Every Sunday evening, Charlie Ashcroft counts down the Amazing Chart across the UK’s national DAB network on Amazing Radio. Here he is to give us the very latest lowdown on the last week’s movers and shakers from amazingtunes.com…
Hello! We’ve got a brand new chart-topper this week, with London singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas hitting the heights with Forget in the immediate aftermath of her new EP release. Fresh being announced as part of The Great Escape line-up in Brighton, Lianne has scored her first ever Amazing Chart Number 1 and becomes the first female Londoner to do so since Daughter hit the top in October last year.
This means that Friend Crush by Friends has slipped a couple of places after a fortnight on top, with Swiss Lips glued to the Number 2 spot for a third consecutive week. Slightly further down, Django Django and Monogold have risen further this week, with Default and Spirit Or Something climbing to Number 4 and Number 7 respectively.
This week sees eight (yep, EIGHT) new arrivals inside the Top 20. Oxford band Jonquil have the highest-placed of them all with It’s My Part at Number 12, while Lucy Rose, NZCA/Lines, Midnight Lion, Holy Esque, The Reads, First Aid Kit and Alt-J are all close behind in the rundown, all liable to climb further come Sunday.