Sense Of Place Sydney: New Music On triple j Radio : World Cafe "Our main motto is that we love music — particularly new music and particularly Australian music," says Lachlan Macara. He and colleague Dave Ruby Howe run triple j Radio's music-discovery site.
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Sense Of Place Sydney: triple j

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Sense Of Place Sydney: New Music On triple j Radio

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Sense Of Place Sydney: triple j

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Middle Kids' "Edge Of Town" is one of the new songs featured in this segment with programmers from Unearthed on triple j Radio. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Middle Kids' "Edge Of Town" is one of the new songs featured in this segment with programmers from Unearthed on triple j Radio.

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Playlist

  • Middle Kids, "Edge of Town" (Edge Of Town)
  • Polish Club, "Able" (Polish Club EP)
  • Sampa the Great, "F E M A L E" (The Great Mixtape)
  • Allan Smithy, "Four Letter Reason" (I See A Palm Tree)
  • Jack Grace - "All Lost" (River)

Australian public radio has an amazing popular music service throughout the country called triple j. Almost every time a new artist from Australia visits us on World Cafe, we read something in their bio about triple j radio — and particularly about its Unearthed site, where unsigned bands can upload their music and songs can bubble up organically.

In this session, we meet Dave Ruby Howe and Lachlan Macara, the two programmers in charge of Unearthed. They explain what they do and how listeners help push songs to the radio. Also in this segment, hear Howe and Macara pick their five hottest Sydney bands — including recent World Cafe guests Middle Kids.

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