Posted On Feb 27, 2018
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.
Not too long ago, SAFIA released their newest tune, ‘Freakin Out’, and naturally, everyone is… freakin’ out. A total return to form for these Aussie musos, we’re hoping that a new collection of tunes is on the way!
We’re only up to March, but Yaeji’s ‘raingurl’ is the most-played track on the station this year. Currently the thirteenth most-played track on the station, it’s a shame this banger was released so far into last year, or else this one might have placed a bit higher than #123 in the Hottest 100 for 2017.
One of triple j’s favourite acts for 2017, Wolf Alice are still going strong, months after the release of their second album, Visions Of A Life. While none of their tracks are in the most-played for this week, this says volume about the versatility and popularity of all of their tracks.
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 twelfth most-played track on triple j this week, fans are loving the return of ol’ Courts.
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 plenty of airplay, get ready to hear loads more of these bangers in the future.
Let’s face it, triple j and The Wombats go hand in hand like peanut butter and jam, so it’s hard to imagine that any tunes from The Wombats won’t see love from the station’s listeners. With ‘Cheetah Tongue’ the 14th most-played track this week, The Wombats have proved that they’re well and truly back.
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.
Tiny Little Houses have been getting some Big Radio Airplay lately thanks to the success of their newest album, Idiot Proverbs. While they too haven’t scored any songs on the list of most played tracks this week
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.
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.
Camp Cope’s new record, How To Socialise & Make Friends, is set for release this Friday, and as you can imagine, music fans are gearing up to receive one of the most important albums of the year. With the album’s title track currently seeing plenty of love, we can’t wait to see what else is in store for us.
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.
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.
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 this week’s fourth most-played track.
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.
Having won fans all over the world with the release of their brilliant single ‘The Comedown’ last year, but now they’re set to release their brand new album, Chiaroscuro, in just over a week. Get ready for a fresh collection of slick jams from this awesome group, and start drafting your Hottest 100 votes now, because this is going to be a big record.
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!
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 is this week’s feature album), we’ve seen these Windang lads hit the top of most-played tracks this week with the awesome ‘I Wanna Be Everybody’ – a well-deserved honour.
Alex Lahey has excited plenty of fans with the her new record, I Love You Like A Brother, especially after it scored the triple j feature album spot a few months back. With ‘Every Day’s The Weekend’ scoring plenty of airplay, Lahey has easily become one of Australia’s new favourites.
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 week’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.
1. ‘I Wanna Be Everybody’ – Hockey Dad
2. ‘Confidence’ – Ocean Alley
3. ‘God’s Plan’ – Drake
4. ’14U+14ME’ – The Presets
5. ‘Get Out’ – Chvrches
6. ‘UFO (feat. Allday)’ – Mallrat
7. ‘Wasted’ – Peking Duk
8. ‘Mistake’ – Middle Kids
9. ‘How To Socialise & Make Friends’ – Camp Cope
10. ‘Church’ – Alison Wonderland
11. ‘In The Air’ – DMA’s
12. ‘Nameless, Faceless’ – Courtney Barnett
13. ‘raingurl’ – Yaeji
14. ‘Cheetah Tongue’ – The Wombats
15. ‘Fake ID’ – Riton & Kah-Lo
16. ‘Freakin’ Out’ – SAFIA
17. ‘S.M.F.Y.’ – Eilish Gilligan
18. ‘Restless’ – Boat Show
19. ‘About You’ – G Flip
20. ‘Get To Know (feat. Winston Surfshirt)’ – Cosmo’s Midnight