Elli Schoen is Reborn with Baby Face!

Mitch Fuller, 29th July 2019
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Music Moving the Metro Chart - Elli Schoen, We Lost the Sea, Lloyd Spiegal, Indigo and more ...
 

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Fremantle’s rising star, Elli Schoen. Having previously graced the Amrap Charts back in 2017 with her dynamic folk-pop sounds, Schoen returns with an ode to her beloved girlfriends and her former self on Baby Face. Following a near drowning experience that proved to be a traumatic yet profound moment of reflection for Schoen, the WA artist teamed up with producer Matt Gio (Troye Sivan, Birds of Tokyo) to redirect her sound and release this summer-ready track. Looped with vocals and heavy bass - but with the same raw emotionality and piercing lyrics fans have come to love - Baby Face hit number 7 on the Metro Chart this week.

Just ahead of Elli at number 6 is Towers, the latest from Sydney’s own We Lost The Sea. Formed in 2007, the progressive post-rock 6 piece have covered a lot of ground, accumulating a lifetime of experiences which is reflected in their expansive, 15 minute long single. It signals a new era for the band, covering catharsis in tragedy since the untimely death of their close friend and vocalist, Chris Torpy in 2013. This one’s a juggernaut of sound and emotion, covering everything from power and life to failure, history and death.

New to The Regional Chart

Meanwhile on the Regional Chart, Lloyd Spiegel has returned with Track Her Down, a soulful blues number expertly composed by the Melbourne based artist that debuted in second place on the chart this week. The track’s a cruisy, horn-led Memphis-like groove in place of his usual arsenal of acoustic chops and touches on his life as a travelling musician and the fragility of personal relationships out on that old road.

At number 5 on the Regional chart, Mandurah locals Indigo have returned with their first single of 2019, La Luna. Darker and more existential than its predecessors, the track blends the band’s pop sensibilities with brooding verses and a sepia toned touch of nostalgia to produce something yearning and emotional led by frontman Chris Kinna’s heartfelt vocals.

Beyond the Charts

Triple One have been at it for a while in Australia’s underground hip hop scene but 2019 has seen the Sydney based rap group gain some well-deserved recognition for their unique style. Badboi sees the 4 piece return to a heavier sound following on from their mellower outing, The Libertine 2 EP released earlier in the year. Brimming with apocalyptic nightclub notions, this nocturnal fantasy encapsulates the dark and decedent side of the group with some gorgeous backing vocals from Mila Gensen. This is one to look out for on the charts in the coming months.

 

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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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