Sarah Mary Chadwick Asks When Will Death Come at Number One?

Mitch Fuller, 16th December 2019
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Music Moving the Metro Chart

Multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Sarah Mary Chadwick is not a new face on AirIt and she’s back at number one on the Metro Chart this week with a brand new single, When Will Death Come. Dominated by vulnerability and anguish, Chadwick’s voice towers over stripped back percussion and bares her soul. When explaining the first single of her upcoming album, Daddy Please, Chadwick simply states, “I tried to kill myself this year so maybe this song is too powerful”. Maybe that’s all that truly needs to be said. Elsewhere on the Metro Chart, Melbourne based sister duo, Charm of Finches return with Fish in the Sea at number eight. Continuing with their unique brand of gothic-folk, the track is a gorgeous blend of traditional Celtic strings and the pair’s haunting vocal harmonies. It’s lush and dreamy, spiked with a sonic shimmer as though the warmth of summer still lingers during the changing of seasons.

Leading the Way on the Regional Chart

The Safety of Life at Sea is a band with a distinctly eclectic vibe inspired by the blues and soul sounds of 60's and 70's. Currently working on their third studio album following on from 2017's Foxy’s Farm, the NSW-based nine piece have hit the top spot on the Regional Chart with Christmas is Here. The track itself is part of Dreaming of a Green Christmas, a compilation of original tunes to support Lifeline Central West as the country heads into the holidays during severe drought. Staying on theme, Sophie Jones has made it to third place with her seasonal single, Tamworth for Christmas. Written by Kris Schubert of The Safety of Life at Sea, the track is an intimate exploration of returning home for Christmas following a year on the road. With special guest James Church of Montgomery Church contributing his dobro, the tune plays out like a calm, country homecoming.

 

Beyond the Charts

Sydney MC Hooligan Hefs has had a huge 2019. Although being on the scene for a minute, his quick rise through the domestic hip hop ranks has clearly separated him from the pack this year. Gaining a local and international following has allowed Hefs to team up with Brighton UK based producer Zac Samual for a rework of No Effect. The remix is perfect for peak time dancefloors and takes the Hefs hype to a brand-new audience. While it may not be on the charts yet, we’re expecting it to get plenty of holiday season airplay in the clubs and it has cemented Hooligan Hefs as one to watch coming into the 20s.

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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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