News February 28, 2017

AMRAP Chart Wrap: Cactus Channel & Sam Cromack sneak past Ash Grunwald

AMRAP Chart Wrap: Cactus Channel & Sam Cromack sneak past Ash Grunwald

Image: The Cactus Channel & Sam Cromack

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 The Cactus Channel & Sam Cromack hit the #1 spot in the Amrap Metro Chart, while Ash Grunwald maintains #1 in the Amrap Regional Chart.  

The Cactus Channel & Sam Cromack move up to the #1 position in the Amrap Metro Chart, and also debut at #4 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Sorry Hills. The alt-soul indie-pop track is the first release off the collaborative EP, and features in FBi Radio Sydney’s New Music List, Edge Radio Hobart’s New Music List and SYN Melbourne’s Sweet 16. Check out the EP teaser for the project as featured via Amrap pages, on station websites including 2XX FM Canberra, Fbi 94.5 S Sydney, 4ZZZ Brisbane, Triple R M Melbourne, and Edge Radio H Hobart. Sorry Hills has also been included in Tone Deaf’s ‘The 7 Best Aussie Songs You Haven’t Heard’ with Edge Radio’s Music Director Aeron Clark. Check out the article here.

Ash Grunwald holds onto #1 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Hammer. Watch an enthralling live performance of the charting track as featured via Amrap pages, on station websites including 5 Triple Z in SA, Nambucca Valley Radio in NSW, 4ZZZ Brisbane, 979fm and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC. Hammer has received a huge amount of regional airplay from Harvey Community Radio in WA, Nambucca Valley Radio and 2SEA in NSW, Radio Alexandrina, 5 Triple Z and 88.9FM Hill Radio in SA, Coast FM, Noosa Community Radio, Fraser Coast Community Radio and 4DDB in QLD, as well as 3MDR, 3RPC, 979fm, 3WBC, 3NRG, 98.9 North West FM, Yarra Valley FM, 96.5 Inner FM, 99.9. Voice FM, and Radio Murrindindi in VIC.

Biscotti features in the Amrap Metro Chart for the fourth week, taking out the #2 slot with electro-rock track Instamatic. Biscotti dropped by The Breakfast Spread on PBS FM Melbourne to discuss the development of debut album Like Heaven In The Movies, and also programmed Musical Chairs to share her inspiration for the album. Instamatic has been added to RTRFM’s ‘Sound Selection’ and Like Heaven In The Movies was Triple R’s Album of The Week, and features in PBS Melbourne’s Top Ten, 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Music Department Picks and 2SER Sydney’s Servin’ Up.  

Jeff Lang holds onto #2 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Burnside. Watch the official live video for the track as featured via Amrap Pages, on station websites including Fraser Coast Community Radio in QLD, as well as 9979fm, 3WAY FM, and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC. The blues track has amassed airplay from Artsound FM in ACT, 5 Triple Z and Three D Radio in SA, Coast FM, Fraser Coast Community Radio and Noosa Community Radio in QLD, TLC FM, Bay FM, 2SEA, 2BOB, and Highland FM in NSW, as well as 979fm, 98.9 North West FM, Yarra Valley FM, 96.5 Inner FM, Mountain District Radio, Whitehorse Boroondara Community Radio, 3WAY and 3NRG in VIC.  

The Jungle Giants rise up in the Amrap Metro Chart with Feel The Way I Do taking out #3 this week. Sam, the lead singer of the Brisbane-based four-piece, called in to The Range on Radio Adelaide in June of 2016. He discussed the fortuitous background sounds that were recorded and incorporated into their second album, Speakerzoid, and also spoke of the new writing schedule he devoted himself to for their upcoming album. Feel The Way I Do, the first single off that upcoming album, was added to 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20, and received further airplay from Harvey Community Radio and Voice of the Avon in WA, 5 Triple Z and PBA FM in SA, Coast FM and 4OUR in QLD, FBi 94.5FM, 2UUU, 2RRR and 2MCR in NSW as well as 3NRG, 96.5 Inner FM, Sunraysia Community Radio and UGFM Radio Murrindindi in VIC.

