Here are a few of my personal favorites from the 2012 Triple J Hottest 100, as broadcast on Australia Day 2013. You can listen to all 100 songs on Triple J’s superb website.
I love the Hottest 100, since it helps me discover all sorts of new music that I’d normally never get to hear. So, in no particular order, here are a few of my new finds. I hope you enjoy them as well.
Birds of Tokyo: “This Fire”
(This band is actually from Perth, and not from Northcote, as you might expect.)
Loon Lake: “Cherry Lips”
(Not a Garbage cover, but an insanely catchy song from this Melbourne band.)
(You can also call this band “∆”, if you’re so inclined.)
(A remix by Flume takes this one to the next level.)
Matt Corby: “Lonely Boy”
(Former Australian Idol contestant grows up with this elegantly bluesy Black Keys cover, performed for Triple J’s Like a Version.)
Feed Me & Crystal Fighters: “Love is All I Got”
(Good thing love is all you need, then, huh?)
Asta: “My Heart is on Fire”
(I’ve been playing this one pretty much constantly. A huge find for Triple J Unearthed, Tasmania’s own Asta surely has a brilliant future ahead.)
San Cisco: “Wild Things”
(This Fremantle band has something of a coastal-California vibe going on: more John from Cincinnati than 90210, though, and I mean that as a compliment.)
Note: I only include artists that I heard for the very first time.