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Bag Raiders

Bag Raiders
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Background information
OriginSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Genres
2006-present
Labels
  • Bang Gang 12 Inches
  • Fool's Gold
  • Modular
Websitebagraiders.com
MembersJack Glass
Chris Stracey

Bag Raiders are an Australian electronic band founded in 2006 by Jack Glass and Chris Stracey. They play keyboards, drums, and act as vocalists, producers, and remixers, with Stracey additionally playing guitar, violin and piano. They also write and produce other artists' work. In 2009, they were rated at number 11 on the Inthemix poll of Australia's top 50 DJs.[1]

In October 2010, they issued their self-titled debut album, which peaked at number 7 on the ARIA Albums Chart and received a J Award album of the year nomination. The album's song "Shooting Stars" renewed the band's popularity seven years after its release, when it began being used as part of a popular Internet meme.

History

Both classically trained musicians, Jack Glass and Chris Stracey met in the Cranbrook School, Sydney orchestra practice room with Glass a year ahead playing piano and cello, and Stracey playing violin, guitar and clarinet.[2] In 2005, the pair reconnected and started mixing hip-hop and 1970s rock music CDs,[3] their musical inspirations include Earth, Wind & Fire, The Brothers Johnson, 808 State and Orbital.[4][5][6] Bag Raiders as an alternative dance band was then founded in 2006.


Bag Raiders released their self-titled debut studio album, Bag Raiders, on 1 October 2010, charting at No. 7 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Their track, "Shooting Stars" was listed at No. 18 in the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2009.[7] In the next year's list, "Way Back Home", reached No. 46. The second single "Way Back Home" debuted at No. 77 on the ARIA Charts on 29 August 2010, it charted at No. 38 on the official German Singles Chart on 6 June 2011 after being used in the German Vodafone TV advertisement[4][8] and later rose to its peak No. 19. A third single featuring Dan Black, "Sunlight", was released to Australian radio in November 2010. In February 2011 it peaked at No. 84 on the ARIA Top 100.[9]

"Shooting Stars"

Bag Raiders found success with their song "Shooting Stars", released as a single in 2009. The song peaked at No. 62 on the ARIA Singles Chart and made No. 43 on the ARIA 2009 End of Year Top 50 Australian Artist Singles.[10] In August 2013, "Shooting Stars" re-entered the ARIA Singles Chart, reaching the top 50 at #44.[11] In 2017, the song "Shooting Stars" became popular again after being placed in an internet meme featuring people as well as animals falling with surreal, spacey backgrounds.[12] The song's renewed popularity has since been acknowledged by the band itself.[13]

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[14]
GER
[15]
Bag Raiders 7 36

Extended plays

Title Details
Bag Raiders
  • Released: June 2007 (AU)
  • Label: Bang Gang 12 Inches
  • Format: CD, DD
Bag Raiders Remixed
  • Released: January 2008 (AU)
  • Label: Bang Gang 12 Inches
  • Format: CD, DD
Big Fun
  • Released: November 2009 (US)
  • Label: Fool's Gold Records
  • Format: CD, DD
Nairobi
  • Released: 25 June 2014
  • Label: Modular Recordings
  • Format: CD, DD
Waterfalls
  • Released: July 2015
  • Label: Modular Recordings
  • Format: CD, DD
Friends Inside
  • Released: December 2015
  • Label: Modular Recordings
  • Format: CD, DD
Checkmate
  • Released: March 2016
  • Label: Modular Recordings
  • Format: CD, DD

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[14]
AUT
[14]
FRA
[14]
GER
[15]
"Turbo Love" 2008 -- - - - non-album single
"Shooting Stars" 2009 38 56 94 55 Bag Raiders
"Way Back Home" 2010 77 31 - 17
"Sunlight" 84 - - -
"Not Over" 2011 - - - -
"Waterfalls" (remixes) 2015 - - - - Waterfalls
"Checkmate" (featuring Benjamin Joseph) 2016 - - - - Checkmate
"Beat Me to the Punch"(featuring Mayer Hawthorne)[17] - - - - non-album single
"Shooting Stars"[18] 2017 - - - - non-album single
"Lightning" (featuring The Kite String Tangle)[19] 2019 - - - -

