The Unearthed High Report Card returns for 2018!
Who's top of the class so far?
Each week of Unearthed High, keen teen and triple j Unearthed Super User Isabella Moore will answer that question with the Unearthed High Report Card, a rundown of the high school acts getting the top marks. It's only Week 1 but we're already onto some big young talent. Not only does 2017 champ Arno Faraji return with his huge Remi collab, but there are some early dream-rock highlights, some sad rap gold and Izzy's "frontrunner" so far. Big call. Meet 'em below.
Royce - 'Cold Air'
School: Lauriston Girls School, Melbourne, VIC
Sounds like: Billie Eilish, Cloves, classy, cool and impressive pop
Izzy says: "THIS! BOP! You're 14? My wig? This is a massive vibe and your voice is out of this world!"
Airline Food - 'What I'm Looking For'
School: John XXIII College, Perth, WA
Sounds like: Tame Impala, The Babe Rainbow meets Mac DeMarco, liquid psych pop
Izzy says: "This is such a sunny BEAUTY! Huge Mac Demarco drive to it."
Georgia Elizabeth - 'Compass'
School: St Monica's College, Melbourne, VIC
Sounds like: Rudimental, The Weeknd, captivating piano-driven RnB
Izzy says: "I'm OBSESSED with your voice oh man oh man oh man! Hearing those Weeknd vibes in the melodies. Keep it up!"
School: Frankston High School, Melbourne, VIC
Sounds like: Brockhampton, Jaden Smith, Smokepurrp, deep beats and cheeky bars
Izzy says: "Jaden Smith is shaking this is so so so good man! Love the switch from the super melodic chorus into the HARD bars and the fact you produced this yourself just makes this all 100x more impressive! Bar. Set. High."
Chloe St. Claire - 'Young Like That'
School: Kardinia International College, Geelong, VIC
Sounds like: Daughter, Hatchie, Jeff Buckley, classic 90s UK indie vibes
Izzy says: "This song is a teen dream! I can hear this playing in the background of every high school dance or night car ride. But it's so mature at the same time? Very beautiful stuff."
sad1am - 'Her'
School: Elizabeth College, Hobart, TAS
Sounds like: Yung Lean, Post Malone, sad rap
Izzy says: "I am TRULY a sucker for some sad rap and this one has GOT ME! Love how melodic this one is, well done man!"