Double J launch - live coverage, photos and videos

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Add this to your music history books: Double J is now live.

UPDATE: Now with live videos! 

 

 

Lunch host Myf Warhurst kicked off the first broadcast live from the launch party in Melbourne. 

This historical moment, simulcast on triple j, kicked off with a mix of Australian music history from the '70s til now.

The first song was 'Get Ready For Love' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - a decision that is explained in this article

Myf then revealed the new station’s programs and presenters:

Double J Launch   April 30   Presenters Group Shot at Party   Kate Griffin

Picture L-R: Tim Shiel, Emma Swift, Karen Leng, Myf Warhurst, Caz Tran, and Lance Ferguson

  • 8-10pm Mondays: talented singer-songwriter Emma Swift presents Revelator, a show dedicated to bittersweet melodies and lonesome lyrics from folk, alt-country, Americana, roots, rockabilly and folk rock.
  • 8-10pm Tuesdays: Melbourne music fanatic Tim Shiel brings you brave and creative sounds, electronic music and beyond on Something More.
  • 8-10pm Wednesdays: influential broadcaster Karen Leng covers post rock, punk & pop, ambient and acoustic sounds, sharing her vast music knowledge on The Beat Eclectic.
  • 8-10pm Thursdays: From August we bring back one of triple j’s most popular and revered programs, The J Files, this time with an innovative and digitally collaborative approach to artist specials.
  • 6–8pm Saturdays: Melbourne soul act The Bamboos’ Lance Ferguson joins the dots between soul, funk, electronica and hip hop, as he presents Sky High.  
  • 9am–12pm Saturdays: Champion of Australian music Caz Tran plays you great new tunes, plus some of the best interviews and live music recordings from the triple j archives. 
  • 3–5pm Sundays: Your favourite musicians take over for a month for Artist in ResidenceRobert Forster (The Go-Betweens) kicks off the series this Sunday, followed by The Cat EmpireAdalita & Kevin MitchellHenry Rollins and Iggy Pop.

The launch party broadcast included live acoustic performances by Kate Miller-Heidke and Paul Dempsey from Something For Kate.

Listeners are now getting their first taste of what Double J sounds like - new music, iconic tracks you grew up with, plus the very best of triple j’s interview and live music archives.

Online, users are experiencing the new Double J website (yep, that’s this one) which also launched today with a mobile-friendly, media-rich design that champions quality music writing and a go-anywhere listening experience.

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PHOTOS

Double J Launch   April 30   Paul Dempsey Performs   Kate Griffin

Paul Dempsey sings 'Deja Vu' live on air.

Double J Launch   April 30   Kate Miller Heidke Performs   by Kate Griffin

Double J Launch   April 30   Myf Smashes Guitar With Mark Scott   by Kate Griffin

 

Double J Launch   April 30   Gotye in Crowd With Tim Shiel   Kate Griffin

Double J Launch   April 30   Myf, Loader the Moment It Went Live   Kate Griffin

 

 

- all photos by Kate Griffin

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