The Waifs climb up to #3 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Ironbark. The powerful yet delicate anthem has received nationwide airplay from 4CFM and 4DDB in QLD, 5 Triple Z, Radio Goolwa Alex FM and 5GTR FM in SA, Voice of The Avon, 107.3 Heritage FM, Albany Community Radio in WA, 3MDR Mountain District Radio, 979fm, 88.6 Plenty Valley FM, Seymour FM and Whitehorse Boroondara FM in VIC, as well as Eastside Radio, Northside Radio, 2SEA, 2NUR FM, 2AirFM, Bay FM and Nambucca Valley Radio in NSW.  

Rag n’ Bone ascend to #4 in the Amrap Metro Chart with latest offering Pissy Flow. Kiera and Axel from the band stopped into Breakfast with Caitlin on RTRFM Perth and had a chat about touring to Singapore and China, playing packed out shows in half built warehouses, and connecting with fans from different cultures. They also treated the audience to a stripped back live acoustic set. The grunge-rock track Pissy Flow has been included on RTRFM’s Sound Selection and received further plays from PBA FM in SA, 2SER Sydney, Harvey Community Radio and Heritage FM in WA, as well as 3MDR, 3NRG, 3RPP and 3WAY FM in VIC.  

PVT debuts at #5 in the Amrap Metro Chart with electronic infused single Another Life. Laurence Pike, PVT’s drummer and percussionist, joined Will Backler on Out to Lunch on RTRFM Perth to chat about their fifth album, creating an indirectly political piece of work, the inspiration for the album title and feeling reinvigorated playing in a live setting. Watch the official video for Another Life as featured via Amrap pages, on station websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane, Triple R Melbourne, RTRFM Perth, and Fbi Radio Sydney. PVT’s latest album New Spirit is listed on Triple R’s Soundscape, 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Music Department Picks and was also Feature Album of the Week on RTRFM Perth.

Chris Staff features in the Amrap Regional Chart for the second week with Storm’s a Comin’ taking out the #5 spot. The guitar driven track, which is the second single to drop from Chris’ upcoming album, has amassed airplay support from Voice of The Avon and Radio Mama in WA, Northside Radio, 2EAR and 2CHR in NSW, Noosa Community Radio, Fraser Coast Community Radio, Burnett River Radio and Coast FM in QLD, Radio Alexandrina, 5 Triple Z, Coast FM and 88.9FM Hill Radio in SA, as well as 3MDR Mountain District Radio, 96.5 Inner FM, 3WAY FM, 99.9 Voice FM, Radio Murrindindi,  3MGB Wilderness Radio, NRG FM, and Eastern FM 98.1 in VIC.  

The Clouds take out #6 during their third week in the Amrap Metro Chart with Mabel’s Bookshop. The band’s latest EP Zaffre, which is the first new material from the band in twenty years, has featured on 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20. Mabel’s Bookshop has earned 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.  

Formidable Vegetable Sound System enter the Amrap Regional Chart with Dad’s Dunny taking out #6. Watch the official video for charting track as featured via Amrap pages, on station websites including 96.5 Inner FM and 979fm in VIC, as well as 2BBB and Yass FM in NSW. The folk-ska fusion has received airplay from Burnett River Radio in QLD, 107.3 Heritage FM and KCR FM in WA, Hills Radio, Radio Alexandrina, 5GTR FM, 5 Triple Z, Adelaide’s Coast Fm, Fleurieu FM, and Radio Norfolk, 2AirFM, 2OCB, Bay FM, Yass FM, Nambucca Valley Radio, 2SER and Radio Nambucca in NSW, as well as 979fm, Sunbury Radio, 3CR, 3RPC, 3WAY, 96.5 Inner FM, 99.9 Voice FM and Whitehorse Boroondara fm in VIC.  

Methyl Ethel sit at #7 during their fourth week in the Amrap Metro Chart and also take out #9 in the Amrap Regional Chart with frenetic pop song Ubu. Jake Webb, the lead singer from Methyl Ethel, dropped by Breakfast With Caitlin on RTRFM Perth to chat about the band’s busy past few years, redeveloping their live set with new material, the charting single Ubu and upcoming album Everything Is Forgotten. Have a listen to the interview here . Watch the transfixing video for the charting track as featured via Amrap Pages, on station websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane, Triple R Melbourne, RTRFM Perth, 2MCR and FBi Radio in NSW. Ubu has been added to RTRFM’s Sound Selection, 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20 and FBi Sydney’s New Music List, and was also included in Tone Deaf’s ‘The 7 Best Aussie Songs You Haven’t Heard’ selected by Simon Winkler, the Music Director at Triple R. Check out the feature here.

