The team at triple j Unearthed saw over 1,000 entries come through for triple j’s Unearthed High 2022.
Teens from around the country submitted their original tracks and the team listened to every single one in search of the nation’s best high school music act.
Over the years, Unearthed High has seen some of Australia’s favourite artists enter the annual competition including The Kid Laroi, Hockey Dad, Gretty Ray, Genesis Owusu, The Rions and George Alice.
From hip-hop and soul, to folk and rock, this year’s entrants demonstrated just how exciting the next wave of Australian talent really is.
triple j Unearthed Music Director, Dave Ruby Howe, says, “We shouldn’t be shocked that Unearthed High continues to over-achieve and reveal so much incredible school-aged talent in the country. And yet, I’m still in awe of the class of 2022!.
“As well as budding artists with potential that’s plain to see, this year’s crop of acts has included ready-made stars that we’ll no doubt see on festival stages and hear on the radio in the very near future. They’ve all got the ambition, abilities and – most importantly – the great songs to make that happen.”
Meet the five Unearthed High finalists for 2022
JACOTÉNE – I Need Therapy Star of the Sea College, Kulin Nations (Melbourne, VIC)
KAYPS – MIMOSA! Helena College, Whadjuk Noongar Country (Perth, WA)
Mika James – Witchy Woman Princes Hill Secondary College, Wurundjeri Country (Melbourne, VIC)
Sunsick Daisy – Someone Like You Charles Campbell College, Kaurna Land (Adelaide, SA)
Theo Landish – FEELINGS CHANGE Callaghan College Jesmond Senior Campus, Awabakal Land (Newcastle, NSW)
Tune into triple j Breakfast with Ebony and Dave for the winner of Unearthed High 2022.