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

As per usual, triple j has spent the last week delivering some absolutely amazing tracks to your ears, with amazing Aussie acts getting plenty of spin, while sharing the spotlight with our international friends 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 to over 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. Polish Club

Australia’s most fun-loving two piece, Polish Club have hardly finished celebrating their debut record, new EP Okie Dokie, and now a cover of Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. Currently on tour with the likes of West Thebarton, Polish Club are finishing off 2017 in the best way possible.

19. Ecca Vandal

Ecca Vandal has been killing it on the local scene for a couple of years now, but fans were hanging out for that fabled debut record. Since the release of her self-titled record back in October, her popularity has skyrocketed with fans all over the country listening to the brilliant tunes she works so hard to create.

18. Yaeji

A year ago, most Aussie music fans would have had no clue who Yaeji was, but now, this New York City-based DJ has found a way to turn her huge bangers into some seriously amazingaffairs. With tracks like ‘raingurl’ doing the rounds on triple j right now, this amazing muso has been getting the praise she so deserves.

17. Sløtface

Sløtface have spent the last year dominating the international music scene, thanks to their memorable name and their no-holds-barred punk-rock attitude. Following a trip to Australia this year, the band’s popularity received a huge boost, with countless Aussies citing them as one of their new favourites.

16. What So Not

What So Not already had a banner year thanks to a collaboration with LPX, but now a collaboration with Daniel Johns has produced ‘Bo Ok Again’, a jam so beloved by triple j that it’s managed to score the status of being the eleventh most-played track for the week.

15. 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 twelfth most-played track for this week, ‘Hey’ sees this kooky New Zealander doing what he does best and reaping the benefits.

14. Bishop Briggs

Bishop Briggs has only been making music professionally for the last couple of years, but in those few years we’ve fallen in love with what she’s created. Having now scored some major airplay thanks to songs like ‘Hi-Lo (Hollow)’, and ‘Dream’, this won’t be the last we hear of this English muso, and that suits us just fine.

13. 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 fourth most-played track this week, Jack River is on her way to some serious fame.

12. The Presets

It’s been a couple of years since we last heard new tunes from The Presets, but now that the boys are back with their “techno version of an Aussie pub rock song,” ‘Do What You Want’, we’ve been loving every second of it.

11. Pnau

Pnau had an absolutely killer 2016 with ‘Chameleon’, and now with plenty of tracks from their new album Changa making the rounds, including ‘Go Bang’, the band’s popularity has absolutely skyrocketed. Not bad for a band that formed close to 20 years ago.

10. Vallis Alps

Vallis Alps have been slowly rising over the last couple of years, slowly becoming one of Australia’s favourite new artists. Having released two EPs in as many years, the duo have now released the brilliant ‘So Settled’, which has impressed listeners enough to become the sixth most-played track on the station this week.

9. BROCKHAMPTON

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 this week. 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.

8. Samsaruh

Samsaruh has had an absolutely amazing year in 2017, with countless tunes being spun on triple j, triple j Unearthed, and plenty of collaborations with big name musos. Given how good tracks like ‘Beautiful Killer’ are, it’s hardly any wonder why she’s been getting major airplay on triple j.

7. Basenji

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 second most-played track on triple j this week, we reckon this one could be right at the top in no time.

6. The Killers

The Killers had a pretty huge year as well in 2017, thanks to a number one album, a secret show in Melbourne, and performances at the AFL Grand Final. Now, with the Las Vegas rockers set to return to Australia in just a matter of months, they’ve scored some pretty impressive airplay on triple j once again.

5. 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.

4. Starcrawler

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. With ‘I Love LA’ the most-played track on triple j this week, it’s a perfect addition to any rock-lover’s playlist.

3. 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!

2. 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.

1. Miguel

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.

Check out the 5 most-played unsigned acts on triple j at the moment

Aussie talent is bloody brilliant, to say the least. We’re also lucky enough to be graced with the presence of such amazing platforms such as triple j and its Unearthed program, which helps to uncover and foster fresh, up-and-coming Aussie talent.

Could you imagine partaking in a music scene that doesn’t foster the growth of new talent, and instead relies heavily on recycled artists time and time again? Yeah, not for us. Instead, we’ve got so much fresh talent that sometimes we don’t even know what to do with it all! That’s why we’re taking a few moments to step back and appreciate the top five most-played unsigned acts on triple j right now.

5. Didirri

Didirri’s touching tunes tug at the heartstrings and draw you into a place you never thought possible. This fantastic muso cites some of music’s biggest names (including Joni Mitchell and Jeff Buckley) as influences, and with the way things are going, it won’t be too long before Didirri is mentioned within the same breath as Mitchell and Buckley in terms of the emotional depth of their musical output. Watch this space, Didirri is going places.

4. Press Club

Do you like your music loud? What about gutsy, an with a no-holds-barred approach that leaves you so exhilarated that you feel like you’ve run a marathon after listening to just one tune? Then Press Club is exactly the sort of band that you’ve been looking for. Having supported some brilliant Aussie bands lately, including Adelaide’s West Thebarton, who themselves featured on this list recently, Press Club are undoubtedly set to take the reigns as one of Australia’s biggest rock bands in no time.

