triple j’s Unearthed High Finalists, 2016

Staff Writer

Next week triple j’s Matt & Alex will reveal the major prize winner of  Unearthed High 2016. The winner will be flown to triple j to record, mix or master their music, which will be played on triple j and triple j Unearthed. They’ll also receive music industry advice and triple j will visit their school.


The finalists of Unearthed High, 2016 are:

  • Carl Renshaw – ‘End’ (Elizabeth College, Hobart TAS)
  • Gretta Ray – ‘Drive’ (Princess Hill Secondary College, Melbourne VIC)
  • Lastlings – ‘YOU’ (Marymount College, Gold Coast QLD)
  • Ninajirachi – ‘Glass {Ft. Sequel}’ (Gosford High School, Gosford NSW)
  • Tia Gostelow – ‘State Of Art’ (St. Patrick’s College, Mackay QLD)

In addition to nabbing a finalist spot in Unearthed High, Tia Gostelow also wins the competitions Indigenous initiative, which includes ongoing mentoring from the Association of Artist Managers (AAM), as well as a songwriting workshop at her school with the APRA AMCOS Songmakers program.

triple j Unearthed Music Director Dave Ruby Howe says “It’s been an incredibly positive experience launching an Indigenous component of our annual Unearthed High campaign in 2016. We’ve uncovered a whole heap of amazing talent ranging from language-driven hip hop from the Burdiya Mob, to stirring singer-songwriters like Rach Armstrong and Idgie. Ultimately, Tia Gostelow took out the top spot, with her single ‘State Of Art’, displaying Tia’s impressive songwriting skills and magnetising voice. She’s a young artist with a big future ahead.”


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