Remixes

  • Lost Valentinos - "CCTV" (Bag Raiders Vs Van She Tech Remix, 2007)
  • Lost Valentinos - "Kafka!" (Bag Raiders What Y'All Kno' Bout Seven Remix, 2007)
  • Muscles - "One Inch Badge Pin" (Bag Raiders Remix, 2007)
  • Kid Sister - "Pro Nails" (Bag Raiders Remix, 2007)
  • K.I.M. - "B.T.T.T.T.R.Y." (Bag Raiders Remix, 2007) Grand Theft Auto IV soundtrack[5]
  • Bag Raiders - "Fun Punch" (Bag Raiders Remix, 2008)
  • Cut Copy - "Far Away" (Bag Raiders Remix, 2008)
  • Galvatrons - "When We Were Kids" (Bag Raiders Remix, 2008)
  • Headman - "Catch Me If U Can" (Bag Raiders Remix, 2008)
  • Midnight Juggernauts - "Twenty Thousand Leagues" (Bag Raiders Remix, 2008)
  • Super Mal - "Bigger Than Big" (Bag Raiders Remix, 2008)
  • ZZZ - "Lion" (Bag Raiders Remix, 2008)
  • Monarchy - "I Won't Let Go" (Bag Raiders Remix, 2011)
  • The Ting Tings - "Silence" (Bag Raiders Remix, 2012)
  • Banks - "Beggin for Thread" (Bag Raiders Remix, 2015)

Awards and nominations

ARIA Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2011 Bag Raiders Best Dance Release[20] Nominated

APRA Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2012 "Sunlight" (Jack Glass, Christopher Stracey) Dance Work of the Year[21] Nominated

References

  1. ^ "Sony inthemix50: 2009". Archived from the original on 9 June 2011.
  2. ^ Murfett, Andrew (11 November 2010). "Pop Can Be a DJ's Best Friend". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "Featured Artists | Bag Raiders". Oratory of Sound. 20 February 2012. Archived from the original on 17 March 2014. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ a b Hofmann, Robin (14 January 2012). "Bag Raiders (Jack Glass and Chris Stacey): The Latest Newcomer Duo on the Electro Scene". Liga Studios (Liga Nova). Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Bag Raiders". J Play. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ Bag Raiders discography at MusicBrainz. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  7. ^ "Triple J's 2009 Hottest 100 dissected". NewsComAu. 27 January 2010. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ Vodafone Fernsehwerbung Ich will schnell sein: Song Way back home
  9. ^ http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/23790/20110530-1606/Issue1097.pdf
  10. ^ ARIA Top 50 Australian Artists Singles 2008 Archived 23 January 2012 at WebCite
  11. ^ "australian-charts.com - Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  12. ^ Earp, Joseph (9 February 2017). "'Shooting Stars' meme blends epic fails with one electro track and it's taking over". Mashable. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ "Bag Raiders Are Chuffed 'Shooting Stars' Is A Meme, But Have No Clue Why". Pedestrian.TV. February 13, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ a b c d "Discography Bag Raiders (Australia)". Hung Medien. australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ a b "Discography Bag Raiders (Germany)". german-charts.com. Retrieved 2018.
  16. ^ a b "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2018 Albums". ARIA. 26 December 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  17. ^ "Beat Me to the Punch - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 2018.
  18. ^ "Shooting Stars - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 2018.
  19. ^ "'Lightning' - Out This Friday!". Bag Raiders. Retrieved .
  20. ^ "The Countdown Begins....Nominations Announced". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 11 October 2011. Archived from the original on 23 January 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  21. ^ "Nominations > Dance Work of the Year - 2012". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2012. Archived from the original on 12 May 2012. Retrieved 2012.

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