News January 16, 2017

Amrap chart wrap: Flangipanis and Tobias top community radio charts

Amrap chart wrap: Flangipanis and Tobias top 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 Flangipanis hold onto the top spot in the Amrap Metro Chart, while Tobias takes out Regional Chart stakes.

Flangipanis have held onto #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Double Standards having picked up a spot in their hometown station 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20 and having topped the station’s Hot 100 most played songs list for 2016. The self-described ’fake punk four-piece’ called into The Range on Radio Adelaide to discuss their previous visits to Adelaide, the story behind Double Standards and which member of the band would be eaten first if they were stranded on a desert island.

Tobias has climbed to #1 in the Amrap Regional Chart with When the Sun Comes up Again. The Sunshine Coast native recently called into 98.9 FM in Brisbane ahead of his appearance at the Woodford Folk Festival. During the interview he spoke about his Eumundi ’folky house’ upbringing and how undertaking indigenous studies and anthropology at university has helped his songwriting.

8 Ball Aitken has moved up to #2 in the Amrap Regional Chart in his fourth consecutive charting week with Shut the Front Door. Watch the official video for the Texas blues track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Fraser Coast FM in QLD, and 979 FM and Mountain District Radio in VIC. The self-described ’groovy’ single has racked up airplay in regional areas across the country at stations including Voice of The Avon and Radio Goolarri in WA, SWR FM, 2MCR and Today’s Country in NSW, Valley FM, Coast FM, 4YOU, Fraser Coast FM and Noosa FM in QLD, 5 Triple Z, Coast FM, Fleurieu FM, Hills Radio and PBA FM in SA, as well as Seymour FM, Apple FM, Yarra Valley FM, Voice FM and Inner FM in VIC.

Tania Kernaghan sails into the Amrap Regional Chart this week, taking #2 with That’s a Tradie. Watch the official video for the country single as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Sounds of Macarthur in NSW and Inner FM in VIC. Tania has previously stopped by the Community Radio Network (CRN) syndicated Good Morning Country (GMC) program. In conversation with longtime GMC presenter Kevin ‘Walshy’ Walsh, they reflect on the very beginnings of her career, growing up with her brother, country music star Lee Kernaghan, as well as her vigorous charity work.

I Heart Hiroshima have held on tight to #3 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Glow. Their Spillin’ the Light EP has picked up spots in PBS FM Melbourne’s Top Ten and 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20 new music lists. The garage pop single has garnered airplay in every state and territory at stations including Star FM in TAS, Gove FM in NT, 2XX Canberra, 5GTR, Fleurieu FM, Hills Radio and Tribe FM in SA, Albany Community Radio, Radio Goolarri, Voice of The Avon and Heritage FM in WA, Radio 4NAG, Fraser Coast FM, Radio 4YOU, Coast FM and Valley FM in QLD, 3WBC, OCR FM, Voice FM, Inner FM, 3WAY FM and 3MDR in VIC, as well as 2SSR, Northside Radio, 2RDJ, Nambucca Valley Radio, Radio Blue Mountains and VOX FM in NSW.

Karin Page breezes into the Amrap Regional Chart, taking #3 with Wherever you Are. Watch the official film clip for the moody single as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Rainbow FM in QLD, and Inner FM, Plenty Valley FM and Mountain District Radio in VIC. The catchy song has amassed additional airplay all over at stations including King Island Community Radio in TAS, Radio Mama and Voice of the Avon in WA, Coast FM, 5 Triple Z, Alex FM and Hills Radio in SA, Coast FM, Valley FM, Fraser Coast FM and Beau FM in QLD, 2MIA, 2BOB Radio, 2AAA FM, Vox FM and Nambucca Valley Radio in NSW, as well as 3NRG, Radio Murrindindi, 3WAY FM, Apple FM, Mountain District Radio, Inner FM, Plenty Valley FM, Voice FM and 3WBC in VIC.

Paradigm debuts at #4 in the Amrap Metro Chart with BBT. The Ballarat bedroom producer is popular across east coast metropolitan areas, racking up airplay at stations including Edge Radio Hobart, Valley FM in QLD, 2SEA, 2EAR and 2HHH in NSW, as well as Inner FM, 3WBC, 3RPC, Hot FM and PBS FM in VIC. Watch the official video clip for the oscillating single as featured via Amrap Pages on stations websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane, Edge Radio Hobart and Inner FM in VIC.

The Bushwackers are still going strong in the Amrap Regional Chart, taking #4 with Another Trip to Bunnings. Roger from the band recently dropped into the 2MCR studios for a chat. The Celtic infused single has picked up further airplay across the country at stations including Voice of the Avon in WA, Coonamble Community Radio and 2MIA in NSW, WOW FM, Coast FM and Fleurieu FM in SA, as well as Voice FM, 3WAY FM, UG FM and 94.7 The Pulse in VIC.

