Chart Analysis March 6, 2017

Amrap Chart Wrap: PVT & The Waifs Take Out Top Spots in Community Radio Charts

Amrap Chart Wrap: PVT & The Waifs Take Out Top Spots in 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, PVT move into the top spot in the Amrap Metro Chart, whilst The Waifs take out #1 in the Amrap Regional Chart.

Electro-rock pioneers PVT rise to #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart with their pulsing, energetic track Another Life. The trio’s drummer and percussionist Laurence Pike joined Will Backler on Out to Lunch on RTRFM Perth to discuss PVT’s fifth album New Spirit. Laurence spoke about the continuity of sound and tempo on the record, how the current political landscape indirectly influenced the album and its title, and how their live set feels reinvigorated and fresh again. 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. The charting track has been included on Edge Radio Hobart’s New Music List and 2SER’s Servin’ Up, with their latest album also being listed on Triple R’s Soundscape, 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Music Department Picks and was Feature Album of the Week on RTRFM Perth.

The Waifs take out #1 in the Amrap Regional Chart this week with Ironbark. The powerful yet delicate folk anthem has received nationwide support from community radio stations, such as 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.

Perth-based four-piece Rag n’ Bone features at #2 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Pissy Flow. The band 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, losing track of the meaning of lyrics whilst writing them, and what adventures they have in store for this year. Watch the official video for Pissy Flow 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. The grunge-rock track has been included in RTRFM’s Sound Selection, listed on FBi Radio Sydney’s New Music List and Edge Radio Hobart’s New Music List, as well as their debut album taking out RTRFM Perth’s Local Feature Album.

The Cactus Channel & Sam Cromack appear in both the Amrap Regional and Amrap Metro Charts, withSorry Hills taking out #2 and #3 respectively. Check out the EP Teaser for the collaboration, as featured via Amrap pages, on station websites including 2XX FM Canberra, FBi 94.5FM Sydney, 4ZZZ Brisbane, Triple R Melbourne, and Edge Radio Hobart. The alt-soul indie-pop track, featuring Sam Cromack on vocal duties, has been added to FBi Sydney’s New Music List, Edge Radio Hobart’s New Music List and SYN Melbourne’s Sweet 16, and received further airplay from Voice of The Avon in WA, 5 Triple Z and Fleurieu FM in SA, Coast FM and Noosa Community Radio in QLD, Eastside Radio, 2RRR, Bay FM, 2RDJ, 2BOB and 2MCR in NSW, as well as 3MGB Wilderness Radio, 3WBC, 3MDR, 3NRG, 3CR, 3RPC, and Sunraysia Community Radio in VIC.

The Jungle Giants’ latest single Feel The Way I Do takes out #3 in the Amrap Regional Chart, and also appears at #6 in the Amrap Metro Chart. Sam, the lead singer from The Jungle Giants called in to The Range on Radio Adelaide back in June of 2016 to discuss the serendipitous recording process for the band’s second album, Speakerzoid. He also touched on his new writing schedule and regime, and the band’s desire to self-produce their upcoming album. Listen to the interview here. Feel The Way I Do has been added to 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.

The Pink Tiles make their debut in the Amrap Metro Chart with Time For Love taking out the #4 position.The Melbourne-based 6-piece were invited to be a part of PBS FM Melbourne’s Drive Live extravaganza, and you can check out the highlights for it, including The Pink Tiles live-to-air set, 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 has been added to SYN Radio’s Sweet 16 and RTRFM’s Sound Selection, and amassed 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.

Taking out #4 in the Amrap Regional Chart is The Meltdown with their latest offering, Don’t Hesitate. The upbeat and fiery funk-soul track has received national airplay support from Albany Community Radio in WA, Artsound in ACT, 5 Triple Z, Coast FM and RadioKSA in SA, Coast FM, Burnett River Radio, Fraser Coast Community Radio, Gin Gin’s Own and Noosa Community Radio in QLD, 3WAY FM, 3MGB, 3WBC, Sunraysia Community Radio, Radio Murrindindi, and Otways Community Radio in VIC, as well as TLC FM, Northside Radio, Triple H, 2SEA, 2RRR, Radio Nambucca, 97.9 Valley FM, and 2EAR FM in NSW.

Burgeoning grunge-pop icon Ali Barter moves up to #5 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Cigarette. Watch the official video for the charting track 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 FM979fm and Mountain District Radio in VIC. Cigarette features on SYN Radio’s Sweet 16, Edge Radio Hobart’s New Music List and also on 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20, whilst also receiving additional airplay from Yass FM and 2RRR in NSW,Coast FM, Noosa Community Radio and Radio 4YOU in QLD, 5 Triple Z, Fleurieu FM and Radio Goolwa Alex FM in SA, Voice of the Avon, Harvey Community Radio and HFM in WA, as well as 979fm, Sunbury Radio, 3MDR, 96.5 Inner FM, OCR FM and 3MGB Wilderness Radio in VIC.

Ash Grunwald continues his reign in the Amrap Regional Chart for the fourth week, with Hammer taking out the #5 spot. Watch an enthralling live performance of the blues-rockabilly track, as featured via Amrap pages, on station websites including 5 Triple Z in SA, Nambucca Valley Radio in NSW, 4ZZZ Brisbane, 979fm and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC. Hammer has earned airplay from Harvey Community Radio in WA, Nambucca Valley Radio and 2SEA in NSW, Radio Alexandrina, 5 Triple Z and 88.9FM Hill Radio in SA, Coast FM, Noosa Community Radio, Fraser Coast Community Radio and 4DDB in QLD, as well as 3MDR, 3RPC, 979fm, 3WBC, 3NRG, 98.9 North West FM, Yarra Valley FM, 96.5 Inner FM, 99.9. Voice FM, and Radio Murrindindi in VIC.

