This week has seen some pretty amazing additions to the triple j playlist, with plenty of well-deserved Aussie acts getting the recognition they need. Of course, it can't all be homegrown talent, with lots of amazing international acts getting in on the action as well.
With so many brilliant artists and songs floating around the airwaves, it can be a little hard to keep track of what we've been listening to over the week. That's why we've decided to take a look back over the 20 most-played artists on triple j this week, and give you a quick rundown on just who they are, and why you've been hearing so much of them.
20. Meg Mac
Still getting constant airplay months after the release of her debut album, Meg Mac is showing that she’s easily one of Australia’s greatest musos with her #20 position on this week’s list.
19. Winston Surfshirt
Having scored the feature album spot for their recordSponge Cakerecently, Winston Surfshirt are truly unstoppable. Having caught the eye of folks the world over, this Aussie collective are set for huge things. With their tunes getting a huge amount of repetition on triple j this week, it’s only going to be a few years before almost every music fan in the world has heard of this brilliant Aussie group.
18. George Maple
George Maple has been tearing up the charts lately, with ‘Hero’ serving as a fan favourite lately. Scoring the distinction of being the most-played act on the station last week, the only way is up for George Maple right now as we wait to hear even more brilliant music from this amazing musician.
17. Gang of Youths
Gang Of Youths have had a huge year. With an ARIA #1 album, and with countless brilliant songs being released onto the airwaves, it’s hardly any surprise these absolute legends are still getting much-deserved airplay.
DMA’s have recently awoken from their slumber and released the new single ‘Dawning’, which has been so popular that it’s become the ninth most-played track of the week. The first taste of a new record, we’re getting super stoked at the idea of a full album of new tracks from these Sydney lads.
Melbourne’s Woodes has been around for a couple of couple of years now, but has just recently begun to get the recognition she sorely deserves. With ‘Dots’ gaining some impressive attention from triple j, get ready to see plenty more of Woodes in the years to come.
14. Wolf Alice
A few weeks back, you couldn’t look at this list without seeing Wolf Alice near the top. But after a few of weeks away, the group released their second record,Visions Of A Life. Featuring the triple j favourites ‘Don't Delete the Kisses’ and ‘Beautifully Unconventional’, Wolf Alice are set to be one of this year’s most popular acts, and rightfully so.
13. The Presets
It’s been a couple of years since we last heard new tunes from The Presets, but now the boys are back with their “techno version of an Aussie pub rock song,” ‘Do What You Want’. It’s a welcome return for these guys, and we can’t wait to hear more!
12. Alex Lahey
Alex Lahey has excited plenty of fans with the her new record,I Love You Like A Brother,especially after it scored the triple j feature album spot a few weeks back. With ‘Every Day’s The Weekend’ being warmly received, along with countless other tracks from the record, you’re going to be hearing plenty of Alex Lahey for quite a while. Maybe start drafting out your Hottest 100 votes now, because Alex Lahey is definitely going to feature in this year's countdown.
11. Baker Boy
Baker Boy’s profile has been rising consistently in recent months, and with good reason. With strong, socially-conscious lyrics, and a confident style of delivery, Baker Boy is set to become one of Australia’s most respected musicians in no time.
E^ST has been killing it lately with the new single ‘Life Goes On’ and has captured the hearts and minds of triple j listeners in the process. Currently the fifth most-played track on the station this week, E^ST’s music continues to get a huge response from Aussie listeners, and with good reason.
Mallrat has been absolutely killing it since she exploded onto the scene last year. With a casual style of performing, Mallrat has been winning fans all over the place thanks to her seemingly effortless style of performing. Definitely one to watch for the future.
Pnau had an absolutely killer 2016 with ‘Chameleon’, and now with an array of new tracks being released as a teaser for a new album, including ‘Into The Sky’, the band’s popularity has absolutely skyrocketed. Not bad for a band that formed close to 20 years ago.
7. Tash Sultana
Tash Sultana is still going absolutely gangbusters. With a US TV debut under her belt now, and a debut record on the way (right, Tash?), things are looking up for this awesomely talented musician.
6. The Rubens
The Rubens have recently returned with their first song since 2015’s Hoops, the brilliant ‘Million Man’. Currently the fourth most-played track on the station, could we be seeing another Hottest 100-topping performance from the Menangle boys?
5. Hayden James
Hayden James has returned and has taken the airwaves by storm in the process. With ’NUMB’ current the second most-played track on the station this week, the future is looking bright once again for this exceptionally talented musician.
4. Hockey Dad
Hockey Dad are one of the most in-demand Aussie bands right now. Fresh from a tour with Grinspoon, and getting ready for a run of international dates, the duo have dropped the wonderful ‘Homely Feeling’. Currently the most-played track on this week’s chart, just wait until these guys drop a new album and you won’t be able to get enough of them.
3. Peking Duk
Peking Duk have only released two singles this year, but have still managed to see loads of popularity as they do their best to soundtrack every Australian’s upcoming summer months. With their newest track, ‘Let You Down’, the third most-played track this week, the only way is up for these lads.
2. Polish Club
Australia’s most fun-loving two piece, Polish Club have hardly finished celebrating their debut record before they went and released their brand new EPOkie Dokie. A brilliant EP, make sure you catch the boys on tour when they head your way with West Thebarton this December.
The star Polaris is considered the brightest star in the Ursa Minor constellation, while the band Polaris contain some of Sydney’s brightest music stars. This crushing group have crafted their superb metalcore sound into something that audiences absolutely adore, and are left desperately wanting more of. Having just released their album The Mortal Coil, expect to see plenty more of Polaris in the future.