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TIGERTOWN - LONELY CITIES Feb 9th, 2016

TIGERTOWN - LONELY CITIES

Tigertown have made the road their home for the past few years.  They’ve toured relentlessly and honed their craft as performers and songwriters. Their new EP, Lonely Cites, was produced by Tommy English (BØRNS, Ladyhawke, and Robert DeLonge) and has already made waves here and around the world. With finger clicks giving way to beats and synths driving the upbeat... Read More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS - FEB 8TH 2016 Feb 8th, 2016

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS - FEB 8TH 2016

In this week’s Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts, Sia lands at the #1 spot on both the 100% Independent and Independent Label Album Charts with her new long player, This Is Acting. The highly anticipated release is tipped to stay in the charts for some time. The release of Sia’s new album has seen a bunch of re-entries of her back catalogue throughout the charts. ...... Read More...

RÜFÜS - BLOOM Feb 1st, 2016

RÜFÜS - BLOOM

There’s been a healthy hype building around Sydney three-piece Rufus’ sophomore long player, Bloom. Singles Innerbloom and Say a Prayer For Me have delivered a taste of the new record over the past few months, but the impact of the album release has now been felt far and wide. ... Jumping straight to #1 on the ARIA charts as well as this week’s Carlton Dry Independent... Read More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS - FEB 1ST 2016 Feb 1st, 2016

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS - FEB 1ST 2016

This week in the Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts we see Rüfüs debut at #1 on the Independent Label Chart with their highly anticipated second album, Bloom, through Sweat It Out. Another album to debut this week comes from Country legend Bill Chambers, who lands at #18 on the 100% Independent Albums chart with Cold Trail. ... Over on the Singles Charts, Sia... Read More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS - JAN 25th 2016 Jan 25th, 2016

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS - JAN 25th 2016

In this week’s Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts we see Flume take out the number 1 spot on both the 100% and Label Singles Charts with new track Never Be Like You (Feat Kai). RÜFÜS land at number 5 on the Label Singles Chart with new single Say A Prayer For Me. ... There’s a country flavour to the albums charts, to coincide with the Tamworth... Read More...

MANGELWURZEL - I.O.U. Jan 19th, 2016

MANGELWURZEL - I.O.U.

Following on from a massive 2015 for Mangelwurzel, with single My House being the 4th most played track on Triple J Unearthed throughout the year, the eclectic six piece are set for a big 2016.With new single I.O.U. having been released ahead of the Feb 26 release of their debut LP, the Melbourne six piece are a band that defy categorisation. The new single is brimming with a... Read More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS Jan 18th, 2016

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS

This week in the Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts we see a new number 1 on the Independent Label Albums chart with Adam Brand and the Outlaws (ABC Music) taking out the top spot.Charts mainstay Sia enters both Singles Charts with her latest single Reaper (Monkey Puzzle) ahead of the January 29th release of her new album, This Is Acting. Bootleg Rascal’s album Asleep in the... Read More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS Jan 12th, 2016

THIS WEEK IN THE CHARTS

Marcus Marr & Chet Faker continue to reign supreme on the Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts, with track “The Trouble With Us” (through Nick Murphy's (aka Chet Faker) label, Detail Co) taking out the top spot on the Singles and Radio Charts. ... Sia and Vance Joy sit atop the Albums Charts, while RÜFÜS’ debut long player “Atlas” re-enters... Read More...

CHARTS WEEKLY ROUND UP Jan 5th, 2016

CHARTS WEEKLY ROUND UP

To kick off the New Year, this week's Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts includes debuts from some familiar faces – Sia enters both the Label and 100% Independent Singles Chart with her new track Cheap Thrills and Flight Facilities’ Live With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra long player enters the 100% Independent Album Chart at #8. ... This week’s Radio... Read More...

2015 - THE YEAR IN REVIEW Dec 18th, 2015

2015 - THE YEAR IN REVIEW

It’s been another huge year here at AIR. We’ve seen the Australian independent music sector go from strength to strength and it’s an exciting time ahead for the indies as we look towards 2016 and beyond. ... There have been many highlights for AIR, in this our 20th year, perhaps most notably the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards held in October at Meat Market in... Read More...

CHARLES MURDOCH - POINT Dec 11th, 2015

CHARLES MURDOCH - POINT

Brisbane electro pop producer Charles Murdoch releases his debut EP, Point, today. The EP highlights Murdoch's sophisticated use of beats and features an all star cast of guest vocalists including Ta-Ku, Oscar Key Sung, Wafia, Banoffee and Chloe Kaul. Synths and beats intertwine effortlessly with luscious bass lines and tie all the tracks together and... Read More...

THE GOON SAX - BOYFRIEND Dec 4th, 2015

THE GOON SAX - BOYFRIEND

Brisbane trio The Goon Sax have released their latest catchy single Boyfriend, and it's fair to say that the hype building around the teenagers is justified. The Goon Sax trade in effortless slacker pop with clever lyrics and laconic delivery.The band formed in high school in 2013 and since their inception have played shows with the likes of Twerps, Blank Realm, Darren Hanlon, Major... Read More...