How to vote for a local band in the Hottest 100
VOTING is open for triple j's Hottest 100 2018, and this year you can vote for more Northern Rivers artists than ever.
Music lovers have until 9am Tuesday, January 22, 2019, to have their say on the hottest songs of the year.
This year's local artists are:
- Grinspoon: No, it's not 1997 again. The Lismore band entered this year's Hottest 100 with their Like a Version rendition of Chvrches' Get Out, recorded last May. Click here to see the video.
In 1998 Grinspoon reached position 88 with Just Ace, and in 2007 they ranked 73 with Black Tattoo.
- Parcels: The Byron-raised band moved to Berlin after completing high school and never looked back. This year, they have five songs in the list: Bemyself, Comedown, Lightenup, Tieduprightnow and Withorwithout.
They didn't just produce a song with Daft Punk, Overnight, but also just released a music video for their song Withorwhithout starred by Milla Jovovich. Both songs are part of their self-titled debut album, released in October.
Parcels are Louie Swain, Patrick Hetherington, Noah Hill, Anatole 'Toto' Serret and Jules Crommelin.
- Parkway Drive: The Byron Band formed by Winston McCall, Jeff Ling, Luke Kilpatrick, Jia O'Connor and Ben Gordon just won their second ARIA and this year they have seven songs in the Hottet 100 list: Absolute Power, Chronos, I Hope You Rot, Prey, Shadow Boxing, The Void, and Wishing Wells, from their 2018 album Reverence.
- Skegss: Skegss are an Australian surf music and garage rock trio originally from Byron Bay. Formed in 2013, their line-up is Toby Cregan on bass guitar, Jonny Lani on drums and Ben Reed on lead vocals and guitar.
Their latest album, My Own Mess, was released last September. From that album, Triple J has selected the songs Infinity, Margarita, My Own Mess, Paradise, Road Trip, Smogged Out, Stop, and Up in the Clouds for its Hottest 100 2018 list.
- Tora: All members of electronic music band Tora, Jai Piccone, Joey Loewenthal, Shaun Johnston, Thorne Davis and Tobias Tunis-Plant attended Shearwater Steiner School in Mullumbimby.
The Hottest 100 list of songs to vote for includes the title Wouldn't Be the Same, by Tora, featuring Keelan Mak.
- Seaside: This young band were our local triple j Unearthed winner at Splendour 2018. As such, they are include in this year's list with their song Seaside.
- Ballpark Music: Although based in Brisbane, Ballpark Music is pretty much a Northern Rivers band: Frontman Sam Cromack grew up in Lennox Head and moved to Brisbane after finishing school. Twin brothers Dean and Daniel Hanson are from Goonellabah.
This year, the band has a strong presence in the Hottest 200, with songs Frank, Hands Off My Body, I Am a Dog, I Am So In Love With You, If It Kills You, The End of Times and The Perfect Life Does Not Exist on the list.
- Ziggy Alberts: From busking in Byron Bay to sell-out tours across the world, the singer songwriter featured at Bluesfest 2018 and charted in the Top Ten in the Independent Label Singles AIR charts. He has five songs in this year's list: Laps Around the Sun, Love Me Now, On Hold, Stronger and his rendition of Chance the Rapper's Juke Jam for Like a Version.
To vote, visit hottest100.abc.net.au/
More than just music
Besides voting, music lovers can enter to win triple j's Golden Ticket, which gets the winner and a friend into every single triple j supported gig and festival in 2019, including Laneway Festival, Splendour In The Grass, Groovin The Moo, Falls Festival, Field Day, FOMO, Unify, Mountain Sounds, Party In The Paddock, Big Pineapple Festival, Arctic Monkeys, Tash Sultana, Matt Corby, Eves Karydas, RÜFÜS DU SOL and heaps more.
Also, this year triple j is teaming up Lifeline, a provider of crisis support and suicide prevention in Australia. People can donate or buy one of the collectable Hottest 100 x Lifeline ice cream t-shirts.
The cost of one t-shirt is equivalent to the average cost of answering one Lifeline phone call, so every t-shirt you buy could help save a life.
- Monday, December 10, 2018, 8am: Hottest 100 voting opens
- Tuesday, January 22 2019, 9am: Hottest 100 voting closes
- Sunday, January 27, 2019, from 12pm AEDT: Hottest 100 on triple j
- Monday, January 28, 2019, from 12pm local time: Hottest 200-101 on triple j
- Monday, Jan 28, 2019, 10 am AEDT: Classic Hottest 100 of 1998 on Double J
- Sunday, February 3, 2019: Hottest 100 replay on triple j