News October 31, 2017

Jess Locke and The Buckleys appear at the top of the community radio charts

Jess Locke and The Buckleys appear 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, Jess Locke debuts at #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart, with The Buckleys rising into #1 in the Amrap Regional Chart.

Jess Locke has entered the Amrap Metro Chart at #1 with ‘Universe’. Jess Locke joined Stephen Ferris on Mornings on FBi Radio back in May of this year. She chatted about her song-writing process, her musical inspirations, and delved into the development of her second album, which was very recently released via Pool House Records. Jess also performed a stripped back version of ‘Better/Bitter’, a track off her second album, Universe, live to air. Listen back to their chat here.  Watch the official music video for the pop-rock charting track, as featured via Amrap pages on station websites including Radio Adelaide in SA, Edge Radioin TAS, 4ZZZ and Noosa FMin QLD, 107.3 HFMand Voice of the Avon in WA, 96.5 Inner FM, Triple Rand 3MDR in VIC, FBi Radio, 2GLF, 97.9 Valley FM, Yass FM, 2NVR and 2MCR in NSW. Jess Locke’s recently released sophomore record was included in FBi Radio’s New Music List, alongside featuring in PBS FM’s Top Ten.

Ascending into #1 in the Amrap Regional Chart are The Buckleys with their track ‘Run’. Watch the official video clip for the upbeat country-pop single, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Bay FM in NSW, 4ZZZ in Brisbane, 96.5 Inner FM in VIC and Valley FM in NSW.  ‘Run’ has received nationwide airplay from stations including City Park Radio in TAS, Voice of the Avon, 107.3 HFM and Radio Mama in WA, Coast FM, Sunshine FM, Fraser Coast FM and Noosa FM in QLD, Coast FM, WOWFM, Radio Alexandrina, Fleurieu, Tribe FM, Three D Radio and 5 Triple Z in SA, 2CHR, 2BSB, 2MCE, 2VR, Radio Norfolk, Highland FM, Bay FM, Hawkesbury Radio, 2OCB and 2GCR in NSW as well as 3MDR, Joy 94.9, OCR FM, Seymour, Yarra Valley,  3WBC, 3WAY, UGFM – Radio Murrindindi, 96.5 Inner FM, 3RPC and 99.9 Voice FM in VIC.

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile debut at #2 in the Amrap Metro Chart with their collaborative track ‘Continental Breakfast’. Courtney Barnett phoned in to Triple R Melbourne whilst she was in Portland, to chat with Grant Davis of Test Pattern about her recent collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice, created with American musician Kurt Vile. She discussed how the project came to fruition, the additional energy the contributing musicians brought to the studio, covering each other’s songs, and how the album is translating into the live setting. Listen back to the interview here.  Watch the official music video for ‘Continental Breakfast’ as featured via Amrap pages on station websites including Radio Adelaide in Adelaide, Edge Radioin Hobart, 4ZZZ and Fraser Coast FM in QLD, Triple R, 3WAY FM, 96.5 Inner FM and 979fm in VIC, as well as FBi Radio, 2GLF, 2BBB, Yass FMand Bay FMin NSW. Lotta Sea Lice was recently Triple R’s Album of the Week, and also received inclusions in PBS FM’s Top Ten as well as 4ZZZ’s Top 20.

Mama Kin Spender rise into #2 in the Amrap Regional Chart with ‘Bird In Your Tree’. View the official music video for the sonically powerful song, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Edge Radio in TAS, Voice of the Avon in WA, 2BBB and Eastside Radio in NSW, Noosa FM, 4ZZZ and Fraser Coast FM in QLD, as well as 3WAY FM, 979fm and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC. ‘Bird In Your Tree’, the soulful blues track, has earned nationwide airplay from City Park Radio in TAS, Artsound FM in ACT, Voice of the Avon and KCR FM in WA, Fraser Coast FM, Coast FM and Noosa FM in QLD, 5MBS, 5GTR FM, 5 Triple Z, Radio Alexandria, Fleurieu FM, Three D Radio and 5WOW in SA, 3MGB, 3NRG, WMAfm, Yarra Valley FM, OCR FM, 99.9 Voice FM, 979fm, 3WAY FM, 3RPC and Eastern FM in VIC as well as Nambucca Valley Radio, 2BOB, 2MCE, Bay FM, TLC FM, Eastside Radio, 2RSR, 2SEA, Highland FM and 2BBB in NSW.

Miss Blanks appears at #3 in the Amrap Metro Chart this week with the track ‘Skinny Bitches’. Listen to the audio for the hip-hop track, as featured via Amrap pages on station websites including 107.3 HFMin WA, FBi Radioin Sydney, 4ZZZ in Brisbane, WOWFM in SA as well as Triple Rin Melbourne. ‘Skinny Bitches’ was included in 4ZZZ’s Top 20 and SYN’s Sweet 16, with further airplay from PBS FM and OCR FM in VIC, as well as WOWFM and 5 Triple Z in SA.

