Chart Analysis July 11, 2017

Shane Nicholson Joins Mere Women At The Top Of The Community Radio Charts

Shane Nicholson Joins Mere Women 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 Mere Women hold onto #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart, with Shane Nicholson rising into #1 in the Amrap Regional Chart.

Mere Women have maintained the #1 spot in the Amrap Metro Chart with the track ’Eternally’. The Sydney-based four-piece recently released their third LP, Big Skies,which was PBS FM’s Feature Album of the Week and FBi Radio’s Feature Album, with the charting track also featuring on Edge Radio’s New Music List. Watch the official video for ’Eternally’, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Voice of the Avon and HFM in WA, Triple R and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC, as well as  FBi Radio, 2MCR and Yass FM in NSW. The punk-rock track amassed airplay from Edge Radio in Hobart, HFM and RTRFM in WA, Radio 4YOU, Bay FM and Fraser Coast FM in QLD, 5 Triple Z, Tribe FM Fleurieu FM and PBA FM in SA, 94.7 The Pulse, OCR FM, Phoenix FM and 3MDR in VIC, and 2SEA, 2SER, FBi Radio, SWR FM, 2BBB, Yass FM, SWRFM, and 2BOB Radio in NSW.

Moving into #1 in the Amrap Regional Chart is Shane Nicholson with ’Safe’. Watch the official video for the charting track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Bay FM in NSW, as well as Triple R, 94.7 The Pulse, 3WAY FM, and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC. The country-rock track, which features jangling guitars and rumbling drums, has earned radio airplay support from PAW Radio, NT, 2XX in Canberra, City Park Radio, and King Island Community Radio in TAS, Fraser Coast FM, 4YOU, Coast FM and Bay FM in QLD, Coast FM, Southern FM, 5 Triple Z and PBA FM in SA, 6BCR, 6KCR, Albany Community Radio, Heritage FM in WA, 2NSB, Nambucca Valley Radio, Triple H FM, and Coonamble Community Radio in NSW, as well as 3RPP, OCR FM, 94.7 The Pulse, 3WAY FM, and 3MGB in VIC.

Wet Lips have risen to #2 in the Amrap Metro Chart with ’See You Later’. Wet Lips’ debut self-titled LP was PBS FM’s Feature Album, and featured in 4ZZZ’s Top 20 and Triple R’s Soundscapes, with the charting track also featuring in Edge Radio’s New Music List. Wet Lips recently performed ’Can’t Take It Anymore’, a track off the LP, live-to-air for Test Pattern Transmissions Series at Triple R’s Performance Space. The Melbourne-based three-piece also performed a live rendition of ’Shame’, another track off their debut LP, for Studio 5 on Fang It! as part of PBS FM’s Drive Live Extravaganza, with the performance available to watch here. Listen to the official audio for ’See You Later’ as featured via Amrap pages on station websites including HFM in WA, 4ZZZ Brisbane, Edge Radio Hobart, as well as Yass FM in NSW and Triple R and 3MDR in VIC.

Tom E Lewis debuts in the Amrap Regional Chart at #2 with ’Shifting Sands’. Tom E Lewis was included in community radio NAIDOC Week Program Specials such as on 5 Triple Z in SA, as well as Friday Drive With Perrie, 88.6 Plenty Valley FM, and Living In The Land of Oz on 979fm in VIC. ’Shifting Sands’, a pop-rock track with a lush reggae vibe, has received airplay support from Artsound FM in Canberra, Noosa Community Radio in QLD, Noongar Radio, 6HFM and Tjuma Pulka Media Aboriginal Corporation in WA, 2EAR FM, 2BOB, Coast FM, 2AIR, and Eastside Radio in NSW, 98.9 North West FM, Southern FM, 96.5 Inner FM, Plenty Valley FM, and OCR FM in VIC, as well as Radio Alexandrina, PBA FM, 5 Triple Z, Three D and Radio Adelaide in SA. 

Julia Jacklin holds onto #3 in the Amrap Metro Chart, and also moves into #6 in the Amrap Regional Chart with ’Eastwick’. Watch the official video for the entrancing pop-rock track, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Fraser Coast FM in QLD, HFM in WA, Triple R and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC, as well as FBi Radio, and 2RRR in NSW. ’Eastwick’ was included in FBi Radio’s New Music List as well as SYN’s Sweet 16, with additional community radio support from 4BAY, Noosa FM and Fraser Coast FM in QLD, Voice of the Avon, RTRFM and HFM in WA,  Star FM, Huon FM and Edge Radio in TAS, 5 Triple Z, Radio Alexandrina, Tribe FM, Fleurieu FM and Hills Radio in SA, 979fm, 99.9 Voice FM, 3WAY FM, 3CR, 96.5 Inner FM and OCR FM in VIC, as well as 2EAR FM, Tank FM, 2SER, 2RRR, SWRFM, Nambucca Valley Radio, Yass FM and Bay FM in NSW.

