Amrap chart wrap: Flangipanis and The Bushwackers Top 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 sees Flangipanis and The Bushwackers debut in the top spots in the Amrap Metro and Regional Charts.
Flangipanis start out the new year with a bang, taking #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Double Standards having picked up a spot in their hometown station 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20 and having topped the station’s Hot 100 most played songs list for 2016. The self-described ’fake punk four-piece’ called into The Range on Radio Adelaide to discuss their previous visits to Adelaide, the story behind Double Standards and which member of the band would be eaten first if they were stranded on a desert island.
The Bushwackers bolt to the top of the Amrap Regional Chart, taking #1 in their first charting week with Another Trip to Bunnings. Roger from the band recently dropped into the 2MCR studios for a chat. The Celtic infused single has picked up further airplay across the country at stations including Voice of the Avon in WA, Coonamble Community Radio and 2MIA in NSW, WOW FM, Coast FM and Fleurieu FM in SA, as well as Voice FM, 3WAY FM, UG FM and 94.7 The Pulse in VIC.
Pow! Negro debut at #2 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Hidle Ho having picked up spots in FBi Radio Sydney’s new music list and RTRFM Perth’s Sound Selection. The popular six-piece dropped by the Breakfast show on their hometown station RTRFM after winning awards for Most Popular Live Act and Most Popular New Act at the West Australian Music Awards. The group had fun performing the charting single live and chatting with Caitlin about why they have their own brand of hot sauce to coincide with its release. Towards the beginning of last year, they also dropped by Radio Fremantle to perform live-to-air and discuss the beginnings of the group and how high-school nicknames inspired their band name.
Troy Cassar-Daley enters the Amrap Regional Chart at #2 with Halfway Creek, Timber Cutting Man. Watch the official video for the haunting country single as featured via Amrap Pages on VIC station websites Inner FM and 979 FM. The nostalgic song has picked up additional airplay at regional stations across the country including Wow FM in SA, TYGA FM in TAS, Nambucca Valley Radio, Yass FM and STA FM in NSW, as well as 3RPC, 3WAY FM and Voice FM in VIC.
I Heart Hiroshima have moved up to #3 in the Amrap Metro Chart withGlow.Their Spillin’ the Light EP has picked up spots in PBS FM Melbourne’s Top Ten and 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20 new music lists. The garage pop single has garnered airplay in every state and territory at stations including Star FM in TAS, Gove FM in NT, 2XX Canberra, 5GTR, Fleurieu FM, Hills Radio and Tribe FM in SA, Albany Community Radio, Radio Goolarri, Voice of The Avon and Heritage FM in WA, Radio 4NAG, Fraser Coast FM, Radio 4YOU, Coast FM and Valley FM in QLD, 3WBC, OCR FM, Voice FM, Inner FM, 3WAY FM and 3MDR in VIC, as well as 2SSR, Northside Radio, 2RDJ, Nambucca Valley Radio, Radio Blue Mountains and VOX FM in NSW.
Electric Fields sail into the Amrap Regional Chart at #3 with Shade Away. The two brothers enjoy the #2 spot in Radio Adelaide’s Top 50 most played SA artists for 2016 and have picked up further airplay at fellow SA stations including PBA FM, 5GTR and Southern Vale Community Radio, as well as a selection of stations across the east coast including Castlemaine District Radio and Inner FM in VIC, and Bay FM, Northside Radio, 2GLF and TLC FM in NSW.
Alex the Astronaut breezes into the Amrap Metro Chart at #4 with Already Home having picked up a spot in FBi Radio Sydney’s new music list. Watch the official video clip for the track, featured via Amrap Pages, on station websites such as 4ZZZ Brisbane, as well as FBi Radio,2GLF and Northside Radio in NSW. The Sydney-born, NYC based singer and guitarist has amassed further airplay right across the country, at stations including Gove FM in NT, King Island Community Radio in TAS, Valley FM and Noosa FM in QLD, Three D Radio, Alex FM, 5 Triple Z and Fleurieu FM in SA, KCR FM, Tjuma Pulka FM, Twin Cities Radio and Albany Community Radio in WA, 2SSR, 2RRR, Northside Radio, 2RDJ, Vox FM and Nambucca Valley Radio in NSW, as well as 3NRG, Hot FM, Inner FM, Mountain District Radio, Seymour FM, Yarra Valley FM and UG FM in VIC.
