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Get to know the 20 most-played acts on triple j this week

As per usual, triple j has spent the last week delivering some absolutely amazing tracks to your ears, with amazing Aussie acts getting plenty of spin, while sharing the spotlight with our international friends as well.

With so many amazing 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. Polish Club

Australia’s most fun-loving two piece, Polish Club have hardly finished celebrating their debut record, new EP Okie Dokie, and now a cover of Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. Currently on tour with the likes of West Thebarton, Polish Club are finishing off 2017 in the best way possible.

19. Ecca Vandal

Ecca Vandal has been killing it on the local scene for a couple of years now, but fans were hanging out for that fabled debut record. Since the release of her self-titled record back in October, her popularity has skyrocketed with fans all over the country listening to the brilliant tunes she works so hard to create.

18. Yaeji

A year ago, most Aussie music fans would have had no clue who Yaeji was, but now, this New York City-based DJ has found a way to turn her huge bangers into some seriously amazingaffairs. With tracks like ‘raingurl’ doing the rounds on triple j right now, this amazing muso has been getting the praise she so deserves.

17. Sløtface

Sløtface have spent the last year dominating the international music scene, thanks to their memorable name and their no-holds-barred punk-rock attitude. Following a trip to Australia this year, the band’s popularity received a huge boost, with countless Aussies citing them as one of their new favourites.

16. What So Not

What So Not already had a banner year thanks to a collaboration with LPX, but now a collaboration with Daniel Johns has produced ‘Bo Ok Again’, a jam so beloved by triple j that it’s managed to score the status of being the eleventh most-played track for the week.

15. Matthew Young

Matthew Young has been on and off this list in recent months, as his slick, smooth sounds have been capturing the hearts and minds of Aussies constantly. Currently the twelfth most-played track for this week, ‘Hey’ sees this kooky New Zealander doing what he does best and reaping the benefits.

14. Bishop Briggs

Bishop Briggs has only been making music professionally for the last couple of years, but in those few years we’ve fallen in love with what she’s created. Having now scored some major airplay thanks to songs like ‘Hi-Lo (Hollow)’, and ‘Dream’, this won’t be the last we hear of this English muso, and that suits us just fine.

13. Jack River

Jack River captured the hearts of Aussies last year with tracks like ‘Palo Alto’, but after a year of putting as much hard work as you could expect, she’s returned with the brilliant ‘Fault Lines’. The fourth most-played track this week, Jack River is on her way to some serious fame.

12. The Presets

It’s been a couple of years since we last heard new tunes from The Presets, but now that the boys are back with their “techno version of an Aussie pub rock song,” ‘Do What You Want’, we’ve been loving every second of it.

11. Pnau

Pnau had an absolutely killer 2016 with ‘Chameleon’, and now with plenty of tracks from their new album Changa making the rounds, including ‘Go Bang’, the band’s popularity has absolutely skyrocketed. Not bad for a band that formed close to 20 years ago.

10. Vallis Alps

Vallis Alps have been slowly rising over the last couple of years, slowly becoming one of Australia’s favourite new artists. Having released two EPs in as many years, the duo have now released the brilliant ‘So Settled’, which has impressed listeners enough to become the sixth most-played track on the station this week.

9. BROCKHAMPTON

This US hip-hop collective might have only been around a few years, but that hasn’t stopped them from giving us two huge records already this year, with another one, their supposedly ‘final’ record, on the way this week. With tracks like ‘Swamp’ and ‘Sweet’ becoming firm favourites for fans, expect to hear plenty more from these amazing musicians when their next record drops.

8. Samsaruh

Samsaruh has had an absolutely amazing year in 2017, with countless tunes being spun on triple j, triple j Unearthed, and plenty of collaborations with big name musos. Given how good tracks like ‘Beautiful Killer’ are, it’s hardly any wonder why she’s been getting major airplay on triple j.

7. Basenji

Having risen in popularity for a couple of years now, it’s no surprise that a collab with Adelaide’s Tkay Maidza was going to be the key to success for Basenji. Currently the second most-played track on triple j this week, we reckon this one could be right at the top in no time.

