Unearthed High - 2016

2016

Unearthed High is back!

After a bumper year that saw Perth duo Mosquito Coast named the best high school act in the country for 2015, we’re opening the floodgates for this year’s Unearthed High intake.

The Class of 2016 have got some big shoes to fill: we’ve had the pleasure of naming excellent acts like Japanese Wallpaper, Asta, Stonefield, Snakadaktal and heaps of others our Unearthed High champs over the past nine years. Our backpacks are full, our lunches are packed, and we’re excited to see what this year’s Unearthed High entrants have in store.

The best entries will be played on national radio, and if you're our winner, we'll fly you to triple j to record, remix or master a track. We'll play it on the radio too! You'll also get professional music industry advice, and triple j will come to your school!

Plus, this year, we’re very excited to add a special Indigenous initiative to Unearthed High. As well as being eligible for the major prize, the best Unearthed High entry from an Indigenous artist will also win ongoing mentoring from the Association of Artist Managers (AAM), as well as a songwriting workshop at their school by the APRA AMCOS Songmakers program.

Enrolments are now open!  To enter, upload an original piece of music to triplejunearthed.com, select your school year and tell us which school you attend. To be eligible, all acts must have at least half the band members still in high school. If you already have an artist profile and track(s) uploaded to Unearthed, make sure you go into your artist profile and select your school year and enter your high school to be considered. If you’re Indigenous, please ensure to select the Indigenous option too.

GOOD LUCK!

 

Download the A4 poster here! 

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Unearthed in 2016

Unearthed High

01 Aug 2016

Winner

Gretta Ray

Gretta Ray

Unearthed High - 2015

2015

Unearthed High 2015 is now open! We're looking for the best high school act in the country to follow in the prestigious footsteps of acts like Japanese Wallpaper, Lunatics on Pogosticks, ASTA, Stonefield and more. If you’re a songwriter, in a band, a producer or MC - we want to hear from you!
 
The best entries will be played on national radio, and if you're our winner, we'll fly you to triple j to record, remix or master a track. We'll play it on the radio too! You'll also get professional music advice from a top Australian act and their manager, and triple j will come to your school!
 
To enter, upload an original piece of music to triplejunearthed.com, select your school year and tell us which school you attend.To be eligible, all acts must have at least half the band members still in high school. If you already have an artist profile and track(s) uploaded to Unearthed, make sure you go into your artist profile and select your school year and enter your high school to be considered.
 

Unearthed in 2015

Unearthed High

03 Aug 2015

Winner

Mosquito Coast

Mosquito Coast

MOSQUITO COAST win Unearthed High 2015!

The Perth duo stepped out of the basement and into your hearts.

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Unearthed High - 2014

2014

Unearthed High is back for the 7th year and once again we're looking to find Australia’s best high school music act. If you’re a songwriter, in a band, a producer or MC - we want to hear from you!

The winning act will be flown to triple j to have their song recorded by triple j’s music producers and played on triple j. We will also organise a free concert at their school, starring the winning band or artist and headlined by one of Australia’s biggest hip hop artists, Seth Sentry.

triple j is passionate about finding, supporting and providing opportunities to Australia’s bright young talent. Past Unearthed High winners, including Lunatics on Pogosticks, Asta and Stonefield, have gone on to enjoy incredible success since being unearthed. Last year’s winners Lunatics on Pogosticks, from Sydney’s Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, have played Falls Music and Arts Festival, released a brand new single, signed with a booking agent, toured with British India, The Jungle Giants and Grinspoon, and graduated high school all within a year of winning Unearthed High.

To enter this year's competition, simply upload an original track, select your school year and tell us which high school you attend in your artist profile. To be eligible all acts must have at least half the band members still in high school. If you already have an artist profile and track(s) uploaded to site, make sure you go into your artist profile and select your school year and enter your high school to be considered.

Unearthed in 2014

Unearthed High

21 Jul 2014

Winner

Japanese Wallpaper

Japanese Wallpaper

Japanese Wallpaper wins Unearthed High 2014

Congratulations to 17 year old electronic producer Japanese Wallpaper on being crowned our Unearthed High winner for 2014.

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Unearthed High - 2013

2013

Unearthed High is back for the 6th year and amped to find Australia’s best high school music act. If you’re a songwriter, in a band, a producer or MC - we want to hear from you.

