Posted On Oct 10, 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.
After smashing her US TV debut last week, 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 eagerly awaiting it like nobody’s business.
Once again, Samsaruh has topped the list of the most-played unsigned acts as well as appearing on this list. Given how good ‘Golden To Thrive’ is, it’s hardly any wonder why she’s been getting major airplay on triple j.
DMA’s have just awoken from their slumber and released the brand new single ‘Dawning’. The first taste of a new record, we’re getting super stoked at the idea of a full album consisting of new tracks from these Sydney lads.
Brisbane lads The Creases are finally getting the recognition they finally deserve, thanks to the release of their debut record Tremolow and a number of well-received tour dates. Now, thanks to their recent cover of the New Radicals’ ‘You Get What You Give’ for Like A Version, The Creases are on the up and up.
Angus And Julia Stone’s newest record, Snow, has been out for a few weeks now, and it has been a wonderful return for the siblings. Fans have been absolutely loving the duo’s track ‘Chateau’, which has been the eleventh most-played track on triple j this week.
triple j listeners are still loving Amy Shark, with her track ‘Blood Brothers’ being the tenth most-played track for the week. With a debut record still incoming, the future is only going to get brighter for this awesome muso.
Since releasing their third album, Zone, recently, triple j listeners have been loving Cloud Control more and more lately, especially their brilliant single ‘Rainbow City’.
George Maple’s ‘Hero’ is still in the top ten most-played tracks, sitting at number seven this week. Obviously, triple j listeners can’t get enough of this brilliant muso, so let’s hope there’s more from George Maple on the way real soon.
Dej Loaf’s ‘Changes’ has been tearing up the airwaves lately, sitting at number six 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!
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 this week, the Melbourne producer is just getting started on her journey to world domination.
It might have been half a year since Kendrick Lamar released the exceptional DAMN., but that hasn’t stopped him from scoring some massive airplay on the station this week. Frankly, we’re still hoping that Kendrick might have another album up his sleeve for this year, but with only a couple of months to go, it’s not looking likely. Still, stranger things have happened.
triple j has been loving Banks lately, with the US musician having given us a few new singles in the form of ‘Crowded Places’ and ‘Underdog’. While we’re still waiting for a new record from Banks, we’ll happily keep on listening to these brilliant singles in the meantime.
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 third 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.
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.
Ball Park music released their record Every Night The Same Dream last 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 second 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’re hoping it’s real soon.
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. 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.
Having scored the feature album spot for their record Sponge Cake recently, 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.
What So Not is already a triple j darling, so how do you make listeners fall even more in love? Well, you get What So Not to team up with LPX to release a instant classic, that's how. What could be ‘Better’? Oh, maybe that song becoming the most-played track for the week?
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.
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 last week. 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.