Ballarat bands vie for triple j's Hottest 100


BALLARAT music lovers have two days left to vote for their favourite artists and songs as part of triple j’s Hottest 100, 2012.

Three local bands feature on the voting list as well as bands with members who hail from Ballarat.

Triple j’s 2009 Unearthed High winners Hunting Grounds have eight songs listed including Flaws, Star Shards, Clearly See, All Eyes and Kill My Friends.

Gold Fields’ single Dark Again (Lights Out) also features on the list along with Twinsy’s Water Bombs which was the third most-played track of 2012 on triple j.

Melbourne-based bands Saskwatch and Money for Rope, who have members originally from Ballarat, also made it to the list.

Triple j’s Hottest 100 is labelled as the world’s biggest musical democracy.

It allows listeners to have a say and vote for their favourite artists and tracks of the year.

The top 100 songs announced on Australia Day 2013.

Last year, Australia voted for Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know as the favourite song of 2011, with Angus and Julia Stone’s Big Jet Plane taking out the title in 2010.

Triple j’s voting list is available online, but voters are able to vote for any song released during 2012, regardless of whether it appears on the list.

Hunting Grounds.

Hunting Grounds.

Hottest 100 2012 voting is open until midnight on Sunday, January 20. 


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