6. The Killers

The Killers had a pretty huge year as well in 2017, thanks to a number one album, a secret show in Melbourne, and performances at the AFL Grand Final. Now, with the Las Vegas rockers set to return to Australia in just a matter of months, they’ve scored some pretty impressive airplay on triple j once again.

5. Tame Impala

It’s been two years since Tame Impala last released a record, but thanks in part to the recent Collector’s Edition reissue of Currents, they’re back on top of the popularity pile. Let’s face it though, they were never too far away.

4. Starcrawler

Starcrawler have been together for almost no time at all, but it’s taken them almost the same amount of time to start creating some brilliant rock tunes that will get you out of your seat and dancing around the room. With ‘I Love LA’ the most-played track on triple j this week, it’s a perfect addition to any rock-lover’s playlist.

3. The Wombats

For a band who tour our country as much as The Wombats, they might as well be honorary Aussies by now. Having recently announced a new album is on the way, their lead single ‘Lemon To A Knife Fight’ has been scoring some serious love. Now we just have to wait for the inevitable Aussie tour!

2. Tired Lion

Tired Lion’s Dumb Days scored plenty of accolades and critical reception upon its release, but the band aren’t obviously out of the minds of fans just yet, with triple j giving Tired Lion enough spins to make them one of the most-played acts on the station this week.

1. Miguel

Miguel has been absolutely blowing up in recent years, and with the US hip-hop champion releasing his fourth album, War & Leisure just last week, featuring the huge jam ‘Sky Walker’, you can expect to hear plenty more of him real soon.

Check out the 5 most-played unsigned acts on triple j at the moment

Aussie talent is bloody brilliant, to say the least. We’re also lucky enough to be graced with the presence of such amazing platforms such as triple j and its Unearthed program, which helps to uncover and foster fresh, up-and-coming Aussie talent.

Could you imagine partaking in a music scene that doesn’t foster the growth of new talent, and instead relies heavily on recycled artists time and time again? Yeah, not for us. Instead, we’ve got so much fresh talent that sometimes we don’t even know what to do with it all! That’s why we’re taking a few moments to step back and appreciate the top five most-played unsigned acts on triple j right now.

5. Didirri

Didirri’s touching tunes tug at the heartstrings and draw you into a place you never thought possible. This fantastic muso cites some of music’s biggest names (including Joni Mitchell and Jeff Buckley) as influences, and with the way things are going, it won’t be too long before Didirri is mentioned within the same breath as Mitchell and Buckley in terms of the emotional depth of their musical output. Watch this space, Didirri is going places.

4. Press Club

Do you like your music loud? What about gutsy, an with a no-holds-barred approach that leaves you so exhilarated that you feel like you’ve run a marathon after listening to just one tune? Then Press Club is exactly the sort of band that you’ve been looking for. Having supported some brilliant Aussie bands lately, including Adelaide’s West Thebarton, who themselves featured on this list recently, Press Club are undoubtedly set to take the reigns as one of Australia’s biggest rock bands in no time.

3. Cub Sport

Cub Sport are absolutely unstoppable right now, and that’s just fine by us. Having released their excellent second record, BATS, after an outstanding reception to their debut record, This Is Our Vice, last year, the group have scored themselves another entry on this little list. With a fresh, soulful approach to their music, Cub Sport have been bringing in more and more fans at every turn, giving them a fanbase that is only appropriate given all the hard work they’ve put into their craft over the years.

2. Willaris K.

Willaris K. is an immensely talented producer from Northern NSW, and a name that you’re definitely going to find in your ‘most-played’ playlist in the future. The stunning muso has been making music for a while now, finding a way to deliver luscious, dark ambient tunes right to your eager ears. While tracks like ‘Dour Nights’ might take some repeat listening to full appreciate the full range of sounds and efforts that have gone into its construction, every listen is a journey that you’re glad you’ve taken.

1. Samsaruh

In the last few months, you could probably count the the number of times that Samsaruh hasn’t been on this list on just one hand. Releasing her new single ‘Beautiful Killer’ recently, you’re going to be hearing plenty more from Samsaruh in the years to come, giving her the success that she well and truly deserves.

