Chart Analysis August 1, 2017

Amrap Chart Wrap

Amrap Chart Wrap

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 PVT maintaining their hold on #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart, with The Waifs also retaining their grasp of the top spot in the Amrap Regional Chart.

Experimental electronic trio PVT continue their reign in the Amrap Metro Chart with Another Life taking out the #1 spot once more. Laurence Pike, drummer and percussionist for PVT, joined Out to Lunch on RTRFM Perth to chat with Will Backler about their fifth album New Spirit. Laurence talks about the Australian landscape inspiring the work, what the act got up to during the downtime between albums, 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 is listed on Triple R’s Soundscape, 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Music Department Picks and was also Feature Album of the Week on RTRFM Perth, whilst Another Life has been included on Edge Radio Hobart’s New Music List and 2SER’s Servin’ Up.

The Waifs hold onto #1 in the Amrap Regional Chart, with Ironbark appearing in the charts for the fourth week in a row. Watch the Fremantle-based three-piece in a stripped back performance for One On One Session at City Winery New York, as featured via Amrap pages, on station websites including Triple R Melbourne, 4ZZZ Brisbane, 5 Triple Z in SA and Radio Eastside in NSW. The delicate folk tune has received airplay support from City Park Radio in TAS, Artsound FM in ACT, Voice of the Avon, Heritage FM, Albany Community Radio and RTRFM in WA, Coast FM, 4DDB, Fraser Coast FM, Radio 4YOU and Noosa Community Radio in QLD, 5GTR, Hills Radio, Fleurieu FM, 5 Triple Z, and Radio Alexandrina in SA, Eastside Radio, Northside Radio, Nambucca Valley Radio, 2SEA, 2NUR, 2AirFM, BAY FM, 2MCE, 2BOB, FBi Radio, Radio Norfolk and Radio Blue Mountains in NSW, as well as Mountain District Radio, 979fm, 88.6 Plenty Valley FM, Seymour FM, Whitehorse Boroondara, 3WAY, Apple 98.5 FM, Otways Community Radio, Radio Mansfield, Radio Murrindindi, 3CR, 3MGB Wilderness Radio and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC.

Methyl Ethel makes another appearance in the Amrap Metro Chart, this time taking out #2 with L’Heure des Sorcières. Jake Webb joined Lauren and Simon on Breaking and Entering at Triple R Melbourne to discuss Methyl Ethel’s second album Everything Is Forgotten. Jake chats about the sonic through-line on the record, the dark and nocturnal texture which became prevalent as the sound developed, their ever-changing band configuration which adapts in order to tour economically and internally searching for the perfect song. Everything Is Forgotten is FBi Radio Sydney’s Album of the Week, and also featured on Triple R Melbourne’s Soundscapes and 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Music Department Picks. L’Heure des Sorcières has received community radio airplay from Hills Radio in SA, Coast FM and Fraser Coast Community Radio in QLD, Heritage FM and Voice of The Avon in WA, 2RRR, 2SEA and 2RDJ in NSW, as well as 979fm, 3MDR, and 3NRG in VIC.

The Mae Trio make their Amrap Regional Chart debut, taking out #2 with Well Enough Alone. Watch an enthralling live performance of the charting track as featured via Amrap pages, on station websites including 96.5 Inner FM and 3WAY FM in VIC, Northside Radio and FBi Radio in NSW, as well as Fraser Coast FM and 4ZZZ in QLD. The folk-blues fusion has received nationwide airplay support from City Park Radio in TAS, Radio 4YOU, Gin Gin’s Own, Coast FM and Fraser Coast Community Radio in QLD, Radio Alexandrina, Three D radio, Radio Adelaide, 5 Triple Z and Coast FM in SA, Northside Radio, 2SEA, 2RRR, 2TEN, 2BOB and Nambucca Valley Radio, as well as Radio Murrindindi, Apple 98.5 FM, 3WAY, Whitehorse Boroondara, Otways Community Radio, 3MGB Wilderness Radio, 3NRG, PBS FM, 99.9 Voice FM and Triple H in VIC.

