Aussie talent is bloody brilliant, to say the least. We’re also lucky enough to be graced with the presence of such amazing platforms such as triple j and its Unearthed program, which helps to uncover and foster fresh, up-and-coming Aussie talent.
Could you imagine partaking in a music scene that doesn’t foster the growth of new talent, and instead relies heavily on recycled artists time and time again? Yeah, not for us. Instead, we’ve got so much fresh talent that sometimes we don’t even know what to do with it all! That’s why we’re taking a few moments to step back and appreciate the top five most-played unsigned acts on triple j right now.
Didirri’s touching tunes tug at the heartstrings and draw you into a place you never thought possible. This fantastic muso cites some of music’s biggest names (including Joni Mitchell and Jeff Buckley) as influences, and with the way things are going, it won’t be too long before Didirri is mentioned within the same breath as Mitchell and Buckley in terms of the emotional depth of their musical output. Watch this space, Didirri is going places.
4. 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 exactly the sort of band that you’ve been looking for. 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.
3. Cub Sport
Cub Sport are absolutely unstoppable right now, and that’s just fine by us. Having released their excellent second record, BATS, after an outstanding reception to their debut record, This Is Our Vice, last year, the group have scored themselves another entry on this little list. With a fresh, soulful approach to their music, Cub Sport have been bringing in 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.
2. Willaris K.
Willaris K. is an immensely talented producer from Northern NSW, and a name that you’re definitely going to find in your ‘most-played’ playlist in the future. The stunning muso 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 ‘Dour Nights’ 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.
In the last few months, you could probably count the the number of times that Samsaruh hasn’t been on this list on just one hand. Releasing her new single ‘Beautiful Killer’ recently, 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.