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.
20. Tiny Little Houses
Having made us fall in love with them a couple of years back with their endearing indie-rock, Tiny Little Houses are now ready to drop their debut album. With ‘Entitled Generation’ just cracking the list of most-played tracks for the week, get ready for more of these guys real soon.
19. Hockey Dad
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 the 12th most-played track on this week’s chart, just wait until these guys drop a new album and you won’t be able to get enough of them.
18. Kendrick Lamar
Kung Fu Kenny just keeps on delivering the goods. Sure, it’s been eight months since DAMN. was released, but that hasn’t stopped Australia’s love affair with one of the finest hip-hop artists going around.
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 one, their supposedly ‘final’ record, on the way. With tracks like ‘Swamp’ and ‘Sweet’ becoming firm favourites for fans, expect to hear plenty more from these amazing musicians when their next record drops.
Brisbane’s Hatchie is the shoegaze lover’s dream. With indie-pop sensibilities, and firsthand experience at writing killer tunes, Hatchie is one act that is going to be a new favourite in no time.
Starcrawler have been together for almost no time at all, but it’s taken them almost the same amount of time to start creating some brilliant rock tunes that will get you out of your seat and dancing around the room. A perfect addition to any rock-lover’s playlist.
Having risen in popularity for a couple of years now, it’s no surprise that a collab with Adelaide’s Tkay Maidza was going to be the key to success for Basenji. Currently the eighth most-played track on triple j this week, we reckon this one could be right at the top in no time.
Miguel has been absolutely blowing up in recent years, and with the US hip-hop champion releasing his fourth album, War & Leisure just last week, featuring the huge jam ‘Sky Walker’, you can expect to hear plenty more of him real soon.
12. Tired Lion
Tired Lion’s Dumb Days scored plenty of accolades and critical reception upon its release, but the band aren’t obviously out of the minds of fans just yet, with triple j giving Tired Lion enough spins to make them one of the most-played acts on the station this week.
Having been loved by the vast majority of Aussie music fans for quite some time now, Mansionair recently returned with their brand new single, ‘Astronaut (Something About Your Love)’. Currently playing some shows to showcase their new tune, they’ve managed to score the seventh most-played spot this week. Impressive!
10. Matthew Young
Matthew Young has been on and off this list in recent months, as his slick, smooth sounds have been capturing the hearts and minds of Aussies constantly. Currently the sixth most-played track for this week, ‘Hey’ sees this kooky New Zealander doing what he does best and reaping the benefits.
9. The Wombats
For a band who tour our country as much as The Wombats, they might as well be honorary Aussies by now. Having recently announced a new album is on the way, their lead single ‘Lemon To A Knife Fight’ has been scoring some serious love. Now we just have to wait for the inevitable Aussie tour!
8. The Presets
It’s been a couple of years since we last heard new tunes from The Presets, but now the boys are back with their “techno version of an Aussie pub rock song,” ‘Do What You Want’. It’s a welcome return for these guys, and we can’t wait to hear more!
7. Jack River
Jack River captured the hearts of Aussies last year with tracks like ‘Palo Alto’, but after a year of putting as much hard work as you could expect, she’s returned with the brilliant ‘Fault Lines’. The second most-played track this week, Jack River is on her way to some serious fame.
6. Tame Impala
It’s been two years since Tame Impala last released a record, but thanks in part to the recent Collector’s Edition reissue of Currents, they’re back on top of the popularity pile. Let’s face it though, they were never too far away.
5. DZ Deathrays
DZ Deathrays have been teasing a new album for well over a year now, but with the new LP set to drop pretty soon, they’ve shot back onto the airwaves and have gained plenty of airtime with tracks like ‘Total Meltdown’, the fifth most-popular track for the week.
4. BOO SEEKA
After a few years of teasing listeners, BOO SEEKA released their debut record back in August – and fans fell in love with it. With their mass of tunes currently getting plenty of airplay and love, BOO SEEKA are definitely one of the highlights of 2017.
Pnau had an absolutely killer 2016 with ‘Chameleon’, and now with plenty of tracks from their new album Changa making the rounds, including ‘Into The Sky’, the band’s popularity has absolutely skyrocketed. Not bad for a band that formed close to 20 years ago.
2. Gang Of Youths
Gang Of Youths have had a huge year. With an ARIA #1 album, countless brilliant songs being released onto the airwaves, and their recent success at the ARIAs, it’s hardly any surprise these absolute legends are still getting much-deserved airplay.
1. Jess Locke
Having been on the scene for close to a decade now, Jess Locke has been a slow-burner, quietly toiling away, honing the craft with which fans would soon flock to. Now, with a huge amount of airplay on triple j this week, Jess Locke has managed to win over countless fans with her humble approach to music.