Chart Analysis January 27, 2016

Amrap Chart Wrap: Courtney Barnett and Krista Pav Take out Community Radio Charts

Amrap Chart Wrap: Courtney Barnett and Krista Pav Take out 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 sees Courtney Barnett debut at #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart, while Krista Pav & the Social Fabric top the Amrap Regional Chart for the third week running.

Courtney Barnett has entered the Amrap Chart Wrap with a bang, taking #1 with her latest single Three Packs a Day having picked up a spot in FBi Radio’s new music list. Barnett performed live at Sugar Mountain Festival on the weekend, broadcast live on the Melbourne station Triple R. The plainspoken singer is no stranger to community radio, catch recent live performances including a set in Triple R Melbourne’s performance space and a live-to-air on FBi Radio Sydney last year.

Krista Pav & the Social Fabric are riding high in the Amrap Regional Chart, taking #1 for the third week in a row and also taking #4 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Down Town. The soulful track has racked up airplay all over at stations including Noongar Radio in WA, ArtSound Canberra, 4YOU and Noosa Community Radio in QLD, Umeewarra Media, 5ZZZ, 5THE, Tribe FM and Alex FM in SA, North West FM, Voice FM, Castlemaine District Radio, Casey Radio, Swan Hill Community Radio, 3MGB and 3SCB in VIC, as well as Koori Radio, Yass FM, Braidwood Community Radio, Radio Blue Mountains, Monaro FM, Radio Skid Row, Valley FM, 2MCE, 2ser, Edge FM and 2EAR in NSW.

Brisbane’s Big Bad Echo have broken the Amrap Metro Chart at #2 with the appropriately named single Ice Breaker. The track has claimed a spot in their hometown station 4ZZZ’s Top 20 whilst picking up airplay around Australia at stations including Plenty Valley Radio in VIC, 5GTR in SA and 2RDJ and 2RRR in NSW.

Tara Carragher has held onto #2 in the Amrap Regional Chart with the storytelling single Wicked World. Listen to her interview on Valley FM’s Monte’s Uncharted Wednesday Nights, chatting about her journey getting into music, from her start in an all female Beatles cover band, to finding her love of folk music. Watch a live performance clip of the song as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Fraser Coast Community Radio in QLD, as well as Macarthur Community Radio and Nambucca Valley Radio in NSW.

Billy Fox has entered the Amrap Metro Chart at #3 with East Coast having picked up a spot in SYN Melbourne’s Sweet 16 new music list. The track has received airplay in every state and territory at stations including Edge Radio Hobart, 2RRR Sydney, 2XX Canberra, 8CCC in NT, Twin Cities Radio in WA, Fleurieu FM and 5GTR in SA, as well as 3RPC, 3NRG and HOT FM in VIC.

Dorsal Fins have climbed to #4 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Heart on the Floor. Watch their official film clip as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane, Triple R Melbourne, as well as Nambucca Valley Radio, 2RRR and FBi Radio in NSW.

Jess Ribeiro is back in the Amrap Metro Chart, taking out #5 with the much loved single Hurry Back to Love as remixed by Melbourne music mastermind Mikey Young. Catch Jess playing live-to-air on PBS Drive Live next week, although if you want to hear something closer to this version of the track you’d be better off tracking down Mikey’s remix (or listening to Giorgio Moroder).

Boy & Bear are back in the Amrap Metro Chart for the fourth week running, taking out #5 with Limit of Love. Watch the official film clip as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 3MDR in VIC, Byron Bay FM in NSW, and 4ZZZ Brisbane.

Banoffee enjoys entries in both the Amrap Metro and Regional Chart, coming in at #6 and #8 respectively with Body Suit. Watch the official film clip for the synth-laden track featured via station websites including Edge Radio in TAS, Fleurieu FM in SA, Nambucca Valley Radio in NSW and Triple R Melbourne.

Ed Kuepper enters the Amrap Metro Chart at #9 with the 16th century slow dance inspired Pavane. The former Saint has picked up airplay all over at stations including Fraser Coast Radio in QLD, TYGA FM in TAS, Bay FM in QLD, Fleurieu FM and Hills Radio in SA, Port Stephens FM, 2SSR, Lower Clarence Community Radio, Northside Radio, VOX FM and 2SEA in NSW, as well as 979 FM, UG FM, PBS FM and Triple R in VIC.

Adelaide’s Horror my Friend also debut at #10 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Stay In. Listen to a live set and interview on Radio Adelaide’s Local Noise, chatting about their debut LP Launch. Watch the official film clip as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Hills Radio in SA, 3MDR in VIC and Triple H and FBi Radio Sydney.

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

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