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Chart Analysis September 5, 2017

Amrap Chart Wrap: Gold Class and A Band Called Twang Move Into Top Spots In The Community Radio Charts

Amrap Chart Wrap: Gold Class and A Band Called Twang Move Into Top Spots In 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 sees Gold Class rise to #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart, with A Band Called Twang ascending to #1 in the Amrap Regional Chart.

Melbourne’s Gold Class have leapt into #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart with the track ‘Get Yours’. Evan and Adam from the four-piece recently dropped by Static on 2ser Sydney, where they chatted about recording sophomore album Drum, how all members of the band have to commit to and approve before they’ll finish writing a song, the band’s experiences touring overseas and how different crowds in different countries engage and react when the band play live. ‘Get Yours’ was included in FBi Radio’s New Music List, SYN’s Sweet 16, Edge Radio’s New Music List, 4ZZZ’s Top 20, with the band’s sophomore record previously being featured as Triple R’s Album of the Week, PBS FM’s Feature Record and 2ser’s Album of the Week. Watch the official video for the punk track, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Edge Radio in TAS, Radio Adelaide in SA, HFM in WA, 4ZZZ in Brisbane, Triple R and 3WAY FM in VIC, as well as FBi Radio, 2RRR and Yass FM in NSW.

A Band Called Twang have risen to #1 in the Amrap Regional Chart with their rockin’ tune ‘Don’t Baby Me’. Listen to the official audio for the charting track, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 4ZZZ and Fraser Coast FM in QLD, as well as 96.5 Inner FM and Triple R in VIC. ‘Don’t Baby Me’, the Americana country track, has received airplay from stations including Radio Mama in WA, Coast FM and Radio Alexandrina in SA, 2AIR FM, The Voice of Goulburn, and Bay & Basin in NSW, 4CBL, Fraser Coast FM and Gin Gin’s Own in QLD, Hobart FM, Star FM and City Park Radio in TAS, as well as 98.5 Apple FM, 3RPC, Smart FM, UGFM, 3CR, 3WAY FM, Eastern FM, 3WBC and 99.9 Voice FM in VIC.

Forevr move into #2 in the Amrap Metro Chart with ‘Halogen Glass’. Listen to the audio for the electro-dance track, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 5BBB in SA, HFM in WA and 4ZZZ Brisbane. Forevr’s double album release, Classics / Death Is A Miracle, were included on FBi Radio’s New Music List and 4ZZZ’s Top 20, with both albums also featuring side-by-side as Edge Radio’s Album of the week. ‘Halogen Glass’ received airplay from HFM in WA, 2CCC and 2ser in NSW, as well as Gippsland FM, 96.5 Inner FM and Plenty Valley FM in VIC, and 5THE FM, 5BBB, 5 Triple Z and Tribe FM in SA.

Benny Walker enters the Amrap Regional Chart at #2 with ‘Ghost’. Listen to the audio for the soulful blues track, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Voice of the Avon in WA, Bay FM in NSW, as well as 979fm, North West FM and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC. ‘Ghost’ has amassed radio play from stations including City Park Radio in TAS, Tjuma Pulka Media Aboriginal Corporation in WA, Coast FM and Fraser Coast Community Radio in QLD, Umewarra Media, 5 Triple Z, Radio Alexandrina and Fleurieu FM in SA, Edge FM, Bay FM, Port Stephens FM, TLC-FM, 2SEA, Bay & Basin and TankFM in NSW, 3WBC, MAIN FM, 3WAY-FM, WMAfm, One FM, Voice FM, 3MDR and 3MGB in VIC.

Jen Cloher takes out #3 during her fourth charting week in the Amrap Metro Chart with the track ‘Regional Echo’. Jen recently visited Test Pattern on Triple R Melbourne, to chat about the reflective nature of her fourth self-titled record. She also delved into how this album was heavily influenced not only by her own personal relationship, but also by the politics and events going on in both Australia and the rest of the world. She also stuck around to play a live set with her band in the RRR Performance Space, which is available to watch here. Watch the official video for her evocative song ‘Regional Echo’, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Radio Adelaide in Adelaide, Triple R Melbourne, Edge Radio in Hobart, HFM in WA, as well as 4ZZZ and Fraser Coast FM in QLD and FBi Radio and Bay FM in NSW.

