Seems like Sticky Fingers have been blacklisted from triple j

Written by Poppy Reid on 19th June, 2018
Seems like Sticky Fingers have been blacklisted from triple j

On April 12, when Sticky Fingers gave their first public interview since announcing their hiatus last September, the music community was hopeful.

The band, who had previously issued a statement acknowledging the fact “alcoholic behaviour in the past has intimidated or made people feel unsafe”, chose triple j’s Hack for the interview, a platform known for its unbiased investigative journalism and high-minded industry figure/host Tom Tilley.

The interview went terribly to say the least. Sticky Fingers frontman Dylan Frost used the term “boys will be boys”, and the band barely addressed any allegations of sexist and racist abuse.

Now, as revealed using data from J Play, the industry resource which showcases the artists and songs that are played on triple j radio in Australia, Stickers Fingers are not being played on the youth broadcaster.

The Sticky Fingers artist profile on J Play lists all the songs played on triple j and the most recent airing for each song. It shows the last time the band’s music was aired was once in April.

See below for the ‘last time aired’ and monthly breakdowns for 2017 and 2018:

j play data for Sticky Fingers
Source: J Play

That one track was ‘Gold Snafu’ on April 2 by Nkechi, the late night presenter of Roots N All.

j play line graph sticky fingers
Source: J Play

This isn’t the first time triple j has stopped playing an artist after the act went against its ethos. Remember The Football Club incident last July? And in 2014, Max MacKinnon, better known as MC Eso of Aussie hip hop group Bliss N Eso posted an image of him physically threatening RnB star Rihanna in reference to the 2009 incident in which the singer was assaulted by then-boyfriend Chris Brown.

triple j released an official statement back in 2014 in response to calls for a boycott. “We haven’t played any Bliss N Eso on triple j since Monday when this incident happened,” it said. “We appreciate that Eso has apologised and believe his sincerity. We’ll wait on the audience sentiment before playing the band again.”

Let’s hope this particular boycott sticks…

The article was originally published on The Industry Observer