Dumb Things Are Waiting Out at the Top!

Mitch Fuller, 25th November 2019
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Music Moving the Metro Chart

Dumb Things are back with the next taste of their upcoming sophomore album, Time Again. The Brissy based five-piece deliver a reassuring blend of crisp summer riffs and dreamy harmonies on Waiting Out, landing them the top spot on the Amrap Metro Chart this week. Not far behind at number five, Amrap favourite Sophie Treloar AKA POPPONGENE returns to the charts with Wet Towel. Treloar follows up the success of her first three singles in 2019 with this infectious and whimsical piece of dream-pop – an endearing yet bittersweet outing that’s sure to get even more airplay as the summer heats up.

   

Leading the Way on the Regional Chart

TJ Patrick has already made a name for himself behind the scenes of the Aussie music scene – his bluesy, melodic guitar can be heard on records by the Hilltop Hoods, PEZ, Urthboy and the list goes on. Now, the Melbourne based artist has found his solo sound and debuted at number eight on the Regional Chart with Bluebird. Sunny and immediately joyful, the track is a twist on the country-folk genre with hints of Paul Simon. Sneaking into the charts at number ten, CJ Stranger has penned an ode to Sydney’s inner-west with Strange One. It’s a stream-of-consciousness Desolation Row for the 21st century carried by jangly percussion, crunchy guitars and Stranger’s dishevelled vocals.

  

Beyond the Charts

Melbourne independent label, Hopestreet Recordings have just released Over Under Away, Volume I – the first compilation album to drop in celebration of their tenth anniversary. Featuring ten tracks from the first generation of Hopestreet artists, Volume I explores the genesis of the label when their acts often had interchangeable band members. A standout on the compilation is My Goodness by Emma Donovan and The Putbacks – a gorgeous RnB groove carried by Donovan’s warm, powerful vocals and the ever-funky stylings of her incredible band. Keep an eye on this one, we’re sure to be hearing plenty more of the Over Under Away track list in the coming weeks.

    

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The Amrap Charts show the top ten tracks ordered for airplay by community broadcasters through the Amrap’s AirIt music distribution service in both metropolitan and regional areas of the country. 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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