June 16, 2013 by André Pusey
Following its release last Friday (June 7th), Andrew Stockdale’s debut solo album Keep Moving has debuted at number 32 on the ARIA Albums Chart in Australia.
The position is much lower than that achieved by Stockdale’s two efforts with Wolfmother, both of which opened at their peak position of number three on the chart in 2005 and 2009 respectively, although with increased promotional activity in the previous week it is possible that this will improve.
Album charts in other regions around the world will be finalised in the coming days, including the UK Albums Chart later today and the US Billboard 200 later in the week, and as always Wolfmother.net will keep you up to date with all news.
June 13, 2013 by André Pusey
Following on from the announcement of the first North American leg of the Keep Moving Tour, news has emerged today (June 13th) that the Andrew Stockdale band will be visiting the United Kingdom and Ireland later in the year for a string of shows.
Initially only five dates are confirmed (dates below), tickets for which are available from Ticketmaster, but more are expected to be announced in the coming weeks, including shows in mainland Europe. As always, we will keep you up to date with any news from the Stockdale camp, just check back to the website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for full coverage!
Keep Moving UK/Ireland Tour Dates 2013
- October 30th at King Tut’s Wah Wah, Glasgow, Scotland
- October 31st at the Manchester Academy 3, Manchester, England
- November 1st at The Academy, Dublin, Ireland
- November 3rd at the O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, England
- November 4th at the O2 Academy Islington, London, England
June 9, 2013 by André Pusey
Australian Keep Moving Tour Dates Postponed
Earlier this week, Andrew Stockdale distributed a press release revealing that 13 of the 14 shows on the Australian leg of his Keep Moving Tour (all but Friday June 7th’s album launch at Sydney’s Metro Theatre) had been postponed. Making the announcement just a day before the first scheduled show, at the University of Newcastle’s Bar on the Hill on June 6th, Stockdale cited “international commitments” as the reason for the setback, but was quick to assure fans that all tour dates would be rescheduled. With Stockdale’s debut solo album Keep Moving having been released in the former Wolfmother frontman’s home country on Friday, it will now receive no local touring support until later in the year upon rescheduling.
International Keep Moving Tour Dates Added
Moving swiftly on from the bad news to the good news, it was recently announced that Stockdale and his band would be bringing the Keep Moving Tour to the United States in the coming months, with a month-long stint comprising 24 shows pencilled in for July and August. Full details of tour dates and tickets can be found on our tour page. No word yet on dates in Europe or elsewhere.
Keep Moving Released in Australia, Readied Worldwide
And finally, the day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! Keep Moving, Andrew Stockdale’s debut solo album and his first since Wolfmother’s 2009 sophomore effort Cosmic Egg, was released in Australia (and certain regions of Europe) by Universal Music on Friday, June 7th.
Those of us in the UK and other European regions can acquire the album tomorrow (June 10th), Americans will have to wait until Tuesday (June 11th), and Japan will receive it on Wednesday (June 12th). The album is currently sitting at #57 on the Australian iTunes album chart.
Any Other Business…
It seems as if it’s actually Elliott Hammond who’s taken over drum duties, appearing behind the kit in most recent photos of the band. If you’ve seen any differently, please let us know on our forums!
May 11, 2013 by André Pusey
Andrew Stockdale has revealed that former Wolfmother sticksman Hamish Rosser will not be performing on his upcoming solo tour this June, giving fans a unique opportunity to perform with the band by showing off their own drumming skills and joining the remaining four members in Australia.
Tweeting earlier today (May 11th), Stockdale cut straight to the point when he revealed “I’m looking for a drummer for the AS [Andrew Stockdale] OZ tour, anyone interested follow and send a DM”. In response to the question of Rosser’s omission, the frontman explained that “He’s out, I couldn’t afford his rate. AS tour is scaling down to smaller venues, I couldn’t pay the WM [Wolfmother] rates”. Rosser originally joined Wolfmother in early 2012 after leaving The Vines, and performed on three tracks on Stockdale’s upcoming album Keep Moving.
In order to be in with a chance of performing with Stockdale, Peres, Steele and Hammond this summer, all fans have to do is send the singer a few videos of their performances of Wolfmother songs ‘Woman’ and ‘Joker & the Thief’ and solo songs ‘Long Way to Go’ and ‘Keep Moving’, and commit to touring this June in Australia. Numerous followers have already expressed their interest on Twitter and Facebook.
Wolfmother’s original drummer was Myles Heskett, who formed the band with Stockdale and Chris Ross way back in 2000. Dave Atkins replaced him in 2008, although left himself due to other commitments two years later. The Mooney Suzuki drummer Will Rockwell-Scott joined in 2010, before leaving in 2012 for Rosser to fill the gap.
April 30, 2013 by André Pusey
Former Wolfmother band members Chris Ross (bass, keyboards) and Myles Heskett (drums) are scheduled to appear at an event in Sydney later this week speaking to attendees about songwriting and music.
The event has been organised by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), who awarded Ross and Heskett (along with frontman Andrew Stockdale) the Songwriter of the Year award at their 2007 APRA Awards ceremony, as well as the Breakthrough Songwriter Award the previous year. Dubbed Songwriter Speaks, the session is described by APRA as focused on “songwriters that not only cross boundaries but hemispheres too”.
Ross and Heskett formed Wolfmother with recently-solo Stockdale in Sydney in 2000, and co-wrote the band’s self-titled debut album released in 2005. They left the band in 2008, citing personal and musical differences, and went on to form electronic group The Slew with Kid Koala and Dynomite D. The duo are currently performing with Sarah Kelly in Good Heavens.
Full details of the event can be found here. Thanks to APRA’s Greg Morrow for the information!