News July 12, 2018

Darwin calling: Alice Skye wins triple j Unearthed’s NIMA comp

Darwin calling: Alice Skye wins triple j Unearthed’s NIMA comp

Melbourne-based folk singer-songwriter has won the 2018 winner – which means she attends the in Darwin for the first time.

She’ll play alongside , and on Saturday, August 11.

The timing is perfect: she has been nominated for new talent and music video of the year alongside , , Birdz, and her current tour buddy Emily Wurramara.

She posted on Instagram after hearing the news: “!!?!?!!!! I’m being sent to perform at the NIMAs in DARWIN I’m SO HAPPY THANK YOU 😭😭😭 to follow on from past winners like @dabakerboy and @thelmaplum wow wow I’m so grateful.”

The 22-year-old follows the footsteps of previous Unearthed NIMA winners Baker Boy, Kuren, Thelma Plum and Robbie Miller.

A Wergaia and Wamba Wamba woman, Skye grew up in the Grampians in country Victoria, and her songwriting often reflects its calming mountain landscape.

Skye is currently part of a special Unearthed collab with and Trials in which they’ll create a new song from scratch in the space of a week.

Hear what they come up with on triple j Drive.

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