Triple J Unearthed High Winners to Play Kingdom of Little Empires @ Brisbane Powerhouse – 17 September 2011

  For the second year running, triple j Unearthed brings you a kick-ass lineup of triple j’s Unearthed High finalists and winners for the all-ages Kingdom of Little Empires gig at Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday 17 September.

Headlining the event are 2010 Unearthed High winners, Stonefield; four rocking sisters from Victoria who head back to Brisbane fresh from blowing away crowds at

UK’s Glastonbury Festival; and the 2011 Unearthed High winners, Snakadaktal, from Melbourne’s Rudolph Steiner School.
Triple j Music Director Richard Kingsmill said this year’s winners, Snakadaktal, were chosen from over 700 entries and impressed judges with the maturity of their song-writing, their intricate, balanced and spacious arrangements and great aesthetic.

“We all really liked the group’s sound, it has a fresh, spacey and sparkling vibe,” he said.

“Phoebe and Sean’s voices are both strong, combining perfectly and we reckon the band has a lot of potential to keep growing too.”

Despite being still in high school, the five-piece band is already seeing some success in their hometown of Melbourne, with live shows planned and an EP scheduled for release by the end of 2011 as well as the chance to now have one of their original songs played on triple j.

Barna Nemeth of Snakadaktal said of the win, “We are so grateful that we’ve been selected as the winners of this year’s triple j Unearthed High and are extremely excited about the opportunity to record a song in Sydney for triple j”.

Two more Unearthed High 2011 finalists will complete the Kingdom of Little Empires line-up; Danika Smith, a talented singer/songwriter from Alstonville High in NSW who recently switched to the guitar from piano with astounding results; and Albert Salt, of Melbourne’s Scotch College, whose indie-pop ‘gems’ showcase a beautiful voice fused with hypnotic, bassy and chilled out beats.

Unearthed is a triple j initiative that seeks to find and nourish Australia’s musical talent; Unearthed High is an offshoot from this initiative that focuses on unsigned high school acts, encouraging students to form bands and start writing and recording their own music.

Kingdom of Little Empires is an all-ages show with doors opening at midday and the event commencing at 12.30pm.

For more information call 07 3358 8600 or go to

Date: Saturday 17 Sep 2011
Time: Doors open 12 Midday, event commences 12.30pm
Venue: Turbine Platform
Tickets: All tickets $16
Bookings: 07 3358 8600 or

Brisbane Powerhouse is Brisbane City Council’s leading arts performance venue helping to deliver a vibrant and creative city.


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