Mia Dyson takes out #3 in the Amrap Regional Chart with ‘Gambling’, during the tracks’ fourth appearance in the charts. The track, which is the first taste from Mia Dyson’s new album, was included in SYN’s Sweet 16, with additional spins from Artsound FM in the ACT, Star FM and City Park Radio in TAS, 5GTR FM, 5 Triple Z and Fleurieu FM in SA, Harvey Community Radio, Voice of the Avon and KCR FM in WA, Beau FM, Noosa FM, Fraser Coast FM, 4ZZZ, Sunshine FM, and Radio 4EB in QLD, 2MCE, Northside Radio, Radio Norfolk, Nambucca Valley Radio, 2BOB Radio, Highland FM, Bay FM, TLC FM and 2ser in NSW, as well as 3WBC, Seymour FM, 3CR, 3WAY FM, 99.1 Smart FM, UGFM – Radio Murrindindi, 99.9 Voice FM, 3MDR, 3MGB, 3RPC, Eastern FM and OCR FM in VIC.

Debuting at #4 in the Amrap Metro Chart with the track ‘Today Tonight’ is Totally Mild. Watch the official music video for ‘Today Tonight’ as featured via Amrap pages on station websites including Edge Radioin Hobart, 4ZZZ in Brisbane, Triple Rand 3MDR in VIC, as well as 2GLF, FBi Radioand 2BBB in NSW. The soaring and blissful pop song was included in RTRFM’s Sound Selection, SYN’s Sweet 16 and Edge Radio’s New Music List, with additional spins from UGFM – Radio Murrindindi in VIC, 2SER in NSW as well as Noosa FM and Coast FM in QLD.

Paul Kelly enters the Amrap Regional Chart at #4 with ‘Rising Moon’. Paul Kelly, along with long-time collaborator Linda Bull, joined The Breakfasters on Triple R in Melbourne, where they chatted about their history with the station, with Paul Kelly revealing that he used to be a broadcaster and host a show on the station. Paul, Linda and also Vika Bull, played an intimate and emotional live performance for Triple R’s Radiothon. Listen back to the interview and performance here. View the official music video for ‘Rising Moon’ as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 4ZZZ and Fraser Coast FM in QLD, Yass FM, Bay FM and Radio Skidrow in NSW, as well as Phoenix FM, Triple R, 979fm, 3NOW and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC.  

Moving into #5 in the Amrap Metro Chart is Bec Sandridge with ‘I’ll Never Want A BF’. Watch the video for the autobiographical electro-pop tune, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Edge Radio in Hobart, 4ZZZ in Brisbane, 96.5 Inner FM and Triple R in VIC as well as FBi Radio, 2RRR, 2BBB, Valley FM and 2GLF in NSW. ‘I’ll Never Want A BF’ has received an inclusion in SYN’s Sweet 16 and 4ZZZ’s Top 20, and more recently featuring in Edge Radio’s New Music List.

Alex The Astronaut rises into #6 in the Amrap Metro Chart with ‘Not Worth Hiding’. Watch the official video clip for the deeply personal folk-pop single, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 5 Triple Z in SA, 4ZZZ and Noosa FM in QLD, Voice of The Avon and 107.3 HFM in WA, 3MDR, Triple R, 979fm and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC as well as 2NVR, Bay FM, 2RRR, 2GLF, FBi Radio, 2BBB, Tank FM and 97.9 Valley FM in NSW.  Alex The Astronaut’s recently released EP, See You Soon, has received inclusions in 4ZZZ’s Top 20, and was also SYN’s Aussie Album of the Week.

Taylor Pfeiffer debuts at #6 in the Amrap Regional Chart with ‘Take Her’. View the official video for the alt-country track, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Radio Adelaide and 5BBBin SA. ‘Take Her’, which features the unique blend of banjo and brass instruments, has earned airplay from stations including Radio Mama and 107.3 HFM in WA, Rainbow FM, Fraser Coast FM and 101FM in QLD, Hawkesbury Radio, Tank FM, The Voice of Goulburn and 2CHR in NSW, 5BBB, Coast FM, Radio Alexandrina, 5 Triple Z, Fleurieu FM and WOW FM in SA, as well as 98.5 Apple FM, UGFM, 3WAY FM, 99.9 Voice FM, Triple H FM, 3WBC and 3RPC in VIC.

HANDSOME debuts at #7 in the Amrap Metro Chart with the track ‘Late Night Ball Game feat. Joyride’. Watch the official video clip for the electronic-pop fusion, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Edge Radio in Hobart, 5BBB in SA, as well as 2GLF and 2RRR in NSW. The charting track, which is the debut single from the Sydney based artist, was included in SYN’s Sweet 16 and Edge Radio’s New Music List, with further spins from 2RRR in NSW, as well as 5BBB and 5 Triple Z in SA.

