Thirty years after legendary Australian band Midnight Oil released global hit Diesel and Dust, Australian musician Declan Kelly brings together a diverse roster of musical artists to reinvent the Oil’s iconic songs in dub-reggae style. Touring from the sunny coast with epic performances at Bluesfest, the band road trip through the ancient outback desert to play for remote communities on dusty outdoor stages, and fly across the globe to historic Ariwa studios in London to mix with dub maestro Mad Professor.
The artists reflect on the enduring legacy of Midnight Oil’s protest hits such as The Dead Heart, and what it means to sing those words decades later, under the added weight of Indigenous experience. They ponder what has changed and what has remained the same, sharing stories of personal struggle and a journey to healing through music.
Live music film, documentary and road trip, Dieseln'Dub is a mesmerising stream of consciousness ride from stage to studio, from sparkling coast to the red heart of the central desert underscored by powerful songs like The Dead Heart, Beds are Burning, and Power and the Passion pumping through the screen in fresh new dub-reggae stylings.
Revelatory and uplifting, Dieseln’Dub is a fresh perspective on Australian culture with stunning live performances and beautiful imagery, profound Indigenous wisdom and startling personal reflection in a deeply enjoyable viewing experience.