May 17, 2014 by André Pusey
Wolfmother have uploaded the full 75 minutes of footage from their performance at the Hangout Music Festival Pre-Party in Gulf Shores, Alabama on May 15th to their YouTube channel. The show was made up mainly of hits from the band’s self-titled debut album, as well as one track from Cosmic Egg and a few from recent release New Crown. The full setlist can be seen below.
2. New Moon Rising
4. “I Ain’t Got No”
5. White Unicorn
6. How Many Times
7. Apple Tree
8. Mind’s Eye
9. Love Train
11. Joker & the Thief
April 10, 2014 by André Pusey
Despite its lack of early promotion and marketing, or even a widespread physical release as of yet, Wolfmother’s third album New Crown has charted on the United States Billboard 200 albums chart.
Following on from its success on various iTunes charts around the world, New Crown has crept into the Billboard 200 at number 160; and despite being far lower than both Wolfmother and Cosmic Egg – which reached 22 and 16 on the chart respectively – the position is no doubt impressive for a surprise independent release.
The album has also reached number 46 on the Top Rock Albums chart, and an impressive number 9 on the Hard Rock Albums chart. No official confirmation from any other regions yet, but New Crown is likely to chart in Australia and possibly a few countries in Europe, too.
April 2, 2014 by André Pusey
Wolfmother have announced a number of new shows set to take place in May and June.
Firstly, an additional seven shows have been added in the US, mostly in between the scheduled appearances at the Beale Street Music Festival on May 3rd and the Hangout Festival Pre-Party on May 15th. The band will visit cities including Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; and Atlanta, Georgia.
After returning from their May 24th performance at Mexico’s Machaca Festival, the trio will then return to their home country to perform four shows in four days in Queensland, visiting small venues in Gladstone, Hervey Bay, Harlaxton, and Brisbane before heading out to Europe for their shows in Moscow and London.
Check Wolfmother.net’s tour dates page for full info.
April 2, 2014 by André Pusey
In the wake of the release of the band’s new album New Crown, Wolfmother frontman Andrew Stockdale recently added clarity to a number of situations surrounding recent events, including the change between the Wolfmother and Stockdale names, whether or not the band are still signed to a record label, and the recording and release process of the new record.
Speaking in an interview with Australian rock radio station Triple M, the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter claimed that, despite many news sources dubbing Stockdale’s brief venture into solo territory as the band “breaking up”, in fact the Wolfmother moniker had only been “shelved”, explaining that it didn’t make complete sense to drop the Wolfmother name for too long.
Joined by long-standing fellow bandmate Ian Peres for the interview, Stockdale also revealed the news that many had suspected — that Wolfmother had left their record label, Universal — attributing this to the fact that it’s “a very long process getting anything done”, jokingly calling the situation “a total disaster”. The split from the label made it easier for the band to release New Crown much more quickly, and Stockdale has also stated that the trio has around 35 additional new songs ready for the next release.
Listen to the full interview here, and let us know what you think in the comments below!
March 29, 2014 by André Pusey
First up, some news from Wolfmother.net, the original Wolfmother fan site: we have a brand new biography of Wolfmother live on the site! I have been working on this for a while now, and it covers everything from the band’s formation to the present day, New Crown and all, making a great one-stop shop for anyone wanting to find out about Wolfmother. Check it out here, and let us know if you see any oddities or if you just want to share your love for us by emailing email@example.com. Enjoy, and share with your friends!
Secondly, there is some big show news coming from the Wolfmother camp soon! Andrew Stockdale himself has given us the heads up, but we’re going to hold off confirming what this is just yet, you know, just in case. For now, all we will say is that if you live in the UK, you should be ready to rock in the first or second week of July… so get ready! The news is likely to leak very soon, so as soon as that happens we will confirm what we know.
Edit literally seconds after posting…
Okay, screw it – a bunch of people already know this is happening, and Andrew was happy for us to share the Wolfmother element of the news now, so…
Wolfmother will be supporting Black Sabbath at this year’s British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park, London! The Sabbath news has been hinted at and rumoured over the last few days, and is set to be confirmed tomorrow anyway, but Andrew has also revealed that Wolfmother will be performing at the event as well. The specific date is not confirmed yet, but once it is be sure to get your ticket fast!