Australian rock greats Midnight Oil have just released their first new single since 2003 which is both as politically charged and anthemic as you'd expect. It's titled "Gadigal Land" and the band say it "takes its name from Sydney’s traditional owners, many of whom continue to live in the city. The Gadigal (also sometimes spelt 'Cadigal') lands include what is now the CBD plus areas from South Head through to the inner west. ‘Gadigal Land’ is a provocative recount of what happened in this place, and elsewhere in Australia, since 1788." Listen below.
"Gadigal Land" is the first single off Midnight's forthcoming The Makarrata Project mini-LP which will be out in October, and features Kaleena Briggs, Bunna Lawrie, Dan Sultan plus "a lyrical section written and delivered by Gadigal poet, Joel Davison." Stay tuned for more info on that. You can read a statement from the band below.