It’s been a record-breaking year for triple j’s Unearthed High competition with over 1,500 entries from high school students around the country.
triple j Unearthed Music Director, Dave Ruby Howe, says “In a year that more young artists than ever entered Unearthed High it makes sense that selecting five finalists from a huge pool of talent would be harder than ever. But this quintet of artists from all corners of Australia stood out with songs that show personality, talent and the kind of forward-thinking approach to making music that assures us that the next wave of Australian music is going to be special.”
Unearthed High finalists for 2019…
Debbies – ‘What Do I Know’ (St. John The Evangelist Catholic High School, NSW) this Jervis Bay duo is barrel rolling between the surf and the garage and doing so with exhilarating recklessness.
George Alice – ‘Circles’ (Faith Lutheran College, SA) this 16-year-old has developed performing and busking since the age of ten.
MALi JO$E – ‘Mistakes’ (John Curtin College Of The Arts, WA) 17 year old rapper/songwriter
Nick Ward – ‘Skin’ (The Scots College, NSW) The year 12 student Nick Ward writes, produces, mixes and masters all his own work from his bedroom setup.
Tulliah – ‘Company’ (Dromana College, VIC) 15-year-old Tulliah has been working ambitiously towards a career in music from her family’s farm on the Mornington Peninsula.
In addition to the Unearthed High finalists, this year’s Indigenous Initiative winner Aodhan will receive ongoing mentoring from the Association of Artist Managers (AAM), as well as a song writing workshop at his school with the APRA AMCOS Songmakers program, who last year sent Ocean Alley to mentor River and Isles.
Ben & Liam over at triple j will 2019’s Unearthed High winner next week.