King Gizzard cracked the ARIA top 20 despite most of their sales not counting
Cracking the ARIA top 20 is a fair effort for any local independent act. It’s even more of a feat when a whole heap of your album sales aren’t counted. That’s the position King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard find themselves in with their new record Nonagon Infinity, which just landed at number 19 in this week’s ARIA album charts between the new Luca Brasi album and Sia’s This Is Acting.
Going by the preorders for just the special editions of the album sold via Bandcamp – which doesn’t factor into sales tracked by ARIA – the band would have added 3000 units to their tally (though it’s unknown how many were to Australian fans). If Bandcamp – and many independent record stores unregistered to ARIA – sales counted towards the chart rankings then no doubt Gizz would be pushing the top end of the list. Disturbed managed to land a number one in April after selling just 2140 copies for the week.
In other chart news this week, Drake landed his first Australian number one album with Views, presumably solely off the back of us labelling the album a classic hours after its release.
Check out King Gizzard’s possible video of the year for ‘People-Vultures’ below.