Lupa J, Fifth Dawn, Spire and more named the finalists for triple J Unearthed High!

Pictured: Lupa J

Now in its eighth year, triple J Unearthed High is once again set to give one lucky musician or band the platform to get their career off to a great start. With previous winners including Japanese Wallpaper and Stonefield, the competition has proven that age really ain't nothin' but a number when it comes to young and enthusiastic artists rising through the ranks of the comp. The competition this year has already hit a record, with 1280 songs by 850 artists submitted through - an amazing effort!

After sifting through all the submissions, the crew behind triple J Unearthed High have whittled the entrants down to their Top Five for 2015 and already, we've been hearing some great stuff from these youngsters. Take a listen below!


Hailing from the Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School in Western Sydney, the five piece bring a cool take on alt-metal to the competition, led by Samantha Faul's piercing vocals.


This rapper out of Canberra is 17 and represents for St Mary MacKillop College and has made a solid impression already with his rhymes, full of character and intrigue.


We've already heard a bit about this talented lady out of the Conservatorium High School in Sydney - having entered triple J Unearthed High last year, Imogen Jones has returned to the competition having further refined her craft and songriting skills.


17 year old duo Naomi Robinson and Conor Barton have been playing music together since they were 14. Described as a sunny, coast-bound version of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Perth act has struck a chord already.


17 year old producer Max Baines delves into some cool electronic production under the Spire moniker, rounding out a diverse triple J Unearthed High collective for 2015. Coming from Denmark on the WA coast, look out for this kid.

Matt and Alex will be revealing the winner of triple J Unearthed High on the Breakfast Show on August 20th. The winner will receive not only triple J airplay, but will also be flown to the studios in Sydney to have their song professionally recorded and partake in some sessions with an established Australian act and their manager. The winner will have the choice of working with Illy, Alison Wonderland, Northlane, The Jezabels or Art vs Science.