"WHERE are they from?" is probably one of the first questions you will ask yourself after the first bars of "Midnight Oil" have faded away. How can something that seems so rooted in the American South come from Norway? And from such young guys? With "Midnight Oil" the band's fourth album is now released worldwide via Juke Joint 500 and exudes a maturity one rarely finds. Everything here is really from one piece: songwriting, arrangements and production are combined with a virtuoso, but never complacent joy of playing, which makes this album something very special.