Our new Amrap Metro and Amrap Regional Charts give a unique insight into what’s gaining airplay and attention on community radio. The charts show the Top 10 tracks ordered for airplay by community broadcasters through Amrap’s AirIt music distribution service. This week we see a bunch of chart debuts, strong representation from Melbourne and Brisbane acts and great station tie-ins as some charting artists take over community radio studios.
Melbourne’s Hiatus Kaiyote stormed the Amrap Metro Chart debuting at #1 with their shuffling R'n'B single By Fire. It’s no surprise considering how busy they’ve been on community radio this year with interviews and performances, including one at Triple R Melbourne’s live performance space. Footage from that concert has gone viral across community radio websites via Amrap Pages, including here at RTR FM Perth. The band also recently made PBS FM Melbourne’s Top 10 list and guest programmed Mystic Brew. Listen back to their stellar set list here.
Emma Donovan & The Putbacks’s Dawn jumped from #10 last week to take #1 on the Amrap Regional Chart. The track has now been picked up by stations in every State and Territory through Amrap’s AirIt.
Brisbane rockers The Grates debuted at #4 on the Amrap Metro Chart with Holiday Home. The single is attracting a lot of attention including here on Home Brew Radio which is syndicated nationally to over 160 stations via the CBAA’s Community Radio Network. They were also #1 on hometown station 4ZZZ’s Top 20 last week following their recent interview on Exit Stage Zed.
Still in Brisbane, Art Of Sleeping debuted at #2 on the Amrap Regional Chart with Crazy. The track’s been picked up all over the place including Byron Bay FM, 2BOB Taree and 979 FM in Melton VIC.
Perth poptronica act Kučka debuted at #9 on the Amrap Metro Chart with Divinity. Kučka was recently a finalist on FBi Radio’s Northern Lights competition and was just added to rotation on FBi. She’s also been busy on her hometown station RTR FM with an in-studio performance on Train Wreck, a live set at RTR’s Courtyard Club series at the State Theatre and at the station’s Radiothon party.
President Roots is in the Amrap Regional Chart for the fourth week running with the track Late Night Radio at #8. The charming music video for the jangly alt-country track is also getting a workout on station websites via Amrap Pages including here on Radio Rhythm at 2RRR, NSW.
Sunbeam Sound Machine debut at #7 on the Metro Chart with Wandering I. The multi-instrumentalist recorded the reverb-soaked psych track from the sanctity of his garage in Collingwood and delivered a great interview and in studio performance here on Test Pattern at Triple R.