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

Posted On Oct 17, 2017

This week has seen some pretty amazing additions to the triple j playlist, with plenty of well-deserved Aussie acts getting the recognition they deserve. 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. Amy Shark

triple j listeners are still loving Amy Shark, with her track ‘Blood Brothers’ being the 15th most-played track for the week. With a debut record still incoming, the future is only going to get brighter for this awesome muso.

19. Drake

triple j have always loved Drake, with a couple of his tunes making it into last year’s Hottest 100 countdown. Now with an Aussie tour next month, listeners have been getting around Drizzy a lot more, amping themselves up for some of the best hip-hop shows you’ll see this year.

18. Arcade Fire

It’s been a few months since Arcade Fire released their fifth album Everything Now. But with a history of making some of the most beloved indie-rock anthems of the last 15 years, it’s no wonder that Arcade Fire are still being spun on the airwaves all the time. Here’s hoping we’re seeing an Aussie tour from these Canadian legends sometime soon.

17. 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 14th 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.

16. Dej Loaf

Dej Loaf’s ‘Changes’ has been tearing up the airwaves lately, sitting at number 13 on the list of most-played tracks. ‘Changes’ is just another taste from this brilliant American muso’s upcoming debut record,Liberated. Here’s hoping it drops soon!

15. Carmouflage Rose

If you need a party started, you used to have to call P!nk. Now, Brisbane’s Carmouflage Rose is here to soundtrack all those ‘Late Nights’ of yours. Make sure you write down Carmouflage Rose’s name, because you’ll be hearing plenty more of it in the months and years to come.

14. 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 tenth-most played track on the station this week, the Melbourne producer is just getting started on her journey to world domination.

13. 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 is due. Rather, the Brisbane group have had a quick turnaround, releasing the eighth most-played track on triple j this week, ‘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.

12. 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 seventh most-played track on the station this week.

11. Odesza

Having spent a few years away, Odesza have returned with a new record, and plenty of new tunes for the world to lose their minds over. Thanks to singles like ‘Higher Ground’, this American electronic group are set to capture the hearts of Aussie music fans once again.

10. Tash Sultana

Having recently smashed her US TV debut, Tash Sultana has capitalised on her success with the release of her new single ‘Mystik’. No word yet on when that album is coming, but we’re eager as a beaver for that bad boy to drop.

9. Joyride

Joyride has been making the rounds for a few years now, but with his newest track, 'Aunty Tracey's Cookies', we've been able to rediscover why we fell in love with Joyride in the first place. Currently sitting at number nine on the most-played tracks, hopefully this isn't the last bit of new music we hear from this amazing musician.

8. 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 fourth 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.

7. What So Not & LPX

What So Not & LPX’s ‘Better’ has been hanging around at the top end of triple j’s most-played tracks for a few weeks now, but is that really any surprise? With the duo having come together to produce one of the best tunes you’ll hear all year, we’re hoping theres plenty more in the works from these awesome musos.

6. 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.

5. 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 most-played track on the station this week, we’re hoping this is just the first taste of a brand new album. Fingers crossed!

4. 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.

3. Stormzy

Aussies love Stormzy, and with it's easy to see why. The grime superstar has been making some pretty phenomenal music over the last couple of years, and with yet another trip to Australia on the horizon, it looks like our love affair the with the English legend isn’t going to stop any time soon. Having fallen only one spot on this list from last week, it seems as though there’s plenty more love for Stormzy to come from Aussie audiences.

2. 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. Having topped this list last week, Alex Lahey is more than likely going to be hanging around near the top for quite a while.

1. Wolf Alice

A few weeks back, you couldn’t look at this list without seeing Wolf Alice near the top. But after a couple of weeks away, the group released their second record,Visions Of A Life, which has flung them right to the top this week. 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.

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