Paul Kelly debuts in the Amrap Regional Charts at #3 with ’Firewood and Candles’. Watch the album trailer for Paul Kelly’s upcoming album, Life Is Fine, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Yass FM in NSW, Triple R in Melbourne, and 4ZZZ in Brisbane. ’Firewood and Candles’, the first single off the upcoming album, has amassed airplay support from Artsound FM in Canberra, Voice of the Avon, Tjuma Pulka, and Harvey Community Radio in WA, Noosa FM, Beau FM, and Fraser Coast FM in QLD, 5 Triple Z, Hills Radio, Fleurieu FM, and radioksa in SA, Northside Radio, Nambucca Valley Radio, 2BAY FM, and TLC FM in NSW, as well as Mountain District Radio, 3WAY FM, 98.9 North West FM, 3WAY, UGFM, and Seymour FM in VIC.

Deafcult move into #4 in the Amrap Metro Chart with ’Summertime’. Watch the official video for the charting track as featured via Amrap pages on station websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane, 96.5 Inner FM as well as FBi Radio and Yass FM in NSW. Deafcult’s debut album, Auras, was reviewed on 4ZZZ Brisbane’s website, whilst also being included in 4ZZZ’s Top 20. ’Summertime’, the shoegaze rock track with pop sensibilities, was featured in FBi Radio’s New Music List with additional airplay from  Star FM in TAS, 2EARFM in NSW, Voice of the Avon in WA, 3WBC and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC as well as Radio Adelaide, PBA FM and Three D Radio in SA.

Owen Campbell takes out #4 during his third Amrap Regional charting week with ’Rise’. Watch a stripped back performance of ’Rise’ as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Voice of the Avon in WA, Edge Radio in Hobart, as well as Fraser Coast Community Radio and Noosa FM in QLD. The country-infused blues/roots track has earned nationwide radio support from Artsound FM in Canberra, PAW Radio in NT, City Park Radio in TAS, 5 Triple Z and Coast FM in SA, BAY FM, Gin Gin’s Own, Noosa FM, and Fraser Coast FM in QLD, Bunbury Community Radio, Radio Mama, Voice of the Avon, and KCR FM in WA, JOY FM, 3MDR, 3NRG, 3HHH, 99.9 Voice FM, and Otways Community Radio in VIC, as well as 2RRR, 2AIR, Northside Radio, 2MCE, TLC FM, Nambucca Valley Radio, 2CHR, and Coonamble Community Radio in NSW.

Making their debut in the Amrap Metro Chart is Terry with ’Take Me To The City’ appearing at #5. Watch the official film clip for the charting track, which features cowboy hats, a disco ball and toe-tapping, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Triple R and 3MDR in VIC, as well as 2RRR and FBi Radio in NSW. ’Take Me To The City’, the pop-rock track from the Melbourne based four-piece, was included in 2SER’s Servin’ Up, and received additional airplay from Alive 90.5 in NSW, PBS FM and Triple R in Melbourne.

Gretta Ziller appears in the Amrap Regional Charts for the fourth week, with the track ’Slaughterhouse Blues’ currently taking out #5. Watch the official video for the country-blues track as featured via Amrap pages on station websites including 4ZZZ in Brisbane, Voice of the Avon in WA, as well as 94.7 The Pulse, 3WAY FM, and Triple R in VIC.

Making another appearance in the Amrap Metro Charts is Kardajala Kirridarra, this time charting with ’Ngurra (Rain Song)’ which appears at #6. Beatrice from the group stopped by Lunch with Samantha Groth on FBi Radio during NAIDOC Week to chat about how she came to work with the women in Kardajala Kirridarra, the meaning behind the name of the group and also her favourite words that she learned in the Indigenous Mudburra. Their self-titled debut record is featured in PBS FM’s Top 10, with the charting track featuring in SYN’s Sweet 16.

Banoffee takes out #7 in the Amrap Metro Chart with ’Ripe’. Listen to the official audio for ’Ripe’ as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane, Triple R Melbourne as well as FBi Radio and 2GLF in NSW. The abrasive electro-pop track was added to SYN’s Sweet 16 and FBi Radio’s New Music List, with additional airplay from Edge Radio Hobart, 2XXFM in Canberra, HFM in WA, OCR FM, Phoenix FM and 96.5 Inner FM in VIC, 2RRR, Radio Norfolk and Albury Wodonga Community Radio in NSW as well as 5 Triple Z, WOW FM, Fleurieu FM and Tribe FM in SA.  

