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The Big Moon feature in the first Alternative Singles Chart with Take a Piece. Photo: Pooneh Ghana

The FEISTY Alternative Singles Chart is our brand-new countdown of today’s best new music, featuring the hottest bands and projects from around the world.

We’ll be publishing the chart every Thursday, gathering the most essential alternative, indie, pop and rock music in a distinctive Top 40 format.

The Alternative Singles Chart will not only highlight the most exciting new releases by the artists you need to hear, but also capture the zeitgeist of what’s important in music today, all with the added excitement of a weekly number-one single.

You can learn more about the FEISTY Alternative Singles Chart, including how we were inspired by the golden age of the UK Indie Chart and the nitty-gritty of how it’s compiled and which artists are eligible, in this article.

The first ever FEISTY Alternative Singles Chart

The Alternative Singles Chart launches fresh for 2020, and the very first listing features some of the best music to be released in the final two months of the last decade.

The debut number-one single comes from Los Angeles’ hype pop artist Delacey, whose dark-yet-lush No One’s Gonna Ever Love You wowed us in December.

The latest track to be revealed from La Roux‘s forthcoming third album Supervision takes the No. 2 spot, followed by surely the best single to date from Gengahr.

Other famous names in the first chart include Tame Impala and MGMT, but, in keeping with FEISTY’s mantra as a whole, we’re most excited to tell you about some of the new and emerging artists in the list.

Thyla‘s seasonal single December makes the top-ten at No. 7, and unsigned Australian artist Jess Day‘s impossibly-catchy effort Affection makes waves at No. 15.

Dream pop duo Lorelei, Norwegian indie favourites Strange Hellos and UK newcomers Coach Party are among the others to star in our milestone first chart.

And Do Nothing and Silverbacks reflect the bubbling trend for music inspired by 2000s post-punk revival, the former’s single LeBron James coming in at No. 12.

You can listen to the full Top 40 each week via our Spotify playlist. Heart the playlist to always have access to the latest, freshest picks, now and forevermore! You can also click on the track titles in the chart below to open individual songs on that platform.

You can check out the full first FEISTY Alternative Singles Chart below, and as a final note, happy new year from the FEISTY team! ♥♥♥

FEISTY Alternative Singles Chart: 02 January 2020
TWLW ARTIST / TITLE 
01NEDelacey
United States
No One's Gonna Ever Love You
HITCO / Delicate Flower
02NELa Roux
United Kingdom
Gullible Fool
Supercolour Records
03NEGengahr
United Kingdom
Heavenly Maybe
Liberator Music
04NEGrimes
Canada
So Heavy I Fell Through the Earth
4AD
05NELadyhawke
New Zealand
Colours in the Dark
Modular Recordings
06NEThe Big Moon
United Kingdom
Take a Piece
Fiction Records
07NEThyla
United Kingdom
December
08NEMGMT
United States
In the Afternoon
09NETame Impala
Australia
Posthumous Forgiveness
Modular Recordings
10NETen Fé
United Kingdom
Heaven Sent Me
Some Kinda Love
11NEAllie X
Canada
Regulars
Twin Music
12NEDo Nothing
United Kingdom
LeBron James
Exact Truth
13NESay Lou Lou
Sweden
The Look of Love
Cosmos Music
14NESpacey Jane
Australia
Head Cold
15NEJess Day
Australia
Affection
16NEYumi Zouma
New Zealand
Right Track / Wrong Man
Polyvinyl
17NEGrimes
Canada
4ÆM
4AD
18NEHockey Dad
Australia
I Missed Out
Farmer & the Owl / BMG
19NEWhite Lies
United Kingdom
Falling Out Without Me
[PIAS]
20NEBeach Bunny
United States
Ms. California
Mom+Pop
21NEStereo Honey
United Kingdom
My Darkness
LAB Records
22NEShopping
United Kingdom
Initiative
FatCat Records
23NECourteeners
United Kingdom
Better Man
Ignition Records
24NEHoneymoan
South Africa
Still Here
Communion
25NEPoliça
United States
Forget Me Now
Memphis Industries
26NELorelei
Australia
Skylight
27NEKalpa
United Kingdom
Tether
28NEThe Naked and Famous
New Zealand
Sunseeker
AWAL Recordings
29NEStrange Hellos
Norway
Prince of Nothingness
Brilliance Records
30NENeon Trees
United States
Used to Like
Thrill Forever
31NENow, Now
United States
Lonely Christmas
Moodring Records
32NECoach Party
United Kingdom
Oh Lola
Chess Club
33NESeasurfer
Germany
Lovers Breakdown
Reptile Music
34NESophie and the Giants
United Kingdom
Runaway
Island Records / Universal
35NELa Roux
United Kingdom
International Woman of Leisure
Supercolour Records
36NESilverbacks
Ireland
Sirens
Nice Swan Records
37NESløtface
Norway
New Year, New Me
Propeller Recordings
38NEThe Mysterines
United Kingdom
Who's Ur Girl?
Pretty Face Recordings
39NESorry
United Kingdom
Rock 'n' Roll Star
Domino
40NECatcall
Australia
One Desire
Instant Touch Recordings

Found something hot and freshly released? We’d love to know about it as we compile the FEISTY Alternative Singles Chart. After all, your ears are as good as ours, right? Send us a tip with the details, or drop our editor a line at [email protected].