Short Memory
Live at Bluesfest & The Factory Theatre featuring Radical Son on vocals

Read About It
Live at Bluesfest featuring Pat Powell on vocals

King of the Mountain
Video mashup featuring Tony Hughes on vocals

Beds are Burning
Featuring Pat Powell & Frank Yamma on lead vocals and Declan Kelly on drums

The Dead Heart
Featuring Emma Donovan on lead vocals and Declan Kelly on backing vocals & drums.

Kicking off the Diesel n’Dub project is the powerful single “The Dead Heart”, first released by Midnight Oil on the hit album Diesel and Dust in 1986.

The clip pays homage to the deep sentiments of the song with visual references to the original video and the addition of two stunning art works contributed generously by distinguished artist Adam Hill, specially animated with his permission for the video.

It also features archival photography of historically significant Aboriginal lands rights movements from the National Library of Australia collections of photographers Ken Middleton, Lyn McLeavy and Louise Whelan.


Video credits
Artists: Emma Donovan & Declan Kelly
Artwork: Adam Hill
Archival Photography: Ken Middleton | Lyn McLeavy | Louise Whelan
Producer/Director: Cristina Dio | Producer: Rosemary Reid | Hair/Make Up Artist: Michelle Cox | Stills: John Domeney | Motion Graphics & Editing: Bruno Barthas & Hamish Gilbert
(C) Diaspora Music 2014


Interview with Declan Kelly

Take a behind the scenes look at how Declan bought the project together charged with all the power and the passion from a roster of incredible artists.
In this video Declan talks about transforming the iconic Aussie rock hits of Midnight Oil into reggae anthems to working with Mad Professor at his London Ariwa Studios,
and collaborating with the many incredible artists including Emma Donovan, Alex Lloyd, Frank Yamma, Katie Noonan, Radical Son, Pat Powell, Tony Hughes, Tina Harrod and Stiff Gins. Declan also highlights the important work done by the project’s charity partner the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.