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