about Unearthed

discover the best new Australian music

discover

Established in 1995, triple j Unearthed has kicked off the careers of thousands of musicians. With well over 120,000 tracks, it's also a great place to discover your new favourite band.

You can upload and share your tracks with fellow artists and music lovers by signing in and creating an artist page.

triple j Unearthed also has a full time digital radio station playing the very best music from triplejunearthed.com.

Through triple j's ongoing commitment to developing new Australian acts, we run regular competitions that give you the chance to play at some of Australia's biggest festivals, record your music professionally, have film clips produced by talented emerging directors and attend industry events to learn more about the music business.

The Unearthed story began in regional New South Wales when triple j’s regional roll-out kicked off in Lismore in 1995. Along with triple j switching on in regional centres across Australia, a local band would be ‘unearthed’ at every stop. The winners of the first Unearthed competition in Lismore were Grinspoon.

In 2006, Unearthed relaunched as the place where independent Australian artists could upload and share their independent recordings online - a direct line to the audience for artists who may not have had a platform to do so otherwise.

Then in 2011, the Unearthed digital radio station launched – and it hasn’t stopped since. Unearthed music can now fill an entire radio station, and there are thousands of Unearthed artists and songs which can be found on our website. The whole Unearthed project remains a valuable first step for Australians musicians trying to find an audience.


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You can stream tracks or download MP3s from the site, from the app or listen to the digital radio station playing 100% unsigned and independent music 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you register with Unearthed you’ll also be able to write reviews, rate tracks or create and share killer playlists.  

create

We’ve built the venue and invited the audience, but we’re relying on you to get out there and strut your stuff.

All you have to do is sign up as an artist, upload your music to the site and voila! You’ll get your very own artist page where people can find out about you, listen to your music and tell you what they think. The only requirement is that you don't already have a recording contract with a major record label.

Once your music is on Unearthed it’s automatically in the running for all the current competitions.

Find out more about signing up in resources.

Get your music out there - sign up now!


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success stories

a handful of success stories unearthed by triple j

Unearthed in 2016

Unearthed High

01 Aug 2016

Winner

Gretta Ray

Gretta Ray

Unearthed in 2017

Unearthed High

31 Jul 2017

Winner

Arno Faraji

Arno Faraji

Arno Faraji wins Unearthed High!

Shenton College's finest rapper/producer has taken out the competition for 2017.
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Unearthed in 2017

Laneway Festival

11 Dec 2016

Winner

Confidence Man

Confidence Man

Meet your Laneway comp winners!

Including this week's Feature Artist, Dream Rimmy!

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Unearthed in 2017

NIMAs

02 Jul 2017

Winner

Baker Boy

Baker Boy

Shout outs to Baker Boy


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Unearthed in 2018

Laneway Festival

17 Dec 2017

Winner

Angie McMahon

Angie McMahon
Our Feature Artist this week is T$oko! Read the interview here.

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Unearthed in 2014

Splendour In The Grass

15 Jun 2014

Winner

Airling

Airling

Congratulations to Airling and Tora

Airling has just been crowned this year's national Unearthed Splendour in the Grass winner, and Byron Bay five-piece Tora are our local winners.

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Unearthed in 2016

Splendour In The Grass

12 Jun 2016

Winner

Alex Lahey

Alex Lahey

PLTS are your Feature stars this week!

They're our local Splendour winners!!

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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 in 2015

Splendour in the Grass

14 Jun 2015

Winner

Tired Lion

Tired Lion

Congrats to Tired Lion and Skegss!

They're our national and local Splendour Comp winners for 2015!

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Unearthed in 2015

Competition Logo

30 Nov 2015

Winner

Tired Lion

Tired Lion

Congratulations to Tired Lion for taking out the 2015 J Award for Unearthed Artist of the Year.

The Perth four-piece's achievements in 2015 read like a bucket list for young bands.

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Unearthed in 2012

Splendour In The Grass

24 Jun 2012

Winner

KINGSWOOD

KINGSWOOD

Congratulations to our 2012 Splendour winners!

Massive congrats to Kingswood from Melbourne and Byron locals Wilde Child, Lifeline and Splinta who have won a spot on the massive Splendour In The Grass line up.

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Unearthed in 2010

Field Day

10 Dec 2010

Winner

The Jezabels

The Jezabels

Congratulations to The Jezabels!

Dramatic, energetic, uplfiting, indie rock with a commanding lead singer.

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Unearthed in 2010

Falls Music and Arts Festival

21 Nov 2010

Winner

Gold Fields

Gold Fields

Congratulations to our 2010 Falls Festival winners!

Congrats to Hayley Couper and Gold Fields.

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Unearthed in 2014

CoLAB

13 Oct 2014

Winner

KUCKA

KUCKA

Congratulations to Kucka

An exciting new talent to burst from Perth’s fertile electronica scene, Kucka has been making increasingly bigger waves both at home and internationally, and we couldn't be happier to have her win the Unearthed spot at CoLAB!

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Unearthed in 2011

Big Day Out

07 Nov 2010

Winner

Lanie Lane

Lanie Lane

Congratulations to our 2011 Big Day Out winners!

Congrats to Ball Park Music, Lanie Lane, Eagle and the Worm, We Say Bamboulee, Split Seconds, and Pagen Elypsis!

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Unearthed in 2009

J Awards

01 Nov 2009

Winner

The Middle East

The Middle East

Congratulations to The Middle East for taking out the 2009 J Award for Unearthed Artist of the Year.

The Middle East write beautiful indie folk music and are from Townsville!
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Unearthed in 2012

Field Day

04 Dec 2011

Winner

Flume

Flume

Congratulations to Flume!

19 Year old Sydney producer FLUME has been knocking out solid tunes for the past couple of years, and has just starting plaing live - supporting the like of Hermitude and Oscar + Martin.

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Unearthed in 2010

J Awards

01 Nov 2010

Winner

Boy and Bear

Boy and Bear

Congratulations to Boy and Bear for taking out the 2010 J Award for Unearthed Artist of the Year.

To say the past year has been a whirlwind for Boy & Bear would not only be a cliché, but also an understatement. Since the band’s dulcet tones first hypnotised listeners across triple j's radio waves in September 2009 Boy & Bear have found themselves in
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Unearthed in 2012

Big Day Out

30 Oct 2011

Winner

DUNE RATS

DUNE RATS

Congratulations to our 2012 Big Day Out winners!

Congrats to Dune Rats, Underlights, The Growl, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, and The Honey Pies!

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Unearthed in 2009

Homebake

30 Nov 2009

Winner

Boy and Bear

Boy and Bear
For its 15th installment, the all-Australian and NZ music festival Homebake will return to Sydney's Domain.
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