Check out the 20 most-played acts on triple j this week

Another week has passed, and triple j have spent it doing what they do best – delivering endless hit tunes by a wide variety of brilliant artists from both here and abroad. Of course, with so many songs being played in a week, it can get pretty tough to know the artists that have been the most popular.

That’s where we come in. We’ve compiled a list of the most-played acts for the week so you can put a name to those tunes you’ve been hearing all week. Who knows, you might just discover a new favourite thanks to this list.

20. Tiny Little Houses

Having made us fall in love with them a couple of years back with their endearing indie-rock, Tiny Little Houses are now ready to drop their debut album. With ‘Entitled Generation’ just cracking the list of most-played tracks for the week, get ready for more of these guys real soon.

19. 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 12th 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.

18. Kendrick Lamar

Kung Fu Kenny just keeps on delivering the goods. Sure, it’s been eight months since DAMN. was released, but that hasn’t stopped Australia’s love affair with one of the finest hip-hop artists going around.

17. BROCKHAMPTON

This US hip-hop collective might have only been around a few years, but that hasn’t stopped them from giving us two huge records already this year, with another one, their supposedly ‘final’ record, on the way. With tracks like ‘Swamp’ and ‘Sweet’ becoming firm favourites for fans, expect to hear plenty more from these amazing musicians when their next record drops.

16. Hatchie

Brisbane’s Hatchie is the shoegaze lover’s dream. With indie-pop sensibilities, and firsthand experience at writing killer tunes, Hatchie is one act that is going to be a new favourite in no time.

15. Starcrawler

Starcrawler have been together for almost no time at all, but it’s taken them almost the same amount of time to start creating some brilliant rock tunes that will get you out of your seat and dancing around the room. A perfect addition to any rock-lover’s playlist.

14. Basenji

Having risen in popularity for a couple of years now, it’s no surprise that a collab with Adelaide’s Tkay Maidza was going to be the key to success for Basenji. Currently the eighth most-played track on triple j this week, we reckon this one could be right at the top in no time.

13. Miguel

Miguel has been absolutely blowing up in recent years, and with the US hip-hop champion releasing his fourth album, War & Leisure just last week, featuring the huge jam ‘Sky Walker’, you can expect to hear plenty more of him real soon.

12. Tired Lion

Tired Lion’s Dumb Days scored plenty of accolades and critical reception upon its release, but the band aren’t obviously out of the minds of fans just yet, with triple j giving Tired Lion enough spins to make them one of the most-played acts on the station this week.

11. Mansionair

Having been loved by the vast majority of Aussie music fans for quite some time now, Mansionair recently returned with their brand new single, ‘Astronaut (Something About Your Love)’. Currently playing some shows to showcase their new tune, they’ve managed to score the seventh most-played spot this week. Impressive!

10. Matthew Young

Matthew Young has been on and off this list in recent months, as his slick, smooth sounds have been capturing the hearts and minds of Aussies constantly. Currently the sixth most-played track for this week, ‘Hey’ sees this kooky New Zealander doing what he does best and reaping the benefits.

9. The Wombats

For a band who tour our country as much as The Wombats, they might as well be honorary Aussies by now. Having recently announced a new album is on the way, their lead single ‘Lemon To A Knife Fight’ has been scoring some serious love. Now we just have to wait for the inevitable Aussie tour!

8. 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!

7. Jack River

Jack River captured the hearts of Aussies last year with tracks like ‘Palo Alto’, but after a year of putting as much hard work as you could expect, she’s returned with the brilliant ‘Fault Lines’. The second most-played track this week, Jack River is on her way to some serious fame.

6. Tame Impala

It’s been two years since Tame Impala last released a record, but thanks in part to the recent Collector’s Edition reissue of Currents, they’re back on top of the popularity pile. Let’s face it though, they were never too far away.

5. DZ Deathrays

DZ Deathrays have been teasing a new album for well over a year now, but with the new LP set to drop pretty soon, they’ve shot back onto the airwaves and have gained plenty of airtime with tracks like ‘Total Meltdown’, the fifth most-popular track for the week.

