Posted On Sep 12, 2017
Up-and-coming talent is one of the most important musical resources that Australia has. These musicians are the future of the Aussie music scene, and it’s their songs that concertgoers will be screaming at the top of their lungs from those sweaty mosh pits. Understandably, it’s pretty important that we nurture this talent and give it an outlet with which it can be heard.
Thankfully, triple j and Unearthed are here to do just that for these future stars of Aussie music. But with countless artists springing up each day, and with a multitude tunes being uploaded to the service every minute, the question is, where do you start? Well, we can’t answer that exactly, but what we have done is compiled a list of the top five unsigned acts on triple j right now. Have a read, you might just find your next favourite artist in this little list.
Stevie Jean hails from the Northern Territory, where she’s managed to hone her skills as the vocalist of GAIA, an act thathas supported some of Australia’s biggest names, and as one half of Indie Road. Now as a solo act, Stevie Jean’s intoxicating vocals have the ability to lift you from your mundane life and into somewhere you’d much rather be. Another one of the fine Unearthed High finalists, Stevie Jean’s rising profile is setting her up to be one of the finest musos Australia has to offer.
Need to get your party-started? Throw on some Holiday Party, and before you know it, the good vibes will be coming out in spades. This Brisbane indie/dance/electronic/pop mixture has found influence by way of varied musicians such as The Avalanches, JDilla, Beach House, and Animal Collective, and together they’re delivering some of the most eclectically-brilliant tunes you’re going to hear anytime soon. Get in on the ground floor of these guys, before their profile just blows right up.
Melbourne’s Samsaruh might only be just 18 years old, but that hasn’t stopped her making music a huge part of her life. Having played music for five years, and having released her debut EP when she was 16, Samsaruh has been making waves recently thanks to her work with Just A Gent. Now with her new track ‘Golden To Thrive’, Samsaruh is undoubtedly set to be one name you’ll be hearing a lot more of.
Willaris K. is an up-and-coming producer from Northern NSW, and a name that you’re definitely going to find in your ‘most-played’ playlist in the future. The 23-year-old has been making music for a while now, finding a way to deliver luscious, dark ambient tunes right to your eager ears. While tracks like ‘Alchemy’ might take some repeat listening to full appreciate the full range of sounds and efforts that have gone into its construction, every listen is a journey that you’re glad you’ve taken.
We’re calling it now; Ruby Fields is going to be one of, if not the biggest indie artists of 2017. With an uncanny knack for crafting unbelievably brilliant pop-rock tracks, and with an infectious air of relatability that has left her the new favourite of countless Aussie music-lovers. With a national tour kicking off soon, Ruby Fields will be bringing her awesome music skills around to all reaches of this fine country. Make sure you head out and catch this up-and-coming muso, because before you know it, she’ll be an international success.