The Unearthed High Report Card: Week 4!

The Unearthed High Report Card: Week 4!

Holy moley, it’s hard to believe that there’s less than TWO WEEKS left to upload your tracks for Unearthed High 2018!

The heat hasn’t let up and High School Super User Isabella Moore is back at it once again. This time she takes us on a journey around the country, dipping through Tasmania to catch some Kooks-esque sunbeams from The Tinderboxes and a tropical banger from Nathan Jorge. Newcastle rockhounds, haunting folk ballads outta Maitland and a highschooler living in Melbourne who just might be the next Flume.

It's episode four of the Unearthed High Report with Isabella Moore!

[BONUS: Meet some of our favourite Unearthed High entries from regional Australia]


The Tinderboxes – Let Go

School: Hobart College, TAS

Sounds Like: The Kooks, San Cisco

Izzy Says: Well isn't this one just a sunny road trip with the windows down! I CAN FEEEEEL the sand in my skin and I ain't complaining!!!


Grace Aberhart

School: Hunter School of the Performing Arts, NSW

Sounds Like: Ruby Fields, Tired Lion

Izzy Says: You've come back with an absolute belter, Grace! And I'm so into your sound. This is a massive power pop/rock anthem and it's got a lotttttttta energy!


Oopsie Daisy – Horror Comedy

School: Unley High, SA

Sounds Like: The Cure, King Gizz

Izzy Says: Love how this one begins and the journey it kinda takes you on! Bitta post-punk sounds in there but those sunny Cure-esque guitars take it somewhere else!


TŪRNR - Sweet {ft. Lia}

School: St Bede's College, VIC

Sounds Like: Flume, Lido

Izzy Says: Love this collab and how Lia's vocal fit so seamlessly over this massive beat! Dig the funky direction that the second verse goes into as well. THIS IS HUGE HUGE HUGE!


Smoking Tigers – 24 October

School: Ferny Grove State School, QLD

Sounds Like: Hockey Dad, Royal Blood

Izzy Says: This energetic belter is relentless! Huge Tired Lion feelies with those guitars and bv's but then your vocals take it somewhere else, into this kinda Interpol world? Big fan.


Conor McCamley - Silence

School: All Saints College, St Mary’s Maitland, NSW

Sounds Like: Stella Donnelly, Gretta Ray

Izzy Says: Wow this one is really stark and intimate, I'm a bit blown away to be honest. Some heartbreaking stories in this one that really are brought out by that minimalistic production.


Nathan Jorge - Alright

School: Elizabeth College, TAS

Sounds Like: Cosmo’s Midnight, Duke Dumont

Izzy Says: I was hearing a bit of Jamie xx at the start and then it turned into this tropical house moment. Really nice work here!