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Said the Whale, Del Bel, the Courtneys: Radio 3's top 30 songs for the week of February 6, 2017

Editorial Staff

Vancouver sweethearts Said the Whale are back, now as a trio, and their song "Step Into the Darkness" debuts at #26 on our chart this week. It's the first single from their upcoming album As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide, which will be released on March 31 via Hidden Pony. The band is now made up of frontmen Tyler Bancroft and Ben Worcester and keyboardist Jaycelyn Brown. Here's your first taste of their new back-to-the-basics sound:


Toronto orch-pop band Del Bel has joined forces with Clairmont the Second for the single "Do What The Bass Says," and it's the highest debut on our chart this week. Listen to their kinetic, cinematic collaboration below.


Other new songs this week include "Swimming In Strange Waters" from the Wooden Sky and "The Road" from Lydia Ainsworth.

The Courtneys, who are also the featured interview on our January podcast, have quickly made their way up the chart, hitting the #1 spot after only four weeks on the chart with their fanastic new song "Silver Velvet."


Here is the full list of our top 30 songs this week:

30. The Wooden Sky, “Swimming In Strange Waters”
29. Duchess Says, “Inertia”
28. Lydia Ainsworth, “The Road”
27. The Velveteins, “Don’t Yah Feel Better”
26. Said The Whale, “Step Into Darkness”
25. Jenn Grant, “Galaxies”
24. Louise Burns, “Storms”
23. Le Trouble, “How Was I To Know”
22. Hollerado, “Born Yesterday”
21. Del Bel, “Do What The Bass Says” *highest debut*
20. Van Carton, “Tu Cries”
19. Jeen, “Modern Life (Electrified)”
18. Pick A Piper, “Geographically Opposed”
17. Little Scream, “People”
16. Adrian Glynn, “Jumping The Gun”
15. Tommy Hawkins, “That’s The Way I Walk”
14. Martha Wainwright, “So Down”
13. The Sadies, “Easy (Like Walking)”
12. Rural Alberta Advantage, “White Lights”
11. Japandroids, “Near To The Wild Heart Of Life”
10. Teen Daze, “Cycle”
9. Peter Peter, “Bien Reel”
8. Tim Darcy, “Tall Glass of Water”
7. Marie Davidson, “Naive To The Bone”
6. More Or Les, “Cuppa”
5. The Evaporators, “I Can’t Be Shaved”
4. A Tribe Called Red, “Maima Koopi”
3. Os Tropies, “Vir Me Amar”
2. Swamp Thing, “Wild Things”
1. The Courtneys, “Silver Velvet”