Baker Boy takes out #7 in the Amrap Regional Chart with ‘Marryuna’. The anthemic summer song was included in SYN’s Sweet 16, and more recently in Edge Radio’s New Music List, with further airplay from Yolngu Radio in NT, 4ZZZ, Radio 4EB in QLD, Koori Radio, 2WOW, 2RSR and 2SEA in NSW, Voice of The Avon, 6FX, 6EBA and 107.3 HFM in WA, Tribe FM, Radio Alexandrina, WOWFM, 5UMA, 5BBB, Three D Radio and 5 Triple Z in SA as well as 96.5 Inner FM, WMAfm, OCR FM, Yarra Valley FM, 3CR, Plenty Valley FM, 3HOT, 979fm, PBS FM and Triple R in VIC.

A. Swayze & the Ghosts have held onto #8 in the Amrap Metro Chart with ‘Smooth Sailing’. Listen to the audio for ‘Smooth Sailing’ as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 4ZZZ in QLD, Triple R in Melbourne, Voice of The Avon and 107.3 HFM in WA as well as FBi Radio and Yass FM in NSW. The garage-rock track was added to Edge Radio’s New Music List, as well as receiving further airplay from 4ZZZ in Brisbane, Edge Radio and City Park Radio in TAS, 107.3 HFM and Voice of The Avon in WA, 2SEA, SWRFM and Yass FM in NSW, OCR FM, 3MDR and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC, 5 Triple Z, Three D Radio and PBA FM in SA.

Appearing for the first time in the Amrap Regional Chart at #8 is Noire with the track ‘He’s My Baby’. Watch the official clip for the charting track, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 4ZZZ in QLD, Voice of the Avon and 107.3 HFM in WA, Triple R, 96.5 Inner FM and 3MDR in VIC, as well as Nambucca Valley Radio, FBi Radio, Yass FM, 97.9 Valley FM, 2RRR and Bay FM in NSW.Noire’s debut album Some Kind Of Blue was included in PBS FM’s Top Ten as well as Triple R’s Soundscape.

Mallrat enters the Amrap Metro Chart at #9 with the track ‘Better’. Listen to the official audio for ‘Better’ as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 4ZZZ in Brisbane, 96.5 Inner FM in VIC as well as 2GLF, FBi Radio and 2BOB in NSW. The sparkling jam, with its sweet hooks and characteristically anthemic chorus, has been featured in SYN’s Sweet 16 and 4ZZZ’s Top 20, with additional spins from 5 Triple Z in SA, Coast FM in QLD, UGFM – Radio Murrindindi in VIC as well as Nambucca Valley Radio, 2SEA, 2MCR and 2RDJ in NSW.

Appearing at #9 in the Amrap Regional Chart is Rick Hart with ‘Sweet Emmylou’. Watch the official video clip for ‘Sweet Emmylou’ as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Voice of The Avon in WA, 96.5 Inner FM and 3PLS in VIC. The alt-country track, from Rick Hart’s debut album Let Me In, has earned community radio support from Fraser Coast FM and Coast FM in QLD, 5 Triple Z and Coast FM in SA, Voice of The Avon and Radio Mama in WA, Tank FM, 2GCR, Hawkesbury Radio and 2CHR in NSW as well as 2MDR, 3PLS, 3WAY, 96.5 Inner FM, 99.9 Voice FM, Triple H and 3WBC in VIC.

Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds debut at #10 in the Amrap Metro Chart with the track ‘Take A Little Time’. Brooke recently joined Homebrew on PBS FM in Melbourne, where she chatted about collaborating with artists in Nashville, the differences between Nashville and Melbourne’s live music scenes, and recording the new album The Way You Leave. Brooke Russell also performed a couple of stripped back tracks from the album, which are available to listen to, alongside the interview, here. Watch the official video clip for the alt-country, pop fusion, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 5 Triple Z and 5BBB in SA, 3WAY FM and 94.7 the Pulse in VIC, as well as 97.9 Valley FM and FBi Radio in NSW. The Way You Leave, the sophomore album from Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds, was recently PBS FM’s Feature Album of the Week.

Matt Katsis enters the Amrap Regional Chart at #10 with ‘Need You Here’. Watch the official video for ‘Need You Here’ as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Radio Adelaide and 5BBBin SA. The Americana, alt-country track, which is the first single from the As The River Runs EP, has received airplay from community radio stations including Radio Mama in WA, Star FM in TAS, Artsound FM in ACT, Hawkesbury Radio, Tank FM and Highland FM in NSW, 5BBB, Radio Alexandrina, and 5 Triple Z in SA, as well as 3WAY FM, 96.5 Inner FM, 99.9 Voice FM, Phoenix FM, UGFM – Radio Murrindindi, 3NRG and 88.6 Plenty Valley FM in VIC.

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

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