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Gympie band The Amity Affliction takes iTunes by storm

If the reception of their first single release from their latest album is anything to go by, Gympie band The Amity Affliction’s fourth album is set to climb the charts quickly.
If the reception of their first single release from their latest album is anything to go by, Gympie band The Amity Affliction’s fourth album is set to climb the charts quickly. CONTRIBUTED

GYMPIE band The Amity Affliction has taken iTunes by storm with the release of the first single from its upcoming album, Let The Ocean Take Me.

The post-hardcore outfit, which started as a high school band in Gympie in 2003, is now based in Brisbane and still includes Gympie artists Ahren Stringer and Troy Brady, who watched their single Pittsburgh climb to number three on the iTunes charts after its release on April 14.

Online Australian music authority themusic.com.au reported the band's wildly successful single release shot straight to the top of the iTunes charts and crashed three servers in the process, as fans around the world anxiously downloaded the song.

The single had also cracked the ARIA Top 50 singles chart, going as high as 28 after two weeks in the charts.

It is currently sitting at number 39 behind Hearts On Fire by Passenger and All of Me by John Legend.

The new single's popularity also triggered a spike in attention for their most recent album release, Chasing Ghosts, which was launched in September, 2012, and debuted at number one on the ARIA charts. It made its return to the ARIA charts at number 90 on April 20, this year.

The group's upcoming studio album Let The Ocean Take Me is due for release on Tuesday, June 10.

Original Gympie member Stringer, who is the band's principle song writer along with Brady, said they went into creating their fourth album with a want for their "heavier parts to be heavier" and "their catchier parts to be catchier. However, that means nothing unless the song writing is the best it can be, and I think on this record we've achieved everything that we set out to."

Gympie Times

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