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, thanks to our friends over at J Play to ensure 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
Fresh from the release of her debut album – DOGVIOLET – back in August, LAUREL has been enjoying plenty of success all around the world. Serving as triple j’s feature album a while back, her music has been doing the rounds to great acclaim, enough to see ‘Adored’ become this week’s 13th most-played track.
After a few years of delivering killer singles, 19-year-old US producer Whethan has recently dropped his debut EP, Life Of A Wallflower Vol. 1. It’s a huge release from this promising musician, with lead single ‘Radar’ serving as this week’s twelfth most-played track.
Parcels first blew up thanks to a breakthrough single that was produced by Daft Punk. Now, having dropped their debut record and nabbing Milla Jovovich to collaborate on the music video for ‘Withorwithout’, their single ‘lightenup’ has managed to become one of the most-played tracks in recent weeks.
After rising to fame as a vocalist on Hayden James’ ‘NUMB’, Sydney’s GRAACE recently released her debut EP, Self Sabotage, to plenty of critical acclaim. With lead single ‘Last Night’ doing the rounds on the airwaves, it’s become this week’s eleventh most-played track.
16. Methyl Ethel
Methyl Ethel had a pretty stellar 2017, having scored the #4 on the Hottest 100, and receiving plenty of acclaim for the brilliance of their record, Everything Is Forgotten. Now, with the group back on the airwaves thanks to huge tracks like ‘Scream Whole’, they’ve currently got the 18th most-played track for this week.
15. Travis Scott
Travis Scott recently returned with his latest album – the chart-topping Astroworld – back in August, and triple j listeners have been loving it. It’s been pretty hard to escape the amazing tunes from this record, with tracks like ‘Sicko Mode’ serving as some of the most popular tunes on the airwaves lately.
14. Courtney Barnett
Courtney Barnet released her long-awaited second album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, back in May, and it’s been providing the triple j airwaves with countless hours of stellar tunes. With Courts recently scoring a J Award nomination for this brilliant record, it’s hardly any wonder that she’s become one of the station’s most-played acts this week.
13. Vera Blue
It was only last year that Vera Blue released Perennial, but she’s already back with a killer new single that will keep you going for a while still. Titled ‘All The Pretty Girls’, the track is clearly resonating with triple j listeners, managing to become this week’s eighth most-played track.
Four years on from the release of her debut album, MØ recently released Forever Neverland, and the wait was definitely worth it. Scoring the Feature Album treatment, ‘Way Down’ is this week’s sixth most-played track, and is bound to be sticking around for some time to come.
Blue Mountains music legends Hermitude have just made their musical return, releasing their brand new single, ‘Stupid World’. The first taste of a new record, this amazing tune is this week’s fifth most-played track. Needless to say, we can’t wait to hear their upcoming album!
Montaigne recently returned with her first new tune in two years, and fans have been loving this long-awaited jam. Titled ‘For Your Love’, it’s described by this amazing musician as being “darker” and “more revealing”, but listeners have loved it enough for the track to become this week’s fourth most-played song.
9. Bring Me The Horizon
Bring Me The Horizon are gearing up to release their new album, amo, in January, and fans have been loving their new tunes. Releasing ‘Mantra’ a while back, the group’s latest tune ‘Wonderful Life’ is the tenth most-played track on the station this week, and serves as a reminder of just how popular these English rockers are.
8. Flight Facilities
Flight Facilities are one of those duos who make this whole music thing look easy as pie. With tunes like ‘Need You’ and ‘All Your Love’ making their appearance this year, we’re hoping these Sydney tunemasters will be dropping a new album sometime soon.
7. Post Malone & Swae Lee
Post Malone had already had a stellar couple of years, so it’s only understandable that a new track would see some major success. Titled ‘Sunflower’, this collab with Swae Lee was released on the soundtrack for the film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and is currently this week’s second most-played track.
6. Middle Kids
Middle Kids are still riding high off the success of their debut album, Lost Friends, earlier this year, but they’re already looking to the future, gearing up to release a new EP in 2019. With ‘Salt Eyes’, the title track, currently this week’s seventh most-played tune, you can be sure this one will be scoring plenty of airplay in the coming weeks.
5. Hayden James
After wrapping up a series of Aussie tour dates, Hayden James is back with a fresh new jam. Titled ‘Better Together’, this anthem sees Hayden James teaming up with Running Touch, and fans have been loving what they’ve heard. Currently this week’s most-played track, this one will be hanging around for quite a while, we reckon.
4. The Wombats
Honorary Aussies The Wombats are in the middle of yet another Australian tour as we speak, and their tunes have been tearing up the airwaves as always. With tracks like ‘Bee Sting’ and ‘Oceans’ from the expanded edition of Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life doing the rounds, the latter is currently this week’s ninth most-played track.
3. RÜFÜS DU SOL
Last month saw the newly-renamed RÜFÜS DU SOL release their third record, Solace, after months of anticipation. With the new collection of bangers recently scoring the role of triple j’s feature album, fans have had a chance to dive head-first into all of the classic tunes the band have on offer. With songs like ‘Underwater’ and ‘No Place’ scoring plenty of love recently, ‘Treat You Better’ is this week’s third most-played track.
2. Ziggy Alberts
At only 24, Ziggy Alberts released his fifth record – Laps Around The Sun – recently, after months of killing it on the airwaves. With a Like A Version performance under his belt, and a feature album spot to his name, triple j listeners have been absolutely adoring everything they’ve heard from this amazing musician.
1. Stand Atlantic
Sydney trio Stand Atlantic have been ticking all the boxes lately, releasing brilliant pop-punk tunes that have been resonating with their rapidly-growing fanbase. With their album Skinny Dipping scoring the feature album treatment, and lead single ‘Lavender Bones’ recently serving as one of the station’s most-played tracks, you can be sure you’ll be hearing plenty more from these folks in the future.
triple j’s most-played tracks for the week:
1. ‘Better Together (feat. Running Touch)’ – Hayden James
2. ‘Sunflower’ – Post Malone & Swae Lee
3. ‘Treat You Better’ – RÜFÜS DU SOL
4. ‘For Your Love’ – Montaigne
5. ‘Stupid World (feat. Bibi Bourelly)’ – Hermitude
6. ‘Way Down’ – MØ
7. ‘Salt Eyes’ – Middle Kids
8. ‘All The Pretty Girls’ – Vera Blue
9. ‘Oceans’ – The Wombats
10. ‘Wonderful Life’ – Bring Me The Horizon
11. ‘Last Night’ – GRAACE
12. ‘Radar (feat. HONNE)’ – Whethan
13. ‘Adored’ – LAUREL
14. ‘Old Habits’ – Mid City
15. ‘Clarity’ – Polish Club
16. ‘when the party’s over’ – Billie Eilish
17. ‘6AM’ – Joyride
18. ‘Scream Whole’ – Methyl Ethel
19. ‘Soaked’ – Bene
20. ‘Sometimes’ – Cub Sport