RESIST is Midnight Oil’s 15th studio release since they first exploded out of the post-punk scene back in 1978, blazing a singular trail of blistering gigs from Australia’s pubs and clubs to arenas and festivals around the world.
RESIST is a fitting, forward looking statement for a band whose clarion call has always been “it’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees”. As the title makes abundantly clear, RESIST engages with the issues of today and tomorrow, like the lead single “Rising Seas,” which tackles the climate crisis in typically uncompromising fashion.
Featuring the bass playing of the sadly deceased Bones Hillman and production by Warne Livesey (Diesel & Dust, Blue Sky Mining, Capricornia) RESIST will be accompanied by a memorable Australian tour with more countries hopefully to follow.
Midnight Oil has embarked on what they say is their final tour, but will continue to make music going forward.