“These dudes call themselves theDean, the Thunder & Lightning, the Hurricane & the Rain and it’s no joke-they bring the storm. A bubblicious and exuberant celebration of power chords that reminds me of the Dictators, Supersuckers, everybody who really rocks with real gusto from the heart”

☠️SUGARBUZZ Magazine


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 Dictators, New York Dolls, Radio Birdman, Midnight Oil, Rose Tattoo, Black Sabbath, Monster Magnet, Motorhead


Screaming about Social Justice & saving Mother Earth was last album. Now it be time for fast cars and good, good, good girls...


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theDean - 0477166792 

Manager - Alex Green