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The Dead Daisies Make Top-Five Debut On Carlton Dry Independent Albums Chart

30 September 2015 | 1:27 pm | Staff Writer

The Sydney-bred supergroup nab the week's highest entry with their new LP

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Aussie hard-rock collective The Dead Daisies' new long-player Revolucion has made a strong debut on the Carlton Dry Independent Album Chart at #5, the highest new entry for an artist this week across both the full-length and singles ladders.

The placing is unarguably a solid one, but it's not enough to shake up the top five too much, although the still-ubiquitous Sia sees 1000 Forms Of Fear climb back to #1 in its 64th week in the chart. Just below the Chandelier songsmith, WA folk mainstays The Waifs rise up to #2 with their new album Beautiful You, while Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu's Gospel Album jumps up a place from last week to #3 and Hermitude's Dark Night Sweet Light moves up a place to #4.

However, thanks to Sia, Christian rock group Planetshakers (#Let's Go) couldn't make it two in a row in the top spot, dropping precipitously to #6. Meanwhile, Courtney Barnett (Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit) and Thirsty Merc (Shifting Gears) swap places from last week to end up #7 and #8 respectively.

Rounding out the top 10 are Seth Sentry (Strange New Past, #9) and Flight Facilities (Down To Earth, #10) who remain stationary.

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Over on the Singles ladder, folk troubadors Woodlock's Siren breezes into #8 on its first week of release, while Hermitude manages to bookend the top five with Searchlight, featuring Yeo (#1), and The Buzz, featuring Mataya & Young Tapz (#5). Their Parallel Paradise EP also makes its top-20 return this week, slotting back in at #17.

Syndney-based soul sensation Meg Mac holds two spots in the top 10 this week, with Never Be at #4 and Roll Up Your Sleeves at #7, but Sia's domination of the singles chart continues this week, with four songs in the top 10 (Elastic Heart, #3; My Love, #4; Chandelier, #6; Big Girls Cry, #10); however, second-most-recent effort Fire Meet Gasoline (#19) may be on the way out of the top 20, dropping three places from last week.

Elsewhere, Sheppard (Geronimo) remain stationary this week at #9; Boo Seeka (Deception Bay) drops a place to #11; Chet Faker's Talk Is Cheap enjoys its 83rd week in the chart, dropping a place to #12.

Speaking of Faker, his collab with Flume (Drop the Game, in its 90th week) is down a spot to #14, while Flume's Some Minds, featuring Andrew Wyatt, is a spot above at #13. Additionally, Sydney producer Hayden James (Something About You) is at #16 this week, while What So Not (Gemini, featuring George Maple) has dropped four places to #17.

Finally, making re-entry to the chart this week is Triple J Unearthed High 2014 winner Japanese Wallpaper (Forces, featuring Airling) at #18, while Big Scary's Organism just nudges itself into the top 20 in its second week of release.