Brisbane band The Jungle Giants take out their first #1 album on the ARIA Charts, debuting in the top spot with Love Signs. The indie-dance quartet’s fourth album comes four years on from Quiet Ferocity (#11 Jul. ’17) and also gives them their first entry in the Top Ten and the #1 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart. The Jungle Giants will be touring Australia in support of the album during September and October. Love Signs becomes the eleventh Australian #1 album on the ARIA Charts in 2021.
Sam Hales from The Jungle Giants says: “We’ve been a super tight team with our manager Stu since we were just kids. We set the goal to be completely Independent in order to make the albums we wanna make. It's incredible to be sitting here today knowing that our record Love Signs just went number 1 on the ARIA albums chart. A childhood dream come true.”
ARIA CEO Annabelle Herd says: “A huge congratulations to The Jungle Giants on claiming their first ever #1 on the ARIA Charts. It’s a fantastic achievement for the band, who are also celebrating their tenth anniversary this year. It’s great to see an eleventh homegrown act top the chart this year with hopefully many more to come!”
Sydney hip hop artist The Kid Laroi moves back up the chart from #9 to #3 as he releases a new deluxe edition of his mixtape, F*ck Love. Re-titled F*ck Love (Over You), the new version includes the #1 single ‘Stay’ (#1 Jul. ’21), as well as new tracks ‘Not Sober’ (#8 Aug. ’21), ‘Still Chose You’ (#26 Aug. ’21) and ‘Over You’ (#44 Aug. ’21). The first deluxe edition, F*ck Love (Savage), spent one week at #1 in February this year.
British rapper Dave makes his ARIA Top 50 debut at #5 with We're All Alone In This Together. His second album comes two years on from his 2019 debut, Psychodrama, which hit #1 in the UK and won Album Of The Year at the Brit Awards. We're All Alone In This Together features the Stormzy collaboration ‘Clash’ which debuts at #29 this week.
American soul artist Leon Bridges returns at #25 with third album, Gold-Diggers Sound. The album is named after the studio/hotel/bar in Los Angeles that Bridges resided in and recorded in. He hit the top ten with his previous two albums: Coming Home (#8 Jun. ’15) and Good Thing (#8 May ’18).
The Seekers’ Live In The UK album returns to the chart, claiming a new peak at #28 following its release on physical formats.
Descendents take out their second career Top 50 entry as they debut at #49 with 9th & Walnut. The eighth album from the American punk rock veterans is the follow-up to Hypercaffium Spazzinate (#19 Aug. ’16). It features new versions of songs the band wrote or recorded between 1977 and 1980 but didn’t release at the time.