Meet the top 20 most-played artists on triple j this week

Posted On Aug 14, 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 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 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. I Know Leopard

The Sydney four piece I Know Leopard have been killing it for quite some time now. Thanks to their most recent single ‘Let Go’, the group’s profile has exploded, with fans massively eager to hear a new record soon.

19. Matthew Young

New Zealand’s elusive Matthew Young has been making a name for himself with the smooth, sexy, and somewhat slick ‘Collect’. Here’s hoping that his comeback continues with more tracks as brilliant as this.

18. Vera Blue

With Vera Blue’s second record, Perennials, being released just a few weeks back, the Sydney singer has been seeing immense success thanks in part to tracks like the awe-inspiring ‘Mended’.

17. Gang Of Youths

With Gang Of Youths’ new record, Go Farther In Lightness, winning the coveted title of triple j’s feature album this week, you’re undoubtedly going to be hearing plenty more this week from these Sydney lads.

16. Jack River

Her first release since last year’s Highway Songs No.2 EP, Jack River ‘Fool’s Gold’ has seen her doing her best to make sure she’s regarded as one of the future legends of Australian music.

15. Vance Joy

Following the release of ‘Lay It On Me’, his first new single in quite some time, Vance Joy has been riding the wave of popularity once again. With an upcoming tour with Gretta Ray in just a few months, you can expect to be hearing more and more from the Melbourne muso.

14. Travis Scott

Australia has been falling in love with Travis Scott more and more recently. Since the success of last year’s ‘Goosebumps’, Scott has been starting to work on his newest record Astroworld, which is getting closer and closer every day.

13. Khalid

He might only be 19, but Khalid possesses a voice and musical sensibility well beyond his years. His soulful crooning in the track ‘Young Dumb & Broke’ has been seeing massive success making it one of the station’s most played tracks this week.

12. Tired Lion

Tired Lion have been on top of the world thanks to their most recent single ‘Fresh’. Considering the track has been co-produced by Violent Soho’s Luke Boredom, it’s really no surprise that the track’s been getting stuck in your head, is it?

11. Snakehips & Anne Marie

Snakehips and Anne Marie were already pretty amazingly popular in their own right, so it only makes sense that the two would see some major success as a combo. Throw in the awesome talents of Joey Bada$$, and you’ve got ‘Either Way’ climbing its way up the triple j charts.

10. The Jungle Giants

When The Jungle Giants released their much-anticipated record Quiet Ferocity back 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.

9. 6lack

After being named as one of Rolling Stone’s artists to watch last year, 6lack was basically bound for success. Now thanks to his killer new single ‘That Far’, he’s been turning that potential into some bonafide popularity.

8. Kim Churchill

Following the success of last week’s stunning Queens Of The Stone Age-covering Like A Version performance, Kim Churchill has been dominating the airwaves. Now all we need is another album from the awesome songwriter, and he’ll be the most-played artist for the week in no time.

7. Lorde

The Kiwi songstress that needs no introduction, Lorde’s Melodrama has been hugely popular since its June release date. Thanks to the success of ‘Green Light’ and ‘Perfect Places’ as lead singles, Lorde is set for yet another banner year.

6. Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice are set to release their second record, Visions Of A Life, in September. With the success of their newest track, ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’, it’s hardly surprising that the English group have scored the sixth spot on the most-played artist list.

5. Haim

We knew that Haim’s new record was going to be big, after all, they had four years to craft some mind blowing indie-rock hits. But we didn’t know it was going to be this big, with ‘Little Of Your Love’ being the second most-played song of the week on the station.

4. Lana Del Rey

With her fifth album, Lana Del Rey has managed to both branch out, and stay true to her roots. Lust For Life has seen a few more guest appearances than previous records, but its worked in her favour, with ‘Summer Bummer’, her collaboration with A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti topping the triple j charts this week.

3. Arcade Fire

Everyone knew that Arcade Fire’s newest record, Everything Now was going to be huge right from the start. After all, what else would you expect from a group who considered indie-rock legends, with only a handful of albums to their name?

2. Meg Mac

Meg Mac’s hugely anticipated debut, Low Blows, has clearly stuck a chord with triple j listeners recently. With ‘Ride It’ seeing quite a bit of airplay, Meg Mac is undoubtedly on track to have one of her best years yet.


When Sydney’s Boo Seeka burst onto the scene a couple of years ago, we knew they were destined to be something special. Bolstered by the success of a number of standalone singles, the group finally released their debut record, Never Too Soon, just over a week ago.

With ‘Oh My’, ‘Turn Up Your Light’, and ‘Does This Last’ serving as the record’s lead singles, we might just be getting a sneak peek at some of the high-ranking tracks in this year’s Hottest 100 countdown with every listen.


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