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Nêhiyawak, Metric, Dan Mangan: Radio 3's top 30 songs for the week of August 6, 2018

Editorial Staff

This may be the first time Edmonton's Nêhiyawak have ever appeared on our top 30, but the band members are all veterans of the Canadian indie music scene. Guitarist/vocalist Kris Harper was the frontman for alt-country band Pale Moon Lights before going solo as Lou Wreath. Drummer Marek Tyler (who is cousins with Harper) has played with many indie bands in Victoria, including Meatdraw and Kathryn Calder. Keyboardist Matthew Cardinal has played with Edmonton bands Diamond Mind and Cantoo, and fronts his own band called Slow Girl Walking.

The trio is all of Plains Cree descent, and use sounds from their culture in their roots-infused alt-rock. Their song "Somnambulist" checks on to the chart this week at #27.

Metric has the highest debut on the chart this week with "Dark Saturday," a track from the band's seventh full-length album, which is coming out on Sept. 21. The black-and-white video for the song was shot by award-winning photographer and director Justin Broadbent.

Other debuts this week include "Plan" from Jiants, "The Fool Pt. 1 (Get It Got It Good)" from Shad and "Melody Noir" from Patrick Watson.

Dan Mangan sits on top of the chart for a second week in a row with his latest track, "Troubled Mind."

Here is the full rundown of the top 30 songs this week:

30. Braids, “Collarbones”
29. Jiants, “Plan”
28. Boyhood, “Drivin’”
27. Nêhiyawak, “Somnambulist”
26. Vallens, “If I Don’t Know You”
25. Shad, “The Fool Pt. 1 (Get It Got It Good)”
24. Belle Game, “Follow”
23. Patrick Watson, “Melody Noir”
22. Elisapie, “Wolves Don’t Live By The Rules”
21. Autogramm, “Jessica Don’t Like Rock N Roll”
20. Bob Moses, “Heaven Only Knows”
19. Metric, “Dark Saturday” *highest debut*
18. Lonely Parade, “Night Cruise”
17. Donovan Woods, “Truck Full Of Money”
16. Dilly Dally, “I Feel Free”
15. Yung Heazy, “Comfort”
14. Alice Glass, “Mine”
13. Foxtrott, “Wait”
12. Bulow, “Sad And Bored”
11. Folly and the Hunter, “Remain”
10. Tallies, “Mother”
9. Great Lake Swimmers, “Alone But Not Alone”
8. Jimmy Hunt, “Galapagos”
7. Art d’Ecco, “Nobody’s Home”
6. Stars, “One Day Left”
5. Kalle Mattson, “Kids On The Run”
4. Dizzy, “Joshua”
3. Postdata, “Erase Your Heart”
2. Bravestation, “Ray Of Love”
1. Dan Mangan, “Troubled Mind”