The J Files

The J Files


The J Files is Double J's music doco show bringing together artists and fans to share and explore the stories behind the music you love. Each week the Double J radio program and online feature dig through archives, rarities and your experiences to create an in-depth profile of an artist, album or idea. It's your ticket to music discovery.


The National  

The self-deprecating deep-voiced greatness of The National.

Iggy Pop  

The Godfather of Punk - Iggy Pop.

J Dilla  

Celebrating the legacy of superproducer J Dilla on The J Files.


Sleater-Kinney know how to break all the rules. Defiant, ground breaking and fierce, their music took on feminism, sexism and challenged social stereotypes. Caz Tran discovers the full force of Sleater-Kinney in The J Files.

The Jesus and Mary Chain  

Among the booze, violence and controversy, The Jesus and Mary Chain made some of the most influential indie rock music ever. Karen Leng takes you through it on The J Files.

The Cat Empire  

Shine up your dancing shoes, because Sarah Howells brings us two hours of The Cat Empire goodness on The J Files.


Dom Alessio takes you through Spiderbait's 25 years as a band on The J Files.

Cat Power  

Cat Power loves Australia more than you know. During this week's J Files, she revealed her plan to become a citizen.

Warumpi Band  

Venture into the heart of Australia with the sounds of Indigenous music pioneers, Warumpi Band. Presented by Tim Ritchie.


The Brisbane band have pushed plenty of boundaries and made some amazing music. Sarah Howells celebrates them with a unique J Files.

Missy Higgins  

Missy Higgins, one of Australia's most cherished singer-songwriters for over a decade, gets the J Files treatment with Caz Tran.

Tame Impala  

Dom Alessio kicks off Aus Music Month by tracking the career of one of Australia's biggest and most exciting bands - Tame Impala.

De La Soul  

Hau Latukefu guides you through the career of hip hop royalty - De La Soul - on The J Files.

Patti Smith's Horses  

The J Files pay tribute to Patti Smith's debut album Horses ahead of it's 40th anniversary.

"Weird Al" Yankovic  

Nazeem Hussain dives head first into the wacky world of Weird Al Yankovic on the J Files.

Oasis: What's The Story  

It's 20 years since Oasis released their huge second album. Delve into (What's The Story) Morning Glory?

Love In The '90s: Part Two  

Craig Schuftan concludes his Love In The '90s J Files special by covering how indie music sampled hip hop, music got cathartic, "alternative" was redefined, and the limelight changed everything.

Love In The '90s: Part One  

Get those flannos on and join Craig Schuftan as he takes you through one of the biggest decades in music with his Love In The '90s documentary series.

Laura Marling  

We check in with Laura Marling almost ten years since she began to revisit an already illustrious career on The J Files.


They're one of Australia's most provocative and hilarious bands of all time, but we often forget how great their songs were. Celebrate TISM on The J Files with John Safran.

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