We got a bunch of regional bands to pick their top 10 songs of 2016

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We got a bunch of regional bands to pick their top 10 songs of 2016

The Hottest 100 is undeniably one of (if not the) largest publicly chosen music charts in Australia, and we think it’s time there were a few more regional (or at least, Victorian) acts to make the list.

We asked a few regional bands (who are all worth voting for) to pick their top 10, filled with some regional, many Victorian and national acts.

While voting is officially closed (as of 9am, Monday January 23),


Gymnastics in the Seventies

The Murlocs – Every 1’s A Winner (Like a Version)
IV League – Bleached
King Gizzard – Gamma Knife
D.D Dumbo – Satan
Crepes – Hidden Star
The Murlocs – Happy Face
Jaala – Junior Spirit
ORB – First And Last Men
Tiny Giants – Bisensual
King Gizzard – Nuclear Fusion

You can listen to Gymnastics in the Seventies music over here.


Hollie Joyce

Orb – Reflection
Alice Ivy – Almost Here ft.(RaRa)
Bec Goring – Weekend
The Murlocs- Wolf Creep
Canary – Fickle Heart
Baby Blue -Save Yourself
White Bleaches – Ease The Pain
Fraser Gorman – Skyscraper Skyline Blues
Lost Animal – Do The Jerk
King Gizzard and the lizard Wizard – People-Vultures

You can listen to Hollie Joyce over here. Image by Ian Laidlaw.


The Tiny Giants

ORB – First and Last Men
The Murlocs – Happy Face
Crepes – Hidden Star
Drugdealer – Suddenly (ft weyes blood)
King Gizzard – Rattlesnake
David Bowie – Blackstar
IV League – Bleached
Iggy Pop – Gardenia
Gabriella Cohen – Alien Anthem

You can listen to the Tiny Giants over here.


Nathan Seeckts

Bad//Dreems – Mob Rule
Beach Slang – Punks In A Disco Bar
Bennies, The – Detroit Rock Ciggies
Ceres – Choke
Hard Aches, The – Glad That You’re Gone
Japandroids – Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
Jess Locke – Paper Planes
Luca Brasi – The Cascade Blues
Luca Brasi – How To Make Gravy {triple j Like A Version 2016}
Smith Street Band, The – Death To The Lads

You can listen to Nathan over here. Image by Lucinda Goodwin Photography.


Dec McKinnon & the Knockabouts

Modern Baseball – Wedding Singer
A.B Original – January 26 (ft Dan Sultan)
Alice Ivy – Almost Here
DZ Deathrays – Pollyanna
The Smith Street Band – Death to the Lads
The Bennies – Detroit Rock Ciggies
Clowns – Destroy the Evidence
Luca Brasi – Anything Near Conviction
Violent Soho – So Sentimental
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Gamma Knife

You can listen to Dec McKinnon over here. Band image by Lucinda Goodwin Photography.



Radiohead – Burn The Witch
Pond – 30,000 Megatons
Green Buzzard – Do You Ever Glow?
The Growlers – City Club
The Stone Roses – Beautiful Thing
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
DMA’S – Timeless
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Invisible Face
Fat White Family – Breaking Into Aldi
The Avalanches – If I Were A Folkstar

You can listen to the band over here.



Alex Lahey – You Don’t Think You Like Me
Beyonce – Don’t Hurt Yourself
Big Scary – The Opposite of Us
Catfish & the Bottlemen – 7
Flume – Never Be Like You
James Vincent McMorrow – Rising Water
Julia Jacklin –  Pool Party
LANKS – Holla
Maggie Rogers – Dog Years
MO –  Final Song

You can listen to the band over here. Image by Lucinda Goodwin Photography.


Alister Turrill

Alice Ivy – Touch (ft Georgia Van Etten)
All Our Exes Live in Texas – The Devil’s Part
Architects – Gone with the Wind
Clowns – Destroy the Evidence
Fraser A.Gorman – Skyscraper Skyline Blues
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Gamma Knife
Meshuggah – Born in Disonance
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds –  Rings of Saturn
Tiny Giants – Suicide
Tash Sultana –  Jungle

You can listen to Alister Turrill over here.


Hills Hoist

David Bowie – Lazarus
Orb – First and Last Men
Orb – Iron Mountain
Flatbush Zombies – This Is It
Sticky Fingers – Outcast At Last Sticky Fingers – Our Town
Sticky Fingers – One By One Sticky Fingers – Sad Songs Sticky Fingers – Angel
Sticky Fingers – Westway
Sticky Fingers – Flight 101 Sticky Fingers – Something Strange {Ft. Remi}
Dune Rats – Scott Green
Dune Rats – Bullshit

You can listen to Hills Hoist over here.

These bands and some of the selections in their votes are proof that regional Vic has got some stuff worth voting for (read: plenty of stuff to vote for). Fingers crossed we see some of these in the hottest 100, but perhaps next year factor a little bit more local love into your vote.