Gold Coast Outfit Awaken I Am Nabs Top Five Debut On Carlton Dry Indie Charts

8 April 2015 | 2:51 pm | Staff Writer

It's a quiet week on the indie charts, though a few new faces make the cut

Queensland quintet Awaken I Am have emerged as surprise top-five debutants on the Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts, making the week's highest new entry with their recent full-length effort Shields & Crowns grabbing them the #5 spot on the ladder.

It was a quiet week across the board, with only two further fresh albums making the cut on the full-length stakes this week, namely Time Is Now, by Rose Carleo (#7) and Everything Ablaze, by Belle Haven (#11). In fact, the only other debut this week comes from The Jungle Giants, whose new single Every Kind Of Way enters the top 20 tracks for radio play this week at #17.

There is some strong upward momentum from #1 Dads afoot, with About Face hauling it up seven spots to reach #4 this week, while The Delta RiggsDipz Zebazios re-enters the top 20 at #19. Sia's Big Girls Cry does the same on the singles chart, re-entering at #16, one spot below fellow re-entrants #1 Dads and So Soldier, featuring Ainslie Willis (#15). There's solid movement here, too, for one Chet Faker — though Talk Is Cheap drops a spot to #4 this week, Gold jumps up six spots to make it well back inside the top 10, at #6.

Last week's top two placeholders on both album and singles ladders — Courtney Barnett's Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, and Sia's 1000 Forms Of Fear on the former, Jarryd JamesDo You Remember and Sia's Elastic Heart on the latter — remain unmoved from their spots.

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