Flume Makes #1 Debut On Aussie Independent Music Charts

27 January 2016 | 3:09 pm | Staff Writer

New cut 'Never Be Like You', feat. Kai, has done the trick for the local luminary

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Prodigious Aussie electronic whiz Flume has re-asserted himself on the musical landscape with new track Never Be Like You, featuring Kai, claiming the #1 spot on debut on this week's Carlton Dry Independent Singles Chart.

The new entry sees Marcus Marr & Chet Faker's reign at the top come to an end after 12 weeks, with The Trouble With Us taking a step back to #2. The flow-on is felt by both Vance Joy (Fire & The Flood) and Sia (Alive), who both slip a rung to #3 and #4 respectively, while newly crowned triple j Hottest 100 winners The Rubens stay steady at #5 with Hoops (expect that to change next week).

Sia remains a constant force across the Singles ladder for another week, too, with additional entries coming her way for Reaper (#6), Cheap Thrills (#7), Chandelier (#10) and Elastic Heart (#12), while messrs Marr and Faker stick around in the second half with their wider Work EP, down three spots to #15 this week. Vance Joy, too, enjoys multiple entries — Riptide remains unshakeable at #9, down from #6, while Georgia is hanging around at #17 — while fellow Hottest 100 placers to make the cut this week include Hermitude (The Buzz, feat. Mataya & Young Tapz, #8), Urthboy (Long Loud Hours, feat. Bertie Blackman, #11) and Meg Mac (Never Be, #19).

In the album stakes, the spectre of the Tamworth Country Music Festival could be felt by way of the week's sole two new debuts — twang-lovin' troubadours Missy Lancaster (Missy — EP) and Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart (Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart) do the trick to take #3 and #4 respectively on entry. There were a few fitting/loosely related re-entries over the past seven, too, with The John Butler Trio seeing two releases back on the charts — Grand National at #12 and Flesh & Blood at #16 — and Gurrumul's self-titled re-entering at #15.

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Outside of those releases, though, it's familiar faces from top to tail, with Courtney Barnett's Sometimes I Sit & Think, & Sometimes I Just Sit reassuming the #1 position and trading places with new #2 1000 Forms Of Fear, by Sia. Hermitude's Dark Night, Sweet Light rounds out the top five.