4. BOO SEEKA

After a few years of teasing listeners, BOO SEEKA released their debut record back in August – and fans fell in love with it. With their mass of tunes currently getting plenty of airplay and love, BOO SEEKA are definitely one of the highlights of 2017.

3. Pnau

Pnau had an absolutely killer 2016 with ‘Chameleon’, and now with plenty of tracks from their new album Changa making the rounds, including ‘Into The Sky’, the band’s popularity has absolutely skyrocketed. Not bad for a band that formed close to 20 years ago.

2. Gang Of Youths

Gang Of Youths have had a huge year. With an ARIA #1 album, countless brilliant songs being released onto the airwaves, and their recent success at the ARIAs, it’s hardly any surprise these absolute legends are still getting much-deserved airplay.

1. Jess Locke

Having been on the scene for close to a decade now, Jess Locke has been a slow-burner, quietly toiling away, honing the craft with which fans would soon flock to. Now, with a huge amount of airplay on triple j this week, Jess Locke has managed to win over countless fans with her humble approach to music.

Get to know the top 5 most-played unsigned acts on triple j this week

Up-and-coming talent is one of the most important musical resources that Australia has. These musicians are the future of the Aussie music scene, and it’s their songs that concertgoers will be screaming at the top of their lungs from those sweaty mosh pits. Understandably, it’s pretty important that we nurture this talent and give it an outlet with which it can be heard.

Thankfully, triple j and Unearthed are here to do just that for these future stars of Aussie music. But with countless artists springing up each day, and with a multitude tunes being uploaded to the service every minute, the question is, where do you start? Well, we can’t answer that exactly, but what we have done is compiled a list of the top five most-played unsigned acts on triple j right now. Have a read, you might just find your next favourite artist in this little list.

5. Thornhill

If there’s one thing that we’re sure of, it’s that Australia makes some pretty amazing music. With young talent as promising as Thornhill, the future of Australian music looks incredibly bright. This Victorian five-piece have been around for a little while now, but they’re slowly growing in popularity as their intense, melodic heaviness gets noticed by more and more eager fans.

4. Timberwolf

Timberwolf is the stage name of Christopher Panousakis, an Adelaide musician who has been delivering his bluesy, indie-rock style to the people for the past few years. Now, after finally beginning to get the recognition he deserves, Timberwolf has dropped his debut record, Íkaros, which is giving plenty more listeners the chance to discover his unique style of music.

3. Cub Sport

Cub Sport are absolutely unstoppable right now, and that’s just fine by us. Having released their excellent second record, BATS, after an outstanding reception to their debut record, This Is Our Vice, last year, the group have scored themselves another entry on this little list. With a fresh, soulful approach to their music, Cub Sport have been bringing in more and more fans at every turn, giving them a fanbase that is only appropriate given all the hard work they’ve put into their craft over the years.

2. Willaris. K

Willaris K. is an up-and-coming producer from Northern NSW, and a name that you’re definitely going to find in your ‘most-played’ playlist in the future. The young muso has been making music for a while now, finding a way to deliver luscious, dark ambient tunes right to your eager ears. While tracks like ‘Dour Nights’ might take some repeat listening to full appreciate the full range of sounds and efforts that have gone into its construction, every listen is a journey that you’re glad you’ve taken.

1. Samsaruh

In the last few months, you could probably count the the number of times that Samsaruh hasn’t been on this list on just one hand. Releasing her new single ‘Beautiful Killer’ today, you’re going to be hearing plenty more from Samsaruh in the years to come, giving her the success that she well and truly deserves.

Check out the top 5 most-played unsigned acts on triple j at the moment

Up-and-coming talent is one of the most important musical resources that Australia has. These musicians are the future of the Aussie music scene, and it’s their songs that concertgoers will be screaming at the top of their lungs from those sweaty mosh pits. Understandably, it’s pretty important that we nurture this talent and give it an outlet with which it can be heard.

Thankfully, triple j and Unearthed are here to do just that for these future stars of Aussie music. But with countless artists springing up each day, and with a multitude tunes being uploaded to the service every minute, the question is, where do you start? Well, we can’t answer that exactly, but what we have done is compiled a list of the top five most-played unsigned acts on triple j right now. Have a read, you might just find your next favourite artist in this little list.

