Chart Analysis November 9, 2017

Methyl Ethel and Saskwatch Dominate in the Community Radio Charts

Methyl Ethel and Saskwatch Dominate in the Community Radio Charts

Image: Methyl Ethel (photo via Pilerats)

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 Methyl Ethel rise up to #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart, while Saskwatch slide into the top spot in the Amrap Regional Chart.


Methyl Ethel 
move into #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart, and also debut at #6 in the Amrap Regional Chart with the dark and fantastical trackL’Heure des Sorcières. Jake Webb recently joined Lauren and Simon on Breaking and Entering at Triple R Melbourne to discuss the Perth-based band’s second album Everything Is Forgotten. Jake chats about the sonic through-line which developed on the record, touring economically, and allowing lyrics to be interpreted, rather than revealing the thematic content behind songs. Everything Is Forgotten was FBi Radio Sydney’s Album of the Week, featured on Triple R Melbourne’s Soundscapes, 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Music Department Picks and 2ser Sydney’s Servin Up, whilst L’Heure des Sorcières has also been included on Edge Radio Hobart’s New Music List.

Saskwatch take over both the Amrap Regional and Amrap Metro Charts with December Nights charting at #1 and #2 respectively. Saskwatch stopped by Breakfasters Live on Triple R Melbourne in April of 2016 to perform an enthralling acoustic version of Sorry I Let It Come Between Us, from their 2015 LP of the same title. View the performance here. The groove-heavy rock track December Nights has been added to RTRFM Perth’s Sound Selection, 2SER Sydney’s Servin’ Up, and also SYN Radio’s Sweet 16, whilst also receiving further airplay from Edge Radio Hobart, Harvey Community Radio and Heritage FM in WA, Radio Alexandrina and 5 Triple Z in SA, 2RDJ, Yass FM and 2EAR FM in NSW, Coast FM, Noosa Community Radio, Fraser Coast Community Radio and 4BAY in QLD, as well as 3MDR, PBS FM, 979fm, 3WBC, 3WAY and OCR FM in VIC.

Innocent Eve makes their debut in the Amrap Regional Chart at #2, with their latest single Sisters. The country-folk track, which features sublime vocal harmonies, has received nationwide airplay from 2XX FM in Canberra, Radio Mama in WA, Fraser Coast FM and Gin Gin’s Own in QLD, 2RRR, Nambucca Valley Radio, Northside Radio, TLC FM and 2BAR in NSW, Radio Alexandrina, 5 Triple Z, Coast FM, Umeewarra Media and Fleurieu FM in SA, as well as 3NRG, 3WAY, 99.9 Voice FM, 96.5 Inner FM, Triple H, Whitehorse Boroondara FM and Otways Community Radio in VIC.

Melbourne’s Red Red Krovvy debuts in the Amrap Metro Chart at #3 with Holiday. The catchy and mean garage-punk track has been included on SYN Radio Melbourne’s Sweet 16 and debut album Red Red Krovvy has made 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Music Department Picks. Holiday has also received further airplay from 5 Triple Z in SA, 2EAR FM, Tank FM and 2SEA in NSW, as well as 3WAY, OCR FM, 3MDR, and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC.

Sarah Carroll and The Left Wing moves up to #3 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Star Parade. Watch the official video for the track as featured via Amrap pages on station websites including Fraser Coast FM in QLD, and 96.5 Inner FM and Triple R in VIC. The upbeat blues-roots song has earned radio airplay from City Park Radio in TAS, Radio Mama in WA, Radio Alexandrina and 5 Triple Z in SA, TLCFM, 2OCB, 2NVR and 2BOB in NSW, Radio 4YOU, Gin Gin’s Own, Coast FM and Fraser Coast Community Radio in QLD, as well as Seymour FM, 3WAY FM, Whitehorse Boroondara FM, Otways Community Radio, 3MGB Wilderness Radio, Radio Murrindindi, 96.5 Inner FM, and 99.9 Voice FM in VIC.

Emily WurramaraEmily Wurramara (left) re-enters the Amrap Metro Chart with single Hey Love charting at #4. Emily joined Nic on 2ser Sydney’s Breakfast Program to speak about the strength and unity Indigenous Australians display in the face of racism. She touches on writing Hey Love in response to her mother’s experiences with racial discrimination during high school, and also reveals her shock when being asked to represent Australia at the International Folk Alliance in Kansas. The emotive folk track has been added to SYN Radio Melbourne’s Sweet 16, RTRFM’s Sound Selection and also featured in 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20.

Batpiss move up in the Amrap Metro Chart, with Weatherboard Man taking out #5. Watch the official video for the charting track, as featured via Amrap pages on station websites including Triple R Melbourne, RTRFM Perth, and 4ZZZ Brisbane. The powerfully intense grot-rock song was featured on SYN Radio Melbourne’s Sweet 16, RTRFM Perth’s Sound Selection, and received further airplay from Heritage FM in WA, Three D Radio in SA, 979fm, 96.5 Inner FM and 3WAY in VIC, as well as SWRFM, 2SEA, and 2SEAR in NSW.