Melbourne’s The Pink Tiles move up to #3 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Time For Love. The garage-pop six-piece were invited to be a part of PBS FM Melbourne’s Drive Live extravaganza, and the highlights for the event, including The Pink Tiles live-to-air set, are available here. Watch the official video for Time For Love as featured via Amrap pages, on station websites including RTRFM Perth, 4ZZZ Brisbane, Triple R Melbourne and FBi Radio Sydney. The bubblegum pop affair was added to SYN Radio’s Sweet 16 and RTRFM’s Sound Selection, alongside further airplay from PBS FM and Radio Murrindindi in VIC, Radio Adelaide, Three D Radio and 5 Triple Z in SA, as well as Yass FM, 2SSR and 2RDJ in NSW.

Bennett Bowtell & Urquhart enters the Amrap Regional Chart at #3 with Love Of Mine. Watch a special live performance of Love of Mine as featured via Amrap pages, on station websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane, 3WAY FM and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC. The earthy, authentic country-roots track has received regional airplay from Voice of the Avon in WA, 4GCR, Radio 4YOU, Gin Gin’s Own and Fraser Coast FM in QLD, Fleurieu FM, 5 Triple Z, Coast FM and Umeewarra Media in SA, Coffs Coast Community Radio, 97.9 Valley FM, 2NVR, 2RRR and STA FM in NSW, as well as 98.5 Apple FM, Radio Mansfield, UGFM, 3WAY FM, Whitehorse Boroondara FM, 3HOT, 96.5 Inner FM and 99.9 Voice FM in VIC.

Rag n’ Bone appears in the Amrap Metro Chart for the fourth week, with Pissy Flow taking out #4. Rag N’ Bone dropped by Breakfast With Caitlin on RTRFM Perth to discuss their debut album A Handful of Ash. Kiera and Axel spoke about sharing songwriting duties, the band’s close bond, and what they have adventures they have in store to celebrate the release of their debut LP. Watch the official video for the grunge-rock track, as featured via Amrap pages on station websites including 5 Triple Z in SA, 4ZZZ Brisbane, Edge Radio Hobart, RTRFM Perth and FBi Radio Sydney. A Handful of Ash was RTRFM Perth’s Local Feature Album and also Edge Radio Hobart’s Recommended Album of the Week, with Pissy Flow also being included on FBi Sydney’s New Music List.

Sarah Carroll and The Left Wing debuts in the Amrap Regional Chart, with Star Parade charting at #4. Watch the official video for Star Parade as featured via Amrap pages on station websites including Fraser Coast FM in QLD, and 96.5 Inner FM and Triple R in VIC. The upbeat blues-roots song has earned nationwide airplay support from City Park Radio in TAS, Radio Mama in WA, Radio Alexandrina and 5 Triple Z in SA, TLCFM, 2OCB, 2NVR and 2BOB in NSW, Radio 4YOU, Gin Gin’s Own, Coast FM and Fraser Coast Community Radio in QLD, as well as Seymour FM, 3WAY FM, Whitehorse Boroondara FM, Otways Community Radio, 3MGB Wilderness Radio, Radio Murrindindi, 96.5 Inner FM, and 99.9 Voice FM in VIC.

Rock-soul outfit Saskwatch debuts at #5 in the Amrap Metro Chart with latest offering December Nights. The band stopped by Breakfasters Live on Triple R Melbourne in April of 2016 to perform a stunning, stripped-back rendition of Sorry I Let It Come Between Us, from their LP of the same title. View the performance here. December Nights has been added to RTRFM Perth’s Sound Selection and 2SER Sydney’s Servin Up!, whilst also receiving further airplay from Edge Radio Hobart, Harvey Community Radio and Heritage FM in WA, Radio Alexandrina and 5 Triple Z in SA, 2RDJ, Yass FM and 2EAR FM in NSW, Coast FM, Noosa Community Radio, Fraser Coast Community Radio and 4BAY in QLD, as well as 3MDR, PBS FM, 979fm, 3WBC, 3WAY and OCR FM in VIC.

