It’s nice to see that in this fast-changing world that triple j are still supporting the likes of alt-J and The Kooks, both of whom you could have easily pegged as flash-in-the-pan style bands when they emerged a few years back. Both have continued to release challenging music which doesn’t sit easily in a genre, so it’s nice to see them still receiving radio play.

Also surprising to see in the additions this week is Dean Lewis, who we would have thought way too Ed Sheeran-meets-Coldplay to have been playlisted by the jays.

Elsewhere Aussie producer Golden Vessel scores an add for his downtempo R’n’B jam ‘Tell The-Girl’, The Football Club take some serious sonic cues from last week’s feature album band The Smith Street Band (‘Ivy’ sounds a lot like one of The Smith Street Band’s songs), and speaking of TSSB, the first signing to their new label, Jess Locke, is added to high rotation with her new single, ‘Better/Bitter’.

Feature album:

K.Flay – Every Where Is Some Where

Album Packet:

[Pro Era/Cinematic Music Group]


alt-J – In Cold Blood

Bliss n Eso – Moments {Ft. Gavin James}

Dean Lewis – Need You Now

The Football Club – Ivy

Golden Vessel – Tell The-Girl {Ft. Emerson Leif}
[Exist. Records]

Jess Locke – Better/Bitter
[Pool House Records]

The Kooks – Be Who You Are
[EMI] – 1x album

Sylvan Esso – Die Young
[Loma Vista Recordings/Caroline]


The Beautiful Monument – Manifestation []
Kirin J Callinan – Bravado [EMI]
Ric Rufio – So Wonderful [Mirror Records]
TAPZ – Run Don’t Run [100s + 1000s/Mushroom]
TCTS – Do It Like Me (Icy Feet) {Ft. Sage The Gemini/Kelis} [Sony]