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.
Well, thanks to our friends over at J Play, you don’t have to worry about not knowing who the most popular artists on triple j are each week any more.
triple j’s most-played artists for the week
20. Arctic Monkeys
After five years away from the game, Arctic Monkeys recently returned with their latest album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, a few months ago. A bit of a stylistic shift for the group, it hasn’t stopped them smashing UK sales records and serving as a new favourite for the group’s dedicated fans around the world. You can be certain that the Arctic Monkeys are set to score a high placing in next year’s Hottest 100 when it rolls around in January.
19. Tkay Maidza
Tkay Maidza dropped her latest single, the DUCKWRTH-featuring ‘Flexin”, a few weeks ago, and fans have been loving the stunning new tune from the Adelaide muso. Written after an all-night rave in New York City, the track shows Tkay continuing to mature as an artist, and showing off those amazing vocal skills that most musicians could only dream of. This is bound to be one of the year’s biggest hits.
18. Childish Gambino
Old mate Gambino recently dropped some fresh new summer tunes for his fans to jive to. Despite the fact that summer is still quite a few months away for us here in the southern hemisphere, triple j listeners have been loving ‘Summertime Magic’ enough to see it sneak into the 15th position on this week’s most-played list.
Former pro surfer-turned muso Fisher has been one of the biggest acts on triple j this year thanks to his bangin’ tunes. Now, after having featured in a few Coachella sets with his track, Fisher dropped the official version of ‘Losin’ It’ a few weeks back, and fans have been lovin’ it. Currently the tenth most-played track on the station this week, this one is bound to be keep on rising to the top.
16. Alex The Astronaut
After a pretty huge year thanks to tracks such as ‘Not Worth Hiding’, Alex The Astronaut recently returned with her latest single, ‘Waste Of Time’. Currently the 14th most-played track on triple j this week, fans have been adoring the assuring lyrics and uplifting vibe on this new track.
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15. Running Touch
It feels like only yesterday that Running Touch burst onto the airwaves with his stunning tunes, but in between serving as a member of Ocean Grove and being an amazing producer, we recently managed to receive his latest track, ‘My Hands’. Currently the ninth most-played track on the station, you can expect this one to rise to the top in no time.
14. Hilltop Hoods
Hilltop Hoods recently returned with their stunning new single ‘Clark Griswold’, and it’s turned out to be an absolute banger. Featuring Adrian Eagle on vocals, this celebration of South Aussie talent has resonated with listeners enough to see it score the honour of being this week’s eighth most-played track. There’s a pretty strong chance this one could crack the Hottest 100 this year, but will it be enough to get the Hilltop Hoods past that #3 spot at long last?
13. Golden Features
Golden Features recently dropped his debut album, SECT, and fans have been going wild for this stunning collection of tunes. With the record recently serving as triple j’s feature album, you can be certain that we’ll be hearing plenty more in the coming weeks from this stunning producer who continues to capture our hearts and imagination with every single track they drop.
12. 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’, ‘Slow Mover’, and now ‘Keeping Time’ – this week’s sixth most-played track – having seen constant airplay, it won’t be long before the whole world is catching onto McMahon’s brilliance.
E^ST has been absolutely knocking it out of the park lately, signing with US alt-rock label Fueled By Ramen and releasing the stunning ‘I Don’t Lack Imagination’, which is currently this week’s fifth most-played track. Having had an amazing few months, we’re completely excited to see what the future holds for this brilliant musician.
10. Hockey Dad
After having an absolutely stunning beginning to the year, Windang’s Hockey Dad keep on proving why they’re one of the most in-demand groups in the country. With their second album, Blend Inn, still serving up the tasty tunes, ‘Sweet Release’ is currently this week’s fourth most-played track on the airwaves.
Skegss are also hopping on the ‘new album coming soon’ train, with My Own Mess slated to be released in early September. Not content with letting their reputation as one of Australia’s best live acts do the talking for them, the group recently dropped their newest tune, ‘Smogged Out’. Fans have clearly been digging it as well, with the track being named this week’s 19th most-played.
