Triple J announces 2021 Unearthed High finalists
This year’s competition had a record-breaking 1,400 entrants, with high school students across the country submitting their original tracks for consideration.
This year’s list of finalists is comprised of edith (Brigidine College Randwick, NSW), Jacob Biermann (JMC Academy, Qld), The Rions (Barrenjoey High School, NSW), TIA (Strathmore Secondary College, Vic) and KAYPS! (Helena College, WA), who was also selected as the winner of this year’s Unearthed High Indigenous Initiative.
The winner will be crowned by triple j Breakfast hosts Bryce & Ebony on-air next week. From there, the winning act will be flown to Sydney to record, mix and master a track at triple j’s Ultimo studios.
Winners will also be offered professional industry advice from a senior music manager, as well as a one-on-one mentoring session from an established Australian artist.
Last year’s Unearthed High competition was taken out by Adelaide duo Teenage Jones, while other acts to have emerged through the competition include The Kid LAROI, Genesis Owusu, Hockey Dad, Gretta Ray and Japanese Wallpaper.