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Hidden Cameras, Japandroids, Preoccupations: Radio 3's top 30 songs for the week of November 28, 2016

Editorial Staff

Sometimes there's nothing like a little indie pop to sooth the soul. And when the times call for some gentle, joy-filled transgression, there are few bands better suited for the task than the Hidden Cameras. The band's new album, Home On Native Land, was 10 years in the making and at once provides a fresh, updated take on its sound while still reminding you of everything you loved about them in the first place. "The Great Reward" breaks onto our chart this week at #24.

If, on the other hand, you're feeling the need for more of a fist-pumping head banger, we've also had the new Japandroids song playing on repeat ever since it came out. Unsurprisingly, it bursts on to the chart as the highest debut at #18. "Near to the Wild Heart of Life" is the title track from their upcoming album, set to be released on January 27 via Arts & Crafts.

And finally, Preoccupations (formerely known as Viet Cong) climb all the way to #1 this week with the excellent song "Degraded" from their self-titled release that came out this fall. This is a very good and underrated album, so definitely take some time to check it out.

Take a look at the full list of our top 30 Canadian indie songs this week:

30. Groenland, “Healing Suns”
29. Philippe Brach, “Chaudron Du Chimpanze”
28. Duotang, “Karma Needs To Come Around”
27. Louise Burns, “Storms”
26. The Seams, “Seeds”
25. The Cosmic Range, “Love II”
24. Hidden Cameras, “The Great Reward”
23. New Swears, “Brand New Spot”
22. Chocolat, “Ah Ouin”
21. L Con, “Form Of Space”
20. Lowlands, “Run”
19. Golden Cinema, “Lost At The Movies”
18. Japandroids, “Near To The Wild Heart Of Life” *highest debut*
17. We Are Wolves, “I Don’t Mind”
16. Lanikai, “Motor Inn”
15. Sam Roberts Band, “Ritual Dance”
14. Diana, “Confession”
13. The Luyas, “Says You”
12. Monomyth, “Puppet Creek”
11. Austra, “Utopia”
10. Crystal Castles, “Sadist”
9. Twist, “Pavement”
8. July Talk, “Picturing Love”
7. Kaytranada, “Weight Off”
6. Tanya Tagaq, “Centre (feat. Shad)”
5. Brasstronaut, “Raveshadow”
4. Lowell, “West Coast Forever”
3. The Matinee, “Dancing On Your Grave”
2. Tasseomancy, “Do Easy”
1. Preoccupations, “Degraded”