The Preatures debut in the Amrap Regional Chart at #3 with ‘Yanada’. Watch the official video clipfor ‘Yanada’, as featured via Amrap Pages, on station websites including Radio Adelaidein Adelaide, Voice of the Avon and Heritage FMin WA, 4ZZZ and Fraser Coast FM in QLD, as well as 2RRR, Nambucca Valley Radio and Bay FMin NSW. The Preatures latest album Girlhood, which features the charting track, was previously SYN Radio’s Australian Feature Album. ‘Yanada’ has earned radio play from Harvey Community Radio in WA, 96.5 Inner FM and 3MGB in VIC, as well as PBA FM, Rox FM and 5 Triple Z in SA, and 2RRR, Nambucca Valley Radio, Alive 90.5, Triple H, Bay FM, 2BOB Radio and 2MCR in NSW.

Taking out #4 in the Amrap Metro Chart is The Ocean Party with ‘More To Run’. Snowy and Lochy from the group dropped by The Breakfast Spread on PBS FM in Melbourne to chat about how they used to cover Dire Straits and Roy Orbison in their early gigs and their motivations for including regional dates in their tours. They also delve into their latest album Beauty Point and combining studio times with holidays in order to help the creative process. The Ocean Party’s seventh album, Beauty Point, was included in 2ser’s SERvin’ Up and Triple R’s Soundscapes, with ‘More To Run’ featuring in FBi Radio’s New Music List. Watch the official video for the charting track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Triple R Melbourne, 107.3 HFM in WA, 4ZZZ Brisbane, Radio Adelaide in Adelaide, Edge Radio Hobart, as well as FBi Radio and Bay FM in NSW.

Alice Skye debuts in the Amrap Regional Chart at #4 with ‘60%’. Watch an intimate live performance of ‘60%’ as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 4ZZZ in Brisbane, 96.5 Inner FM and 979fm in VIC, as well as Northside Radio and Valley FM in NSW. The charting track, which is the first single to drop from Alice Skye’s debut album, has received airtime from Noosa FM in QLD, HFM, Tjuma Pulka Media Aboriginal Corporation and 6EBA in WA, 5 Triple Z, Three D Radio and Radio Alexandrina in SA, 2SER, Bay FM, TankFM and 2EAR in NSW, UGFM – Radio Murrindindi, OKR FM, 3WBC, Main FM, One FM, WMAfm and 3 Kool n Deadly in VIC.

Black Cab appears at #5 in the Amrap Metro Chart with ‘Prelude’. Andrew and James from Black Cab joined Afterglow on PBS FM Melbourne, where they delved into learning about Akira’s solid cult-following (the classic anime film which inspired their album of the same name), how their experience with this particular project sits in regards to their previous releases, and their plans for future Black Cab releases. Watch a teaser trailer for the album, as featured via Amrap Pages, on station websites such as 2BOB Radioin NSW, Edge Radioin Hobart, Fraser Coast FM in QLD, HFM in WA, 3WAY FMand Triple Rin VIC. ‘Prelude’ has earned airplay from stations including Three D Radio in SA, HFM in WA, Noosa FM and Fraser Coast FM in QLD, as well as 2ser, FBi Radio, 2BACR, SWR 99.9 and 2SEA in NSW, and 96.5 Inner FM, PBS FM, 3CR, 3WAY FM and OCR FM in VIC.

Karin Page appears at #5 in the Amrap Regional Chart with her latest offering ‘Lonely Night’. The blues infused folk track has amassed radio play from stations including Star FM in TAS, Radio Mama and Voice of the Avon in WA, Fleurieu FM, Coast FM, Radio Alexandrina in SA, Fraser Coast FM, Noosa FM, Sunshine FM and Gin Gin’s Own in QLD, WOWFM, Tank FM, 2AIR FM, 2NVR and Bay & Basin 92.7FM in NSW, as well as 98.5 Apple FM, 3RPC, UGFM – Radio Murrindindi, 3WAY FM, Hot FM, Eastern FM, 3WBC, 3MGB and 99.9 Voice FM in VIC.

Debuting at #6 in the Amrap Metro Chart is Odette with ‘Watch Me Read You’. Watch the stunning official clip for this track, as featured via Amrap Pages on websites including Fraser Coast FM in QLD, 96.5 Inner FM in VIC, 5BBB in SA as well as Bay FM and FBi Radio in NSW. ‘Watch Me Read You’, the soulful-pop single, was included in SYN’s Sweet 16 and FBi Radio’s New Music List, with additional airplay from 6EBA in WA, Noosa FM and Fraser Coast FM in QLD, 5 Triple Z, Tribe FM and BBB FM in SA, as well as Valley FM, 2SEA, 2MCR and Eastside Radio in NSW and JOY 94.9, Inner FM, 979FM, One FM and OCR FM in VIC.