8. Ocean Alley
Ocean Alley have been one of the biggest Aussie bands of 2018, and there has hardly been a week where they haven’t made it into the list of most-played acts on triple j. With listeners loving the group’s stunning sound, you can expect the group to keep riding the wave of success, with their brilliant tunes continuously winning them new fans.
7. Flint Eastwood
Having been around for eight years now, Flint Eastwood have been steadily rising their profile for quite some time, delivering amazing tunes, and touring relentlessly around the world. After the release of their latest single, ‘Real Love’, for Pride celebrations, the group have become household names, with their music and message being adored by fans all over the world. Currently this week’s third most-played track, you can expect to hear a lot more from Flint Eastwood.
6. Benny Blanco
Following a number of years spent producing hit records for other artist, Benny Blanco has decided to step out from the shadows and release his solo single. With ‘Eastside’ featuring guest appearances from Khalid and Halsey, this track has understandably shot right to the top of the chart, scoring the honour of being this week’s most-played track.
5. Chance The Rapper
It’s pretty amazing to think that Chance The Rapper has been on the scene for six years now, has charted in the Hottest 100, and teamed up with huge named like Childish Gambino, all before the release of his debut album. While Chance dropped a handful of new singles a couple of weeks back, ‘Work Out’ has managed to find itself near the top of the charts this week, serving as this week’s second most-played track.
BROCKHAMPTON are gearing up to release their new album, The Best Years of Our Lives, at basically any minute now. Having already released a couple of year-themed tracks, including ‘1999 Wildfire’ and ‘1998 Truman’, fans have been digging these new ones enough to see the former score the honour of being named this week’s twelfth most-played track.
3. Amy Shark
After plenty of excitement and a slew of stunning singles, Amy Shark recently released her debut album, Love Monster, to plenty of critical acclaim. Having scored a spot as triple j’s feature album and a #1 debut on the ARIA charts, Amy Shark is undoubtedly on top of the world right now. With ‘All Loved Up’ this week’s seventh most-played track, expect to hear plenty more from Amy Shark in the future.
DMA’s recently returned with their latest album, For Now, and fans have been loving the group’s Britpop-infused tunes. While they’re nowhere to be seen in this week’s most-played tracks, it just goes to show how much fans have been loving this amazing group’s brilliant tunes.
1. Trophy Eyes
Trophy Eyes recently dropped their triple j feature album, The American Dream, and triple j listeners haven’t been able to get enough of the group’s blistering jams, pounding rhythms, and stunning vocals. With tracks such as ‘You Can Count On Me’ still doing the rounds and seeing the band receive plenty of love on the airwaves, you can count on the fact that Trophy Eyes are well on track to score a well-deserved spot in this year’s Hottest 100.
triple j’s most-played tracks for the week:
1. ‘Eastside (feat. Halsey & Khalid)’ – Benny Blanco
2. ‘Work Out’ – Chance The Rapper
3. ‘Real Love’ – Flint Eastwood
4. ‘Sweet Release’ – Hockey Dad
5. ‘I Don’t Lack Imagination’ – E^ST
6. ‘Keeping Time’ – Angie McMahon
7. ‘All Loved Up’ – Amy Shark
8. ‘Clark Griswold (feat. Adrian Eagle)’ – Hilltop Hoods
9. ‘My Hands’ – Running Touch
10. ‘Losing It’ – Fisher
11. ‘Flexin’ (feat. DUCKWRTH)’ – Tkay Maidza
12. ‘1999 WILDFIRE’ – BROCKHAMPTON
13. ‘Lights Out’ – Odette
14. ‘Waste Of Time’ – Alex The Astronaut
15. ‘Summertime Magic’ – Childish Gambino
16. ‘Eleven’ – Last Dinosaurs
17. ‘Couch’ – Eves Karydas
18. ‘Be Alright’ – Dean Lewis
19. ‘Smogged Out’ – Skegss
20. ‘Moving On’ – Bad Juju