News 23 April 2021

London Grammar grab first ARIA #1 album with Californian Soil

Plus, debuts for The Offspring, Alex Henry Foster and more!

London Grammar grab first ARIA #1 album with Californian Soil

London Grammar score their first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with Californian Soil. The English trio’s third album is their first in four years, coming as the follow-up to Truth Is A Beautiful Thing (#3 Jun. ’17). It takes over from debut If You Wait (#2 Sept. ’13) as their highest peak. London Grammar recently announced an Australian tour for February 2022.

Punk veterans The Offspring release their first album in nine years, Let The Bad Times Roll, debuting at #2. The band’s tenth studio album becomes their eighth Top Ten in Australia and their first to top the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart. The follow-up to Days Go By (#7 Jul. ’12) was originally meant to be released in 2020 but was pushed back due to COVID-19. The Offspring have topped the ARIA Albums Chart with Smash (#1 Feb. ’95) and Americana (#1 Jan ’99).

Canadian singer-songwriter Alex Henry Foster makes his ARIA Charts debut at #6 with the live album Standing Under Bright Lights. The set includes Foster and his band’s performance at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal on July 5, 2019. It includes performances of every song from his 2019 debut album Windows in the Sky. In 2020, Foster released four EPs.

Releasing second album Flu Game, British rapper AJ Tracey makes his ARIA Albums Chart debut at #12. Coming two years on from Tracey’s self-titled debut the album includes collaborations with T-Pain, Kehlani and Mabel.

Releasing Violence Unimagined, death metal veterans Cannibal Corpse debut at #28 and snare their first ever ARIA Top 50 entry. The follow-up to 2017’s Red Before Black is the band’s fifteenth studio album; they released debut Eaten Back To Life in 1990. The four years between studio albums in the longest in Cannibal Corpse’s history.

Following up debut album Anthem Of The Peaceful Army (#10 Oct. ’18), American rock band Greta Van Fleet debut at #42 with their second album, The Battle At Garden's Gate. The new release was produced by Greg Kurstin (Foo Fighters, Liam Gallagher, Beck).