5. Samsaruh

In the last few months, you could probably count the the number of times that Samsaruhhasn’tbeen on this list on just one hand. Still going strong off the success of her exceptional track ‘Golden To Thrive’, you’re going to be hearing plenty more from Samsaruh in the years to come, giving her the success that she well and truly deserves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A8KiCfXyvg

4. Press Club

Do you like your music loud? What about gutsy, an with a no-holds-barred approach that leaves you so exhilarated that you feel like you’ve run a marathon after listening to just one tune? Then Press Club is exactly the sort of band that you’ve been looking for. Having supported some brilliant Aussie bands lately, including Adelaide’s West Thebarton, who themselves featured on this list recently, Press Club are undoubtedly set to take the reigns as one of Australia’s biggest rock bands in no time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw0CCnY_-_4

3. Willaris. K

Willaris K. is an up-and-coming producer from Northern NSW, and a name that you’re definitely going to find in your ‘most-played’ playlist in the future. The young muso has been making music for a while now, finding a way to deliver luscious, dark ambient tunes right to your eager ears. While tracks like ‘Alchemy’ might take some repeat listening to full appreciate the full range of sounds and efforts that have gone into its construction, every listen is a journey that you’re glad you’ve taken.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jk2G2IB_EQ

2. Timberwolf

Timberwolf is the stage name of Christopher Panousakis, an Adelaide musician who has been delivering his bluesy, indie-rock style to the people for the past few years. Now, after finally beginning to get the recognition he deserves, Timberwolf has just dropped his debut record,Íkaros, which is giving plenty more listeners the chance to discover his unique style of music that some lucky folks have been falling in love with for years now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5jcIeQJDxU

1. Cub Sport

Cub Sport are absolutely unstoppable right now, and that’s just fine by us. Having released their excellent second record,BATS,after an outstandingreception to their debut record,This Is Our Vice,last year, the group have scored the top position on this nifty little list. With a fresh, soulful approach to their music, Cub Sport have been bringingin more and more fans at every turn, giving them a fanbase that is only appropriate given all the hard work they’ve put into their craft over the years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGHUXd177oc

Check out the 20 most-played acts on triple j this week

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.

16. DMA's

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.

15. Woodes

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.

10. E^ST

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.

9. Mallrat

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.

8. Pnau

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.

1. Polaris

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj1m7TuSGBs

Get to know the 20 most-played acts on triple j this week

Another week has passed, and triple j have spent it doing what they do best – delivering endless hit tunes by a wide variety of brilliant artists from both here and abroad.

Of course, with so many songs being played in a week, it can get pretty tough to know the artists that have been the most popular. That’s where we come in. We’ve compiled a list of the most-played acts for the week so you can put a name to those tunes you’ve been hearing all week. Who knows, you might just discover a new favourite thanks to this list.

20. Ball Park Music

Ball Park music released their recordEvery Night The Same Dreamlast year, but the group didn’t want to just sit around, wasting time before a new album was due. Rather, the Brisbane group have had a quick turnaround, releasing the brilliant ‘Exactly How You Are’. We’re not sure when to expect a new Ball Park Music record, but if the new track is anything to go by, we can’t wait for it to drop.

19. Holy Holy

Holy Holy have been one of those word-of-mouth bands for quite some time, so it’s refreshing to see that they’re finally getting the recognition that so truly deserve. Having released their second LP,Paint, this year, the group are on track for another brilliant year of critical acclaim.

18. Towkio

Towkio has been on the scene for about five years now, and with his debut album dropping two years back, it looks like we’re set to see a new one dropping soon. With ‘Hot Shit’ taking over the airwaves lately, it looks like we might just be getting album number two-kio from Twokio soon enough.

17. The Jungle Giants

When The Jungle Giants released their much-anticipated recordQuiet Ferocityback in June, we knew we were going to be hearing plenty more of them. Now that the slick ‘Bad Dream’ has been all over the airwaves, well we can’t complain one bit.

