Party Dozen Release The Great Ape!

Mitch Fuller, 23rd March 2020
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Music Moving the Metro Chart

Sydney’s Party Dozen is a sonic partnership loosely based on improvisation between saxophonist Kirsty Tickle and percussionist Jonathan Boulet. The duo returns with the first taste of their forthcoming second album, Pray For Party Dozen, due out in May. Lead single, The Great Ape, dials back the experimentation but increases the grunge for a tune that’s as close to rock as the band has ever gotten. The Great Ape topped the Metro chart this week, just ahead of the latest from Big Yawn, Skin Rat, at number two. The Melbourne four piece are known for their big, hypnotic exercises in live electronic music and Skin Rat is the perfect example of their sound. Fat, punchy basslines, slick synths and live drum processing edge this one closer to UK garage territory with just the right blend of footwork and breakbeats.

Leading the Way on the Regional Chart

The McClymonts return with the release of their new single I Got This, an anthemic slice of country-pop that has landed them the top spot on the Regional Chart this week! The track is the first new music from the trio in over three years and sends a timely message of hope in dark times thanks to some belting vocals, a blend of acoustic strings and big electronic production. Not far behind at number four, Kingswood have released If Only - a bittersweet but full-bodied rocker that sets the tone for their third studio album, Juveniles, due out this year. Completed in Nashville alongside producer Eddie Spear, the album marks a maturation in the band’s sound despite its title. 

Beyond the Charts

Signalling her return for 2020, Far North Queensland’s Greta Stanley has dropped her latest single, Soak Into This. Following on from the success of her 2019 EP, Sun In My Eyes, along with three QMA nominations and a sold out headline tour, Stanley has created her most engaging and immediate song so far. Blending elements of indie rock and a sly poppy overtone with her folk roots, Soak Into This is an exciting example of Stanley’s versatility and incredibly unique voice. The track was produced by Tobias Kuhn (Milky Chance, Angie McMahon) and the expertise shines through on the crunchy riffs, echoed rhythm and layered vocal harmonies. Greta Stanley is no stranger to airplay on community radio and we’re likely to see this one in the charts soon.

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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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