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. DZ Deathrays
Ever since the release of DZ Deathrays’ long-awaited album, Bloody Lovely, folks have been loving the hard-rocking tunes these Aussie lads have spent ages perfecting. Now thanks to tunes such as ‘Like People’, DZ Deathrays have again entered both the list of most-played songs and artists on the station for another week.
19. 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.
Seeing some serious airtime after being selected as triple j Unearthed’s feature artist last week, Western Sydney’s Kwame has been fast becoming one of the brightest stars in Aussie hip-hop. Check back soon on Kwame, because before long, you’ll be seeing his name listed alongside some of the music world’s biggest.
17. Ruby Fields
Ruby Fields has been killing it over the last year, following the release of singles ‘P Plates’ and ‘I Want’. Now having released her debut EP, Your Dad’s Opinion For Dinner, Ruby Fields is set to take her tunes out to the people with an upcoming tour, on what is just another step on her road to superstardom.
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 in the near future.
15. G Flip
G Flip has taken over the world of Aussie music in the last month thanks to her stunning track ‘About You’. Now, having played a brilliant performance at SXSW as well, this Melbourne producer is well on her way to taking over the world. Who know what the next month may hold for this brilliant muso?
Drake’s Scary Hours saw triple j listeners collectively lose it over his newest tracks ‘God’s Plan’ and ‘Diplomatic Immunity’. While there’s no news of a new album yet, we can be sure that good things are on the way!
13. Alison Wonderland
Alison Wonderland is getting all ready to drop her new album Awake in just a few weeks, 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.
12. Kendrick Lamar
While 2017 was all about Kendrick Lamar and his brilliant DAMN., 2018 has seen the hip-hop luminary take over the airwaves thanks to his work on the Black Panther soundtrack. With lead track, ‘All The Stars’, a collab with SZA, currently the 17th most-played track, expect to hear more from Kendrick in the future.
11. Anderson .Paak
It’s been two years since we received Anderson .Paak’s last album, Malibu, but now, he’s back with the new single ‘Til It’s Over’. The first taste of new music from this acclaimed muso, it’s currently the fifth most-played track on the station, and rightly so.
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 third most-played track, get ready to hear loads more of these bangers in the future.
9. 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, we’ve seen these Windang lads continue to dominate the airwaves thanks to some absolutely stunning talent.
8. Jack River
Jack River has been capturing the hearts of Aussies for a few years now thanks to stunning tracks like ‘Palo Alto’ and ‘Fault Lines’, but now its ‘Ballroom’ that has triple j listeners talking. This week’s second most-played track, be sure to catch Jack River live during her current Australian tour!
7. Courtney Barnett
Courtney Barnett recently announced her return with news of a brand new album and a couple of new singles. With ‘Nameless, Faceless’ the fourth most-played track on triple j this week, fans are loving the return of ol’ Courts.
6. Ocean Alley
Having won fans all over the world with the release of their brilliant single ‘The Comedown’ last year, Ocean Alley recently released their debut album, Chiaroscuro. This fresh collection of slick jams from this awesome group has been all over the airwaves lately, with ‘Confidence’ becoming the eleventh most-played track this week.
5. Camp Cope
Camp Cope released their new record, How To Socialise & Make Friends, a couple of weeks ago, 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. Having recently scored the title of feature album, Camp Cope are on track for an absolutely stellar 2018.
4. Flight Facilities
Flight Facilities are well and truly gearing up to make their full-blown return. Following the news that their newest single ‘Need You’ is the station’s most-played track this week, 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.
3. Foster The People
It’s been over half a year since Foster The People released their newest album, Sacred Hearts Club, but fans have still been loving the group’s music enough to see them score the position of third most-played act this week. Clearly fans are already keen on a new record to be released sooner rather than later.
2. Wolf Alice
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.
1. What So Not
We recently saw the release of What So Not’s long-awaited debut album, Not All The Beautiful Things, and triple j listeners have been loving it. With so many tracks to choose from, it’s no surprise that none of What So Not’s tracks are in the most-played list this week, but it goes to show just how beloved all of his works have been.
triple j’s most-played tracks for the week:
1. ‘Need You (feat. NÏKA)’ – Flight Facilities
2. ‘Ballroom’ – Jack River
3. ‘In The Air’ – DMA’s
4. ‘Nameless, Faceless’ – Courtney Barnett
5. ”Til It’s Over’ – Anderson .Paak
6. ‘I Wanna Be Everybody’ – Hockey Dad
7. ‘About You’ – G Flip
8. ‘UFO (feat. Allday)’ – Mallrat
9. ‘Ritalin’ – Ruby Fields
10. ‘WOW’ – Kwame
11. ‘Confidence’ – Ocean Alley
12. ‘Missing Me’ – Angie McMahon
13. ‘Alchemy’ – Slowly Slowly
14. ‘Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)’ – Post Malone
15. ‘Church’ – Alison Wonderland
16. ‘Mistake’ – Middle Kids
17. ‘All The Stars (feat. SZA)’ – Kendrick Lamar
18. ‘How To Socialise & Make Friends’ – Camp Cope
19. ‘Let It Slip’ – Luca Brasi
20. ‘Like People’ – DZ