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.  

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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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Join the mailing list to get a heads up on all the new music on the site, the competitions we are running as well as what’s happening each week on the radio.


success stories

a handful of success stories unearthed by triple j

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 2015

Listen Out

26 Jul 2015

Winner

Feki

Feki

Big ups to our Listen Out winners!

They'll join the boutique festival's lineup this month!

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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 2013

Falls Music and Arts Festival

03 Nov 2013

Winner

The Kite String Tangle

The Kite String Tangle

Congratulations to our 2013 Falls Festival winners!

Congratulations to Melbourne's Meg Mac, Brisbane's The Kite String Tangle, and Chase City from Hobart.

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Unearthed in 2011

J Awards

01 Nov 2011

Winner

Ball Park Music

Ball Park Music

Congratulations to Ball Park Music for taking out the 2011 J Award for Unearthed Artist of the Year.

Ball Park Music is a five-piece indie rock/pop band based in Brisbane, their catchy tunes have had us bopping all year long.

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Unearthed in 2009

Valley Fiesta

16 Mar 2009

Winner

DZ

DZ

Congratulations to DZ for taking out the Valley Fiesta Comp!


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Unearthed in 2010

Pyramid Rock

28 Nov 2010

Winner

Northeast Party House

Northeast Party House

Congratulations to Northeast Party House!

In 2010 Northeast Party House brought the energy of a riotous house party to every club, kindergarten and warehouse party they played.

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Unearthed in 2009

Big Day Out

14 Nov 2008

Winner

Philadelphia Grand Jury

Philadelphia Grand Jury

Congratulations to our 2009 Big Day Out winners!


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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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Unearthed in 2014

Laneway Festival

01 Dec 2013

Winner

Client Liaison

Client Liaison

Congratulations to our 2014 Laneway Festival winners!

Congrats to Brissy four-piece The Creases, Melbourne synth-pop masters Client Liaison, Sydney folk-makers Little May, Adelaide outsider rock outfit Bad//Dreems and Perth's own indie-electro trio Crooked Colours!

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Unearthed in 2008

J Awards

01 Nov 2008

Winner

The John Steel Singers

The John Steel Singers

Congratulations to The John Steel Singers for taking out the 2008 J Award for Unearthed Artist of the Year.

These six delightful boys from Brisbane can sure write a catchy ditty. You've probably heard their track "Strawberry Wine" on triple j already. They are purveyors of glorious backyard summer pop melodies - and they have adorable baby-faced grins to boot.
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Unearthed in 2012

Song Summit

06 May 2012

Winner

courtney barnett

courtney barnett

Congratulations to our 2012 Song Summit winners!

Congrats to all the lucky singer/songwriters from every state and territory that we are sending to Song Summit in Sydney to participate in an exclusive songwriting workshop with two of Australia’s most gifted songwriters Gotye and Adalita!

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Unearthed in 2008

Big Day Out

07 Nov 2007

Winner

The John Steel Singers

The John Steel Singers

Congratulations to our 2008 Big Day Out winners!


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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 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 2012

NIDA Video Clips

20 May 2012

Winner

Allday

Allday

Congratulations to our 2012 NIDA winners!

Congrats to Toucan, Milhouse, Dirt Farmer, Pigeon, Taxidermy Hall, and Allday + C1.

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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

Harvest Festival

16 Oct 2011

Winner

Elizabeth Rose

Elizabeth Rose

Congratulations to our 2011 Harvest Festival winners!

Congrats to Gung Ho, Elizabeth Rose, and The Cactus Channel!

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