our favourite australian musicians pick their top tracks of 2017

It was a great big year for Antipodean music, so we asked some of our talented friends to weigh in on the music that defined the year that way.

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18 December 2017, 11:56pm

HTRK's Jonnine Standish
Favourite AU/NZ song of 2017? CS + Kreme, Portal. AU/NZ album of the year? Liars, TFCF. What’s your new year’s resolution? 2018 is the year of the entourage, I want to see a life coach, a financial advisor, a plastic surgeon and a masseuse. @jonninestandish

Banoffee
Favourite AU/NZ song of 2017? Stella Donelly, Mechanical Bull. AU/NZ album of the year? HTMLflowers, Chrome Halo. What’s your new year’s resolution? To be less judgemental and to finish things. @banoffee

HTMLflowers, Chrome Halo

UV boi فوق بنفسجي
Favourite AU/NZ song of 2017? My friends made some of my favourite music this year which has inspired me greatly, so it’s tough to choose. But if I have to it's, Mall Grab's Catching Feels. The song makes me feel calm but also run wild in the streets! AU/NZ album of the year? Darcy Baylis, Intimacy & Isolation. Every feeling I felt in 2017 was basically captured in every detail on this album. I hope can do the same with my own album. What’s your new year’s resolution? Put the old me and all the bullshit in the trash and look at everything with more of an optimistic view. Be patient, be tender, be kinder and outgoing. Forgive myself often, and just a whole lotta other stuff that I need to figure out or let the universe gift me. UV2017, signing out. @uvboi

HTMLflowers
Favourite AU/NZ song of 2017? Mallrat, Uninvited. AU/NZ album of the year? Chrome Halo by Me lol Ψ(`◇´)Ψ. What’s your new year’s resolution? Less sex, more IDGAF if I live or die. @htmlflowers

Kirkis
Favourite AU/NZ song of 2017? Felix Lush, Juliette. AU/NZ album of the year? RVG, A Quality of Mercy. What’s your new year’s resolution? To make more mistakes. @kirkisssss

RVG, A Quality of Mercy

Air Max '97
Favourite AU/NZ song of 2017? Emily Glass, Chest Rumble. AU/NZ album of the year? Jikuroux, Cradle Bay. What’s your new year’s resolution? Read more. @airmax97

Sophiegrophy
Favourite AU/NZ song of 2017? Stan Walker, New Takeover. AU/NZ album of the year? Gang Of Youths, Go Father in Lightness. What’s your new year’s resolution? My New year’s resolution is to continue to make great music and to explore the world that I'm in with my music : ) @sophiegrophy

Ptwiggs
Favourite AU/NZ song of 2017? Grasps, Clique. I've been playing this track religiously in my sets since its release in April, such a banger! AU/NZ album of the year? Ju Ca, Overture. This album is really beautiful, it feels super dream-like and surreal. I love the nostalgia it brings from the warm analog synths coupled with the futuristic soundscapes and textures. What’s your new year’s resolution? To stop cutting my own hair. @ptwiggs

Buzz Kull
Favourite AU/NZ song of 2017? Muscle Memory, Heaven Seemed Brighter From Afar, this was extremely underrated. AU/NZ album of the year? An even split between Death Bells, Standing at the Edge of the World and Publique, Outlying Self. What’s your new year’s resolution? Less talk, more action. @buzzkull

Muscle Memory, Heaven Seemed Brighter From Afar

Mossy
Favourite AU/NZ song of 2017?
Aldous Harding, Horizon. This song smashed me when I first heard it. I have probably only listened to it three or four times but that's all ya need. It's potent. AU/NZ album of the year? Buzz Kull's Chroma. Marc works hard. Strong album. God bless. What’s your new year’s resolution? Drink more water. @mossylovesyou

Fortunes
What are your thoughts on Antipodean music in 2017? Pretty damn strong TBH. Lots of people doing cool shit. The industry can be pretty draining sometimes, but the actual music that came out this year from Australian artists was goooood. Real eclectic too. S/O all the artists. Favourite AU/NZ song of 2017? Kaiit - Natural Woman. AU/NZ album of the year? Kllo - Backwater. What’s your new year’s resolution? Write an album, lol. @fortunesband

Kimchi Princi
Favourite AU/NZ song of 2017? Selasie Wussah, Edge. This song has been on repeat for a while and it's not coming off. I like the way it feels close to Sydney but could feel at home anywhere around the world. Big things most definitely coming Selasie's way. AU/NZ album of the year? Villette, Drip Crimson. Got a hold of this yesterday and it's easily become one of my favourites for the year. What a huge set of tracks! Gonna be giving this lots of love into the holiday period. What’s your new year’s resolution? Leaving this one to fate ;) @kimchiprinci

Slim Set's Dev
Favourite AU/NZ song of 2017? HTMLflowers, Real Mom. AU/NZ album of the year? Miss Blanks, Diary of a Thotaholic. What’s your new year’s resolution? Eat less fast food on impulse haha, cook more and that. @slimsetta

TAPZ
What are your thoughts on Antipodean music in 2017? For so long this side of the world has been separated musically from the rest of the world. We’re in a time now that the music coming from here stands up and stands out. There’s a revolution and a surge in acceptance. I feel like we can see that in a rise of artists who've come here as immigrants like myself, Mzwètwo, Tkay Maidza, Manu Crook$ and more. I believe this is a step in the right direction. What’s your new year’s resolution? I don’t usually do new year’s resolutions, as I feel they box you in. But since we’re doing one, my new year’s resolution is to get a pet chicken. @tapzgallantino

Hatchie
What are your thoughts on Antipodean music in 2017? Australian music is super exciting at the moment, it's really cool to see a bunch of bands making waves overseas as well. Favourite AU/NZ song of 2017? Don't make me choose! AU/NZ album of the year? I have about five favourite albums this year but I'll say, Methyl Ethel, Everything is Forgotten. What’s your new year’s resolution? My New Year's Resolution is to write as much as possible. @hihatchie