The Creases feature at #7 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Everybody Knows. Frontman Joe joins Matilda on The Hoist on SYN Radio to discuss the charting single, their upcoming debut album Tremelow, Brisbane’s incestuous music scene and trying to avoid killing band mates whilst on tour. Listen back to the interview here. Watch the official video for the infectious pop-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 received further airplay from Tribe FM in SA, Voice of The Avon in WA, Radio Murrindindi, 3WBC, 3MDR, Sunraysia Community Radio and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC, as well as Triple H FM, SWRFM, Coast FM, 2RDJ and 2SSR in NSW.

Ali Barter makes her debut in the Amrap Metro Chart with latest single Cigarette. View the official lyric video for the commanding track as featured via Amrap pages, on station websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane, 979fm and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC, as well as FBi Radio, 2GLF and 2BBB in NSW. Cigarette, which features on Ali’s upcoming debut album, has been listed on SYN Radio’s Sweet 16, and amassed further airplay from Coast FM in QLD, Edge Radio Hobart, Yass FM and 2RRR in NSW, Voice of the Avon and Harvey Community Radio in WA as well as 979fm, 3MDR, 96.5 Inner FM and Sunbury Radio in VIC.  

Caiti Baker re-enters the Amrap Regional Chart with Make Your Own Mistakes taking out the #8 position. Watch the official video for Make Your Own Mistakes as featured via Amrap Pages, on station websites including Fraser Coast Community Radio in QLD, 96.5 Inner FM in VIC, and 2GLF and Radio Eastside in NSW. The track, which features Caiti’s soulful vocals, double bass and crunchy guitar samples, has earned airplay from Valley FM in ACT, Albany Community Radio in WA, Fraser Coast Community Radio and Noosa Community Radio in QLD, 5 Triple Z, Tribe FM, Radio Alexandrina, 88.9FM Hill Radio in SA, 3WBC, 3NRG, 94.7 The Pulse, Seymour FM and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC, as well as Nambucca Valley Radio, Eastside Radio, Northside Radio, TLC FM, 2SEA, 2RDJ, Triple H and 2MCR in NSW.  

Dream Rimmy enter the the Amrap Metro Chart at #9 with Like Me. The Fremantle based act joined Breakfast with Caitlin on RTRFM Perth back in November to discuss their earlier release Landslide, and treated listeners to an acoustic version of an unreleased and untitled song. Listen to the entertaining interview and performance here.Like Me, the shoe-gaze dream pop song, features on RTRFM Perth’s Sound Selection and has received further airplay support from Artsound FM in the ACT, Voice of The Avon in WA, Radio 4YOU and Noosa Community Radio in QLD, SWRFM, 2SEA and 2RDJ in NSW, PBA FM, 5 Triple Z and Fleurieu FM in SA, as well as 96.5 Inner FM, PBS FM and 3MDR in VIC.  

Glitoris appear at #10 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Trump Card. Watch the official video for the explosive punk protest track as featured via Amrap Pages, on station websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane, 2GLF in NSW, 2XX in Canberra, RTRFM and 107.3 HFM in WA as well as 979fm and Triple R in VIC. Trump Card has been listed on RTRFM’s Sound Selection, SYN Radio’s Sweet 16, 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20 and received further airplay from Three D Radio in SA, 2SEA and Yass FM in NSW, Voice of The Avon, Harvey Community Radio and Heritage FM in WA, as well as 979fm, Plenty Valley FM, Phoenix FM, 3WAY FM, and OCR FM in VIC.

Emily Wurramara sits at #10 during her fourth Amrap Regional Charting week with Hey Love. Emily joined Nic on 2SER Sydney’s Breakfast Program to speak about the strength and unity Indigenous Australians display in the face of racism. She touched on writing her latest single Hey Love in response to her mother’s experiences with racial discrimination during high school, and also reveals her shock when being asked to represent Australia at the International Folk Alliance in Kansas. The emotive Hey Love was featured on RTRFM’s Sound Selection and 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20, and received further airplay from Voice of the Avon in WA, Umeewarra Media and Radio Alexandrina 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, 3MDR, 3WAY, 3WBC, 3NRG, PBS FM, 96.5 Inner FM and Tribe FM in VIC.

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