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Midnight Oil – Kings of the Mountain
Premieres this Father’s Day on Foxtel’s MAX
Band members to reveal their all-time favourite videos
This Father’s Day, Australia’s own fathers of political rock, Midnight Oil, will exclusively reveal the behind the scenes true stories about their most iconic video clips. The two-hour special, Midnight Oil – Kings of the Mountain, will air exclusively on Foxtel’s MAX channel on Sunday September 3 from 10am.
On the eve of the Australian leg of their Great Circle 2017 world tour – MAX sits down exclusively with Midnight Oil to take a look through their vast music video collection, from Armistice Day to Redneck Wonderful and all the hits in between. Viewers will be treated to never before known facts from the band, including their all-time favourite video and how it was made.
Fraser Stark, Group Channel Manager of Foxtel’s Arts & Music Channels said, “Midnight Oil is one of Australia’s most successful rock bands and rightly enjoys lasting iconic status. The uniquely Australian band is uncompromising in every facet of its career and, after disbanding in 2002 to reform in 2017, carries with it a legion of fans earned by its sustained intelligence, conscientiousness and musicianship. MAX is honoured to enjoy unprecedented access to the band to respectfully and thoroughly profile one of the most important retrospective videographies in Australian music history.”
Midnight Oil released their self-titled album in 1978 and have continued to shape the landscape of Australian music and social consciousness for almost four decades, with chart topping albums including 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1; Red Sails in the Sunset; Species Deceases; Diesel and Dust; Blue Sky Mining; Scream in Blue (Live); Earth and Sun and Moon; Breathe and Redneck Wonderland;.
In 2006, the band cemented their place in Australian music history forever when they were inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame.
Midnight Oil – Kings of the Mountain, will air exclusively on Foxtel’s MAX channel, Sunday Sept 3 from 10am, with an encore performance at 8pm.