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Check out the 20 most-played acts on triple j this week

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. BROCKHAMPTON

After a stunning 2017, BROCKHAMPTON have revealed that they’ve got plans for more music in the future, much to everyone’s delight. With plenty of US tour dates on the horizon, we’re hoping these guys won’t forget their Aussie pals when it comes time to announce international tour dates.

19. Drake

A favourite of triple j, Drake’s back on our radar thanks to not only his brilliant 2017 hit ‘Passionfruit’, but also to the release of his newest singles ‘God’s Plan’ and ‘Diplomatic Immunity’ from his Scary Hours EP. Is album number five on the way? We hope so!

18. Tame Impala

It’s been over 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.

17. BØRNS

Following the release of his debut album back in 2012, Garret Borns has been winning fans all over the world. Now, with the release of his third album (and second under the Børns moniker), Blue Madonna, Aussie fans have been all over this US muso. With his album having recently scored triple j’s feature album spot, you’ll be hearing plenty more from Børns in the future.

16. Camp Cope

As Camp Cope get ready to release their highly-anticipated second album, the group have been seeing some huge airplay. Following the success of first single ‘The Opener’, the band’s second single, ‘How To Socialise & Make Friends’ has been going gangbusters lately.

15. Towkio

Towkio has been on the scene for about five years now, and with his debut album dropping three years back, it looks like we’re set to see a new one dropping soon. With ‘Symphony’ taking over the airwaves lately, it looks like we might just be getting album number two-kio from Towkio soon enough.

14. Mac DeMarco

Canada’s loveable goof, Mac DeMarco has been back in the country lately for the Laneway Festival in support of his most recent album, This Old Dog. With DeMarco also stopping for a couple of headline shows, it’s no wonder that listeners have been loving this chilled out music once more.

13. The Wombats

Honorary Aussies The Wombats are gearing up to release their fourth album, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, next month. Having already released the album’s first single, ‘Lemon To A Knife Fight’, the group’s latest single ‘Cheetah Tongue’ has already begun doing the rounds, gaining them plenty more fans in the process.

12. 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 Bertie Blackman-featuring track ‘Chasing Stars’ becoming the fourth most-played track on the station, the Melbourne producer is just getting started on her journey to world domination.

11. Hockey Dad

Hockey Dad are one of the most in-demand Aussie bands right now. Having had a stellar 2017, and now gearing up to release their second album, Blend Inn, we can’t wait to see more of these boys as they continue to dominate the Aussie rock scene.

10. Kendrick Lamar

Kung-Fu Kenny already had a pretty good standing as it was, with constant airplay over the last couple of weeks. Now, with his huge hit ‘HUMBLE.’ scoring the top spot on this year’s Hottest 100 (along with a handful of other hits), you can expect to hear plenty more of Kendrick in the coming months.

9. City Calm Down

City Calm Down took the Aussie rock scene by storm when they released their debut album a few years back. Now, with the promise of their new record, Echoes In Blue, dropping April, and their new single, ‘In This Modern Land’, doing the rounds on triple j lately, the future is bright for these Melbourne musos.

8. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Following the success of last year’s French Press EP, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have seen plenty of local and international love. Now, with their debut album, Horizons, on the… horizon, the group have managed to score loads of airplay too.

7. Migos

Migos recently released their third studio album, Culture II, and understandably, fans are going wild for all the great tunes this new record holds. With ‘Stir Fry’ currently the most-played track on triple j this week, you can be certain you’ll be hearing plenty more of Migos in the coming months.

6. Gang Of Youths

Following an immensely huge 2017, Gang Of Youths are still continuing to dominate, with plenty of brilliant tunes from their second LP scoring well-deserved spots in the recent Hottest 100 countdown. You can expect to hear even more of these modern legends in the future.

5. Wolf Alice

A few months back, you couldn’t look at this list without seeing Wolf Alice near the top. But after a while 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 undoubtedly one of the most popular acts on triple j lately (though their absence in the Hottest 100 raises a few questions).

4. alt-J

Having won over Aussie audiences with their brilliant record Relaxer last year, alt-J have continued to impress us with singles like ‘In Cold Blood’ still receiving well-deserved airplay. While we’ve not got any news on when another album will be on the way, we can definitely say we’re excited for what the future brings.

3. Odesza

Like Mac DeMarco, Odesza are currently in the country for this year’s Laneway Festival, showcasing the tracks from their newest record, the stunning A Moment Apart. While none of the group’s tunes have made the list of most-played songs for the week, this makes their #3 placing on this list all the more impressive.

2. Lorde

Do we really have to explain why Lorde has been seeing so much love? With plenty of awesome songs all over the radio thanks to her second record Melodrama, Lorde continues to dominate, even now, months after the album was first unleashed.

1. DZ Deathrays

DZ Deathrays finally released their new album last week, and it’s been, well, Bloody Lovely. With singles like ‘Shred For Summer’ and ‘Total Meltdown’ dominating the airwaves, this new record has been a very welcome return for these brilliant musos.

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

As usual, it’s been a pretty big week for music on triple j, with some of the finest local and international acts getting some pretty solid airplay. But just what were listeners loving the most this week? What were the tunes that dominated the airwaves, and who were the artists that now have heaps of new fans after plenty of exposure on triple j?

