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GAWURRA - RATJA YALIYALI May 3rd, 2016

GAWURRA - RATJA YALIYALI

Gawurra aka Stanley Gawurra Gaykamangu is an extraordinary singer hailing from East Arnhem Land. He recently releases his debut album Ratja Yaliyali [pronounced Rart-ja yarl-i yarl-i], a collection of ten tracks in Gupapungu language that feature subtle electronic textures as well as more traditional acoustic instrumentation.Ratja Yaliyali was produced by Broadwing, a young award... Read More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – MAY 2ND 2016 May 2nd, 2016

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – MAY 2ND 2016

In this week’s Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts, Flume debuts at #1 on the Singles Charts with new track Say It (Feat. Tove Lo) (Future Classic). ... Over on the Independent Label Albums Chart, Paul Kelly debuts at #1 with his latest record, Seven Sonnets and a Song (Gawd Aggie Records), and The Melbourne Ska Orchestra land at #5 with Sierra Kilo Alpha (ABC Music). Camp Cope... Read More...

SAHARA BECK - PANACEA Apr 26th, 2016

SAHARA BECK - PANACEA

Sahara Beck’s new album, Panacea has landed. It’s an assured album brimming with class and beautiful production. It's been a big few months after Beck recently nabbed the Folk Singer/Songwriter Award at the Queensland Music Awards for track 9 off her new long player, Mother Mother, and it’s not hard to see why.Panacea sparkles in all the right places and has a... Read More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – APRIL 25TH 2016 Apr 26th, 2016

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – APRIL 25TH 2016

In this week’s Carlton Dry Independent Charts we see new Album entries from Mirusia with This Time Tomorrow (Ambition Music Group), C3 Music with Abide (Independent) and Sherbet’s Anthology record (Liberation Music). It’s a milestone week for Hermitude’s album Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks) as it clocks up 50 weeks in the 100% Independent Albums Chart.... Read More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – APRIL 18TH 2016 Apr 19th, 2016

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – APRIL 18TH 2016

In this week's Carlton Dry Independent Charts, we see new Single entries from What So Not with track "Lone (feat. JOY)" (Sweat It Out), Sneaky Sound System with "I Ain't Over You" (Independent) and Spit Syndicate with "Know Better" (Inertia Access). ... There are also some new arrivals over on the Albums Charts, including Citipointe Live "Into The Deep", last week's AIR... Read More...

HALFWAY - THE GOLDEN HALFWAY RECORD Apr 12th, 2016

HALFWAY - THE GOLDEN HALFWAY RECORD

Brisbane group Halfway last week released their new LP, The Golden Halfway Record through ABC Music. The eight piece travelled to Nashville to record the album with acclaimed producer Mark Nevers (Calexico, Bonnie Prince Billie) and the result is a beautifully nostalgic and stunningly produced record. The quintessentially Australian sounding release features tracks that tell stories of... Read More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – APRIL 11TH 2016 Apr 11th, 2016

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – APRIL 11TH 2016

This week in the Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts, Sia takes out top spot across all six charts. Debuts on the Singles Charts come from Ngaiire, landing at #16 on the 100% Independent Singles Chart with Diggin’ (Independent), and Tigertown taking out #20 over on the Independent Label Singles Chart with Lonely Cities (Inertia). ... There are a bunch of re-entries on the Album... Read More...

SMILE - RHYTHM METHOD Apr 5th, 2016

SMILE - RHYTHM METHOD

Four piece Melbourne outfit, SMILE, have dropped their new LP, Rhythm Method (out now through Smooch Records). The release takes listeners on a dynamic journey, starting with the eerie and aptly titled Intro before presenting a beautiful suite of tracks that make Rhythm Method an easy album to listen to on repeat.There’s an effortlessness throughout the album, with... Read More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – APRIL 4TH 2016 Apr 4th, 2016

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – APRIL 4TH 2016

This week on the Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts, there are a bunch of debuts to be found over on the 100% Independent Albums Chart. Planetshakers land at #2 with their latest release Momentum (Independent), The Bennies come in at #4 with Wisdom Machine (Poison City Records) and Col Finley lands at #9 with Before The Storm (Checked Label Services). ... The Radio Charts also sees a... Read More...

THE BENNIES - WISDOM MACHINE Mar 29th, 2016

THE BENNIES - WISDOM MACHINE

The Bennies have built a reputation as one of Australia’s hardest working and hardest partying bands. With their new Album, Wisdom Machine, out through Poison City Records, they deliver a suite of eleven punchy and catchy tracks.The album travels through some raucous territory and proves to be a melting pot of genres, blending elements of reggae-ska, punk and... Read More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – MARCH 28TH 2016 Mar 29th, 2016

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS – MARCH 28TH 2016

This week in the Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts, we see big debuts from Violent Soho, and The Drones. Violent Soho’s latest LP, WACO (I Oh You), has landed at the top of the Independent Label Album Chart and The Drones latest record, Feeling Kinda Free (MGM Distribution), has topped the 100% Independent Album Chart. The Murlocs have landed at ninth spot with their new album... Read More...

MILWAUKEE BANKS - DEEP INTO THE NIGHT Mar 22nd, 2016

MILWAUKEE BANKS - DEEP INTO THE NIGHT

Milwaukee Banks have released their anticipated debut album, Deep Into The Night through Dot Dash / Remote Control. It's a record that combines intricate production with a rich landscape of minimalist low slung hip hop.The hypnotic, spacey record captures a brooding understated vibe, but Milwaukee Banks have managed to still create an uplifting album. The record is brimming... Read More...