Kelly Brouhaha charts at #7 in the Amrap Regional Chart this week with ’As Long As There’s A Smile’. Kelly stopped by Radio Adelaide to chat with Jennie Lenman on Breakfast on Radio Adelaide about her latest single, and also gave a performance of the charting track live-to-air, which is available to listen to here. Watch the official video for ’As Long As There’s A Smile’ as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Northside Radio in NSW, 96.5 Inner FM in VIC, Fraser Coast Community Radio in QLD, and 5 Triple Z in SA.  

Jen Cloher makes her debut in the Amrap Metro Chart at #8 with ’Forgot Myself’. Watch the official clip for the track, starring a host of Melbourne musicians including Courtney Barnett and Jim Lawrie, as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Radio Adelaide in Adelaide, FBi Radio in Sydney, as well as 3MDR and  Triple R in VIC. ’Forgot Myself’ was included in RTRFM’s Sound Selection, alongside additional airplay from Tjuma Pulka FM in WA, Fraser Coast FM in QLD, Hills Radio and Radio Alexandrina in SA, 2SER, Valley FM and Bay FM in NSW, as well as Southern FM, 3WAY FM, 979FM and OCR FM in VIC.

The Sea Gypsies hold onto #8 in the Amrap Regional Chart with ’Demons’. Watch the official video for the charting track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 96.5 Inner FM in VIC as well as Fraser Coast FM and 4ZZZ in QLD. ’Demons’ has earned radio airplay support from Artsound FM in Canberra, 6YCR in WA, Hills Radio 88.9 and PBA FM in SA, Noosa Community Radio, Fraser Coast FM and Radio 4YOU in QLD, Valley FM, Triple H, 2SEA, Nambucca Valley Radio, and Radio Norfolk in NSW, as well as Triple H, One FM, Southern FM, 99.9 Voice FM and Radio Mansfield in VIC.

The Love Junkies debut in the Amrap Metro Chart at #9 with ’Johnny Horner’. The group played on RTRFM’s annual In The Pines celebration in April, and prior to that, Mitch from the group dropped by Breakfast to chat to Caitlin about their upcoming performance and also their previously released single ’Past Intense’. The charting track was included in SYN’s Sweet 16 and RTRFM’s Sound Selection with further airplay from 2EAR FM and Yass FM in NSW, 979FM and 3MDR in VIC, as well as Twin Cities Radio and Harvey Community Radio in WA.

Simpson, Espie, Ferrier, Waters appear at #9 in the Amrap Regional Charts, during their fourth charting week with the track ’You’ll Never Know’. The toe-tapping tune has received airplay support from 2XX FM in Canberra, Voice of the Avon and Albany Community Radio in WA, City Park Radio and King Island Community Radio in TAS, 5 Triple Z and 5BBB FM in SA, Noosa FM, Bay FM, and Fraser Coast FM in QLD, Bay FM, Nambucca Valley Radio, 2CHR, and 2MCE in NSW, as well as Mountain District Radio, OCR FM, 3NRG, Kilmore Community Radio, and JOY FM in VIC.  

Appearing at #10 in the Amrap Metro Chart this week is The Creases with ’Is It Love’. Watch the official video for the charting track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 4ZZZ Brisbane, Voice of the Avon in WA, 96.5 Inner FM in VIC, Radio Adelaide in SA as well as 2GLF FM, and FBi Radio in NSW. The irresistibly groovy pop-rock track features on SYN’s Sweet 16 and 4ZZZ’s Top 20, with further airplay from HFM and Voice of the Avon in WA, Radio 4EB, Fraser Coast FM and 4OUR in QLD, Tribe FM, 5 Triple Z, PBA FM and Fleurieu FM in SA, 96.5 Inner FM, UGFM – Radio Murrindindi, Plenty Valley FM and OCR FM in VIC, as well as 2RRR, Coast FM, 2EAR FM, Tank FM, SWRFM and Nambucca Valley Radio in NSW.

Dan Sultan re-enters the Amrap Regional Chart at #10 with ’Hold It Together’. Watch the official video clip for the track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including 5 Triple Z in SA, 94.7 The Pulse in VIC and 2RRR in NSW. ’Hold It Together’ has amassed airplay support from RTRFM in Perth, CAAMA Radio in NT, Fraser Coast FM in QLD, Bay FM, Nambucca Valley Radio, Port Stephens FM, 2RRR, and 2CBD in NSW as well as Triple H, 3MGB, 94.7 The Pulse, North West FM, 3WAY in VIC.

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

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