Well, we’ve decided to take a look at the charts for the last week and give you a quick run-through as to which artists saw the most airplay. Just looking at this list of artists though, it’s amazing to think that music fans in this country have access to such a wide-reaching and diverse range of music available to them – we’re incredibly lucky!

20. Drake

A favourite of triple j, Drake’s back on our radar thanks to not only his brilliant 2017 hit ‘Passionfruit’, but also to the release of his newest singles ‘God’s Plan’ and ‘Diplomatic Immunity’ from his Scary Hours EP. Is album number five on the way? We hope so!

19. Angus And Julia Stone

Angus And Julia Stone’s newest record, Snow, has been out for a few months now, and it has been a wonderful return for the siblings. Fans have been absolutely loving the duo’s track ‘Chateau’, which has just recently scored a well-deserved #3 placing in this year’s Hottest 100 countdown.

18. Meg Mac

With so many brilliant songs to her name, it’s understandable that Meg Mac has managed to make it into the most-played acts for the week without any of her songs making the top 20 for the week. With an uncanny ability to write some stunningly gorgeous songs, it’s hardly any surprise, is it?

17. Superorganism

Sounding less like an indie pop band and sounding more like a Transformers villain, Superorganism are an inter-continental group of musos living in London who just keep cranking out the tunes. With ‘Everybody Wants To Be Famous’ currently the fourth most-played track on triple j, we’re certain this sprawling collective will be even bigger in no time.

16. Hockey Dad

Hockey Dad are one of the most in-demand Aussie bands right now. Having had a stellar 2017, and now gearing up to release their second album, Blend Inn, we can’t wait to see more of these boys as they continue to dominate the Aussie rock scene.

15. Ball Park Music

Following a year in which Ball Park Music dominated with their endearing indie banger ‘Exactly How You Are’, the band closed out 2017 with the release of ‘The Perfect Life Does Not Exist’. While we’re loving these new tunes, we’re just really keen on that new album, guys!

14. Elk Road

Following a solid couple years of hits, including last year’s Hottest 100-placing ‘Hanging By A Thread’, Elk Road has undoubtedly scored his biggest hit with the success of ‘Solid Gold’. Featuring the likes of Julia Stone, this song is guaranteed to be an enduring banger for quite some time now.

13. Gordi

Gordi’s debut record was released in 2017, and inexplicably, 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.

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.

11. 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 Bertie Blackman-featuring track ‘Chasing Stars’ becoming the most played track on the station once again, the Melbourne producer is just getting started on her journey to world domination.

10. The Wombats

Honorary Aussies The Wombats are gearing up to release their fourth album, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, next month. Having already released the album’s first single, ‘Lemon To A Knife Fight’, the group’s latest single ‘Cheetah Tongue’ has already begun doing the rounds, gaining them plenty more fans in the process.

9. BROCKHAMPTON

After a stunning 2017, BROCKHAMPTON have revealed that they’ve got plans for more music in the future, much to everyone’s delight. With plenty of US tour dates on the horizon, we’re hoping these guys won’t forget their Aussie pals when it comes time to announce international tour dates.

8. Migos

Migos just released their third studio album, Culture II, last Friday, and understandably, fans are going wild for all the great tunes this new record holds. With ‘Stir Fry’ currently the third most-played track on triple j this week, you can be certain you’ll be hearing plenty more of Migos in the coming months.

7. BØRNS

Following the release of his debut album back in 2012, Garret Borns has been winning fans all over the world. Now, with the release of his third album (and second under the Børns moniker), Blue Madonna, Aussie fans have been all over this US muso. With his album currently the feature album for the week, get ready to hear plenty more from Børns in the future.

6. Tame Impala

It’s been over 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. Vance Joy

We’re one month away from Vance Joy’s long-awaited second album, Nation Of Two, and with songs such as ‘Lay It On Me’ and ‘We’re Going Home’ warranting constant airplay on the station, we reckon that Vance Joy has hit upon gold once more.

4. Gang of Youths

Following an immensely huge 2017, Gang Of Youths are still continuing to dominate, with plenty of brilliant tunes from their second LP scoring well-deserved spots in the recent Hottest 100 countdown. You can expect to hear even more of these modern legends in the future.

3. Kendrick Lamar

Kung-Fu Kenny already had a pretty good standing as it was, with constant airplay over the last couple of weeks. Now, with his huge hit ‘HUMBLE.’ scoring the top spot on this year’s Hottest 100 (along with a handful of other hits), you can expect to hear plenty more of Kendrick in the coming days.

2. Lorde

Do we really have to explain why Lorde has been seeing so much love? With plenty of awesome songs all over the radio thanks to her second record Melodrama, Lorde continues to dominate, even now, months after the album was first unleashed.

1. Tonight Alive

It’s sort of hard to believe, but Tonight Alive are celebrating their tenth year as a band in 2018. To help with this anniversary, the group released their fourth album, Underworld, earlier this month. With huge singles, such as ‘Temple’, all over the airwaves, there’s no wonder that these Sydney musos have been getting the love they deserve.