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

Posted On Sep 04, 2017

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 musos 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 toover 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. DZ Deathrays

Folks have been hanging out for a new DZ Deathrays record since the group released Black Rat back in 2014. Now, after teasing us with new tunes last year, the group are getting all set to release a new one soon, and fans are loving what we’re hearing so far, including the ripper ‘Shred For Summer’.

19. Haim

The LA sisters continue to impress, taking over our airwaves still with hits such as ‘Little Of Your Love’. Here’s hoping there won’t be another four year wait between records for the awesome ladies.

18. The Preatures

With Girlhood absolutely dominating the airwaves, and with the group in the midst of a killer national tour, The Preatures are set to be one of the most beloved Aussie bands on triple j this year, and rightly so.

17. Snakehips & Anne-Marie

The successful duo that came about as a result of Snakehips and Anne-Marie teaming up is continuing to tear up the airwaves, with the collaboration earning yet another week in the list of most-played artists on triple j.

16. Winston Surfshirt

The perpetually-chilled Winston Surfshirt are going from strength to strength this year. Now, with ‘Same Same’ scoring some major love on the airwaves, the group are set to be one of the next big things on the Aussie indie scene.

15. Wolf Alice

The English group have been enjoying a lot of popularity lately. With ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’, from their upcoming Visions Of A Life, seeing constant spins on the air, the group look set to hang around in our heads for quite some time now.

14. Alex The Astronaut

Alex The Astronaut has already seen a lot of love from triple j in recent months, but after a stunning Like A Version performance that saw her cover Paul Kelly last week, Alex The Astronaut is seeing plenty more of the recognition that she definitely deserves.

13. Tired Lion

Tired Lion are still enjoying plenty of success thanks to their killer track ‘Fresh’. Produced with Violent Soho’s Luke Boerdam, the track was basically destined to be a hit from the start, and that’s exactly what we’ve received.

12. Arcade Fire

Continuing their reign as one of the greatest indie-rock bands of the 21st century, Arcade Fire’s Everything Now is continuing to deliver the brilliant tracks that triple j listeners are repeatedly falling in love with time and time again. Keep an eye out for a few tracks from Arcade Fire in this year’s Hottest 100.

11. Gang Of Youths

Gang Of Youths’ run of successes continue with yet another week on the list of most-played acts on triple j. Fresh from topping the ARIA charts last week, the group are currently on tour, bringing their awesome record, Go Farther In Lightness, to countless adoring fans around the country.

10. Matthew Young

Matthew Young continues to kill it for yet another week, with his slick tunes continuing to get stuck in the heads of Aussie listeners.

9. Lorde

Speaking of continuously popular Kiwi musos, Lorde appears in our list of most-played artists for yet another week, proving that she’s definitely not suffering from the dreaded ‘sophomore slump’ with her brilliant record Melodrama.

8. Motez

Motez is representing South Australia in the best way possible right now. With the brilliant muso proving that Adelaide is continuing to hold its own on the Aussie music scene, just keep watching this space, because we’re looking at a future legend here.

7. Kah-Lo

Last week, Kah-Lo was at #18 on this list. This week, she’s at number seven, proving once and for all that her lyrics of “This that tune that I know you want to hum,” are becoming more and more truthful each week.

6. Meg Mac

With Meg Mac’s ‘Ride It’ making the number four spot on this week’s most-played tracks, Meg Mac is continuing to ride the wave of success that she’s built with her brilliant debut record Low Blows.

5. Arno Faraji

Arno Faraji recently took out triple j Unearthed’s Unearthed High competition, sending his winning track ‘destiny’s’ into an awesome upward trajectory of popularity. We’re witnessing the start of an awesome Aussie music career right now.

4. Gordi

Gordi’s debut record was recently released, and early vinyl copies contained half of Queens Of The Stone Age’s new record. This little hiccup didn’t hinder this Aussie star’s success in any way, with her record selling like hotcakes, and triple j giving tracks like ‘On My Side’ plenty of love.

3. The xx

The xx are the musical gift that keeps on giving. Fresh from their performance at Splendour In The Grass in July, the group’s newest record,I See You, continues to give us plenty of awesome jams to tune into, including ‘On Hold’, and ‘I Dare You’.

2. Vera Blue

Vera Blue is bringing us plenty of amazing tunes for yet another week. With Aussie fans absolutely adoring her record Perennial, we’re set to see plenty more of Vera Blue in the months and years to come.

1. Everything Everything

Everything Everything prove that their slick, math-rock styled of indie-rock is a winning formula, as the group have topped this week’s list of most-played tracks. With 51 plays on the airwaves this week, more than double the amount that Vera Blue saw, Everything Everything are pretty much everywhere everywhere, and we are in no way sorry for that amazing pun.



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