Perth indie rock darlings Spacey Jane land on top of ARIA charts with second album Here Comes Everybody
Popular Perth indie rock band Spacey Jane have landed at No. 1 with their acclaimed second album, Here Comes Everybody.
The chart-topping feat confirms the group, consisting of singer/guitarist Caleb Harper, guitarist Ashton Hardman-Le Cornu, bassist Peppa Lane and drummer/manager Kieran Lama, as Australia’s biggest breakthrough rock act in recent years.
Spacey Jane’s debut album, Sunlight, peaked at No. 2 in 2020 — the same placing as platinum-selling hit Booster Seat achieved on the Triple J Hottest 100.
Harper thanked fans for pushing the new album to No. 1.
“Thank you so, so much for the love and support we’ve received for this record,” he said on Friday.
“Making this album was a massive journey for us all, we poured our hearts into it.
“From seeing your tags and mentions (on social media), meeting you in person and heart you talk about Here Comes Everybody means to you and having a No. 1 album,” Harper added, “we are all so deeply grateful for everything.”
Here Comes Everybody replaces fellow Australian act Jimmy Barnes’ Soul Deep 30 at No. 1 and held off a challenge from US country artist Luke Combes, who sits at No. 2 in front of albums from Harry Styles and Drake.
Spacey Jane recently returned from their first overseas tour, which saw them play sold-out shows in the UK and Europe.
While the tour was pushed back two years due to the coronavirus pandemic, the delay meant that their popularity grew and the quartet ended up performing to bigger venues.
Lama recently told The West Australian that their London show went from being a 170-person capacity basement of a pub to the 1500-capacity Electric Brixton.
“That tour was two years in the making,” he explained. “People had tickets that whole time just waiting for us.”
Spacey Jane begin an ambitious Australian tour in Adelaide on July 22.
The national jaunt will see them play the biggest headline show of their career in Perth at the RAC Arena on August 5.
Lama described the decision to play the 15,500-capacity venue for their hometown headline show of 2022 as a “huge statement”.
“It’s pretty wild,” he said. “I always feel pressure with hometown shows because the same people that have been watching us the whole time will come along.
“We’d like to see our future in arena touring. We’re dipping our toes into that experience
“It’s our hometown,” Lama added. “If we’re going to do something of this scale, doing it here first makes the most sense.”
After the bumper Aussie tour, Spacey Jane embark on their first North American tour followed by an appearance at the massive Corona Capital festival in Mexico City.
The band have also revealed plans to relocate to Los Angeles, where their international co-managers are based.
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