Midnight Oil

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Midnight Oil: their 20 greatest songs – sorted
Since 1978, Midnight Oil have made 13 studio albums, two studio EPs and innumerable odds and sods. Here, Oils fan Andrew Stafford has a go at picking the dream set list

Andrew Stafford

17, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Midnight Oil on Resist and their last ever tour: ‘We mean it, man!’
As the Australian band embarks on their final live shows, Peter Garrett and Jim Moginie reflect on loss, legacy and quitting while they’re ahead

Andrew Stafford

17, Feb, 2022 @4:30 PM

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‘So pissed off’: Midnight Oil kick off final tour with a searing, urgent set in Launceston
Headlining the first weekend of Mona Foma festival, the band offered a rebuke of baby boomer nostalgia in a bittersweet live farewell

Walter Marsh

24, Jan, 2022 @12:02 AM

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The time has come: Midnight Oil announces final tour early next year
Peter Garrett, Rob Hirst and company will use their Resist final Australian tour to call for urgent climate action

Kelly Burke

25, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Midnight Oil and Tame Impala win top honours at Australian music awards
Oils’ first single in 17 years named song of the year at the Apra awards, which celebrated live music’s return and the life of Michael Gudinski

Guardian staff

28, Apr, 2021 @11:45 AM

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Womadelaide 2021: Archie Roach bids farewell in a 'festival' forced to redefine itself
The annual celebration of world music adapts to Covid with an exclusively domestic program featuring Sarah Blasko, Lior and Midnight Oil

Walter Marsh

06, Mar, 2021 @12:57 AM

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Michael Gudinski: record industry mogul who lived and breathed Australian music until the end
Obituary: the polarising but passionate co-founder of Mushroom Records championed the careers of Kylie Minogue, Jimmy Barnes, Archie Roach and Paul Kelly, and put Australian music on the world stage

Andrew Stafford

03, Mar, 2021 @1:48 AM

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Bones Hillman's bass was exemplary but his vocals were intrinsic to Midnight Oil's sound
The musician, who died on Saturday, gave the Oils’ music an unexpected sweetness, but his warmth and humour was the glue that kept them together

Andrew Stafford

09, Nov, 2020 @2:32 AM

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Bones Hillman, Midnight Oil's 'bassist with the beautiful voice', dies aged 62
Band pay tribute to New Zealand-born musician who died at home in US of cancer

Elias Visontay

08, Nov, 2020 @10:39 PM

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Midnight Oil: The Makarrata Project review – a chorus of anger over stolen land
Voices of Indigenous musicians from Alice Skye to the late Gurrumul are given equal weight in Australian rock band’s first new music for two decades

Bernard Zuel

29, Oct, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Midnight Oil win Sydney Peace Foundation's gold medal for human rights
Band awarded for environmental activism and ‘drive to promote justice’ two weeks prior to release of new album, The Makarrata Proje

Guardian staff

13, Oct, 2020 @9:19 PM

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Some mostly fond and generally inaccurate recollections of the Sydney 2000 Olympics | First Dog on the Moon
Cathy Freeman was the hero of everything and everyone

First Dog on the Moon

16, Sep, 2020 @7:49 AM

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