The Soorleys
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The Soorleys

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Folk Indie


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The Amrap Metro and Amrap Regional Charts provide insight into what’s gaining airplay and attention on community radio. The charts show the Top 10 tracks ordered for airplay by community broadcasters through the Amrap’s AirIt music distribution service. This week sees a number of artists climb to higher positions in the Amrap Charts.

Sydney DIY heroine and good time gal Angie (pictured) has worked her way to #1 in the Amrap Metro Chart with Out of Age following her third consecutive week in the charts. She also takes #8 in the Amrap Regional Chart. Watch the official video – directed by Angie herself – featured via Amrap Pages on 4ZZZ’s station website. The track has picked up rotation at FBi Radio Sydney, RTR FM Perth and SYN Melbourne and achieved additional airplay across the Eastern states at Cairns FM in QLD, TYGA FM in TAS and Radio Norfolk, Orange Radio, 2MCE and Monaro FM in NSW.

Newcastle’s The Soorleys have also ascended to #1 in the Amrap Regional Chart with the alternative country single Destination. The track has received airplay at stations across Australia including 5GTR in SA, Radio Goolarri in WA, Orange FM, Coast FM and 2MCE in NSW, 3RPC, Voice FM and 3MDR in VIC and 4ZZZ and Cairns FM in QLD.

Hiatus Kaiyote continue their strong run in the Amrap Metro Chart, coming in at #2 with Shaolin Monk Motherfunk. The genre-blending Melbourne quartet have garnered airplay across Australia at RTR FM Perth, Edge Radio Hobart, Noosa Community Radio and 4ZZZ in QLD, Orange Radio, 2RRR, Bay FM and FBi Radio Sydney and Triple R, Mountain District Radio and 979 FM in VIC. Listen to their interview with Triple R’s Ennio Styles earlier this month.

Sydney blues and keys man Clayton Doley has held onto #2 in the Amrap Regional Chart with Disbelief, receiving airplay at stations in every state and territory including RTR FM in Perth, Edge Radio in TAS, Fraser Coast Community Radio in QLD, 2MCE in NSW, Valley FM in ACT, Noongar Radio in WA, Tribe FM and WOW FM in SA and 3MDR and 3RPC in VIC.

Darts have re-entered the Amrap Metro Chart at #6 with the detached pop single Aeroplane following the release of their new album Below Empty & Westward Bound. Watch the new official video featured via Amrap Pages on metropolitan station websites including FBi Radio Sydney, Edge Radio Hobart and Triple R Melbourne.

Pseudo-reggae 13 piece The Dub Captains from Melbourne are #9 in the Amrap Regional Chart, back at it with the plastic soul single One More Night. Their music is gaining airplay at stations all over including Radio Adelaide in SA, Valley FM in ACT, Radio Norfolk in NSW. Noongar Radio and Harvey Community Radio in WA, 3MDR and Voice FM in VIC, Harvey Community Radio in WA, Cairns FM in QLD.

Total Giovanni return to the Amrap Metro Chart at #8 with the discothèque single When we Break. Listen to them interviewed on Triple R’s Local and/or General about their beginnings and ‘taking [their] single title literally’ – taking time off to record a new album.

Sydney one woman pop act Lenka is back with her new single Blue Skies, taking #10 in the Amrap Regional Chart. Watch the official film clip featured via Amrap Pages on station websites including North West FM in VIC and Harvey Community Radio in WA.

See the full Amrap Charts at or on the TMN Charts Portal. - The Music Network


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True North EP (2015)



The Soorleys are a tousled bohemian outfit. Sisters Beth, Laura, Shelley and Millie are up front, with husbands Sam and Christopher in tow, rounded out by an evolving list of friends and stragglers - when it comes to bands, few people can boast such familial chemistry.

The daughters of a travelling preacher, Beth, Laura, Shelley and Millie were never far from an impromptu knees-up. There were hastily arranged renditions of ‘Edelweiss’, or the gospel sway of Sister Act’s ‘Joyful, Joyful’ – one that still gets wheeled out at family gatherings. It wasn’t long before the sisters were finishing each other’s musical sentences, creating four part folk harmonies that channeled vocal groups of the 60’s.


Love did the rest of the work. Childhood sweetheart Sam was drafted in on drums, raised on a trans-Tasman diet of Crowded House and Aussie folk-rockers Goanna. Lured from across a crowded bar by Beth’s pitch-perfect rendition of ‘Summer of 69’, multi-instrumentalist Chris joined the family soon after.


Together, they are The Soorleys.


The moniker is a tip of the hat to a mother’s maiden name; the music is a family jamboree. They call it ‘fun folk’; the raw stomp of their Irish ancestors and the pop sensibilities of Fleetwood Mac. The Soorleys are here to get you dancing. There’s no shoegazing here; onstage the sisters spin, hoot and holler with joy and abandon. “Thunders roar, we dance, we're chasing all our fears away,” they sing, chanting incantations atop folk rhythms.


You will hear the usual chaos. The four part harmonies, the jangle of banjos and the thump of the floor tom. The reckless spirit of a big tent revival.


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