September 13, 2016

Amrap Chart Wrap: Middle Kids and Backsliders Top Community Radio Charts

Amrap Chart Wrap: Middle Kids and Backsliders 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 seesMiddle Kids and The Backsliders take out the top spots.
 
Fresh from winning FBi Radio’s Northern Lights Competition, Middle Kids have risen meteorically to #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Your Love. Listen here to the band’s utter disbelief as they received the news from FBi’s music director Stephen Goodhew. The trio are no strangers to their hometown station, having also appeared on The Bridge with Lachlan Wyllie earlier this year.
 
The Backsliders have held onto #1 in the Amrap Regional Chart with You are not Alone. Listenback to Dom, Rob and Ian from the band guest programming 2SER Sydney’s Dirt Music with Stuart Coupe, also treating listeners to a live-to-air performance. You can watch the official clip for this track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 2RRR Sydney, Inner FM in VIC, and 4ZZZ Brisbane.
 
Alex Lahey has risen to #2 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Let’s go Out having picked up spots in Triple R Melbourne’s Soundscape, 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20, 2SER Sydney’s SERvin’ Up and Edge Radio Hobart’s new music lists. You can watch the official clip for the track as featured via Amrap Pages on Inner FM’s station website.
 
Kev Starkey has entered the Amrap Regional Chart at #2 with Who’d have Thought. Check out his interview with the infamous Gman on Caama Radio, chatting about the inspiration for his latest album which has been eight years in the making.
 
Teeth & Tongue are still going strong in the Amrap Metro Chart with Turn, Turn, Turn, having picked up spots in Triple R Melbourne’s Soundscape, SYN Melbourne’s Sweet 16 and Edge Radio Hobart’s new music list. Listen back to their stripped-back mini-set on Triple R’s Breaking and Entering, live from The Forum at Melbourne International Film Festival.
 
Bob Evans has climbed to #3 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Cold Comfort having racked up airplay across the country at stations including KCR FM in WA, 2CHR, 2MIA, Nambucca Valley Radio and Vox FM in NSW, Fraser Coast FM, 4EB, Gin Gin’s Own, 4NAG and Coast FM in QLD, JOY 94.9, 3RPC, 3MDR, Main FM, Yarra Valley Radio and Voice FM in VIC, as well as 5 Triple Z, Alex FM, Coast FM, Tribe FM, Fleurieu FM and 5GTR FM in SA.
 
Scott & Charlene’s Wedding have entered the Amrap Metro Chart with Don’t Bother Me,having picked up spots in PBS FM Melbourne’s Top 10, Triple R Melbourne’s Soundscape and FBi Radio’s new music list. Watch the official film clip as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including RTR FM Perth, FBi Radio Sydney, 4ZZZ Brisbane, Triple R Melbourne, and Edge Radio Hobart.
 
Hussy Hicks debut at #4 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Whole Lotta. Watch footage of the band performing the single live as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 2MCE in NSW, RTR FM Perth, Hills Radio in SA, as well as Rainbow FM, and 4ZZZ in QLD.
 
Brisbane’s WAAX are back in the Amrap Metro Chart, taking #5 with This Everything having picked up spots in SYN Melbourne’s Sweet 16, Edge Radio Hobart’s new music list and their hometown station 4ZZZ’s Top 20. Listen to their frontwoman Marie DeVita’s interview with 4ZZZ’s Megaherzzz, chatting about their Holy Sick EP. You can also watch the film clip for the single as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Mountain District Radio in VIC, as well as 2MCR, 2GLF FM and 2BBB in NSW.
 
Archie Roach has also held onto a spot in the Amrap Regional Chart, taking #5 in his fourth charting week with It’s not Too Late. Listen to Archie on Radio Adelaide discussing the launch of his project Creation on his father’s country of Bunjalun and how much he learned about his family history. You can watch the visually spectacular video for this track – shot on Archie’s mother’s country, the lands of the Gunditjmara peoples in south-west Victoria – on station websites such as Edge FM in Hobart, 4ZZZ Brisbane, and Koori Radio Sydney.
 
Sydney band Den have entered the ranks of the Amrap Metro Chart, taking #7 with Poltergeist. Watch the official film clip for the spooky single as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including FBi Radio Sydney, Triple R Melbourne, Edge Radio Hobart and HFM in WA.
 
Amber Lawrence has held onto #9 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Happy Ever After. The Sydney country singer’s previous album Superheroes was Album of the Week on the Community Radio Network’s national breakfast show Good Morning Country. Listen here to her chat with Kevin ‘Walshy’ Walsh about the creation of that album in Nashville.
 
The Gooch Palms have also held onto #10 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Don’t Look me Up.The duo are in the midst of their Australian album tour, and dropped by FBi Radio Sydney last week to perform the single live and chat about the poor performance of their hometown NRL team. They’ve also chatted with SYN in the recent past and dropped by fellow Melbourne station Triple R to discuss the new album and perform another song live-to-air. You can watch the official clip for the track, as featured via Amrap Pages on such station websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane, FBi Radio Sydney, and Inner FM and Casey Radio in VIC.
 
NT songstress Caiti Baker has entered the Amrap Regional Chart with Heavy on my Heart. Watch the official film clip as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 2GLF FM and Valley FM in NSW, as well as 4ZZZ and Noosa FM in QLD.
 
See the full Amrap Charts at www.airit.org.au