Australian Artists Reveal Who They're Voting For In Triple J's Hottest 100

05/01/2016 3:31 PM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
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The polls have been open for almost a month, and as expected there's been equal parts scandal and excitement as the final weeks approach for triple J's annual Hottest 100 countdown taking place on Australia Day, January 26.

As most of you have already completed the crippling task of selecting just 10 tracks from 12 months' worth of music, now's time to plan the barbie, purchase a paddle pool from the local Toys 'R' Us and finally, ensure your speakers are fully functioning.

Bets are also well under way on what will take out the top gong. Front runners for the coveted #1 spot include Major Lazer, DJ Snake and MØ with 'Lean On,' Tame Impala with 'Let It Happen' and The Weeknd with 'Can't Feel My Face', as well as Courtney Barnett, Drake, RUFUS and Jarryd James all expected to earn decent spots.

Given the above is hardly based on any solid evidence, The Huffington Post Australia asked some local music talent who their top picks for 2015 are in the hope of gaining some intel...

Boy & Bear

boy and bear band

They released their third studio album 'Limit of Love' this year following a hectic 2014 of non-stop touring which saw fellow muso mates Holy Holy supporting them on stage.

Kurt Vile - Pretty Pimping

Sufjan Stevens - Should Have Known Better

Holy Holy - You Cannot Call For Love Like A Dog

Sarah Blasko - I'd Be Lost

#1 Dads- So Solider

Gang of Youths- Kansas

Alabama Shakes: Don't Wanna fight

Father John Misty: I Love you Honey bear

Paper Kites - Electric Indigo

Alpine - Foolish

Kita Alexander

kita alexander

You’ve more than likely Shazamed her hit single ‘Like You Want To’, now get acquainted with this artist's go-to playlist for 2015.

Jarryd James - Do You Remember

Tame Impala - Less I Know The Better

Kita Alexander - My Own Way

DMA's - Lay Down

Meg Mac - Never Be

MSMR - Criminals

Boo Seeka - Fool

Matt Corby - Smooth Lady Wine

Courtney Barnett - Avant Gardner

Green Buzzard - Zoo Fly

E^ST’

east

Pronounced “East” the 18-year-old triple j unearthed artist has been dubbed a promising young talent (if you missed her cover of The Verve’s Bittersweet Symphony do yourself a favour and have a listen).

Kendrick Lamar – How Much A Dollar Cost (ft James Fauntleroy/Ronald Isley)

Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight

Daniel Johns – Going On 16

Eves The Behaviour – TV

Gang Of Youths – Magnolia

Grimes – Flesh Without Blood

Just A Grent – Heavy As A Heartbreak ft LANKS

Glass Animals & Joey Bada$$ - Lose Control

#1 Dads – Two Weeks (triple j Like A Version)

Emma Louise – Underflow

Dune Rats

dune rats

This Brisbane trio never fails to surprise us -- their most recent good deed? Pledging the sales of their Falls Festival merchandise to the Red Cross for the families affected by the Victorian bushfires.

Violent Soho - Like Soda

FIDLAR - West Coast

Skegss - Eat it

Courtney Barnett - Dead Fox

Kendrick Lamar - King Kunta

Tame Impala - The less I know the better

Clowns - These Veins

Bully - I Remember

The Prodigy - Nasty

Drake - Hotline Bling

To cast your votes head here.

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