Chart Analysis June 21, 2017

GL Joins Dan Sultan At The Top Of The Community Radio Charts

GL Joins Dan Sultan 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 GL moves into #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart, with Dan Sultan continuing to hold onto the #1 position in the Amrap Regional Chart. 

GL have risen to take out #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart during their second charting week, with latest offering Destiny. The track, which is driven by a bouncing bass line and compelling harmony, appears in SYN’s Sweet 16, RTRFM’s Sound Selection and also FBi Radio’s New Music List. Destiny has received further airplay support from HFM and Harvey Community Radio in WA, 5 Triple Z, Tribe FM, Fleurieu FM and WOW FM in SA, 98.9 North West FM, 96.5 Inner FM, OCR FM and Plenty Valley FM in VIC, as well as FBi Radio, 2BACR, Nim FM, 2SER and 2RRR in NSW. 

Dan Sultan appears at #1 for the third continuous week with Hold It Together. Listen to the official audio for Hold It Together as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Harvey Community Radio in WA, Fraser Coast FM in QLD, Radio Adelaide in SA, Plenty Valley FM in VIC. The track, which features a volcanic chorus backed by a gospel choir, has amassed radio airplay from CAAMA in NT, Voice of the Avon in WA, Fraser Coast FM and 4YOU in QLD, 5CST, Tribe FM, Alex FM, and Fleurieu FM in SA, 99.9 Voice FM, 3MGB Wilderness Radio, and PBS FM in VIC, as well as Koori Radio, 2RRR, Bay FM, 2BOB, and Radio Nambucca in NSW.

Sensible J moves into #2 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Fire Sign. Sensible J dropped into the Triple R studios in Melbourne to chat with Chris Gill on Get Down, and was joined by artists Remi and Sampa The Great who feature on the track Fire Sign. The trio discussed their collaborative single, touring together in the UK and Australia, and how Australian music is gaining exposure overseas. The trio also performed the charting single live to air, which is available to listen to here. The groove-heavy hip-hop track appears on SYN’s Sweet 16, RTRFM’s Sound Selection as well as FBi Radio’s New Music List, with further airplay from HFM in WA, CAAMA in NT, Eastside Radio, and 2SER in NSW, 5 Triple Z, WOW FM, Tribe FM, and Fleurieu FM in SA, 96.5 Inner FM, Seymour FM, OCR FM and 3CR in VIC.

Kardajala Kirridarra are charting at #2 in the Amrap Regional Chart, whilst also taking out #5 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Ngabaju (Grandmother’s Song). Eleanor Dixon, the vocalist and songwriter of Kardajala Kirridarra, joined Gloria and Ro on The Shortlist on SYN Melbourne. She spoke of the four-piece’s formation, fusing electronic production with the poetry of the Mudburra language to create their sound, and empowering women with their art and debut album. Ngabaju (Grandmother’s Song) appears on RTRFM’s Sound Selection as well as SYN’s Sweet 16.

Mere Women debut in the Amrap Metro Chart at #3 with Eternally. Watch the official video for the charting track, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Edge Radio Hobart, Voice of the Avon in WA, FBi Radio and 2GLF in NSW, as well as Triple R and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC. Big Skies, the third LP from Mere Women, is PBS FM’s Feature Album of the Week, with Eternally featuring on Edge Radio’s New Music List and FBi Radio’s New Music List. Eternally has been featured in Tone Deaf’s ’The 8 Best Australian Songs You Haven’t Heard’, with Edge Radio’s Music Director Aeron Clark. Check out the article here.

Courtney Barnett continues her presence in the Amrap Regional Chart, with How To Boil An Egg charting at #3 this week. Listen to the official audio for How to Boil An Egg as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including RTRFM and Heritage FM in WA, Triple R, 3MDR, 3WAY in VIC, Bay FM in NSW and Edge Radio in Hobart. The rock track, on which Barnett played every instrument herself, has received community radio support from CAAMA Radio in NT, Newman Community Radio in WA, Coast FM in QLD, 5BBB, Coast FM and Three D Radio in SA, 3CR, Mitchell Community Radio, 3MDR, 3WAY FM in VIC, as well as 2MCE, 2SER, Hawkesbury Radio, 2RRR, 2NVR, 2RDJ in NSW.

