Posted On Aug 14, 2017
One of the greatest thing 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 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 usigned 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.
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.
Taj Ralph is a Sydney-based must whose quirky mix of neo-soul, jazz-funk has been captivating listeners for some time now. Now, as a contestant in Unearthed High for 2017, there’s a strong chance you might be hearing more of Taj Ralph in the future, who might just manage to be crowned the chillest muso ever discovered on triple j.
Ruby Fields might just be the most relatable and down-to-earth muso you could ever listen to. With a songwriting style that sounds like a conversation between best mates, Ruby Fields’ unique approach to music has been winning her countless fans over the recent months. Her most recent song, ‘P Plates’, is, without a doubt, set to be one of the biggest bangers of the year.
Stevie Jean hails from the Northern Territory, where she’s managed to hone her skills as the vocalist of GAIA, an act that has 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.
Ninajirachi is a 18-year-old producer hailing from Sydney who has been making huge inroads into the world of Aussie music. Having taken inspiration from artists such as Flume, Porter Robinson, Mura Masa, Ninajirachi’s music is some of the most chilled-out electronic music that you’ll hear in a long time. In addition to playing Listen Out 2017, Ninajirachi is also serving as yet another Unearthed High finalist. Needless to say, it’s going to be a pretty tough competition this year.