Chart Analysis May 30, 2017

Courtney Barnett Joins Briggs At The Top Of The Community Radio Charts

Courtney Barnett Joins Briggs At The Top Of The 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 Courtney Barnett debuts at #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart, with Briggs maintaining the #1 position in the Amrap Regional Chart.

Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett enters the Amrap Metro Chart at #1 with her track How To Boil An Egg. The track, which is a reworked version of one of the first songs Courtney Barnett ever wrote, has been added to RTRFM’s Sound Selection. Listen to the official audio for How To Boil An Egg as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Radio Adelaide, Edge Radio Hobart, Triple R and Mountain District Radio in VIC,  RTRFM and Voice of the Avon in WA, as well as Yass FM, 97.9 Valley FM and FBi in NSW.  

Briggs has held onto #1 in the Amrap Regional Chart with the track Here featuring Caiti Baker. Watch the official video for the hip-hop track, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Radio Adelaide, 4ZZZ and Fraser Coast FM in QLD, 96.5 Inner FM, 979fm, and 3MDR in VIC, as well as Koori Radio, FBi Radio, Yass FM, 97.9 Valley FM in NSW. Here has received community radio airplay from ArtSound FM in ACT, Radio MAMA, RTRFM and Radio Goolarri  in WA, 5 Triple Z, WOW FM and Fleurieu FM in SA, Bay FM and Yass FM in NSW, as well as Plenty Valley Radio, OCR FM, Voice FM and 3CR in VIC.

Four-piece punk-rock outfit Press Club make their debut in the Amrap Metro Chart at #2 with Headwreck. Press Club were chosen as FBi Radio’s Independent Artist Of The Week, with the charting track featuring in FBi Sydney’s New Music List. Watch the official video clip for Headwreck as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Fraser Coast FM in QLD, 5 Triple Z in SA, Triple R, 979fm and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC as well as Yass FM, 2GLF, 2RRR and FBi in NSW.  

Appearing at #2 during their fifth week in the Amrap Regional Chart is Cookin’ On 3 Burners (right) with their track Real Life Baby featuring Emmi. Listen to the official audio for the charting track as featured via Amrap pages on station websites including Fraser Coast FM in QLD, 3WAY FM in VIC, Harvey Community Radio in WA, as well as 2BBB and Bay FM in NSW. The groove-heavy track received airplay from 5 Triple Z in SA, Noosa Community Radio and Coast FM in QLD, 897fm Twin Cities and Harvey Community Radio in WA, TLC-FM, 2BOB and Eastside Radio in NSW, as well as 979fm, 96.5 Inner FM, Sunbury Radio 3MGB and Whitehorse Boroondara FM in VIC.

Major Leagues enter the Amrap Metro Chart at #3 with Good Love. The garage-pop track, which is characterised by stunning vocal harmonies and crisp lo-fi production, features in FBi Sydney’s New Music List. Listen to the official audio for Good Love as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Radio Adelaide, Triple R Melbourne, 97.9 Valley FM and FBi Radio in NSW as well as Toowoomba Community Radio and 4ZZZ in QLD.  

Underground Lovers appear in the Amrap Regional Chart for the third week, with The Rerun taking out #3 this time. The Melbourne-based band chatted with Neil Rogers at Triple R in Melbourne, prior to their live-to-air set in the Triple R Performance Space. They discussed introducing new songs into their live set, their latest album and they also performed the charting track live, amongst other new tracks off their album. Listen to the interview and performance here. Watch the official video for The Rerun as featured via Amrap pages on station websites including Fraser Coast FM in QLD, FBi Radio and Bay FM in NSW as well as Triple R and 3MDR in VIC.

Making their debut in the Amrap Metro Chart at #4 are Batpiss with their most recent release Paralyzed, which has been added to FBi Sydney’s New Music List. Watch the official music video for Paralyzed as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 4ZZZ in QLD, Edge Radio in TAS, Triple R and 3MDR in VIC as well as Yass FM and FBi Radio in NSW.

Pond has moved up in the Amrap Regional Chart to #4 with Paint Me Silver. Watch the official video for the psych-rock track, as featured via Amrap pages on station websites including Edge Radio Hobart, 4ZZZ Brisbane, Radio AdelaideRTRFM and Harvey Community Radio in WA, as well as BAY FM and FBi Radio in NSW. Pond’s album The Weather was SYN Radio Melbourne’s Aussie Album of the Week and also RTRFM Perth’s Feature Album of the Week.

The Owls debut in the Amrap Metro Chart at #5 with the pop-rock track Jesus Let Me Fly. Josh from The Owls joined Sunday Sweets on SYN Radio Melbourne to discuss the charting single, the band’s hiatus, and their single launch in their hometown of Newcastle. Watch the official video for Let Me Fly as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane, Edge Radio Hobart, 96.5 Inner FM in VIC as well as 97.9 Valley FM and Yass FM in NSW.  

Taking out #5 in the Amrap Regional Chart is Dan Sultan with Hold It Together. Listen to the official audio for the rocking-roots track, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Noosa FM in QLD, Triple R in VIC, Radio Adelaide in SA as well as 97.9 Valley FM, Bay FM2BBBNorthside Radio and Koori Radio in NSW.

Gang of Youths appear at #6 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Atlas Drowned. The angst-filled rock track, which is the second single off the Sydney band’s upcoming album, featured on FBi Radio Sydney’s New Music List. Listen to the official audio for Atlas Drowned as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Edge Radio Hobart, 4ZZZ in QLD as well as Yass FM and FBi Radio in NSW.  

Debuting at #6 in the Amrap Regional Chart, whilst also appearing at #8 in the Amrap Metro Chart are Winston Surfshirt with Ali D. The soulful and infectiously groove-heavy track featured on SYN Radio’s Sweet 16 and FBi Radio’s New Music List, alongside further airplay from Noosa FM in QLD, WOW FM and 5 Triple Z in SA, 96.5 Inner FM and 3MBG in VIC as well as Albany Community Radio and Radio Goolarri in WA.

Brisbane-based four-piece The Jungle Giants take out #7 in the Amrap Metro Chart with their latest track On Your Way Down, which features in 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20. Listen to the official audio for the synth-driven pop-rock track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 97.9 Valley FM in NSW as well as Toowoomba Community Radio and 4ZZZ in QLD.  

Cloud Control (left) enter the Amrap Regional Chart at #7 with Rainbow City, with the track also being added to FBi’s New Music List. Watch the enthralling video for Rainbow City as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 4ZZZ in QLD, Radio Adelaide in SA as well as FBi Radio and  2MCR in NSW.

Debuting at #8 in the Amrap Regional Chart is Eagle & The Wolf with Lost But Not Alone. Watch the official video for the sombre yet uplifting blues-roots track, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Voice of the Avon in WA, FBi Radio in NSW as well as 96.5 Inner FM in VIC.

Screamfeeder appears in the Amrap Metro Chart for the third week, currently taking out #9 with Half Lies. Watch the official video for the charting track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Edge Radio Hobart, 4ZZZ Brisbane, Triple R Melbourne, and Radio Adelaide as well as Heritage FM and RTRFM in WA. Screamfeeder’s latest album Pop Guilt features on Triple R’s Soundscapes, with Half Lies gaining community radio airplay from 2BAY FM in NSW, Radio 4YOU in QLD, Edge Radio Hobart, 6HFM in WA, Fleurieu FM and 5 Triple Z in SA, as well as 3MDR, 94.7 The Pulse and OCR FM in VIC.

Jade Imagine takes out #9 in the Amrap Regional Chart with the track You & I. Jade McInally, the lead singer of Jade Imagine, chatted to Pete from The Ride on Edge Radio Hobart, and discussed the development of their debut EP What The F**k Was I Thinking. The Debut EP was listed in PBS FM Melbourne’s Feature Album and also appeared in SYN’s Sweet 16. You & I earned airplay support from Voice of The Avon and 6HFM in WA, Radio 4YOU, Noosa Community Radio, Fraser Coast FM and Radio 4EB in QLD, 96.5 Inner FM, Southern FM, OCR FM, 3CR and 94.7 The Pulse, Fleurieu FM, 5 Triple Z, Rox FM, Three D Radio and PBA FM in SA, as well as 2MCR, Yass FM, Bay FM, Nambucca Valley Radio, 2BOB Radio and 2RDJ in NSW.  

Ben Evolent once again takes out #10 in the Amrap Regional Chart with the track Next Time. Ben Evolent dropped into Drive It Live on Territory FM, where he performed a stripped back version of another track, Larry Kin, off his recently released EP. Watch the official video for Next Time as featured via Amrap pages on station websites including Bay FM in NSW, Voice of the Avon in WA, and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC. The charting track has received community radio support from Gin Gin’s Own in QLD, Tribe FM and 5Triple Z in SA, Bay and Basin, 2BACR and Orange FM in NSW, Eastern FM, 3WAY-FM and Seymour FM in VIC.

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

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