Spacey Jane have debuted at #1 on the ARIA Top 50 Albums chart with their new album, Here Comes Everybody. The Fremantle indie rockers’ second LP arrived on Friday, 24th June after being previewed by the singles ‘Lots of Nothing’, ‘Lunchtime’, and ‘Sitting Up’.
Announcing the record earlier this year, frontman Caleb Harper said that while debut album Sunlight drew primarily on personal experiences, album two was written “for youth persevering and thriving emotionally under the weight of our generational burden made up of climate change, COVID” and other stresses. “I know music isn’t a replacement for taking control and galvanising positive change,” Harper said, “but I hope this record can soundtrack some of those moments in peoples lives.”
It’s Spacey Jane’s First Number One Record
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Sunlight both debuted and peaked at the #2 slot on the ARIA Top 50 Albums chart when it arrived in 2020. That means Here Comes Everybody arriving on top in its first week of eligibility marks a major milestone for the band. “Thank you so, so much for the love and support we’ve received for this record,” Spacey Jane said in a statement acknowledging the accolade.
“Making this album was a massive journey for us all, we poured our hearts into it,” the band continued. “From seeing your tags and mentions, meeting you in person and hearing you talk about what HCE means to you and to having a number 1 album… We are all so deeply grateful for everything.”
Spacey Jane will take Here Comes Everybody on the road with an Australian tour in August, including headline shows in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. They’ll be joined on the road by I Know Leopard and Teenage Dads. See tour dates and details here.
And while we’re talking about impressive chart debuts, another Australian band worth mentioning this week is Sydney hardcore outfit SPEED, whose GANG CALLED SPEED EP has entered at #5 on the overall Albums chart. On the Australian Albums chart, it’s right behind Here Comes Everybody at #2.
It’s rare for hardcore to make such an impact in Australia and a testament to the band’s stylistic boundary-pushing and fostering of community since their formation.