, OCR FM, Mountain District Radio, Inner FM and 3MGB in VIC.

Jeff Lang debuts at #4 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Burnside. Watch a live-performance clip of the charting song as featured via Amrap Pages on Fraser Coast FM in QLD’s station website. The first single from Jeff’s upcoming album, Burnside has been played on stations including ArtSound FM in ACT, 5 Triple Z and Three D Radio in SA, Coast FM and Noosa FM in QLD, TLC-FM, Bay FM, 2BOB Radio, and Highland FM in NSW, as well as North West FM, Yarra Valley FM, Mountain District Radio, 3WBC and 3NRG in VIC.

Caiti Baker enters the Amrap Regional Chart at #5 with Make Your Own Mistakes. Watch the official clip for the track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Fraser Coast FM in QLD, Inner FM in VIC, and 2GLF and Eastside Radio in NSW. The pop-swing track, which features a killer horn section, has amassed airplay support from Valley FM in ACT, Albany Community Radio in WA, Fraser Coast FM and Noosa FM in QLD, 5 Triple Z, Alex FM and Hills Radio in SA, 3WBC, 3NRG, 94.7 The Pulse and Seymour FM in VIC, as well as Eastside Radio, Northside Radio, 2RDJ, Triple H and 2MCR in NSW.

Spinifex Gum ft. Felix Riebl + Marliya takes the #6 spot in the Amrap Metro Chart with politically charged song Ms Dhu. Felix Riebl from The Cat Empire spoke with Grace from Amplify MORE on 4ZZZ Brisbane about the formation of Spinifex Gum and the emotional song, which was written in response to the death of a 22-year-old Aboriginal woman whilst in police custody. Watch the official video for Ms Dhu as featured via Amrap Pages, on station websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane, 2BBB in NSW, RTRFM Perth, and Phoenix FM in VIC.

Rick Price enjoys #6 in the Amrap Regional Chart during the debut charting week for Work That Fire. The country rhythm and blues track, which features pop undertones, has racked up airplay across the nation at stations including Voice of The Avon in WA, City Park Radio in TAS, Coast FM, 4OUR and Fraser Coast FM in QLD, Hills Radio, Alex FM, PBA-FM, and 5 Triple Z in SA, 2SSR, Highland FM, Coffs Coast Community Radio and Valley FM in NSW, as well as 3WBC, 3RPC, Yarra Valley FM, Inner FM, Sunraysia Community Radio, Mountain District Radio, and 3MGB in VIC.  

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever debut at #7 in the Amrap Metro Chart with latest offering French Press. Watch the 5-piece perform one of their older tracks Clean Slate live on The Golden Age of Piracy, for Triple R’s April After Dark series, available here. French Press, which features driving rhythms, charging drums and an addictive bass line, has had airplay support from Voice of The Avon in WA, Tribe FM and PBA-FM in SA, 3WBC, Mountain District Radio and Inner FM in VIC, as well as Triple H, 2RRR, 2SWR, 2SEA, 2RDJ, 2SSR, 2MCR and Coast FM in NSW.

Ash Grunwald enters the Amrap Regional Charts at #7 with Hammer. Ash previously stopped by Radio Adelaide and chatted to Soph and Chris from The Range about the development of his last album, Now, released in 2015, and played a stripped back acoustic set. Listen to the interview and performance here.  Grunwald’s latest single, Hammer, has earned community radio support and airplay from Harvey Community Radio in WA, Nambucca Valley Radio and 2SEA in NSW, Alex FM and Hills Radio in SA, Coast FM and 4DDB in QLD, as well as Mountain District Radio, 3RPC, 3WBC, 3NRG, North West FM, Yarra Valley FM, Voice FM, and Radio Murrindindi in VIC.

The Pretty Littles make their entrance into the Amrap Metro Chart at #8 with Helluva Tuesdi. The garage-rock tune has been added to SYN Melbourne’s Sweet 16 and has received further airplay from PBA-FM in SA, Fraser Coast Community Radio in QLD, Voice of The Avon and Harvey Community Radio in WA, SWRFM, 2RDJ and 2MCR in NSW, as well as 94.7 The Pulse, Inner FM, 3NRG, 3WAY-FM, 979FM and Mountain District Radio in VIC.

Christina Crofts takes out #8 during her second Amrap Regional Charting week with Breakaway. The blues heavy song featuring slide guitar has received airplay from Alex FM and 5 Triple Z in SA, Coast FM, Fraser Coast FM and Gin Gin’s Own in QLD, RTRFM, Voice of the Avon, Harvey Community Radio, Heritage FM, and Radio Goolarri in WA, 2SEA, Nim FM, Nambucca Valley Radio, SWRFM, 2RDJ and 2MCR in NSW, as well as 3WBC, Mountain District Radio, Inner FM, Radio Mansfield, Phoenix FM, Radio Murrindindi and Yarra Valley FM in NSW.

Lonelyspeck is still going strong in his fourth week charting with Happy New Year, taking out #9 in the Amrap Metro Chart. The slow burning track was listed on FBi Radio Sydney’s new music list and also received airplay from 5 Triple Z, Tribe FM, and Fleurieu FM in SA, 3RPC, 3WBC and OCR FM in VIC, as well as Radio Skid Row, Vox FM, 2RDJ, 2SSR and WOW FM in NSW.

Dana Crowe maintains her prominence in the Amrap Regional Chart, with Everything taking #9 position this week. Watch the official video for Everything as featured via Amrap Pages, on station websites including Voice of The Avon in WA, Inner FM in VIC, and Northside Radio in NSW. The slow building pop-rock track has amassed airplay from The Voice of The Midlands in TAS, Fraser Coast FM and Noosa FM in QLD, Voice of the Avon and Heritage FM in WA, Hills Radio, 5 Triple Z, Tribe FM, and Coast FM in SA, Triple H and Northside Radio in NSW, as well as 3RPC, 3WBC, Radio Murrindindi, Plenty Valley FM and Inner FM in VIC.

The Clouds enter the Amrap Metro Charts at #10 with Mabel’s Bookshop. The first new material from the band in 20 years, the track has received airplay from Harvey Community Radio in WA, 5 Triple Z in SA, Yass FM and 2SSR in NSW, 3NRG, Sunraysia Community Radio and Radio Murrindindi in VIC.

Jackie Dee takes out #10 during her third week in the Amrap Regional Chart with Contemplating Life. Watch the official video for the track, as featured via Amrap Pages, on station websites including Inner FM in Melbourne and Highland FM in NSW. Contemplating Life has earned airplay from The Voice of the Midlands and Huon FM in TAS, Fraser Coast Community Radio and Gin Gin’s Own in QLD, 5 Triple Z, Coast FM and Alex FM in SA, Nambucca Valley Radio, Highland FM, Wow FM and 2MIA in NSW, as well as 3RPC, Voice FM, 95.7 The Pulse, OCR FM, Radio Murrindindi, and 3WBC in VIC.

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

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