Mildura-based Paul Costa moves up to #5 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Off The Grid. The unapologetically rocking track has earned nationwide airplay from Voice of the Avon and Albany Community Radio in WA, 5 Triple Z and Coast FM in SA, Burnett River Radio, Fraser Coast Community Radio, 4GCR and Gin Gin’s Own in QLD, 94.7 The Pulse, UGFM, 98.5 Apple FM and 3WAY Great Ocean Radio in VIC, as well as STA FM, 2NVR, 97.9 Valley FM, Northside Radio and 2RRR in NSW.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard re-enter the Amrap Metro Chart with Rattlesnake, with the psych-rock track taking out #6. Watch the official video for Rattlesnake as featured via Amrap pages, on station websites including Triple R Melbourne, FBi Radio Sydney, 4ZZZ Brisbane, Edge Radio Hobart and RTRFM Perth. The prolific Melbourne based outfit have released their latest album Flying Microtonal Banana , which has been featured on Triple R Melbourne’s Soundscape and made 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20.

The Jungle Giants take out #6 in the Amrap Regional Chart, whilst also appearing at #9 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Feel The Way I Do. The abstract yet delightfully melodious pop-rock tune was included on 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20 and Edge Radio Hobart’s New Music List, alongside 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.

Angus Stone’s new project Dope Lemon makes an appearance in the Amrap Metro Chart, with Home Soon taking out #7. Watch the official video for the charting track, as featured via Amrap pages, on station websites including Edge Radio Hobart, 4ZZZ Brisbane, Mountain District Radio in VIC, as well as 2BBB , 2RRR , Bay FM and FBi Radio in NSW. The mellow rock track was added to Edge Radio Hobart’s New Music List and was also included in SYN Radio’s Sweet 16.

Kiera moves up in the Amrap Regional Chart with Forever Roam taking out #8. Watch the official video for the track as featured via Amrap pages, on station websites including 96.5 Inner FM in VIC and Northside Radio in NSW. The pop-country song has earned airplay support from Twin Cities FM in WA, Coast FM, 5 Triple Z, Fleurieu FM and Radio Alexandrina in SA, Nag Radio, Fraser Coast Community Radio, Radio 4YOU, 4GCR and Gin Gin’s Own in QLD, Sunraysia Community Radio, 98.5 Apple FM, Radio Murrindindi, 96.5 Inner FM, Whitehorse Boroondara FM and UGFM in VIC, as well as 2NVR, 97.9 Valley FM, Northside Radio, 2OCB, 2AIRFM and STA FM in NSW.

Melbourne’s Ali Barter takes out #8 in both the Amrap Metro and Amrap Regional Charts with latest grunge-pop offering Cigarette. Watch the official video for Cigarette as featured via Amrap pages, on station websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane, 5 Triple Z in SA, Edge Radio Hobart, Heritage FM in WA, FBi Radio Sydney, and 96.5 Inner FM , 979fm and Mountain District Radio in VIC. The charting track has also featured on SYN Radio Melbourne’s Sweet 16, Edge Radio Hobart’s New Music List and 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20.

The Cactus Channel & Sam Cromack continue their reign in the charts, with Sorry Hills appearing at #9 in the Amrap Regional Chart. Check out the EP Teaser their collaboration, as featured via Amrap pages, on station websites including 2XX FM Canberra, Fbi 94.5 Sydney, 4ZZZ Brisbane, Triple R Melbourne, and Edge Radio Hobart. Alt-soul indie-pop track, Sorry Hills, was featured on FBi Sydney’s New Music List, Edge Radio Hobart’s New Music List and SYN Melbourne’s Sweet 16.

Batpiss makes their debut in the Amrap Metro Chart at #10 with Weatherboard Man. Watch the official video for intense garage-rock track as featured via Amrap pages on station websites including Triple R Melbourne, RTRFM Perth, and 4ZZZ Brisbane. Weatherboard Man was added to SYN Radio’s Sweet 16 and RTRFM Perth’s Sound Selection, alongside further airplay from Heritage FM in WA, Three D Radio in SA, 979fm, 96.5 Inner FM and 3WAY in VIC, as well as SWRFM, 2SEA, and 2SEAR in NSW.

Anna O makes her Amrap Regional Chart debut with Reckoning taking out #10. The electro-pop offering has received airplay support from Harvey Community Radio in WA, 4BAY FM in QLD, Fleurieu FM, 5 Triple Z and Three D Radio in SA, 979fm, 3WBC, Radio Murrindindi, 3MGB, 3NRG and PBS FM in VIC, as well as FBi Radio, 2RDJ, Triple H, 2MCR, 2RRR, Radio Northern Beaches, 2SEA and 2EAR in NSW.

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

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