16. 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 eleventh most-played track this week, the only way is up for these lads.

15. E^ST

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 tenth 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.

14. British India

British India have a rare talent of not being able to release a bad record. With their newest record Forgetting The Future just serving as further proof, there’s a reason why you’ve been hearing ‘My Love’ on the radio and finding it impossible to get out of your head.

13. Dej Loaf

Dej Loaf’s ‘Changes’ has been tearing up the airwaves lately, sitting at number eight on the list of most-played tracks. ‘Changes’ is just another taste from this brilliant American muso’s upcoming debut record,Liberated. We absolutely can’t for this one to be released soon!

12. 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.

11. Slumberjack

Slumberjack have been killing it as per usual on the airwaves, with tracks showcasing their brilliant ability to craft some of the best electronic songs in Australia right now. Having released the stellar Fracture EP earlier this year, we’e keen as beans for a full-length release from this exceptional musos.

10. Alice Ivy

Alice Ivy has been seeing a massive rise in popularity since the release of her tracks ‘Touch’ and ‘Almost Here’. Now, with her track ‘Be Friends’ becoming the sixth-most played track on the station once again, the Melbourne producer is just getting started on her journey to world domination.

9. Maggie Rogers

Following the major success that Maggie Rogers saw with her track ‘Alaska’ last year, the American muso is back once more with the brilliant ‘Split Stones’. The fifth most-played track on the station this week, we’re hoping this is just the first taste of a brand new album. Fingers crossed!

8. 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 taking bronze in this week’s chart, just wait until these guys drop a new album and you won’t be able to get enough of them.

7. 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.

6. 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 EP Okie Dokie. A brilliant EP, make sure you catch the boys on tour when they head your way with West Thebarton this December.

5. DMA's

DMA’s have recently awoken from their slumber and released the new single ‘Dawning’, which has been so popular that it’s become the second 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.

4. Hayden James

Hayden James has returned and has taken the airwaves by storm in the process. With ’NUMB’ current the most-played track on the station this week, the future is looking bright once again for this exceptionally talented musician.

3. The Preatures

WithGirlhoodabsolutely dominating the airwaves, The Preatures are set to be one of the most beloved Aussie bands on triple j this year, and rightly so. With catchy songs, fronted by front woman Isabella Manfredi’s amazing voice, The Preatures are what every Aussie rock band should be.

2. BROCKHAMPTON

This US hip-hop collective might have only been around a few years, but that hasn’t stopped them from giving us two huge records already this year, with another on the way. If this is what these folks have done in just two years, keep an eye on them, because they’ll be huge. With tracks like ‘Swamp’ and ‘Sweet’ becoming firm favourites for fans, expect to hear plenty more from these amazing musicians.

1. George Maple

George Maple has been tearing up the charts lately, with ‘Hero serving as a fan favourite lately. Currently the most-played act on the station this week, the only way is up for George Maple right now as we wait to hear even more brilliant music from this amazing musician.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H02qzUofVo

Check out triple j’s 5 most-played unsigned acts this week

Aussie talent is bloody brilliant, to say the least. We’re also lucky enough to be graced with the presence of such amazing platforms such as triple j and its Unearthed program, which helps to uncover and foster fresh, up-and-coming Aussie talent. Could you imagine partaking in a music scene that doesn’t foster the growth of new talent, and instead relies heavily on recycled artists time and time again? Yeah, not for us.

Instead, we’ve got so much fresh talent that sometimes we don’t even know what to do with it all! That’s why we’re taking a few moments to step back and appreciate the top five most-played unsigned acts on triple j right now.

