Ella Hooper is Double J Artist In Residence for September
Ella Hooper will be in the Artist In Residence hot seat as Double J does the ‘90s this month, and because we’re playing nothing but ‘90s all weekend in September, so is Ella!
She'll be digging through the decade and bringing you songs that are special to her, important tunes from the era, and some of the wilder music and one-hit wonders you might've completely forgotten. Plus, each week Ella will be joined by a special guest selector – people you’ll know and love who have a strong connection to the music of the ‘90s.
To kick things off, Sarah McLeod from The Superjesus will join Ella to talk about the origins on the band’s sound and compare notes on what makes a ‘90s sound. In week two, Ella will be joined by Caroline Kennedy – solo performer, songwriter, and formerly of the band Deadstar. Keep your ears/eyes peeled for some more special guests.
Hooper began her career as the ARIA-scooping voice of alt-rock breakouts Killing Heidi. Releasing her first full-length album at 17, she’s cultivated a long career as a singer, songwriter, and sometimes TV and radio personality.
Last year, alongside her brother Jesse Hooper, Ella celebrated 20 years of Killing Heidi on tour. She’s now bouncing straight back to her genre-defying solo career with new single ‘To The Bone’, which follows on from her back to back EPs, Venom and New Magic.
She tells Double J's Zan Rowe the spunky new track is the first sign of another body of work (due early next year) and will see her playing shows in Brisbane around an appearance at BIGSOUND later this week.
Having been part of the music scene since her teens, Hooper sure knows her stuff and will be flexing her diverse tastes as she takes the reins as Artist In Residence through September.
Expect cuts from a treasure trove of homegrown heroes like Divinyls, Gerling, Leonardo’s Bride, Nick Cave, Magic Dirt, Grinspoon, Deadstar, Jebediah, alongside ‘90s favourites like Smashing Pumpkins, De La Soul, Everclear, Massive Attack, Weezer, Alanis Morisette, and so many more.
Join Ella Hooper, Double J’s Artist In Residence, Sundays from 3pm (replayed 10pm Wednesday) or listen online whenever you damn well please.