We will fly the winning act to triple j’s studio to have their song professionally recorded by triple j’s Music Producers. The song will then be played on triple j and triple j Unearthed. Plus we’ll put on a concert at their high school, for all their school mates, where the winning band will play alongside Perth four-piece San Cisco, a young band who also found success through Unearthed while they were still at High School.

To triple j is passionate about finding, supporting and providing opportunities to Australia’s bright young talent. Past winners Asta, Snakadaktal, Stonefield and Hunting Grounds have gone on to enjoy incredible success since winning Unearthed High. Last year’s winner Asta placed at #50 in the 2012 Hottest 100 with her song ‘My Heart is on Fire’, played at Pyramid Rock Festival in Tasmania and secured support sets with Angus Stone and Birds of Tokyo, all within a year of winning Unearthed High.

To enter simply upload an original track and tell us which high school you attend. To be eligible acts need to have at least half the band members still in high school. Entries have now closed.

Unearthed in 2013

Unearthed High

22 Jul 2013

Winner

LUNATICS ON POGOSTICKS

LUNATICS ON POGOSTICKS

Congratulations to Lunatics On Pogosticks!

These guys beat out a very strong field of entrants to be crowned Unearthed High 2013 winners.

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Unearthed High - 2012

2012

Unearthed High is back for the 5th year and amped to find Australia’s best high school music act. If you’re a songwriter, in a band, a producer or MC - we want to hear from you.

We will fly the winning act to triple j’s studio to have their song professionally recorded by triple j’s Music Producers. The song will then be played on triple j and triple j Unearthed. Plus we’ll put on a concert at their high school, for all their school mates, where the winning act will play alongside Sydney hip hip group Bliss N Eso.

To triple j is passionate about finding, supporting and providing opportunities to Australia’s bright young talent. Past winners Snakadaktal, Stonefield and Hunting Grounds have gone on to enjoy incredible success since winning Unearthed High.

To enter simply upload an original track and tell us which high school you attend. To be eligible acts need to have at least half the band members still in high school. Entries have now closed.

Unearthed in 2012

Unearthed High

25 Jul 2012

Winner

Asta

Asta

Unearthed High - 2011

2011

IT'S BACK - We'll be looking for the BEST ACT from High School in Australia in 2011.

We'll fly you to Sydney, record your song, and play it to the world PLUS triple j will put on an awesome gig at your school.

2010 saw our winners Stonefield tour the country and get booked for possibly the biggest and most prestigious festival in the world, Glastonbury in England. And we'll soon be on the search for 2011's finest act to take the mantle.

Entries will open at the beginning of May and NOW is the time to START a band, or START writing music so you'll have plenty of time to rehearse and record.

You can be a solo artist or a band of any genre, the only rule is 50% of your act must still be attending high school.

Check out our great Unearthed High Features section to get you in the mood. And head back to the site to upload your music when entries open.

So pick up an instrument, give it a bash, strum, pluck, twiddle, tinker, or shake, and see what happens!

Unearthed in 2011

Unearthed High

25 Jul 2011

Winner

Snakadaktal

Snakadaktal

Congratulations to Snakadaktal!

We're flying Snakadaktal to Sydney, recording their single, playing it to the world and putting on an awesome gig at their school!

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Unearthed High - 2010

2010

Yowser! We are looking for the best band from High School in Australia in 2010.

We'll fly you to Sydney, record your song, and play it to the world PLUS triple j will put on an awesome gig at your school.

2010 saw our winners Stonefield tour the country and get booked for possibly the biggest and most prestigious festival in the world, Glastonbury in England.

Entries will open at the beginning of May and NOW is the time to START a band, or START writing music so you'll have plenty of time to rehearse and record.

You can be a solo artist or a band of any genre, the only rule is 50% of your act must still be attending high school.

Check out our great Unearthed High Features section to get you in the mood. And head back to the site to upload your music when entries open.

So pick up an instrument, give it a bash, strum, pluck, twiddle, tinker, or shake, and see what happens!

Unearthed in 2010

Unearthed High

30 Jul 2010

Winner

Stonefield

Stonefield

Congratulations to Stonefield!

Stonefield are four sisters, heavily influenced by old school rock.

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