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Rolling Stone Cover Stars The Teskey Brothers Ascend to #1 on the ARIA Charts

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Sam Aptelis

The Teskey Brothers have taken the #1 spot on the ARIA Albums Chart for their latest release The Winding Way.

The milestone is the latest in a string of achievements for brothers Sam and Josh, who are also the cover stars of the June-September issue of Rolling Stone AU/NZ. 

The Winding Way is the band’s third studio album following 2017’s Half Mile Harvest and 2019’s Run Home Slow. They have now beaten their best chart performance for a studio album, with 2019’s Run Home Slow stopping just shy of #1 and reaching #2. The album did, however, nab the performers three ARIA Awards and earned Sam Teskey a Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Album.

The band’s Live at the Forum recording went to #1 in 2020.

Of the latest achievement, Josh Teskey said: “In the words of Michael Gudinski, ‘Number one, son’.  We’re feeling so honoured and thankful to all you folks back home for the support, we love yas.”

ARIA CEO Annabelle Herd said it’s thrilling to see an Australian act top the chart.

“A huge congratulations to The Teskey Brothers from all of us at ARIA for a second #1,” she said.

“Between Cub Sport, Peach PRC and The Teskey Brothers, it’s really exciting to see the diversity of albums making it to #1 in Australia, but three Aussie #1s this year simply isn’t enough. Australia: get listening, get playlisting and get sharing your favourite local artists. It’s time to get more of our brilliant home-grown talent on the charts.”

The full ARIA Charts are available here.

The June-August edition of Rolling Stone AU/NZ is currently on newsstands in Australia and New Zealand. For the very first time since it relaunched under The Brag Media in 2021, the magazine will also be available in Coles supermarkets across the country.

The new edition includes a feature interview with Rolling Stone AU/NZ’s Best New Artist for 2022, MAY-A, as well as a Pride Edition of ‘Artists Tipped to Take Over’ – unearthing several queer acts destined for the top. Also featured is an interview with Toni Lodge of the global hit podcast Toni and Ryan and a detailed look at what it takes for Aussie artists to make it big in the USA.

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