School Damage move into #4 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Tall Poppies. School Damage performed a riveting Studio 5 Live Set on Mixing Up The Medicine on PBS FM Melbourne, where they performed songs from their recently released self-titled debut album. Tall Poppies has amassed radio airplay from CAAMA in NT, HFM in WA, FBi Radio and Yass FM in NSW, Three D Radio, 5 Triple Z, Fleurieu FM and Tribe FM in SA, as well as 3MDR, 3WAY, OCR FM and 3CR in VIC.

D Henry Fenton debuts in the Amrap Regional Charts at #4 with Tiny Pieces. Listen to the official audio for Tiny Pieces as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Fraser Coast FM in QLD, as well as Northside Radio and Triple H in NSW. The track, which features a catchy chorus and infectious melody, has earned airplay support from Fraser Coast FM in QLD, Albany Community Radio in WA, 88.9 Hills Radio, 5 Triple Z, and Radio Adelaide in SA, 3WAY FM, 3WBC, and UGFM – Radio Murrindindi in VIC, as well as Northside Radio, 2SEA, 2CHR, and Orange Community Radio in NSW. 

Gretta Ziller enters the Amrap Regional Charts at #5 with Slaughterhouse Blues. Listen to the official audio for the charting track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 979fm in VIC, as well as 2RRR and FBi Radio in NSW. The blues-roots infused country track has received airplay from City Park Radio in TAS, Radio Goolarri in WA, 5CST and 5 Triple Z in SA, Coast FM and Gin Gin’s Own in QLD, 3WAY FM, Otways Community Radio, 99.9 Voice FM in VIC, as well as 2SEA, 2CHR, Valley FM and Radio Nambucca in NSW.

Cables Ties have held onto #6 in the Amrap Metro Charts with the track Say What You Mean. Watch the official music video for the charting track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including RTRFM Perth, 4ZZZ Brisbane as well as Triple R, 3MDR and 3WAY FM in VIC. Cable Ties self- titled album was named Triple R’s Album of the Week, and also appears on 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20. The punk opus has earned radio airplay support from Voice of the Avon in WA, Coast FM, Hawkesbury Radio and FBi Radio in NSW, Fleurieu FM, 5 Triple Z, Coast FM and Three D Radio in SA, as well as PBS FM, 3RPP, CR FM, 3MDR and 3CR in VIC. 

The Jungle Giants appear at #6 in the Amrap Regional Charts with On Your Way Down. Listen to the official audio for the synth-pop track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including BAY FM in NSW, Radio Adelaide in SA, Heritage FM in WA, as well as 3MDR and 3WAY in VIC. On Your Way Down has received airplay from Edge Radio Hobart, Voice of the Avon in WA, 99.9 Voice FM, 3MDR, 3CR in VIC, 4ZZZ, Coast FM, and Cairns FM in QLD, Coast FM, Three D Radio, and Fleurieu FM in SA, as well as 2SEA, 2NVR, 2NSB, 2BOB, 2RRR, Bay FM, 2MCE in NSW. 

Bus Vipers debut at #7 in the Amrap Metro Chart with CSIRO Weeds. Watch the official video for CSIRO Weeds as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including FBi Radio Sydney, 4ZZZ Brisbane, Voice of the Avon in WA as well as Triple R and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC. The garage-pop track was included in FBi Radio’s New Music List, SYN’s Sweet 16, and amassed further community radio support from 96.5 Inner FM in VIC, Voice of the Avon in WA, Radio Alexandrina in SA, as well as FBi Radio and 2SER in NSW. 

Appearing at #7 in the Amrap Regional Chart is Casey Donovan with latest track Lonely. Listen to the official audio for Lonely as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Fraser Coast FM in QLD, as well as Plenty Valley FM, and North West FM in VIC. The melancholic pop song has earned airplay from Bunbury Community Radio in WA, 3WAY in VIC, Nag Radio, Fraser Coast FM, and Cairns FM in QLD, Alex FM, 5 Triple Z, and Tribe FM in SA, as well as Edge FM, 2SSR, 2SER, and Koori Radio in NSW.

