Tigertown Nabs Sole Top-20 Debut On Oz Indie Music Singles Chart

2 March 2016 | 1:11 pm | Staff Writer

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Ascendant Sydney outfit Tigertown have cracked the top 20 on this week's Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts with their new single, Lonely Cities, skating in at the cut-off to claim the #20 spot in a week heavy on familiar faces.

The song is the new only new track to make an appearance in the Singles ranking, an effort reflected on the Albums chart also, where Colin Buchanan's Boss Of The Cross stands alone for debut entries, inside the top 10 at #9.

Outside of those two pieces of work, it's much the same as we've been experiencing over the past several weeks on these ladders, with Flume remaining atop the Singles pile with Never Be Like You (ft. Kai) while Sia and Tim Minchin swap places to see respective tracks Cheap Thrills reclaim #2 and Come Home (Cardinal Pell) drop a rung to #3.

As usual, Sia remains a constant force down the list, with additional incumbent entries for Alive (#4), Chandelier (#7), Elastic Heart (#8) and Big Girls Cry (re-entry at #16). She's not the only multi-entrant, however, with at least two appearances a pop also coming from Flume (also at #12 with Smoke & Retritbution, ft. Vince Staples and Kucka), The Rubens (Hoops, #5; Hold Me Back, #9), Vance Joy (Straight Into Your Arms, #6; Fire & The Flood, #11; Riptide, #14) and Marcus Marr & Chet Faker (The Trouble With Us, #10; Work EP, #15).

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It's a similarly Sia-heavy week for full-lengths, with the platinum-wigged songstress claiming the #1 (This Is Acting), #3 (1000 Forms Of Fear), #8 (Best Of...), #13 (We Are Born, re-entry) and #16 (Some People Have Real Problems, re-entry) spots. Sticky Fingers manage a back-to-back result for Caress Your Soul and Land Of Pleasure, which occupy the #11 and #12 positions respectively this week, while additional re-entries this week come from San Cisco (Gracetown, back at #18) and Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu (Gurrumul, back at #19).

The top five albums of the week are rounded out by works from The Jezabels (Synthia, #2), Courtney Barnett (Sometimes I Sit & Think, & Sometimes I Just Sit, #4) and Hermitude (Dark Night Sweet Light, #5).