Slipknot score third #1 album
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Slipknot score third #1 album

August 17, 2019

Debuts for Bon Iver, SAFIA, Seeker Lover Keeper and more!

Melbourne band The Teskey Brothers lands another top three placing with the second album Run Home Slow, which places at #3. The album also holds #2 on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.
Their debut album Half Mile Harvest also remains in the chart, placing at #44.
 
Fleetwood Mac return to Australia this week with a new line-up featuring Neil Finn and Mike Campbell. The huge arena tour has pushed their latest collection, 50 Years – Don’t Stop, to #7 on the ARIA Album Chart.
 
Debuts:
 
#1: Slipknot ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ – Slipknot score their third #1 on the Albums Chart with We Are Not Your Kind. The masked American metal band’s sixth album is their first since .5: The Gray Chapter (#1 Oct. ’14) five years ago. They also previously topped the ARIA Albums Chart with All Hope Is Gone (#1 Sept. ’08).
 
#8: Bon Iver ‘i,i’ – American indie folk act Bon Iver scores a third Top Ten album with ‘i,i’. Their fourth album, i,i, was released digitally three weeks ahead of the planned release on 30 August. Bon Iver have also charted with their debut Emma, Forever Ago (#32 Feb.’09), their self-titled second album (#2 Jun. ’11) and 22, A Million (#22 Oct. ’16).
 
#13: SAFIA ‘Story's Start Or End’ – Canberra trio SAFIA take out their second Top Twenty entry as they release Story's Start Or End. The group’s second album is the follow-up to Internal (#2 Sept. ’16). They’re about to start their Australian tour in support of the album.
 
#14: Seeker Lover Keeper ‘Wild Seeds’ – Australian supergroup Seeker Lover Keeper return with their first album in eight years, Wild Seeds. It’s the second album for the trio comprising Sarah Blasko, Sally Seltmann and Holly Throsby, after their self-titled debut (#3 Jun. ’11). Seeker Lover Keeper will be on tour around Australian during September and October.
 
#24: Trippie Redd ‘!’ – American rapper Trippie Redd notches up his third chart entry with second album, !. Featuring contributions by Playboi Carti, The Game, Diplo and more, the album comes just a year on from Trippie Redd’s debut, Life’s A Trip (#14 Aug. ’18). In between albums, he charted with the mixtape, A Love Letter To You 3 (#36 Nov. ’18).
 
#25: Bazzi ‘Soul Searching’ – A week on from hitting the Singles Chart with ‘I.F.L.Y.’, Bazzi debuts on the Albums Chart with Soul Searching. It’s the American singer-songwriter’s first mixtape and comes just over a year on from his debut album, Cosmic (#41 Apr. ’18). The release features contributions from 21 Savage and 6lack.
 
#26: Route 33 ‘Coro Drive’ – Brisbane Country duo Route 33 release their new album Coro Drive. The album features Hands Of Time, which features Sarah McLeod of The Superjesus.
 
#37: Soundtrack ‘Palm Beach’ – The soundtrack to new Australian film Palm Beach make its Top 50 debut. The release includes a number of tracks by Melbourne band The Teskey Brothers, as well as works by The Easybeats, James Reyne, Dami Im, Dynamic Hepnotics, Donovan and Etta James, among others.