Meet the most-played unsigned acts on triple j this week

Posted On Oct 16, 2017

One of the greatest things about Australian music is the huge amount of support that we give our up-and-coming talent. With platforms such as triple j Unearthed, artists that would otherwise go unnoticed are able to catch their big break and go on to be come huge players in the global music game. Needless to say, it gives you a pretty good feeling when you look at some of the awesome talent our fine country has.

Of course, before they get to that world-beating stage, they have to start somewhere. So we've decided to take a look at the top five unsigned artists on triple j right now. Who knows, in just a few years you could see some of these acts playing some international festivals, and you'll be able to look back with pride as you remember when you first heard their awesome talent.

5. Samsaruh

While a number five position is probably the lowest ranking that Samsarauh has seen in recent weeks on this list, that is in no way indicative of a fall in quality for this brilliantly talented muso. Still going strong off the success of her exceptional track ‘Golden To Thrive’, you’re going to be hearing plenty more from Samsaruh in the years to come, giving her the success that she well and truly deserves.


4. Cub Sport

Cub Sport have been killing it lately, having released their excellent second record BATS after an outstandingreception to their debut record, This Is Our Vice, last year. With a fresh, soulful approach to their music, Cub Sport have been bringingin more and more fans at every turn, giving them a fanbase that is only appropriate given all the hard work they’ve put into their craft over the years.


3. Press Club

Do you like your music loud? What about gutsy, an with a no-holds-barred approach that leaves you so exhilarated that you feel like you’ve run a marathon after listening to just one tune? Then Press Club is the band for you. Having supported some brilliant Aussie bands lately, including Adelaide’s West Thebarton, who themselves featured on this list recently, Press Club are undoubtedly set to take the reigns as one of Australia’s biggest rock bands in no time.


2. Ruby Fields

What can we say about Ruby Fields that hasn’t already been said? With a relatable approach to songwriting, and with a performance style that can only be described as being laid back and genuine, this young muso is going to be huge. With ‘P Plates’ still a triple j favourite, and a national tour coming soon, the future looks very bright for Ruby Fields.


1. Timberwolf

Timberwolf is the stage name of Christopher Panousakis, an Adelaide musician who has been delivering his bluesy, indie-rock style to the people for the past few years. Now, finally getting the recognition that he deserves, Timberwolf is getting ready to drop the recordÍkaros on October 27th, which will give plenty more listeners the chance to discover his unique style of music that folks have been falling in love with for years now.



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