MFP the film clip was Directed by Richie Lewis (Tumbleweed frontman). It features a cameo by the original Night Rider Vince Gill and 4 Mad Max replica vehicles. The black HQ Monaro owned by Ray Ellul is the 1st and only film accurate, roadworthy Night Rider replica car in the world.

"We don't care who you are; Ebenezer or Mother Theresa, you're all goin' under the thunder."



In the early hours of a cold and frosty morning, in a seedy motel room just west of Corrimal Hill, Midnight Oil and The Dictators made love.

From the power and the passion their love child; The Dark Clouds were born. 

Band Members: 

theDean (Front) - The Thunder & The Lightning (Right)  -  The Hurricane (Left) -  The Rain (Rear)

The Dark Clouds are a guitar rock band from the relatively nondescript Australian city of Wollongong. The “nondescript” tag is meant in the nicest possible way. The ‘Gong used to be a rough and ready, blue-collar, rock and roll town. (I know, I used to hang out there.) Now the heavy industry is mostly gone and it’s being gentrified. A few rough edges remain, but its status as a fertile rock and roll breeding ground is being steadily chipped away. The short geography lesson is important because it goes to the heart of why bands like The Dark Clouds are important. No matter how much blandness and homogenisation is foisted on us, how many live music venues are shut or emasculated or how many mind-numbing reality TV talent shows are injected into our lives, we need to hang onto the remnants of things that matter. The Dark Clouds will remind you that rock and roll is one of them. The Dark Clouds play hard rock anthems in work boots. They’re hippies at heart with lyrical call-outs to environmentalism and social justice, and their weapons are stringed and amplified.
— The Barman
The Dark Clouds-Falling somewhere between Radio Birdman and Rose Tattoo, these tough, gritty Detroit inspired rock pigs don’t mess around. With successful tours up and down the east coast from Brisbane to Victoria and with quite a following in the US where the clip for their Mad Max inspired single ‘MFP’ had over half a million views, these guys are on an upward trajectory! Delivered by one of the best frontmen around, this is gritty and dirty the way rock n roll should be!
— Wreckless Enterprise
The Dark Clouds - go see em & buy their music they will blow you away - old school Aussie rock done right
The Dark Clouds are one hell of a refreshing, spiky, mesh’n’wings rock band who promise … a long, crush-kill-destroy career. They’re forceful, sound like they’re having a blast and don’t care if you don’t like it. They’re the kind of band the neighbours come round to complain about the noise of their rehearsals … and then start drinking and dancing.
These dudes call themselves theDean, the Thunder & Lightning, the Hurricane and the Rain and it’s no joke, they bring the storm. A surprisingly bubblicious and exuberant celebration of power chords that reminds me of the Dictators, Supersuckers, everybody who really rocks with real gusto from the heart


theDean - 0477166792 

Manager - Terry Callan