This week on Uncharted, while there has been little movement in the top slots on the chart (Traphik and DJ BL3ND still dominating), indie duo Pomplamoose slingshots 30-5, breaking into the top 10 for the first time. Fans of Angry Birds - the popular mobile game - stumbled upon a pleasant surprise last week: the act uploaded a bouncy cover of the theme song to YouTube. It went viral, gaining 1.4 million views since its May 10 release. Pomplamoose initially peaked at No. 16 earlier this year, following the widely seen Hyundai TV ads in which the pair starred. With 18,000 new views on the act's Wikipedia page - compared to the previous week's total of 2,900 - Pomplamoose likely reached a new cache of fans with their quirky cover.
New to the Uncharted tally this week is the UK-based, dance punk band Friendly Fires; they debut at No. 27. The release (May 16) their latest album "Pala" helped drive a huge boost in Facebook Likes (3,300) and Last.FM plays (127,000). "Hawaiian Air" - the first single - is posed to be a summer anthem. The US release, however, isn't until next week.
Neoclubber, No. 28 on ReverbNation's global pop charts, enters the fray at No. 31. The electro-pop duo, fronted by Marina Cherniavskaja, gained 6,500 plays and 24,600 views on the marketing site for this feat.