Frances Forever joins the countdown at No. 5 with “Space Girl,” a nice bop with some top spot potential. Gus Dapperton reaches No. 2 with “Medicine.” Here’s his take on the song from DIY mag:
“this track defines the album most explicitly,” he explains. “i wrote it as a song that would narrate my life. medicine is about someone who is self destructive so that they can get high off of the process of healing. the hurting phase is of no concern to them. +++”Gus Dapperton in DIY mag
Kings of Leon are back this week with “The Bandit” as they roll out their first new album in four years. Looking for “Echoing” on the Alt18 in a few months. almost monday is also back with “Broken People,” a song that could jump into the Top 10 next week or fall off all together. Same for The Neighbourhood and “Stargazing.” Who knows how these things work.
Always happy to see BENEE on the countdown. She’s at No. 18 with “Happen to Me.” And loving everything grandson is doing these days. It’s a well-deserved No. 1 for “Dirty.” Listen to the words everyone!
Disappointed to see Mishaal’s “Peddle Bike” drop off, and “Guillotine” by Mansionair and NoMBe continues it’s on-again, off-again (now off) relationship with the countdown. Inhaler and “When It Break” is also gone — for now.
Checkout the full countdown below, plus each band’s hometown according to Wikipedia.
Alt18 Countdown, 2/13/21
18. BENEE, Happen to Me | Auckland, New Zealand
17. The Backseat Lovers, Kilby Girl | Salt Lake City
16. Royal Blood, Trouble’s Coming | Brighton, England
15. almost monday, Broken People | San Diego
14. Foo Fighters, Waiting on a War | Seattle
13. The Knocks/Foster the People, All About You | New York/Los Angeles
12. The Neighbourhood, Stargazing | Newbury Park, California
11. Sir Sly, Material Boy | Orange County, California
10. Kings of Leon, The Bandit | Nashville
9. The Happy Fits, Hold Me Down | Clinton, New Jersey
8. Tame Impala, Is It True | Sydney, Australia
7. The Killers, C’est La Vie | Las Vegas
6. Holly Humberstone, Falling Asleep at the Wheel | Grantham, England
5. Frances Forever, Space Girl | Worcester, Massachusetts
4. MISSIO, Can You Feel the Sun | Austin, Texas
3. Bastille, survivin’ | London, England
2. Gus Dapperton, Medicine | Warwick, New York
1. grandson, Dirty | Toronto
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