Perth indie rock cuties Spacey Jane top the ARIA charts with second album Here Comes Everybody

Popular indie rock band Spacey Jane from Perth hit No. 1 with their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Here Comes Everybody.

The charts confirm that the group, consisting of vocalist/guitarist Caleb Harper, guitarist Ashton Hardman-Le Cornu, bassist Peppa Lane and drummer/manager Kieran Lama, represents the Australian rock act’s biggest breakthrough in recent years.

Spacey Jane’s debut album, Sunlight, peaked at No. 2 in 2020 – the same place as the platinum-selling hit Booster Seat that achieved on the Triple J Hottest 100.

Camera iconSpacey Jane’s second album Here Comes Everybody has made its debut at No. 1 on the ARIA national chart. Credit: DeliveredThe West

Harper thanked fans for pushing the new album to No. 1.

“Thank you so much for the love and support we have received for this record,” he said Friday.

“Making this album has been a huge journey for all of us, we poured our hearts into it.

“From seeing your tags and mentions (on social media), meeting in person and the heart you talk about, Here Comes Everybody means to you and having a No. 1 album,” added Harper, “we are all so very grateful for everything.”

Here Comes Everybody replaces fellow Australian act Jimmy Barnes’ Soul Deep 30 at No. 1 and held out a challenge from American country artist Luke Combes, who is at No. 2 for albums by Harry Styles and Drake.

Spacey Jane recently returned from their first overseas tour, playing sold-out shows in the UK and Europe.

Although the tour was postponed for two years due to the coronavirus pandemic, the delay caused their popularity to grow and the quartet ended up performing in larger venues.

Spacey Jane in the UK
Camera iconSpacey Jane in London embarking on their first UK tour in March 2022. Credit: Spacey JaneSpacey Jane

Lama recently told The West Australian that their London show changed from a 170-seat pub cellar to the 1500-seat Electric Brixton.

“That tour was two years in the making,” he explained. “People had tickets waiting for us all that time.”

Spacey Jane embarks on an ambitious Australian tour in Adelaide on July 22.

During the national outing, they will play the biggest headline show of their career in Perth on August 5 at the RAC Arena.

Lama described the decision to play the 15,500-seat venue for their 2022 home main show as a “huge statement”.

“It’s quite wild,” he said. “I always feel crowded at shows in my hometown because the same people who have been watching us all the time will come by.

“We would like to see our future in arena touring. We dip our toes in that experience

“It’s our hometown,” Lama added. “If we’re going to do something of this magnitude, it makes the most sense to do it here first.”

After the great Aussie tour, Spacey Jane embarks on their first North American tour, followed by a performance at the huge Corona Capital festival in Mexico City.

The band has also revealed plans to relocate to Los Angeles, where their international co-managers are based.

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