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Northlane In With Shot At #1 Album

Mar 27th 2013 | 12:36pm | Scott Fitzsimons
Sydney band Northlane are in with a real shot of debuting at number one on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, according to midweek figures.

Coming off a well-orchestrated release campaign, Singularity's first week scans have been incredibly impressive so far – particularly physical copies. The metalcore outfit's main competition comes from New York indie legends The Strokes, who released Comedown Machine last week and are looking for their second consecutive number one, as well as current number one Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience.

Achieving Gold accreditation in the first week, Timberlake's likely to attract strong digital sales this week and is currently top of the iTunes chart.

Other strong debuts this week will come from British India, with Controller, and Emma Louise, with Vs. Head Vs. Heart. The figures indicate that both albums are aiming to crack the top ten, but they're a little behind the sales of Northlane, who have a genuine shot at the top rung.

In the ARIA Singles Chart Passenger's Let Her Go will be looking to take top spot from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Can't Hold Us. Getting close last week, the UK singer/songwriter's resurgence will have to compete with MKTO, Rihanna, Nelly and a new track from will.i.am and Justin Bieber. Let Her Go is still the number one track on iTunes though, which does suggest it hasn't peaked just yet.

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Friday 28th November

British India

Settlers Tavern, Margaret River

Saturday 29th November

British India

Prince of Wales, Bunbury

Sunday 30th November

Hoodoo Gurus + Ratcat + Jebediah + British India

Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre, Scarborough Beach

Saturday 6th December

VanFest feat.
Chet Faker + Matt Corby + Bag Raiders + Van She + Allday + British India + Sneaky Sound System + Celia Pavey + Oxblvd + Savage + Vanfest

Forbes Showground, Forbes

Saturday 10th January

Unify Gathering feat.
The Amity Affliction + Northlane + In Hearts Wake + Thy Art Is Murder + Deez Nuts + Break Even + Confession + Buried In Verona + Hand Of Mercy + Antagonist A.D + Hellions + Storm The Sky + Endless Heights + Aversions Crown + Stories + Electrik Dynamite + Earth Caller

Tarwin Meadows, Tarwin Lower

Friday 16th January

Passenger + The Once

Theatre Royal, Hobart

Saturday 17th January

Passenger + The Once

Palais Theatre, St Kilda

Sunday 18th January

Passenger + The Once

Palais Theatre, St Kilda

Tuesday 20th January

Passenger + The Once

Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Hindmarsh

Thursday 22nd January

Passenger + The Once

Canberra Theatre, Canberra

Friday 23rd January

Passenger + The Once

Qantas Credit Union Arena, Darling Harbour

Sunday 25th January

Passenger + The Once

Riverstage, Brisbane

Tuesday 27th January

Passenger + The Once

Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns

Thursday 5th February

Passenger + The Once

Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin

Saturday 7th February

Passenger + The Once

Red Hill Auditorium, Red Hill


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