A second homegrown act has debuted at the top spot of the Motorola Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart in the month of March.

Following Perth band Gyroscope's high debut with "Breed Obsession" (Mushroom/ Warner), Melbourne electro-pop trio Cut Copy has repeated the feat with its second album, "In Ghost Colours" (Modular/Universal).

The act's first album "Bright Like Neon Love" from 2004 did not enter the Top 50. "We'd never really aimed for or expected this kind of response to our album release," said Cut Copy guitarist and singer Daniel Sanders. "But it probably says a lot about how Australian audiences have changed in the time since we have started as a band."

The album was recorded a year ago in New York with DFA Records co-founder and producer Tim Goldsworth. It was meant for Australian release last August. But after being picked up by Universal Music for global release, it was held over until the band could perform in other territories.

The album was released in Australia and New Zealand on March 22, in the United States on April 8 and the United Kingdom on April 28.

The act showcased at South By Southwest in Texas in early March. It was also the first Australian act to perform on the global MySpace program "The List". It received more three million video streams and 210,000 album pre-release play, according to Universal Music Australia.

In Australia, Cut Copy performed on the national V Festival. It also debuted at No. 1 on the Apple iTunes Australia chart after a day on pre-sales.

The act plays 24 shows through Europe, the U.K. and North America between April 17 and May 17.

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