5. Samsaruh

In the last few months, you could probably count the the number of times that Samsaruh hasn’t been on this list on just one hand. Still going strong off the success of her exceptional track ‘Golden To Thrive’, you’re going to be hearing plenty more from Samsaruh in the years to come, giving her the success that she well and truly deserves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A8KiCfXyvg

4. Willaris. K

Willaris K. is an up-and-coming producer from Northern NSW, and a name that you’re definitely going to find in your ‘most-played’ playlist in the future. The young muso has been making music for a while now, finding a way to deliver luscious, dark ambient tunes right to your eager ears. While tracks like ‘Alchemy’ might take some repeat listening to full appreciate the full range of sounds and efforts that have gone into its construction, every listen is a journey that you’re glad you’ve taken.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jk2G2IB_EQ

3. Cub Sport

Cub Sport are absolutely unstoppable right now, and that’s just fine by us. Having released their excellent second record,BATS,after an outstandingreception to their debut record,This Is Our Vice,last year, the group have scored a top three position on this nifty little list. With a fresh, soulful approach to their music, Cub Sport have been bringingin more and more fans at every turn, giving them a fanbase that is only appropriate given all the hard work they’ve put into their craft over the years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGHUXd177oc

2. Timberwolf

Timberwolf is the stage name of Christopher Panousakis, an Adelaide musician who has been delivering his bluesy, indie-rock style to the people for the past few years. Now, after finally beginning to get the recognition he deserves, Timberwolf has just dropped his debut record,Íkaros, which is giving plenty more listeners the chance to discover his unique style of music that some lucky folks have been falling in love with for years now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5jcIeQJDxU

1. Ruby Fields

One of the most popular young musicians going around right now, Ruby Fields is absolutely killing it right now. With a relatable approach to songwriting, and with a performance style that can only be described as being laid back and genuine, this young muso is going to be huge. With ‘P Plates’ still a triple j favourite, and a national tour coming soon, the future looks very bright for Ruby Fields.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5s1DGjUa68

Get to know the 20 most-played acts on triple j this week

As per usual, triple j has spent the last week delivering some absolutely amazing tracks to your ears, with amazing Aussie acts getting plenty of spin, while sharing the spotlight with our international friends as well.

With so many amazing 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. 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.

19. Mallrat

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.

18. Tired Lion

Tired Lion’s Dumb Days scored plenty of accolades and critical reception upon its release, but the band aren’t obviously out of the minds of fans just yet, with triple j giving Tired Lion enough spins to make them one of the most-played acts on the station this week.

17. Maggie Rogers

Following the major success that Maggie Rogers saw with her track ‘Alaska’ last year, the American muso is back once more with the brilliant ‘Split Stones’. The eleventh most-played track on the station this week, we’re hoping this is just the first taste of a brand new album. Fingers crossed!

16. Dean Lewis

Dean Lewis has had a pretty strong couple of years, making it to #12 on the Aussie charts thanks to his song ‘Waves’. Now, with his music seeing plenty of popularity both here and abroad it’s only appropriate that he makes it into the top 20 most-played acts this week.

15. Ball Park Music

Ball Park music released their recordEvery Night The Same Dreamlast year, but the group didn’t want to just sit around, wasting time before a new album was due. Rather, the Brisbane group have had a quick turnaround, releasing the brilliant ‘Exactly How You Are’. We’re not sure when to expect a new Ball Park Music record, but if the new track is anything to go by, we can’t wait for it to drop.

14. Odesza

Returning for the first time in three years, Odesza’s new record,A Moment Apart, has been seeing some huge popularity the world over. Thanks to singles like ‘Higher Ground’, this American electronic group are set to capture the hearts of Aussie music fans once again.

13. Dej Loaf

Dej Loaf’s ‘Changes’ has been tearing up the airwaves lately, sitting at number eight on the list of most-played tracks. ‘Changes’ is just another taste from this brilliant American muso’s upcoming debut record,Liberated. We absolutely can’t for this one to be released soon!

12. 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 seventh most-played track this week, the only way is up for these lads.

11. DMA's

DMA’s have recently awoken from their slumber and released the new single ‘Dawning’, which has been so popular that it’s become the sixth 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.

10. 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.

9. Alice Ivy

Alice Ivy has been seeing a massive rise in popularity since the release of her tracks ‘Touch’ and ‘Almost Here’. Now, with her track ‘Be Friends’ becoming the fourth-most played track on the station once again, the Melbourne producer is just getting started on her journey to world domination.

8. Lorde

The Kiwi songstress that needs no introduction, Lorde’sMelodramahas been hugely popular since its June release date. Thanks to the recent triple j Lorde Remix competition, she’s been in the spotlight once again. With an Aussie tour getting close, you’re set to hear plenty more of this brilliant musician.

