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Chart Analysis June 19, 2018

Moaning Lisa and Emily Wurramara top the community radio charts

Moaning Lisa and Emily Wurramara top the community radio charts

Community radio shows a huge amount of support for Australian music, with almost 40% of music played coming from local artists. Taste-making presenters excel at giving airtime to an incredible spread of what Aussie artists have to offer. The Amrap Metro and Amrap Regional Charts provide insight into what’s getting airplay and attention on community radio each week. Here’s the lowdown on some tunes charting this week.


Emily Wurramara – #1 Amrap Regional & #9 Amrap Metro

Another Emily Wurramara song, another Amrap chart #1! The Groote Eylandt, Brisbane-based singer-songwriter is easily one of the most loved artists on community radio across Australia. Teasing out another song from her much-awaited forthcoming debut album Milyakburra, ‘Lady Blue’ is yet another sweet showcase of Wurramara’s delicacy and poise when it comes to storytelling. Celebrating her community and culture, Wurramara is set to take her stories far and wide for a very long time. Airplay is well dotted along the Australian community radio landscape at places like Radio Adelaide, Hobart’s Edge Radio, NSW’s Tank FM and Victoria’s 979 FM.


Hannah Cameron – #5 Amrap Metro & #10 Amrap Regional

Sounding delightfully like a lost relic from Britain’s great folk era of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, Victoria’s Hannah Cameron has released her second album I Lay Where You Lie. The latest single from the album, ‘What Remains’ is a sweeping, string-laden gem that soars on Cameron’s honeyed yet piercing vocal. It’s one of the more epic feeling tracks from an affecting and intimate set that marks a deep talent to treasure. Making an impact across community radio both regionally and in the big smoke, FBi Radio in Sydney, 2BBB in Bellingen, NSW, and Western Australia’s Voice of the Avon are just a few stations embracing Cameron.


Doko – #8 Amrap Regional

Describing themselves as a Sydney band trying to navigate that city’s crippling lockout laws, at the very least nothing is stopping Doko on the creative front. ‘Break Open’ takes on a classic 80s power-pop template, boosted by hopped-up synth melodies and a nifty reggae breakdown sliding in. It’s pretty smooth sailing for such a curious concoction of sounds, showing off some of Doko’s slick handling in the lead-up to their second album. They’re getting the most traction regionally at community radio, with the likes of Tasmania’s Tyga FM, Yass FM in NSW and South Australia’s 5GTR giving ‘Break Open’ great spins.


imbi the girl – #3 Amrap Metro

The third single from the non-binary Sydney artist is another assured and open-hearted gem seamlessly fusing hip hop, soul and R&B. ‘Swell’ will melt hearts just as imbi the girl melts styles into something distinctly their own. imbi the girl is set to tour nationally for the first time with the Listen Out Festival, and there won’t be any shortage of community radio stations offering support from city to city – Brisbane’s 4ZZZ FM and Sydney’s FBI Radio leading the way for airplay.


Moaning Lisa – #1 Amrap Metro & #3 Amrap Regional

This foursome of Canberra music school grads combine grunge-era alt-rock with the feel-good end of dream pop to come up with some creamy and crunchy numbers, the latest being ‘Good’. This is the kind of rifferama we could sail away on all day, and judging by the high chart positions for ‘Good’ at both Metro and Regional, it seems like community radio at large could, too, This short and sweet nugget is getting pounded at stations like Perth’s 6RTR FM, Brisbane’s 4ZZZ FM, Melbourne’s 3RRR FM and Victoria’s Mountain District Radio.


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

The Amrap Charts show the top ten tracks ordered for airplay by community broadcasters through the Amrap’s AirIt music distribution service. Amrap is an initiative of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia which distributes new Australian music to community radio stations nationwide & empowers broadcasters to promote new Australian music on air & online.

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