Posted On Oct 31, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.