Midnight Oil just dropped a brand new song from their forthcoming album “Resist”. Their tour of the same name kicks off next month with sold out gigs in Hobart and Launceston so the band has appropriately chosen to share a new track called “Tarkine”. Full visualiser, below.
The Tarkine/Takayna wilderness in north Western Tasmania contains Australia’s largest temperate rainforest, a trove of Aboriginal sites featured on the National Heritage list, rich habitats for local wildlife such as the Tasmanian Devil, and the cleanest air in the world, according to UN monitoring.
This new Oils song celebrates the unique rapture of a wilderness experience. The work takes on extra poignancy given current plans to expand a nearby mine with a tailings dam that would impinge on this pristine area (https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/jun/06/where-mining-meets-rainforest-the-battle-for-tasmanias-tarkine)
The band supports calls for World Heritage protection of the Tarkine and urges Federal and State Governments to preserve this extraordinary part of Australia for future generations (https://www.change.org/p/protect-takayna-tarkine-as-a-world-heritage-area)
Tickets for Midnight Oil’s Final Tour – “Resist” – are onsale now with six shows already sold out (www.midnightoil.com/tour). “Resist”, the new album, is released on February 18 and can be pre-ordered here: http://www.onrepeat.com.au/collections/midnight-oil