Hello! For the first time in Amazing Chart history, we’ve seen the Number 1 spot change hands between two artists from the same city, with synth-rock trio Santiago Street Machine taking over from their fellow Mancunian brethren Slow Motion Shoes at the top of our exceedingly pretty pile.
Santiago Street Machine’s electro-soaked track Sinking Stone has done the opposite of what its title would suggest, rising to Number 1 after a month and a half in the countdown.
As it happens, Slow Motion Shoes have actually slipped to Number 3, with Scottish rockers Vukovi ending up as Santiago Street Machine’s nearest competitors thanks to the popularity of their track Get Hot And Feel The Butterflies. Having climbed to Number 2, it’s in a strong position to be in the shake-up come next week’s rundown.
Elsewhere in the Top 10, there have been big climbs for Dallas-born singer-songwriter Sierra Lynn Danger, London electro rockers League and Dundonian group Mum Wants A Mixtape, while there’s also been a large leap further down from Newcastle band Tomahawks For Targets, with their lively tune The Total Collapse Of It All up to Number 14 this week.
Congratulations must also go to A Band Called Mithras, Faux Disco Club, The Strike Nineteens and Felsite, who’ve all risen into the Top 20 for the first time this week, while our highest-placed New Entry this time is One And One by Sam Donaghey at Number 25. We’ve also welcomed new arrivals from Matt Norris & The Moon, Zell Am See, Long Lost Sun and Flatlab into the countdown in the past seven days, resulting in one of the strongest-looking Amazing Charts in recent memory.