triple j has been around for over 40 years, spreading the word and hype for various artists across genres throughout Australia. Recently, triple J released their much anticipated Hottest 100 and Hottest 200 list, with some of the (you guessed it) hottest songs of the quarter. At number one, Ocean Alley’s “Confidence” topped the list.
triple J Hottest 100
Ziggy Alberts is an environmentalist meets singer-songwriter based out of Byron Bay, Australia. His heartfelt songs tell stories of his personal ventures, seaside living, and life as a self-funded independent artist. On the Top 100 chart, “Love Me Now” comes in at #37 and “Laps Around The Sun” at #42. ICYMI: Ziggy visited the New York office to perform for The Orchard Presents.
Sydney natives Ocean Alley have been dishing out their rendition of the ever classic genre of reggae since 2011. Sweeping the charts this year with three songs from their new album making the Top 100, Ocean Alley comes in at #1 for “Confidence,” #10 for Knees, and #100 for”Happy Sad.”
#1 – Ocean Alley – Confidence (Ocean Alley) via Unified Music Group
#10 – Ocean Alley – Knees (Ocean Alley)
#100 – Ocean Alley – Happy Sad (Ocean Alley)
#37 – Ziggy Alberts – Love Me Now (Commonfolk Records)
#42 – Ziggy Alberts – Laps Around The Sun (Commonfolk Records)
triple J Hottest 200
Melbourne punk trio Camp Cope has made a name for themselves with their sophomore album How To Socialize & Make Friends. Garnering notable praise from NPR, The Guardian, and Pitchfork, for both the music and the band’s candid voice in social issues they care strongly about. “How To Socialize & Make Friends” comes in at #113 on the Hottest 200.
Holy Hell is the Architects’ eighth studio album and the first to not include their lead guitarist Tom Searle since his passing in 2016. The album’s second song “Hereafter” landed at #161 and features lead singer Sam Carter’s most emotionally-packed vocals of his career. The song struck a chord — not only with the band — but with their audience.
Melbourne emo-pop-punk Slowly Slowly was named triple j’s 2018 breakout bands. In mid-2018 they released their sophomore album St. Leonards, proving triple j’s prediction true. Their lead single “Ten Leaf Clover” was placed on the hottest 200 at #190.
#113 Camp Cope – How To Socialize & Make Friends (Poison City Records)
#118 Luca Brasi – Clothes I Slept In (Cooking Vinyl Australia)
#122 Ziggy Alberts – Stronger (Commonfolk)
#131 Allday – Wonder Drug (ONETWO) via ONETWO / Unified Music Group
#154 Didirri – I Can’t Get Last Night Out of My Head (Unified)
#161 Architects – Hereafter (UNFD)
#163 Hellions – Smile (UNFD)
#166 Ocean Alley – Bones (Ocean Alley)
#168 Parkway Drive – The Void (Resist Records / Cooking Vinyl Australia) [a]
#174 Parkway Drive – Prey (Resist Records / Cooking Vinyl Australia)
#190 Slowly Slowly – Ten Leaf Clover (UNFD)
#193 Ceres – Viv In The Front Seat (Cooking Vinyl Australia) @CookingVinylAU
#195 Trophy Eyes – Friday Forever (Hopeless Records) @unified_mg
Additionally, triple J published their Unearthed Forecast: One’s To Watch in 2019, naming some friends of The Orchard as ones we should closely watch as 2019 unravels.
On Triple One: “To say that Sydney rap crew Triple One go as hard as any hip-hop act in this country would be 100% accurate, but it would be an undersell. No doubt – the Three One team can and will go hog-wild, bare-knuckle bar-for-bar with you or with anyone, name your time and place.” – triple j
On Yours Truly: “On the one hand, they’re a weighty, crunchy punk band, rolling down a mountain inside a giant tire. On the other, they’re light as helium, soaring melodies held in a holster attached to the hip.” – triple j
On The Lazy Susans: “Their music radiates radical compassion, taking a magnifying glass to the tiny stuff that connects all of us, and doing so entirely unselfconsciously.” – triple j