Chet Faker & Marcus Marr Take #1 Spot On Aus Indie Charts With New Single

11 November 2015 | 12:47 pm | Staff Writer

Faker's collaboration with Marr, 'The Trouble With Us', has secured the Aussie crooner yet another chart accolade

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Celebrated Aussie crooner Chet Faker has yet another chart accolade to add to his already sizable pile of acclaim as his new collaborative single The Trouble With Us, created alongside UK DJ whiz Marcus Marr, makes its debut on this week's Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts right atop the ladder at #1.

The new entry — the week's sole debut in the Singles rankings, at that — knocks previous top spot-holder Alive, by Sia, down a peg to #2, flowing on to see both Vance Joy (Fire & The Flood, #3) and The Rubens (Hoops, #4) also tumble one rung each. It's a fairly eclectic week for the 1000 Forms Of Fear scribe, who still retains four entries on the Singles chart all up — Elastic Heart stays steady at #7, while Chandelier falls from inside the top five to just still make the top 10 (it's #9 this week), while Big Girls Cry is also down, albeit only by one spot, to #17. 

Things move the opposite direction for Violent Soho, however, with their recent single Like Soda climbing the ranks from #8 to hit #5 this week, seeing another Vance Joy track — this time, the unshakeable Riptide, which has spent close to three years on the charts now — lose footing as it slips a spot to #6. Meg Mac also stays in the top 10 for another week, with Never Be coming in at #8 for this period, while Wafia's Heartburn stays a steady cutoff point at #10 for a second consecutive week.

There's less to write home about on the Albums chart, where MathasArmwrestling Atlas stands as the sole new entrant for the past seven days, making its entry at a respectable #14. Veteran troubadour Russell Morris hangs onto the top spot for a second week running with his acclaimed new album Red Dirt, Red Heart, while Courtney Barnett enjoys a boost for her widely lauded full-length, Sometimes I Sit & Think, & Sometimes I Just Sit, which climbs a couple of spots to hit #2 after 33 weeks in the chart (as well as a re-entry for her The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas, which re-appears at #10, only three spots below its all-time peak).

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Sia's strong presence in the Singles stakes is reflected by a strong performance for her album 1000 Forms Of Fear, which stays consistent at #3 in its 70th week, while The Waifs (Beautiful You, #4) and Hermitude (Dark Night, Sweet Light, steady at #5) round out the upper echelon.