Chart Analysis June 28, 2016

Amrap Chart Wrap: Thigh Master and Ben Mitchell Top Community Radio Charts

Amrap Chart Wrap: Thigh Master and Ben Mitchell 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 sees Thigh Master and Ben Mitchell take the top spots.
 
Thigh Master take #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart for the second week running with Company having picked up spots in SYN Melbourne’s Sweet 16 and RTR FM Perth’s Sound Selection. Their frontman Matt Ford joined Ian from Brighten the Corners on his hometown station 4ZZZ Brisbane, debuting tracks from the album. Listen back here. Watch the brand new video for the single as featured via Amrap Pages on and Inner FM in VIC’s station website.

Ben Mitchell has climbed to #1 on the Amrap Regional Chart with his song in support of #KeepCommunityRadio. Last year Ben stopped by Southern FM in VIC to play a 17 track live set as part of the station’s Sunday Sessions podcast. You can watch the video for Keep Community Radio as featured on TYGA FM in TAS, 2GLF in NSW, and Yarra Valley FM in VIC’s station websites.
 
Montaigne has retained the #2 spot in the Amrap Metro Chart and entered the Regional stakes at #6 with Because I Love You, having picked up spots in SYN Melbourne’s Sweet 16 and FBi Radio Sydney’s new music list. The track has racked up further airplay at stations including Fleurieu FM in SA, Gin Gin’s Own in QLD, Noongar Radio in WA, UG FM and 3YYR in VIC, as well as Valley FM, 2SSR, 2RRR, SWR FM and 2MCR in NSW.
 
Benny Walker comes in at #2 in the Amrap Regional Chart and has also climbed to #7 in the Metro Chart with Oh No You Don’t. Benny has visited SYN Melbourne in the past, chatting with Mason, Stormy and Madeline about what makes his album Sinners & Saints stand out from his previous releases and how travel has inspired his songwriting. Watch the video for the track, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane, Triple H Sydney, and  979 FM and Casey Radio in VIC.
 
The Gooch Palms debut at #3 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Ask me Why having picked up spots in SYN Melbourne’s Sweet 16 and FBi Radio Sydney’s new music list, as well as feature record on Melbourne station PBS FM. Watch the film clip as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Harvey Community Radio in WA, 4ZZZ Brisbane, Edge Radio Hobart, Triple R and Inner FM in VIC, and FBi Radio and 2GLF in NSW.
 
James Blundell enters the Amrap Regional Chart at #3 with When the Lights go Out. The song has racked up airplay in every state and territory at stations including Gove FM in NT, City Park Radio in TAS, KCR FM and Radio Mama in WA, 5 Triple Z and 5YYY in SA, 2MIA, 2WCR, 2MTM, 2TLC, 2MWM, Highland FM, Valley FM, 2AIR and Northside Radio in NSW, North West FM, 3CH, 3WAY and Voice FM in VIC, as well as Burnett River Radio, Noosa Community Radio, Rainbow FM and Coast FM in QLD.
 
Sarah Mary Chadwick takes #4 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Makin it Work, having picked up spots in RTR FM Perth’s Sound Selection and FBi Radio Sydney’s new music list. Earlier this year Sarah joined Sarah Savage on Parallel Lines on Triple R Melbourne, chatting about her art (NSFW) and playing live-to-air. Listen back here. Watch the album teaser for her new record as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Edge Radio Hobart, 2GLF in NSW, 4ZZZ Brisbane, RTR FM Perth and  Inner FM in VIC.

The New Savages have held onto #4 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Down the River Blues. The duo stopped by The Juke Joint on PBS FM Melbourne to chat about their 25-date tour and putting a unique Australian spin on traditional American songwriting. They also played three live songs, including a rendition of the charting track. Listen to another interview on Radio Adelaide about their upcoming EP from which the song is taken. Watch the music clip for the allegorical single as featured via Amrap Pages  on station websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane,  2XX FM Canberra and Casey Radio in VIC.
 
Ngaiire has also held onto #5 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Diggin’ having picked up feature album on Radio Adelaide. Watch the official film clip as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including ArtSound FM Canberra, 4ZZZ Brisbane, 979 FM in VIC , as well as 2RRR and Bay FM in NSW.
 
Mark Lavender has risen to #5 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Running from the Rain feat. Kathryn Coad. The husband and wife duo joined Bill Beerens for a chat on the Community Radio Network’s (CRN) nationally syndicated breakfast show Good Morning Country.
 
Christopher Port has entered the Amrap Metro Chart at #6 with Heavens. Port recently dropped by the FBi Click studio to do a guest mix for Purple Sneakers and has picked up spots in RTR FM Perth’s Sound Selection and FBi Radio Sydney’s new music list.

Bears with Guns take #7 in the Amrap Regional Chart in their third charting week with Let Go. Rob from the band called into The Hoist on SYN Radio to chat about their new EP and experimentation in their music. Listen back here.
 
Dope Lemon debuts at #8 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Marinade having picked up spots in SYN Melbourne’s Sweet 16 and FBi Radio Sydney’s new music list. Watch the film clip as featured via Amrap Pages on 5PBA in SA’s station website.
 
Vera Blue takes #8 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Fingertips. Check out her GIF in support of #KeepCommunityRadio as shared on her Facebook page. The single has amassed airplay across the country at stations including Tjuma Pulka FM in WA, JOY 94.9 Melbourne, ArtSound FM Canberra, Coast FM and Fleurieu FM in SA, Hot FM, 94.7 The Pulse, 3NRG, Inner FM, and 3MGB in VIC, as well as 2EAR FM, 2RDJ, Valley FM, Bay FM and TLC FM in NSW.
 
Winterbourne have entered the Amrap Metro Chart at #9 with But I Do having picked up a position in SYN Melbourne’s Sweet 16. Earlier this year the band were interviewed and performed live on Home Brew Radio, an all Aussie music program broadcast across the country on the CRN each week.

Kate Lush enjoys her fourth week in the Amrap Regional Chart, taking #9 with Groove Me. Watch a live performace clip of the song as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including North West FM in VIC, Tyga FM and Edge Radio in TAS and Nambucca Valley Radio and Bay FM in NSW.
 
Hedge Fund debut at #10 in the Amrap Metro Chart with What you’re Hiding having picked up a spot in SYN Melbourne’s Sweet 16. The band were also featured in SYN Music Director Gloria Brancatisano’s article The 12 Incredible Unsigned Aussie Bands you Need to Hear Right Now. Watch the official film clip as featured via  Amrap Pages on 4ZZZ Brisbane’s station website.
 
Dave Stergo rounds out the Amrap Regional Chart in his first charting week with Halo in the Steam. The multi-instrumentalist joined Paula from 3MDR for a chat on Bangers and Mash. Listen back here. The song has racked up additional airplay at stations including Fraser Coast FM in QLD, 5 Triple Z in SA, Radio MAMA, Noongar Radio in WA, Northside Radio, 2BACR and 2SEA in NSW, as well as Voice FM, Plenty Valley FM, 3RPC and 3WBC in VIC.
 
See the full Amrap Charts at www.airit.org.au

 

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