Jazz Party takes #5 in the Amrap Regional Chart in their first charting week with Mountain Goat. The eight-piece powerhouse recently dropped by PBS FM’s The Breakfast Spread to chat about their upcoming shows and have picked up airplay all over at stations including 4NAG in QLD, King Island Community Radio in TAS, Valley FM in ACT, Tribe FM and 5GTR in SA, Yarra Valley FM and 3WBC in VIC, Nambucca Valley Radio, TLC FM and 2BOB in NSW, 3WAY FM, North West FM, 94.7 The Pulse and Voice FM in VIC, as well as 2MIA, Coonamble Community Radio, STA FM, Radio Northern Beaches and WOW FM in NSW
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard take #5 in the Amrap Metro Chart in their fourth charting week with Rattlesnake,the first single off their new record Flying Microtonal Banana. The microtonal single is featured in 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20 new music list. Watch the official video for the song as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including RTRFM Perth, 4ZZZ Brisbane, Edge Radio Hobart,FBi Radio Sydney, and Triple R and Mountain District Radio in VIC.
#6 in the Amrap Regional Chart goes to new entrants The Floating Bridges with Finer Things in Life. Watch the official video for the infectious single as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Northside Radio in NSW, Rainbow FM in QLD, and Inner FM and 3MDR in VIC.
Velociraptor join the ranks of the Amrap Metro Chart at #6 with Hunk with a Hunch having picked up a spot in their hometown station 4ZZZ Brisbane’s new music list. The single is doing well in every state and territory, racking up airplay at stations including Harvey Community Radio in WA, Gove FM NT, City Park Radio in TAS, 2XX Canberra, 5GTR in SA, Harvey Community Radio in WA, UG FM, 979 FM, 3RPC and Mountain District Radio in VIC, as well as Bay FM,2RRR, Valley FM, Vox FM and Port Stephens FM in NSW.
8 Ball Aitken enjoys #7 in the Amrap Regional Chart in his third charting week with Shut the Front Door. Watch the official video for the Texas blues track as featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including Fraser Coast FM in QLD, and 979 FM and Mountain District Radio in VIC. The self-described ’groovy’ single has racked up airplay in regional areas across the country at stations including Voice of The Avon and Radio Goolarri in WA, SWR FM, 2MCR and Today’s Country in NSW, Valley FM, Coast FM, 4YOU, Fraser Coast FM and Noosa FM in QLD, 5 Triple Z, Coast FM, Fleurieu FM, Hills Radio and PBA FM in SA, as well as Seymour FM, Apple FM, Yarra Valley FM, Voice FM and Inner FM in VIC.
Emily Wurramara slides into the Amrap Metro Chart at #8 with Ementha-Papaguneray(Turtle Song)having picked up a spot in 4ZZZ Brisbane’s Top 20 new music list. Emily is no stranger to community radio. Most recently she spoke to Ruth Hessey on Eastside Radio in Sydney about her EP Black Smoke, as well as her performances at BIGSOUND and Eastside’s Global Rhythms Music Festival.
Parcels have crossed over from the Amrap Metro Chart to enter the Regional stakes, taking #9 with their harmony driven single Older, having picked up spots in FBi Radio Sydney’s new music list and SYN Melbourne’s Sweet 16. The Byron Bay, now Berlin-based five piece have picked up a whole bunch of airplay at their hometown station Bay FM and additional airplay at stations including Tjuma Pulka FM and Voice of the Avon in WA, Alex FM and 5 Triple Z in SA, 2RDJ, 2CCR 2MCR and Bay FM in NSW, as well as SYN, Inner FM, 3WBC, 3MGB and Hot FM in VIC.
Craig Hallsworth slips into the Amrap Metro Chart at #9 with We’re Too Far Away (My Other Future, my Other Youth) having picked up spots in RTRFM Perth’s Sound Selection and 2ser Sydney’s SERvin’ Up! new music lists. While his debut album What’s The Story With This Hole? was the local feature, Craig stopped by RTRFM’s Drivetime show to discuss his debut album’s release, the making of the record, and his 30 year musical career spanning bands such as The Bamboos,Outstation and Tangled Star.
See the full Amrap Charts at www.airit.org.au