7. Baker Boy

Baker Boy’s profile has been rising consistently in recent months, and with good reason. With strong, socially-conscious lyric, and a confident style of delivery, Baker Boy is set to become one of Australia’s most respected musicians in no time.

6. 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 recently. 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.

5. E^ST

E^ST has returned with the band new single ‘Life Goes On’ and has captured the hearts and minds of triple j listeners in the process. Currently the second 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.

4. Vallis Alps

Vallis Alps have been slowly rising over the last couple of years, slowly becoming one of Australia’s favourite new artists. Having released two EPs in as many years, the duo have now released the brilliant ‘Oceans’, which has impressed listeners enough to become the most-played track on the station this week.

3. 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.

2. Holy Holy

Holy Holy have been one of those word-of-mouth bands for quite some time, so it’s refreshing to see that they’re finally getting the recognition that so truly deserve. Having released their second LP, Paint, this year, the group are on track for another brilliant year of critical acclaim.

1. BROCKHAMPTON

This US hip-hop collective might have only been around a few years, but that hasn’t stopped them from giving us two huge records already this year, with another on the way. If this is what these folks have done in just two years, keep an eye on them, because they’ll be huge. With tracks like ‘Swamp’ and ‘Gummy’ becoming firm favourites for fans, expect to hear plenty more from these amazing musicians.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU86VPLan_Y

Check out the top 5 most-played unsigned acts on triple right now

One of the greatest things about Australian music is the huge amount of support that we give our up-and-coming talent. With platforms such as triple j Unearthed, artists that would otherwise go unnoticed are able to catch their big break and go on to be come huge players in the global music game. Needless to say, it gives you a pretty good feeling when you look at some of the awesome talent our fine country has.

Of course, before they get to that world-beating stage, they have to start somewhere. So we've decided to take a look at the top five unsigned artists on triple j right now. Who knows, in just a few years you could see some of these acts playing some international festivals, and you'll be able to look back with pride as you remember when you first heard their awesome talent.

5. Timberwolf

Timberwolf is the stage name of Christopher Panousakis, an Adelaide musician who has been delivering his bluesy, indie-rock style to the people for the past few years. Now, after finally beginning to get the recognition he deserves, Timberwolf is getting ready to drop the recordÍkaros on Friday, which will give plenty more listeners the chance to discover his unique style of music that folks have been falling in love with for years now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5jcIeQJDxU

4. Ruby Fields

One of the most popular young musicians going around right now, Ruby Fields is absolutely killing it right now. With a relatable approach to songwriting, and with a performance style that can only be described as being laid back and genuine, this young muso is going to be huge. With ‘P Plates’ still a triple j favourite, and a national tour coming soon, the future looks very bright for Ruby Fields.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5s1DGjUa68

3. Samsaruh

Samsaruh just can’t get enough of the top spots on this list, with the young muso returning to the top three once more for another week. Still going strong off the success of her exceptional track ‘Golden To Thrive’, you’re going to be hearing plenty more from Samsaruh in the years to come, giving her the success that she well and truly deserves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A8KiCfXyvg

2. Press Club

Do you like your music loud? What about gutsy, an with a no-holds-barred approach that leaves you so exhilarated that you feel like you’ve run a marathon after listening to just one tune? Then Press Club is exactly the sort of band that you’ve been looking for. Having supported some brilliant Aussie bands lately, including Adelaide’s West Thebarton, who themselves featured on this list recently, Press Club are undoubtedly set to take the reigns as one of Australia’s biggest rock bands in no time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LagxmlvBvEI

1. Cub Sport

Cub Sport are absolutely unstoppable right now, and that’s just fine by us. Having released their excellent second record,BATS,after an outstandingreception to their debut record,This Is Our Vice,last year, the group have scored a top position on this nifty little list. With a fresh, soulful approach to their music, Cub Sport have been bringingin more and more fans at every turn, giving them a fanbase that is only appropriate given all the hard work they’ve put into their craft over the years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGHUXd177oc