5 Newcastle Acts To Vote For In The Hottest 100!

The voting for triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2018 is officially open! It’s the biggest publicly voted music poll in the world; and has recognized such classics as Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ and The Offspring’s ‘Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)’ as the greatest song of the year.

The voting rules for the Hottest 100 are very simple; the song must have been released between December 1 2017 and November 30 2018, and it must have been played on triple j during that time.

This means there are a number of Newcastle bands that are in the running! If you’re looking for that final song to fill out your Top 10 – why not throw one of these in!

Help your fellow Novocastrian reach eternal glory!

Trophy Eyes – You Can Count On Me

The Newcastle five-piece came in at #101 in 2016 with their song ‘Chlorine’. Trophy Eyes are set to crack the Top 100 this year; their album The American Dream was the feature album on triple j, and ‘You Can Count On Me’ looks to be a shoe-in

The Gooch Palms – Busy Bleeding (ft. Kelly Jansch)

Newcastle institution The Gooch Palms have released two songs this year; but our favourite in the office is ‘Busy Bleeding’. Featuring Kelly Jansch from TOTTY. It’s the finest song about menstrual cycles you’ll hear all year.


‘SUDS’ is a song that called out the dickhead behaviour that has become all too common at parties and gigs. With a hell of a video to boot; Raave Tapes toured the country and played some seriously massive shows.

Grace Turner – Dead Or Alive

‘Dead Of Alive’ is one of those songs that stays in your head from the first time you hear it. Grace Turner just released an incredible new song called “Easy I Fall’, but only ‘Dead Or Alive’ is eligible for your votes this year! So do it!

Fritz – Summer Holiday

Last year she completed her HSC, this year she toured with Ruby Fields and The Grates. Fritz released two songs this year; but we’re picking ‘Summer Holiday’ as the one that should score the most votes. Every song she releases is better than the last.

Written by Spencer Scott

Spencer is a singer/songwriter from Newcastle. He's also a Triple J Unearthed Super User and writes for many national publications.