Jeff Lang appears at #6 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Burnside. Watch the official live video for the track as featured via Amrap Pages, on station websites including Fraser Coast Community Radio in QLD, as well as 979fm, 3WAY FM, and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC. Burnside has received airplay across the country from Artsound FM in ACT, 5 Triple Z and Three D Radio in SA, Coast FM, Fraser Coast Community Radio and Noosa Community Radio in QLD, TLC FM, Bay FM, 2SEA, 2BOB, and Highland FM in NSW, as well as 979fm, 98.9 North West FM, Yarra Valley FM, 96.5 Inner FM, Mountain District Radio, Whitehorse Boroondara Community Radio, 3WAY and 3NRG in VIC.

Six-piece shoegaze band Dream Rimmy appears in the Amrap Metro Chart for the second week, with Like Me charting at #7. The Fremantle based band joined Breakfast with Caitlin on RTRFM Perth in November to discuss their earlier release Landslide, and treated listeners to an acoustic version of an unreleased and untitled song. Listen to the entertaining interview and performance here. Like Me features in RTRFM Perth’s Sound Selection, FBi Sydney’s New Music List, and received further airplay from Artsound FM in the ACT, Voice of The Avon in WA, Radio 4YOU and Noosa Community Radio in QLD, SWRFM, 2SEA and 2RDJ in NSW, PBA FM, 5 Triple Z and Fleurieu FM in SA, as well as 96.5 Inner FM, PBS FM and 3MDR in VIC.

Chris Staff takes out #7 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Storm’s a Comin’. The guitar driven track, which is the second single to drop off Chris’ upcoming album, has received nationwide airplay from Artsound in the ACT, City Park Radio in TAS, Voice of the Avon, Radio Mama and Albany Community Radio in WA, Radio Alexandrina, 5 Triple Z, Coast FM, 88.9FM Hill Radio, and 5EFM in SA, Noosa Community Radio, Fraser Coast Community Radio, Burnett River Radio, Coast FM, Radio 4YOU, Gin Gin’s Own, and 4NAG in QLD, Northside Radio, 2EAR, 2CHR, FBi Radio, Nambucca Valley Radio, 97.9 Valley FM and 2MCE in NSW, as well as 3MDR Mountain District Radio, 96.5 Inner FM, 3WAY FM, 99.9 Voice FM, Radio Murrindindi, 3MGB Wilderness Radio, NRG FM, Eastern FM, 3WBC, Radio Mansfield, OCR FM and Seymour FM in VIC.

The Clouds appear for the fourth week in the Amrap Metro Chart, with Mabel’s Bookshop taking out #8 this week. The Clouds latest EP, Zaffre, has featured on 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20, and lead single Mable’s Bookshop has amassed airplay support from Radio 4YOU, Radio 4EB, and Noosa Community Radio in QLD, Harvey Community Radio, Voice of the Avon, 6HFM and KCR FM in WA, 5 Triple Z, Fleurieu FM, 5KIX FM, Coast FM, Radio Adelaide, Riley FM, and Tribe FM in SA, Yass FM, 2SSR, Nambucca Valley Radio, FBi Radio, Coast FM, 2BOB, SWRFM, and Radio Blue Mountains in NSW, as well as Sunraysia Community Radio, Radio Murrindindi, Sunbury Radio, 3CR, OCR FM, 98.9 NorthWest FM, 3WBC and 3MGB Wilderness Radio in VIC.

Adelaide-based musician Kiera debuts at #8 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Forever Roam. Watch the official video for the charting track as featured via Amrap pages, on station websites including 96.5 Inner FM in VIC as well as Northside Radio and 97.9 Valley FM in NSW. The autobiographical pop-country track has received 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.

Yon Yonson make their debut in the Amrap Metro Chart with This Evening taking out #9. Andrew of the Sydney-based trio joined Sweet Sixteen on SYN Radio to discuss their latest album Yes No Sorry, and also touched on releasing the new record through TEEF Records, recording music in multiple bedrooms, and potentially getting sued by Louis Vuitton. Listen to the interview here. The trio’s fourth album Yes No Sorry is SYN Radio’s Australian Album of the Week. Charting track This Evening has been included on Triple R’s Soundscape, and received further airplay from 5 Triple Z and Fleurieu FM in SA, FBi 94.5, 2RRR and TLC FM in NSW, as well as 3WAY FM, 96.5 Inner FM and PBS 106.7FM in VIC.

Paul Costa debuts in the Amrap Regional Chart at #9 with latest offering Off The Grid. The rocking country track has earned community radio 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.

Sydney-based Crystal Cities enter the Amrap Regional Charts at #10, with Who’s Gonna Save Us Now. The upbeat dream-rock song has received airplay from around Australia, including Heritage FM in WA, Fleurieu FM and 5 Triple Z in SA, Radio Murrindindi, 96.5 Inner FM and 3MDR in VIC, Coast FM, Nag Radio, Radio 4YOU, Noosa Community Radio in QLD, 2SSR, 2SEA, 2RRR, SWRFM, Triple H and 2RDJ in NSW.

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

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