Violent Soho, The Bennies & Other Hottest 100 Acts Re-enter Aussie Indie Charts

3 February 2016 | 12:39 pm | Staff Writer

Plus a new top-10 debut for Sia, again

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The impact of triple j's Hottest 100 is being felt across the Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts, with several acts that placed in this year's countdown seeing re-entries or healthy boosts to existing placers on the ladder.

The result is most apparent across the Singles ladder, where incumbent #1 Never Be Like You, by Flume (ft. Kai) retains its position ahead of the upward-bound Hoops, by The Rubens, which rides its Hottest 100 victory from #5 to #2. Fellow top-10 effort The Trouble With Us, by Marcus Marr & Chet Faker, slips a rung as a result, down to #3 this week. Vance Joy follows a similar trajectory as Fire & The Flood falls a couple of spots to #5, while Sia makes her way in the other direction — Cheap Thrills is up from #7 to #4. The platinum-wigged chanteuse is also responsible for the week's sole debut single in Unstoppable, which sneaks into the top 10 at #9, just below previous entry Alive, at #8. Meanwhile, the countdown results have been something of a lifeline for Meg MacNever Be has bounced back from the outskirts at #19 last week to settle nicely inside the top 10 once again, hitting #7 in the wake of her #11 result in the Hottest 100.

It's not just the pointy end, though — Violent Soho, who nabbed #15 on the Hottest 100 with their recent single Like Soda, see that cut make its re-entry bang on the top-10 singles cut-off this week, while fellow placer Long Loud Hours, by Urthboy (ft. Bertie Blackman) stays strong at #11. The Bennies' Party Machine — also one of the nation's favourite 100 songs of last year — rears its head inside the top 20 once more at #12, while fellow Hottest 100 placers Vallis Alps, Hayden James and Japanese Wallpaper also return with their respective releases Young (#16), Something About You (#17) and Japanese Wallpaper (EP, #19).

There's less upheaval in the full-length rankings, where Bill Chambers' Cold Trail makes the only debut of the list at #18, sandwiched between re-entries from Gurrumul (The Gospel Album, #17) and Sia (We Are Born, #19); the Chandelier hitmaker also holds the silver for the week as 1000 Forms Of Fear stays steady at #2. Courtney Barnett's AMP-nominated Sometimes I Sit & Think, & Sometimes I Just Sit also retains its position, atop the pile at #1 once again.

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The top five LPs of the week are rounded out by familiar faces Hermitude (Dark Night, Sweet Light, #3), The Waifs (Beautiful You, up four spots to #4) and Seth Sentry (Strange New Past, #5), while making solid headway this week are Flight Facilities (Down To Earth, up five spots to #6), The John Butler Trio (Grand National, up four spots to #8), San Cisco (Gracetown, up seven spots to #12) and The Waifs, whose previous album Up All Night is back in the mix at #14.