Tame Impala's Kevin Parker
Tame Impala's Kevin Parker. Photo: Neil Krug

Tame Impala’s huge new single Lost in Yesterday is straight in at number-one on this week’s FEISTY Alternative Singles Chart.

The latest track from Tame Impala’s upcoming new album The Slow Rush may well already be one of the singles of the year, and becomes the second chart-topper on our brand-new chart.

Elsewhere our chart – and the accompanying playlist – features new music from Wolf Parade, Joywave, Dream Nails and more, for 12 new entries overall.

What is the FEISTY Alternative Singles Chart?

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

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

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.

This week’s new entries and movers

Despite the January blues, we’ve got no less than 12 new entries in total, from some names you’re sure to already know, and some you might not.

We’ve already told you that Tame Impala is the highest new entry, with a track we’re sure to be listening to for quite some time.

Tame Impala shoves Delacey‘s No One’s Gonna Ever Love You off the top spot: She slips to No. 3, as La Roux retains second spot with Gullible Fool.

The second highest new entry comes from Grimes, in at No. 7 with My Name is Dark, from her new album Miss Anthropocene, due in February but leaked online in November.

North America is freshly represented in the top 20 by Joywave‘s fun new track and Wolf Parade‘s latest single, and at No. 24 by Wild Nothing‘s New Year’s Day release Foyer.

Alcopop! Records signing Dream Nails announced their debut album this week – it’s set for release in April – and debut on the chart at No. 27 with Text Me Back (Chirpse Degree Burns).

Veterans Bombay Bicycle Club are in at No. 28, and newcomers Mush make an impact at No. 31.

A poppy effort from Los Angeles County fivesome The Mowgli’s squeezes in at No. 34, before three lesser-known artists round out the latest Top 40.

Young Wakefield band The Jarrs are at No. 37, raucous Vancouver trio Lié chart at No. 39, and singer-songwriter Sofia Wolfson concludes the listing at No. 40.

The week’s notable climbers are Courteeners, who surge 14 places to No. 9, and Ten Fé, who reach the top five.

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 FEISTY Alternative Singles Chart below, and make sure to check back every Thursday for the latest edition! ♥♥♥

FEISTY Alternative Singles Chart: 09 January 2020
01NETame Impala
Lost in Yesterday
Modular Recordings
0202La Roux
United Kingdom
Gullible Fool
Supercolour Records
United States
No One's Gonna Ever Love You
HITCO / Delicate Flower
United Kingdom
Heavenly Maybe
Liberator Music
0510Ten Fé
United Kingdom
Heaven Sent Me
Some Kinda Love
So Heavy I Fell Through the Earth
My Name is Dark
United States
In the Afternoon
United Kingdom
Better Man
Ignition Records
1012Do Nothing
United Kingdom
LeBron James
Exact Truth
1109Tame Impala
Posthumous Forgiveness
Modular Recordings
New Zealand
Colours in the Dark
Modular Recordings
1306The Big Moon
United Kingdom
Take a Piece
Fiction Records
United States
Half Your Age
Cultco Music / Hollywood Records
United Kingdom
16NEWolf Parade
Julia Take Your Man Home
Sub Pop Records
1713Say Lou Lou
The Look of Love
Cosmos Music
1816Yumi Zouma
New Zealand
Right Track / Wrong Man
1919White Lies
United Kingdom
Falling Out Without Me
2018Hockey Dad
I Missed Out
Farmer & the Owl / BMG
2111Allie X
Twin Music
2215Jess Day
2321Stereo Honey
United Kingdom
My Darkness
LAB Records
24NEWild Nothing
United States
Captured Tracks
2514Spacey Jane
Head Cold
United Kingdom
FatCat Records
27NEDream Nails
United Kingdom
Text Me Back (Chirpse Degree Burns)
Alcopop! Records
28NEBombay Bicycle Club
United Kingdom
I Can Hardly Speak
2930Neon Trees
United States
Used to Like
Thrill Forever
United Kingdom
Revising My Fee
Memphis Industries
3220Beach Bunny
United States
Ms. California
South Africa
Still Here
34NEThe Mowgli's
United States
Wasting Time
CandyShop Recordings
United States
Forget Me Now
Memphis Industries
United Kingdom
37NEThe Jarrs
United Kingdom
Do Your Magic on Me
3832Coach Party
United Kingdom
Oh Lola
Chess Club
Digging in the Desert
Mint Records
40NESofia Wolfson
United States
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