Art Vs Science Take Out Top Spot On Carlton Dry Indie Albums Chart

21 October 2015 | 3:39 pm | Staff Writer

The acclaimed Aussies' new full-length does the job and stands alone as this week's sole debut

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Venerated Aussie outfit Art Vs Science have achieved the sole debuts on both the Albums and Singles ladders of this week's Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts, with new full-length Off The Edge Of The Earth & Into Forever, Forever claiming the #1 spot on entry.

The band's new single, Tired Of Pretending, also makes a chart entry this week, though down the other end of the Singles rankings to their album debut — the new track hits the list right on the #20 mark.

The lack of new faces means its all incumbents from here; perhaps most startlingly, previous #1 placeholder Sia (1000 Forms Of Fear) finds her full-length drop not just one rung but a few, down to #4 this week, while Gurrumul's The Gospel Album stays consistent at #2 and The Dead DaisiesRevolucion enjoys a few-spot-strong bump to hit #3 this week, up from #6.

Also making northward movement in the Albums stakes are The Jungle Giants (Speakerzoid, up to #8 from #20), Flight Facilities (marginally — Down To Earth is up one rung to #9) and Chet Faker (Thinking In Textures, up three spots to #10). A little further down, San Cisco also see improvement for Gracetown, up two palces from #17 to #15 this week, while Gurrumul and Courtney Barnett (whose Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit still sits high, though down a bit, at #5) enjoy returns to the charts for their respective releases Gurrumul (#19) and The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas (#20).

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Meanwhile, the upper echelons of the Singles chart remain largely undisturbed, with Sia's Alive and Elastic Heart retaining their positions (#1 and #3) either side of Meg Mac's Never Be (#2 for another week), while Chandelier — now in its 81st week on the chart — climbs a spot to hit #4 this week. Hermitude enjoy a top-10 back-to-back effort from Searchlight (featuring Yeo) and The Buzz (featuring Mataya & Young Tapz), sitting pretty at #5 and #6. Meg Mac and Sia jostle once more towards the base of the top 10 — the former's Roll Up Your Sleeves stays at #7, once again outdoing the latter's Big Girls Cry at #8, while Sheppard (Geronimo, #9) and Chet Faker (Talk Is Cheap, #10) close out the top half for another week.