The Mae Trio feature once more in the Amrap Regional Chart, with Well Enough Alone charting at #5. Watch an enthralling live performance ofWell Enough Alone as featured via Amrap pages on station websites including 96.5 Inner FM and 3WAY FM in VIC, Northside Radio and FBi Radio in NSW, as well as Fraser Coast FM and 4ZZZ in QLD.

Casii Williams debuts in the Amrap Metro Chart at #6 with How Can I Live. The track, which features as a part of the Desert Divas Volume IIprogram, has been included on FBi Radio Sydney’s New Music List, and received further airplay from CAAMA in NT, Umeewarra Media, 5 Triple Z and Radio Alexandrina in SA, 2AIR, SWRFM, Eastside Radio, Nambucca Valley Radio, and 2BAR in NSW, as well as Radio Murrindindi, Voice FM, Otways Community Radio, Tribe FM, 99.9 Voice FM and WMAfm in VIC.

Brisbane duo OKBadlands make their debut in the Amrap Metro Chart, with PTY LTD charting at #7. Sally from OKBadlands called in to Sunday Sweets on SYN Radio Melbourne to chat about their latest single, working with Golden Vessel, their upcoming debut EP, and the duo’s plans to tour as often as possible in 2017. PTY LTD, which showcases smooth wispy vocals over a simple and uplifting beat, has been added to 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20 and SYN Melbourne’s Sweet 16, whilst receiving further airplay from 2RDJ in NSW, 5 Triple Z in SA as well as 3NRG, 96.5 Inner FM and 94.7 The Pulse in VIC.

John McNamara features at #7 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Bad Reputation. Watch the official Rollin’ With It album teaser as featured via Amrap pages, on station websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane. The blues-soul track has earned airplay from Artsound in the ACT, City Park Radio in TAS, radioksa and 5 Triple Z in SA, Coast FM and Fraser Coast FM in QLD, 2BOB Radio, TLC FM and 2SEA in NSW, as well as Seymour FM, 3BBB, 3NRG, Eastern FM, #MGB Wilderness Radio, 3NOW, Yarra Valley FM, 96.5 Inner FM and 94.7 The Pulse in VIC. 

Boat ShowWA garage punks Boat Show (left) debut at #8 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Cis White Boy. Jenny and Ali from Boat Show joined Breakfast with Caitlin on RTRFM Perth in December to chat about the Perth music scene and playing in other bands including Dream Rimmy and Gunns. They also perform a stripped back version of Running Away from their debut album live-to-air. Listen back here. Boat Show’s debut LP Groundbreaking Masterpiece is Album of the Week at SYN Radio Melbourne.

The Lachy Doley Group enters the Amrap Regional Chart at #8 with Only Cure For The Blues Is The Blues.  Watch a full live set from The Lachy Doley Group, as featured via Amrap pages, on station websites including Bay FM in NSW, RTRFM Perth, as well as 4ZZZ and Fraser Coast FM in QLD. Latest album Lovelight was named Album of the Week on Eastside Radio Sydney, and the charting track received further airplay support from Artsound in the ACT, City Park Radio in TAS, Radio Alexandrina, Coast FM and 5 Triple Z in SA, Coast FM, Noosa Community Radio and Fraser Coast Community Radio in QLD, 2SEA, 2BOB, 2NCR and Eastside Radio in NSW, 3WBC, 3WAY, Seymour FM, 99.9 Voice FM and 3MGB Wilderness Radio in VIC.

The Pink Tiles are featured for the third week in the Amrap Metro Chart, with Time For Love currently taking out #9. The Melbourne-based 6-piece were invited to be a part of PBS FM Melbourne’s Drive Live extravaganza. The highlights, including The Pink Tiles live-to-air set, are available to listen to here. Time For Love has been added to SYN Radio’s Sweet 16 and RTRFM’s Sound Selection and also made Edge Radio Hobart’s New Music List.

Angus Stone’s latest project Dope Lemon debuts at #9 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Home Soon. Watch the official video for the charting track as featured via Amrap pages, on station websites including Edge Radio Hobart, 4ZZZ Brisbane, Mountain District Radio in VIC, as well as2BBB, 2RRR, Bay FM and FBi Radio in NSW. The blues-infused rock track has been included on Edge Radio Hobart’s New Music List and SYN Radio’s Sweet 16.

Domini Forster debuts at #10 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Then You Stop. Watch the official video for Then You Stop as featured via Amrap pages on station websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane, Radio Eastside in NSW, 96.5 Inner FM in VIC and Edge Radio Hobart. Raven, Forster’s debut album, was featured on Triple R Melbourne’s Soundscapes, whilst the charting track received radio airplay support from 2BAR in NSW, 5EFM and 5 Triple Z in SA, as well as Apple 98.5 FM, Joy 94.9, Otways Community Radio and Yarra Valley FM in VIC.

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

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