My Favorites from Triple J’s Hottest 100

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.)

alt-J: “Breezeblocks”
(You can also call this band “∆”, if you’re so inclined.)

Hermitude: “Hyperparadise”
(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.

About Jordan

Jordan Matthew Yerman started writing during his third year of high school, where his teacher discouraged his use of the eff-word as "crude, unnecessary and uncouth". While attending UC San Diego for his degree in Political Science, Jordan picked up acting; he would later attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, living in the UK for four years before relocating to New York City. To get by, he has worked as a proofreader, model, technical consultant, HR trainer, sign-placer, sales director, crate stacker, bartender, photographer, real estate broker, and as an exhibit at the Bronx Museum. As an actor, Jordan has performed in the USA, England, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands, from stage to indie screen to voiceover, including London's West End. Jordan has been around the world 2 3/4 times. He currently lives in Vancouver and works in New Media; capital N, capital M. You can reach him via jordan at international jet trash dot com.