Every Sunday evening, Charlie Ashcroft counts down the Amazing Chart across the UK’s national DAB network on Amazing Radio. Here he is to reflect on our Christmas Number 1 and give us the very latest lowdown on the last week’s movers and shakers from amazingtunes.com…
Happy Christmas! Hope you’ve been enjoying the festive period alongside all our seasonal shows on the station. In the midst of all the festivities, we’ve revealed our brand new Christmas Number 1. What a day!
It’s the culmination of a mad few weeks for Ms Banks, with 212 and tons of her other ‘demos’ being continuously flung around like Quality Street at Christmas. As well as being one of our 12×12 picks and being selected in the BBC Sound poll, Banks has been picked to play the opening slot on the NME Awards Tour, on the same bill as Two Door Cinema Club, Tribes and Metronomy across the UK next year.
212‘s rise to the top of the Amazing Chart has coincided with a heck of a lot of online hype and praise for Banks, but given the underground ethos and general outlook of the site you’re reading right now, it still seems somewhat apt that Amazing Radio and amazingtunes.com have such a leftfield, in-yer-face Number 1 for Christmas this year.
WooWoos and Cloud Control remain in the Top 5 this week, joined in those very echelons by London band Fractures, who are the worthy recipients of the ‘highest climber’ accolade after leaping 10 places from last week’s Number 14.