Pow! Negro are still going strong in the Amrap Metro Chart, taking #5 with Hidle Ho having picked up spots in FBi Radio Sydney’s new music list and RTRFM Perth’s Sound Selection. The popular six-piece dropped by the Breakfast show on their hometown station RTRFM after winning awards for Most Popular Live Act and Most Popular New Act at the West Australia Music Awards. The group had fun performing the charting single live and chatting with Caitlin about why they have their own brand of hot sauce to coincide with its release.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard show no signs of slowing down, taking #6 in their fifth Amrap Metro Charting week with Rattlesnake, the first single off their new record Flying Microtonal Banana. The microtonal single is featured in 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20 new music list. Watch the official video for the song as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including RTRFM Perth, 4ZZZ Brisbane, Edge Radio Hobart, FBi Radio Sydney, and Triple R and Mountain District Radio in VIC.

Paul Cowderoy joins the ranks of the Amrap Regional Chart, taking #5 with Nothin’ you Want.  The Sunshine Coast songwriter has picked up airplay right across the country from Albany Community Radio and Voice of the Avon in WA, down to 5 Triple Z, WOW FM and Fleurieu FM in SA, up and across to Noosa FM, Coast FM and Beau FM in his home state of QLD, as well as SWR FM, Northside Radio, Central Hunter Radio and Vox FM in NSW.

Velociraptor remain in the Amrap Metro Chart, leap frogging to #7 in their second charting week with Hunk with a Hunch having picked up a spot in their hometown station 4ZZZ Brisbane’s new music list. The single is doing well in every state and territory, racking up airplay at stations including Harvey Community Radio in WA, Gove FM NT, City Park Radio in TAS, 2XX Canberra, 5GTR in SA, UG FM, 979 FM, 3RPC and Mountain District Radio in VIC, as well as Bay FM, 2RRR, Valley FM, Vox FM and Port Stephens FM in NSW.

Katie de Veau makes her entrance into the Amrap Regional Chart, taking #7 with Brand new Day. De Veau stopped by her home town station of 1WAY FM Canberra to share her excitement around the release of her album Brand New Day and how she pulled the album together with musicians in both Australia and Nashville.

Sun Sap enjoy #8 in the Amrap Metro Chart in their second charting week with Hanging Hearts. The NSW South Coast six-piece picked up a spot in FBi Radio Sydney’s new music list, along with additional airplay across the country at stations including Fleurieu FM in SA, Valley FM and 4EB in QLD, Gove FM in NT, Heritage FM and Voice of the Avon in WA, 2SEA, Yass FM and Vox FM in NSW, as well as Voice FM, 3OCR, Inner FM, Hot FM and Mountain District Radio in VIC.

Jazz Party take #8 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Mountain Goat. The eight-piece powerhouse recently dropped by PBS FM’s The Breakfast Spread to chat about their upcoming shows and have picked up airplay all over at stations including 4NAG in QLD, King Island Community Radio in TAS, Valley FM in ACT, Tribe FM and 5GTR in SA, Yarra Valley FM and 3WBC in VIC, Nambucca Valley Radio, TLC FM and 2BOB in NSW, 3WAY FM, North West FM, 94.7 The Pulse and Voice FM in VIC, as well as 2MIA, Coonamble Community Radio, STA FM, Radio Northern Beaches and WOW FM in NSW.

Alex the Astronaut has held onto a spot in the Amrap Metro Chart, taking #9 with Already Home having picked up a spot in FBi Radio Sydney’s new music list. Watch the official video clip for the track as featured via Amrap Pages, on station websites such as 4ZZZ Brisbane, as well as FBi Radio, 2GLF and Northside Radio in NSW. Listen back to the Sydney born, NYC based singer’s interview and performance on her hometown station FBi Radio’s Mornings program, performing the charting single live-to-air and chatting with Stephen Ferris about her storytelling and sporting talents. Listen back here.

Bonniedoon enters the Amrap Regional Chart at #9 with Take me Down having received airplay at stations right across Australia including Voice of the Avon in WA, 5 Triple Z, Fleurieu FM, 5GTR and Tribe FM in SA, as well as Coast FM, Fraser Coast FM, Gin Gin’s Own, Valley FM and 4NAG in QLD, Triple H, 2SEA, Nambucca Valley Radio, Radio Skid Row and Valley FM in NSW, as well as Radio Murrindindi, 3NRG, 3WBC, 3RPC, Inner FM, Mitchell Community Radio and Voice FM in VIC.

Gum slips into the Amrap Metro Chart at #10 with Gemini. Watch the official video for the future-soul song as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including RTRFM Perth, 4ZZZ Brisbane, Edge Radio Hobart, Eastside Radio and FBi Radio in NSW, as well as Triple R FM, Inner FM and 979 FM in VIC.

Phoebe Jay appears for the first time at #10 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Higher than this Day. The young country singer has received airplay at regional stations around about including Voice of the Avon in WA, Fraser Coast FM and 4TVR FM in QLD, 5 Triple Z, Coast FM, Hills Radio and Trax FM in SA, Central Hunter Radio, STA FM, Northside Radio and Vox FM in NSW, as well as Radio Murrindindi, Inner FM, Southern FM, 94.7 The Pulse, 3WAY FM and 3RPC in VIC.

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

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