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LIPSTEREO breaks into the Top 20 College Radio Charts in North America

Within six months of releasing four individual songs to college and independent radio internationally, young Australian indie rockers, Lipstereo, have finally broken into the esteemed North American College and Community Radio Chart (NACC) with their brand new EP, 'Modern Mythology' sitting at #16 first week in.
Lipstereo - backstage at The Toff In Town (Melbourne) 24 June 2022. L-R: Tage Hosking-Gregory, Samuel Stranges, Jesse Porter, Andrew Stainsby (Photo: Brittany Long)

Their EP was the 16th most added at NACC with 18 adds. NACC is a weekly Top 200 radio chart launched in January 2017. The NACC chart receives weekly airplay reports from over 200 radio stations across North America. After the dissolution of CMJ in 2017, NACC has become the primary source for the publication of college radio airplay. As a result the NACC Top 200 Chart was cited in several major news publications including Billboard and The Economist.


Lipstereo have recently received tremendous support in the United States with their most recent single, 'Take The Bus' making its chart debut at #25 on the Sub-Modern Singles Charts in the US, which tracks specialty rock shows on commercial radio throughout the US.


Lipstereo's debut EP, 'Modern Mythology' had debuted at # 16 on the North American College and Community Radio Chart (NACC) on 29 November, 2022.

The band have been working with two radio promoters: Pirate! who are based in Boston and New York, and Michael Matthews Media who is based in Melbourne, Australia.

U.S. Radio promoter, Steve Theo, co-founder of Pirate!

Pirate! is a specialised college radio promoter founded in January, 2004 and is a 3 time Promotion Company of the Year award winner at the CMJ Awards.


They have been responsible for #1 records at CMJ and/or NACC by Wet Leg, Curtis Harding, The Black Keys, Mavis Staples, Foxwarren, Fleet Foxes, Jeff Tweedy, Fever Ray, Broken Social Scene, Girlpool, Dr. Dog, Neko Case, Wilco, Tegan & Sara, Tom Waits, Devotchka, Mates of State, The White Stripes, Matt & Kim, Bat For Lashes, Crystal Castles, Andy Shauf, Liars and more.


Australian radio promoter, Michael Matthews

Michael Matthews launched the careers of many Australian artists including Savage Garden, Killing Heidi and Australian Crawl.


He has also worked with some of the biggest names in the business including Crowded House, David Bowie, The Saints, Blondie, The Butterfly Effect, Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur, Radiohead, Iron Maiden, Duran Duran and Russell Morris.


Article: Victor Stranges

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