Emma Russack debuts at #7 in the Amrap Metro Chart with ‘Body Goals’. Emma stopped by Stone Love on her hometown station of PBS FM Melbourne, for what she deduced on air as ‘unorthodox’ interview. She discusses her past as a YouTube star, how the song ‘Cheesecake’ lost her record deals, and she also plays acoustic versions of tracks from her new album Permanent Vacation including ‘Body Goals’. Emma’s latest album was included in Triple R’s Soundscapes, PBS FM’s Top 10 and 2ser’s SERvin’ Up. Check out the witty official clip for the charting track, as featured via Amrap Pages, on station websites including 2RRR in NSW, Edge Radio in Hobart, 4ZZZ in Brisbane and Triple R and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC.

Gretta Ziller has held onto #7 in the Amrap Regional Chart with ‘Queen of Boomtown’. Gretta had a chat with David of Acid Country on PBS FM Melbourne, to chat about the launch of her album, discussed the meaning behind the charting track and also treated listeners to a live studio performance. Watch the official video for the charting track, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Fraser Coast FM in QLD, Voice of the Avon in WA, 2MCR and Northside Radio in NSW, as well as 96.5 Inner FM, 94.7 The Pulse and 979fm in VIC.

Birdz debuts at #8 in the Amrap Metro Chart with ‘Testify’. Birdz called into Koori Radio Sydney’s Indij Hip Hop Shop to talk about the reception and respect that he has gotten for his debut release ‘Train of Thought’. He also touches on taking cues from his family life, feeling inspired by his label Bad Apples and mates A.B. Original, and the many collaborators featured throughout his new record. He also stopped by Get Down on Triple R in his home of Melbourne to speak on larger issues, such as the debate surrounding January 26 and using his music to shine a light on Indigenous issues. He also talks about ‘Testify’ specifically, which features his cousin’s vocal additions on it, and the subject matter behind the track. ‘Testify’ was included in SYN’s Sweet 16 and FBi Radio’s New Music List, with additional airplay from stations including Twin Cities Radio and Tjuma Pulka FM in WA, 5 Triple Z and Umeewarra Radio in SA, as well as 2SEA, TLC-FM and Bay FM in NSW, and Plenty Valley FM, 3KND Kool and Deadly Radio, 3NRG, One FM and Main FM in VIC.

Citizen Kay enters the Amrap Metro Chart at #9 with ‘Static’. View the official clip for this track, as featured via Amrap Pages, on station websites including Radio Adelaide in SA, 4ZZZ in Brisbane, as well as FBi Radio and Eastside Radio in NSW. ‘Static’, the infectious hip-hop track, was included in 2ser’s SERvin’ Up!, and FBi Radio’s New Music List, with further spins from 5 Triple Z in SA, 2CCC and Eastside Radio in NSW, Twin Cities Radio and 6EBA in WA, as well as Southern FM, Plenty Valley FM, Seymour FM and 3NRG in VIC.

Little Wise appear in the Amrap Metro Chart for the first time with the track ‘100 Degrees’, which is currently charting at #9. Watch the official video for the slow-burning roots-rock number, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Fraser Coast FM in QLD, Triple R in Melbourne, as well as Yass FM and Valley FM in NSW. ‘100 Degrees’ has earned radio airplay from 5 Triple Z in SA, Radio MAMA and Tjuma Pulka Media Aboriginal Corporation in WA, Beau FM, 4ZZZ and Coast FM in QLD, Eastside Radio, Coast FM, 2RRR and 2SEA in NSW, as well as 3MDR, Seymour FM, 3WBC and 94.7 The Pulse in VIC.

Yeo debuts in the Amrap Metro Chart at #10 with ‘Chasing Shadows (feat. Fractures)’. Listen to the official audio for the electro-pop track, as featured via Amrap Pages, on stations websites including Radio Adelaide in SA, Harvey Community Radio in WA, Triple R in Melbourne, and Bay FM in NSW. The charting track was included in Triple R’s Soundscapes, with additional airplay from Noosa FM in QLD, as well as Seymour FM, One FM and 3CR in VIC, 5 Triple Z, Fleurieu FM and Adelaide’s Coast FM in SA as well as FBi Radio, 2ser, Valley FM, Vox FM and 2RRR in NSW.

Entering the Amrap Regional Chart at #10 is Paddy McHugh, with his track ‘City Bound Trains’. Watch the official video for the country-folk track, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 4ZZZ in Brisbane, Northside Radio in NSW, as well as 96.5 Inner FM and 94.7 The Pulse in VIC. ‘City Bound Trains’ has received airplay from stations including 3CR, One FM and 99.9 Voice FM in VIC, KCR FM, Radio MAMA and Voice of the Avon in WA, Fleurieu FM, Coast FM, 5 Triple Z and Radio Alexandrina in SA, Edge FM, Bay & Basin and TankFM in NSW.

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

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