Amrap Chart Wrap: Melbourne Bands 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 10 tracks ordered for airplay by community broadcasters through the Amrap’s AirIt music distribution service. This week sees Terrible Truths and Cookin’ on 3 Burners take the top spots.
Terrible Truths (pictured) have climbed to #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart with See Straight, having picked up feature album on Edge Radio in TAS as well as making it into the Top 10 Feature Records at Melbourne’s PBS FM and 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20. Listen to Joe and Stacey from the band chatting with Cam on Mixing up the Medicine on PBS FM, about the origins of the band, their upcoming European tour, and their recently released self-titled debut record. Watch their animated official film clip featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 3MDR in VIC and Edge Radio Hobart.
Cookin’ on 3 Burners take the top spot in the Amrap Regional Chart and #5 in the Amrap Metro Chart with the deep funk single The Writing’s on the Wall feat. Tex Perkins. Listen to Dan and Ivan from the band interviewed by Jake from Friday Drive on 2ser earlier this year, chatting about the launch of their album Blind Bet and the tour that proceeded it. Watch the official film clip as featured via Amrap Pages on Harvey Community Radio in WA’s station website. The track has received additional airplay across the country at stations including TYGA FM in TAS, 2XX in ACT, Triple T in QLD, 89.7 FM in WA, Radio Adelaide in SA, Eastside Radio in NSW, as well as 97.9 FM, Sunraysia Community Radio, OCR FM and 3NRG in VIC.
Stillwater Giants have leap frogged to #2 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Patience, having picked up a spot in SYN Melbourne’s Sweet 16. Listen to Kyle and Angus of the band talking cheddar on RTR FM’s Drivetime last week. The surf pop track has received further airplay at Port Stephens FM in NSW, PBA FM and Hills Radio in SA, RTR FM, Tjuma FM and 89.7 FM in WA, as well as 3MDR, UGFM and Wyn FM in VIC.
The Cactus Channel continue their strong run in the Amrap Regional Chart, taking #2 with Kill the Doubt feat. Chet Faker in their fourth charting week. Listen to their interview on Afterglow on PBS FM Melbourne earlier this year as well as Triple R Melbourne’s Local and/or General. The offbeat funk track has received additional airplay in every state and territory at stations including Gove FM in the NT, Port Stephens FM in NSW, 4ZZZ in QLD, 2XX in the ACT, Radio Adelaide in SA, Noongar Radio in WA, as well as 3MDR, SYN, 3CR, JOY 94.9 and Casey Radio in VIC.
Matt Corby takes #3 in both the Metro and Regional Charts this week with Monday. Watch the brand new official film clip for the loop-filled a capella track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 4ZZZ in Brisbane and 2RRR, Nambucca Valley Radio and Bay FM in NSW. Listen to Corby interviewed on Arvos on FBi Radio Sydney, revealing why he named the single after the worst day of the week.
Perth storyteller David Craft has scaled the Amrap Metro Chart to take #4 with Milked Out. Listen to his interview with Samele from GrassRoots on Albany Community Radio about the first time he played guitar and his upcoming album/tour. He also plays a few songs live and chose a few tracks for the show. Watch the official Milked Out film clip as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane, Highland FM and FBi Radio in NSW, as well as Port Stephens FM, RTR FM and 89.7 FM in WA.
Transvaal Diamond Syndicate are back in the Amrap Regional Chart at #4 for the fourth week running with the dirty blues single The River. Listen to their in-studio performance and interview on Tamworth’s 92.9 Better Music Mix. They also caught up with Johnno & the Frankinator from ROCKARIA on 107.3 HFM in WA.
Russell Morris debuts at #5 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Lonesome Road. Watch the karaoke inducing official film clip as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including TYGA FM in TAS, Fraser Coast Community Radio in QLD, 2RRR in NSW, as well as 3MDR, North West FM and 97.9 FM in VIC.
Melbourne glam pop supergroup Terry have entered the Amrap Metro Chart at #6 with Talk About Terry. The track picked up a spot in Triple R Melbourne’s Soundscape music list and has received airplay around the traps at stations including Valley FM in QLD, 3RPC and PBS FM in VIC, and 2NBC, 2SEA, FBi Radio and Yass FM in NSW.
The Cat Empire take #9 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Wolves. Watch their newly released film clip for the Latin single as featured via Amrap Pages on the Nambucca Valley Radio and Triple R Melbourne station websites. The track has been played across the country at regional community radio stations including TYGA FM in TAS, Harvey Community Radio in WA, Noosa Community Radio in QLD, 5EFM, Alex FM, Tribe FM, and 5THE FM in SA, 97.9 FM, Main FM and RPP FM in VIC, as well as 2AIR, Radio Blue Mountains, Coast FM, 2HHH, Monaro FM and Vox FM in NSW.
Royal Headache return in the Amrap Metro Chart at #9 with Another World. Listen to their guitarist Lawrence guest program FBi Radio’s The Bridge Sydney music program. The Sydney punk band has received airplay across the country at stations including 8CCC in NT, King Island Community Radio in TAS, RTR FM and Tjuma FM in WA, Hills Radio, 5GTR and PBA FM in SA, 4EB, 4RFM, Valley FM and 4ZZZ in QLD, SYN, 3MGB, PBS FM, UGFM, 3MDR, Voice FM, 3SCB, Inner FM, Apple FM and 3RPC in VIC, as well as Nambucca Valley Radio, Tune! FM, 2ser, Yass FM, 2GLF, 2RDJ, 2RRR, 2SEA, Norfolk Island Radio and Bay FM in NSW.
See the full Amrap Charts at www.airit.org.au
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