3. Cub Sport

Cub Sport are absolutely unstoppable right now, and that’s just fine by us. Having released their excellent second record, BATS, after an outstanding reception to their debut record, This Is Our Vice, last year, the group have scored themselves another entry on this little list. With a fresh, soulful approach to their music, Cub Sport have been bringing in more and more fans at every turn, giving them a fanbase that is only appropriate given all the hard work they’ve put into their craft over the years.

2. Willaris K.

Willaris K. is an immensely talented producer from Northern NSW, and a name that you’re definitely going to find in your ‘most-played’ playlist in the future. The stunning muso has been making music for a while now, finding a way to deliver luscious, dark ambient tunes right to your eager ears. While tracks like ‘Dour Nights’ might take some repeat listening to full appreciate the full range of sounds and efforts that have gone into its construction, every listen is a journey that you’re glad you’ve taken.

1. Samsaruh

In the last few months, you could probably count the the number of times that Samsaruh hasn’t been on this list on just one hand. Releasing her new single ‘Beautiful Killer’ recently, you’re going to be hearing plenty more from Samsaruh in the years to come, giving her the success that she well and truly deserves.

triple j unearthed Playlist Additions: A. Swayze & The Ghosts, Samsaruh & Alex Ford

triple j unearthed features independent and unsigned all-Australian music, artists and bands.

"The amount of music from unsigned and independent artists that’s being uploaded totriplejunearthed.comeach week is absolutely staggering and we’re playing the very best of it on Unearthed radio. We’re always shouting about these artists to our audience and this new mailout will help us make a bunch more noise with the industry as well." –Dave Ruby Howe

Listed below is the triple j unearthed playlist additions for next week.

Next week's Unearthed Feature Artist:
A. Swayze & The Ghosts (TAS)

Adds:
Alex Ford – Act I (WA)

Aybner – Always (VIC)

Cool Party – Lights Out (WA)

Corniglia – But It Wasn’t That Long Ago (WA)

Deluso – Don’t Look (QLD)

Jo Neugebauer – Swings & Roundabouts (VIC)

Lila Gold – Play Gold (VIC)

Manu Crooks – Buddy Buddy (NSW)

Midas.Gold – Poppin’ (NSW)

Quails – We Don’t Need Entertainment (The Nights Remix) (NSW)

Regionals – Piss & Biscuits (NSW)

Samsaruh – Beautiful Killer (VIC)

SHOUSE – Love Tonight (VIC)

Stevie – Toughen Your Skin (QLD)

Tyne-James Organ – Watch You Go (VIC)

Get to know the top 5 most-played unsigned acts on triple j this week

Up-and-coming talent is one of the most important musical resources that Australia has. These musicians are the future of the Aussie music scene, and it’s their songs that concertgoers will be screaming at the top of their lungs from those sweaty mosh pits. Understandably, it’s pretty important that we nurture this talent and give it an outlet with which it can be heard.

Thankfully, triple j and Unearthed are here to do just that for these future stars of Aussie music. But with countless artists springing up each day, and with a multitude tunes being uploaded to the service every minute, the question is, where do you start? Well, we can’t answer that exactly, but what we have done is compiled a list of the top five most-played unsigned acts on triple j right now. Have a read, you might just find your next favourite artist in this little list.

5. Thornhill

If there’s one thing that we’re sure of, it’s that Australia makes some pretty amazing music. With young talent as promising as Thornhill, the future of Australian music looks incredibly bright. This Victorian five-piece have been around for a little while now, but they’re slowly growing in popularity as their intense, melodic heaviness gets noticed by more and more eager fans.

4. Timberwolf

Timberwolf is the stage name of Christopher Panousakis, an Adelaide musician who has been delivering his bluesy, indie-rock style to the people for the past few years. Now, after finally beginning to get the recognition he deserves, Timberwolf has dropped his debut record, Íkaros, which is giving plenty more listeners the chance to discover his unique style of music.

3. Cub Sport

Cub Sport are absolutely unstoppable right now, and that’s just fine by us. Having released their excellent second record, BATS, after an outstanding reception to their debut record, This Is Our Vice, last year, the group have scored themselves another entry on this little list. With a fresh, soulful approach to their music, Cub Sport have been bringing in more and more fans at every turn, giving them a fanbase that is only appropriate given all the hard work they’ve put into their craft over the years.

2. Willaris. K

Willaris K. is an up-and-coming producer from Northern NSW, and a name that you’re definitely going to find in your ‘most-played’ playlist in the future. The young muso has been making music for a while now, finding a way to deliver luscious, dark ambient tunes right to your eager ears. While tracks like ‘Dour Nights’ might take some repeat listening to full appreciate the full range of sounds and efforts that have gone into its construction, every listen is a journey that you’re glad you’ve taken.

1. Samsaruh

In the last few months, you could probably count the the number of times that Samsaruh hasn’t been on this list on just one hand. Releasing her new single ‘Beautiful Killer’ today, you’re going to be hearing plenty more from Samsaruh in the years to come, giving her the success that she well and truly deserves.