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. Flight Facilities
Flight Facilities are well and truly gearing up to make their full-blown return. Thanks to their newest single ‘Need You’, in addition to previous tunes ‘Arty Boy’ and ‘Stranded’, the group are hitting up Aussie venues all over the country starting next month for their ‘Return Flight’ tour. Needless to say, as these dates get closer, you’ll be hearing plenty more from these slick songsters.
19. The Presets
The Presets really need no introduction, having cemented themselves as one of Australia’s most successful electronic acts for the last few years. With the group currently back into full-on music mode, they’ve been dropping huge tunes left and right, including ’14U+14ME’, which is (fittingly) this week’s fourteenth most-played track.
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 tracks ‘Everybody Wants To Be Famous’ scoring plenty of airplay on triple j, we’re certain this sprawling collective will be even bigger in no time.
Odesza only recently left the country after visiting 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, their constant popularity is a testament to the brilliant music that they make.
16. Alison Wonderland
Alison Wonderland is getting all ready to drop her new album ‘Awake’, but in the meantime, fans are loving her newest single ‘Church’. Created with the help of a few big names in the music world, you just know that this is the first taste of just another brilliantly-crafted album from this Aussie DJ.
15. 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.
Towkio has been on the scene for about five years now, and with his newest release, WWW., being released just a couple of weeks ago. With ‘Symphony’ still tearing up the charts, weeks after it was first released, you can expect to be hearing plenty more of Towkio as the months come and go.
Two years after the release of their debut album (and four years since their debut single ‘Delete’ was released), DMA’s are getting amped up to release their new album, For Now. With ‘In The Air’ scoring enough airplay to be this week’s seventh most-played track, get ready to hear loads more of these bangers in the future.
Ever since CHVRCHES dropped their newest single ‘Get Out’ at the end of January, we’ve been getting eager to hear a new record from these Scottish synth legends. With the record Love Is Dead getting ever closer, we’re just waiting to see how much they’ve matured after a couple of years away.
11. Angie McMahon
Characterised by her powerful vocals and exceedingly impressive songwriting skills, Angie McMahon has been winning over fans for a while now. With tracks such as ‘Missing Me’ and ‘Slow Mover’ seeing constant airplay, it won’t be long before the whole world is catching onto McMahon’s brilliance.
10. Camp Cope
Camp Cope recently released their new record, How To Socialise & Make Friends, and as you can imagine, music fans have been absolutely loving this album, as it manages to set itself apart as one of the most important albums of the year. Currently this week’s feature album, Camp Cope are on track for an absolutely stellar 2018.
9. Courtney Barnett
Courtney Barnett is back with a new album announcement and a brand new single, so you know you’ll be seeing plenty more of her this year. With ‘Nameless, Faceless’ the fifth most-played track on triple j this week, fans are loving the return of ol’ Courts.
8. Angus And Julia Stone
Angus And Julia Stone’s newest record, Snow, has been out for quite 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 scored a well-deserved #3 placing in this year’s Hottest 100 countdown.
7. Peking Duk
Australia’s resident banger-makers Peking Duk already had a pretty huge year with tunes like ‘Let You Down’ and ‘Fake Magic’, but now they’ve continued their success with their newest single, ‘Wasted’. In case you needed any more reason to enjoy this new tune, the duo are bringing the new sounds to the people with a brand new tour this May.
6. Middle Kids
Middle Kids are finally set to release their debut album, Lost Friends, at the start of May. So of course, listeners have been loving the smooth tunes from these Aussie indie-rockers. With tracks like ‘Mistake’ tearing up the airplay charts, you can be sure that this year will see Middle Kids absolutely dominating.
5. Post Malone
While Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys album might be long-overdue, he knows how to keep his fans eager, having just dropped newest single ‘Psycho’. Currently the second most-played song of the week (and #2 on the ARIA charts, too!), ‘Psycho’ is just making us wonder when (if ever) that second album is going to drop.
We recently saw Mallrat and Allday team up to deliver ‘UFO’, the product of two of Australia’s best modern hip-hop luminaries coming together to deliver an absolute belter of a track. Considering how amazing this tune is, we can’t wait to see what else both these artists have in store for us.
3. Vance Joy
Following a few years away, touring the world and making some rather brilliant tunes, Vance Joy returned recently with the release of his new album, Nation Of Two. Having scored the honour of last fortnight’s feature album on triple j, fans have been loving Vance Joy’s new one enough for him to become the most-played act of the week on the station.
2. Run The Jewels
Run The Jewels are longtime favourites of triple j audiences, but with their recent remix of Lorde’s ‘Supercut’, the duo have been scoring even more spins on the station lately. With the group joining Lorde on her current international tour, we can definitely say that we’re feeling pretty jealous of all those fans who might be witnessing that gem being played live.
1. Hockey Dad
Hockey Dad are one of the most in-demand Aussie bands right now. Having had a stellar 2017, and now releasing their second album, Blend Inn (which was last week’s feature album), we’ve seen these Windang lads continue to dominate the airwaves thanks to some absolutely stunning talent.
triple j’s most-played tracks for the week:
1. ‘UFO (feat. Allday)’ – Mallrat
2. ‘Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)’ – Post Malone
3. ‘Mistake’ – Middle Kids
4. ‘Wasted’ – Peking Duk
5. ‘Nameless, Faceless’ – Courtney Barnett
6. ‘Missing Me’ – Angie McMahon
7. ‘In The Air’ – DMA’s
8. ‘How To Socialise & Make Friends’ – Camp Cope
9. ‘Church’ – Alison Wonderland
10. ‘Get Out’ – Chvrches
11. ‘The Key’ – B Wise
12. ‘Confidence’ – Ocean Alley
13. ‘Symphony (feat. Teddy Jackson)’ – Towkio
14. ’14U+14ME’ – The Presets
15. ‘Chasing Stars (feat. Bertie Blackman)’ – Alice Ivy
16. ‘Don’t You Know I’m In A Band’ – Confidence Man
17. ‘Hey Heartbreaker’ – Dream Wife
18. ‘S.M.F.Y.’ – Eilish Gilligan
19. ‘About You’ – G Flip
20. ‘We’re Going Home’ – Vance Joy