Making his debut in the Amrap Metro Chart is Kirin J. Callinan, with Bravado charting at #8. Kirin J. Callinan’s second album Bravado is FBi Radio’s Album of the Week, and SYN’s Australian Album of the Week. Watch the official video for the charting track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including RTRFM Perth, 4ZZZ Brisbane, FBi Radio and 2RRR in NSW, as well as 96.5 Inner FM and Triple R in VIC.

Simpson, Espie, Ferrier, Waters debut in the Amrap Regional Charts at #8, with the track You’ll Never Know. Kerri Simpson from the four-piece called in to Classically Saturday on 3MDR in VIC, to discuss the creation of their album Bluebirds. Listen back to the interview here . You’ll Never Know has amassed airplay from 88.9 Hills Radio in SA, Cairns FM, Fraser Coast FM, and Nag Radio in QLD, 2CCR, 97.9 Valley FM, and Nambucca Valley Radio in NSW, as well as Seymour FM, 99.9 Voice FM, Eastern FM, 96.5 Inner FM, Otways Community Radio, Mitchell Community Radio, and 3WAY FM in VIC.

Batpiss (right) continue their presence in the Amrap Metro Chart at #9 with Paralyzed. Listen to the official audio for Paralyzed as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane, RTRFM Perth, Edge Radio Hobart, Triple R and 3MDR in VIC as well as Yass FM and FBi Radio in NSW. The charting track has been included in FBi Radio’s New Music List, SYN’s Sweet 16 and 4ZZZ’s Top 20, with additional airplay from Harvey Community Radio and HFM in WA, 5 Triple Z, Fleurieu FM, Three D radio, Tribe FM and Coast FM in SA, 3MDR, 3WAY, 3WBC, PBS FM, 3CR and OCR FM in VIC as well as SWRFM, Yass FM, Bay FM, 2SEA, Hawkesbury Radio and Coast FM in NSW.

Kutcha Edwards re-appears at #9 in the Amrap Regional Charts with Downtown. The blues-roots track has earned airplay support from Radio Goolarri in WA, Phoenix Radio in QLD, Seymour FM, Hills Radio and 5 Triple Z in SA, 2AIR, Koori Radio, and Nambucca Valley FM in NSW, as well as 99.9 Voice FM, Otways Community Radio, and Mitchell Community Radio in VIC. 

Ainslie Wills re-enters the Amrap Metro Chart, with Running Second charting at #10. Watch a stripped back, live version of Running Second, as featured via Amrap pages on station websites including RTRFM Perth, 4ZZZ Brisbane, Edge Radio Hobart, Triple R and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC, 2RRR, Bay FM, 2BBB and FBi Radio in NSW. The charting track was included in FBi Radio’s New Music List, Edge Radio’s New Music List and SYN’s Sweet 16, with further airplay from HFM in WA, Star FM and City Park Radio in TAS, 4BAY, Radio 4EB, and Coast FM in QLD, 96.5 Inner FM, OCR FM and PBS FM in VIC, Tribe FM, Fleurieu FM, 5 Triple Z, and Coast FM in SA, as well as FBi Radio, 2AIR FM, Bay FM, Nambucca Valley Radio, 2RRR, Coast FM and SWRFM in NSW. 

Lloyd Spiegel debuts in the Amrap Regional Charts at #10, with Devil On My Shoulder. Lloyd Spiegel joined Helen on Roots of Rhythm on PBS FM Melbourne, where he spoke of being a travelling musician, writing his upcoming album This Time Tomorrow on the road, and the challenges of performing to a non-English speaking audience. He also performed a track off the upcoming album live-to-air. Devil On My Shoulder has earned airplay support from Huon FM in TAS, Fraser Coast FM, and Sunshine FM in QLD, 88.9FM Hills Radio, and 5 Triple Z in SA, 2AIR, 2NVR, 2PSR, 2RRR, 2SEA, and 2TLC in NSW, as well as 3BBB, 99.9 Voice FM, Eastern FM, 3MDR, 3NOW, and 98.9 North West FM in VIC. 

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

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