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Meet the top 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. Tash Sultana

Tash Sultana has had an amazing couple of years, and despite the fact that we’re still waiting for that long-awaited debut record, her music has a timeless quality that warrants countless repeat listens – and triple j are just giving the people what they want.

19. JOY.

JOY. has been on the scene for a few years now, having scored an Unearthed feature artist spot back in 2015. Now, the good things keep on happening for Olivia McCarthy, with tracks like ‘Smoke Too Much’ scoring some well-deserved airplay this week.

18. Lil Uzi Vert

Lil Uzi Vert released his debut album, Luv Is Rage 2, back in August after plenty of holdups, and it seems that it was totally worth the wait. Thanks to tracks like ‘The Way Life Goes’, this exceptional muso has been getting plenty of love from triple j lately.

17. N*E*R*D

Remember when Pharrell Williams wasn’t a huge star in the world of music? No? Well, remember when he used to be in N*E*R*D? After seven years between drinks, N*E*R*D returned with their long-awaited fifth album, No One Ever Really Dies, at the end of last year. Based on the strength of tracks like ‘Lemon’, you can expect plenty more of this record on the airwaves.

16. 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!

15. Tiny Little Houses

Having made us fall in love with them a few of years back with their endearing indie-rock, Tiny Little Houses are now ready to drop their debut album, Idiot Proverbs, in just a couple of days. With ‘Entitled Generation’ just cracking the list of most-played tracks for the week, get ready for more of these guys real soon.

14. Tia Gostelow

Having first captured our hearts a couple of years back with her brilliantly-crafted tunes, Tia Gostelow has been on the rise lately, thanks to the release of huge tracks like ‘Hunger’. Get ready for Tia Gostelow to take over the world, because it’s not far off.

13. Pnau

Following a huge year in 2016 with ‘Chameleon’, Pnau spent the majority of 2017 dominating with their album Changa. Now, the band’s popularity continues to maintain, as tracks like ‘Go Bang’ prove that even almost 20 years after they first formed, they’re still a huge force to be reckoned with.

12. 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.

11. Samsaruh

Samsaruh 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.

10. 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 14th most-played track on triple j this week, we reckon this one could be a pretty strong contender for the 2017 Hottest 100.

9. 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.

8. 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.

7. Franz Ferdinand

Five years since their last studio effort (and three years after a collab album with Sparks), Franz Ferdinand are getting ready to release their fifth album, Always Ascending. Preceded by the highly-popular title track, get ready for plenty more of these guys real soon.

6. LPX

Having drifted away from MS MR for a while, Elizabeth Plapinger has been making music as LPX, and people are loving it. With ‘Slide’ currently the fourth most-played track on the station this week, we’re real excited to hear as much as possible from this new project.

5. MGMT

Five years on from the release of their self-titled third record, MGMT are getting ready to release Little Dark Age. Following the release of a few tastes of the new album, including the title track, which is the third most-played track on triple j this week, we couldn’t be more keen for this one to drop.

4. Hatchie

Brisbane’s Hatchie is the shoegaze lover’s dream. With indie-pop sensibilities, and firsthand experience at writing killer tunes, such as the second most-played track of the week, ‘Sure’, Hatchie is one act that is undoubtedly going to be a new favourite of yours in no time.

3. Gang of Youths

Following an immensely huge 2017, Gang Of Youths are still continuing to dominate, with plenty of airplay from the brilliant tunes from their second LP. It says a lot about the band’s consistent quality that they’ve managed to be the third most-played act of the week without any of their songs cracking the top 20 songs of the week. They’re versatile musos!

2. Lily Allen

Lily Allen is currently hard at work at her fourth record, the tentatively-titled The Fourth Wall. With her new single, ‘Trigger Bang’, currently the most-played track for the week, it seems as though fans can’t wait for this one to drop.

1. Meg Mac

In much the same way as Gang Of Youths, despite having none of her songs make the top 20 for this week, Meg Mac’s wide variety of brilliant tracks have seen her rise to the status of this week’s most-played artist. With an uncanny ability to write some stunningly gorgeous songs, it’s hardly any surprise, is it?

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

This week has seen some pretty amazing additions to the triple j playlist, with plenty of well-deserved Aussie acts getting the recognition they need. Of course, it can’t all be homegrown talent, with lots of amazing international acts getting in on the action as well.

With so many brilliant 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. 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.

19. Wolf Alice

A few weeks back, you couldn’t look at this list without seeing Wolf Alice near the top. But after a few 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 known as one of this year’s most popular acts, and rightfully so.

18. 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.

17. Mallrat

Mallrat has been absolutely killing it since she exploded onto the scene last year. With a casual style of performing, Mallrat has been winning fans all over the place thanks to her seemingly effortless approach to music. Definitely one to watch for the future.

16. 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.

15. The Jungle Giants

When The Jungle Giants released their much-anticipated record, Quiet Ferocity, back in June, we knew we were going to be hearing plenty more of them. Now that tracks like the slick ‘Bad Dream’ have been all over the airwaves, well we can’t complain one bit.

14. 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.

13. Jarami

One of the finest new production duos to hit the scene, these Swedish musos have been rising in popularity ever since they first collaborated with Frank Ocean. Now, with tracks like ‘Hear This’ making a splash on triple j, they’ve suddenly found themselves plenty of new fans in Australia.

12. Meg Mac

Still getting constant airplay months after the release of her debut album, Meg Mac is showing that she’s easily one of Australia’s greatest musos with her countless appearances on this list now.

11. 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!

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

9. 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 third most-played track for the week.

8. 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.

7. 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.

6. 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 second most-played track on triple j this week, it’s a perfect addition to any rock-lover’s playlist.

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. 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 most-played track on the station this week.

3. BROCKHAMPTON

This US hip-hop collective might have only been around a few years, but that hasn’t stopped them from giving us three huge records already this year. Although they promised their new album would be their last, the group have since said they plan to keep on making new music into the future.

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.

2. 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.

1. Petit Biscuit

Having been on the minds of countless music fans for a couple of years now, Petit Biscuit released his debut album back in November, and folks have been loving it. Thanks to the success of tracks like ‘Waterfall’ and ‘Gravitation’, Petit Biscuit has quickly become a new favourite for countless Aussie listeners.

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.