Aussie rockers Birds Of Tokyo have their second chart-topping album in Australia, as Human Design lands at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in its first week of release.
Their last #1 record came in 2013 with March Fires, and this week’s debut makes it two new local albums to top the chart in the last two weeks after The Smith Street Band achieved the feat.
Human Design finishes ahead of global superstars Dua Lipa, The Weeknd and Harry Styles on the chart this week, and the record is also #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.
The record was an emotional one for the Perth band, taking nearly four years to make. It follows the struggles that singer Ian Kenny had over a number of difficult years. It was intended to be launched via a series of major concerts with leading Symphony Orchestras around the country, but all dates have been moved to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Drummer Adam Weston called the achievement “an incredible journey.
“We’re so happy to receive the news that Human Design has topped the ARIA charts! Thanks to everyone who got behind us during such a crazy time,” he said.
“It has been an incredible journey making this very cathartic record and it couldn’t have been done without the support of many who work closely with us and of course our fans who allow us to continue doing what we do. We can’t wait to tour where we can further bring these songs to life.”
As previously mentioned, Birds Of Tokyo keep up a remarkable run for Australian acts on the ARIA Album Chart in 2020 so far, becoming the sixth local band to hold the top position.
“Massive congratulations to Birds Of Tokyo and their entire team on their Number One album Human Design,” said ARIA CEO Dan Rosen “It comes off the back of a stirring performance of hit song ‘Unbreakable’ with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra for the Music From The Home Front concert. Even in isolation the band are still pushing boundaries, and their stirring anthems are just what the country needs in these challenging times.
“It is so great to see another Australian act top the ARIA Chart, and proves that in this time of crisis Australian music fans are looking to our local artists for comfort and entertainment more than ever.”
Check out Birds Of Tokyo’s new clip for ‘Dive’ below: