December 15, 2006
The band’s rocking single Dimension comes in at #9 on the singles list, which was topped by the gets-stuck-in-your-head song Crazy – Gnarles Barkley. Here’s what Rolling Stone said about Dimension:
Aussie guys dig out their big brothers’ worn vinyl copy of Master of Reality and let the brain-bludgeon guitars off the chain.
And the self-titled debut album, Wolfmother comes in at #15 in the albums list, topped by the legendary Bob Dylan’s Modern Times.
This wild-haired Australian trio flattened crowds all year with organ solos, ‘nad-crushingly tight pants and riffs heisted from Zep, Sabbath and the Purp. Andrew Stockdale brings the Ozzy-Plant screech, the lyrics are true metal poetry, and when “Joker and the Thief” hits its power-drive climax, there isn’t a bat in the room with its head still attached.
December 13, 2006
Wolfmother recently spoke to The West Australian about their Grammy nomination. Seems like they are quite impressed!
The band are up against some of their biggest idols and influences, Nine Inch Nails, System of A Down and Tool.
Following on from their three ARIA awards, I am sure they are loving the attention and priase at the moment!
Here are a few quotes from the interview:
“I think that means we are going to go to the circus of the Grammys which will be interesting,” drummer Myles Heskett said from Los Angeles.
“We will just be the little Aussie band that shows up and looks around. In America, we are little compared to all of the dudes that are going to be there.”
“I was a huge Tool fan back in the day, I saw them at Hordern Pavilion and Newcastle Uni,” said Heskett before the band’s performance at the Hollywood Palladium.
“They’re all amazing bands … it is an honour to be up against all those guys.”
You can read the rest of the interview and story here.
December 8, 2006
The band’s relentless touring over the last 18 months and increased public visibility has paid off, with a nomination in the prestigious Grammy awards. It’s the 49th year of the ‘Oscars of the music industry’, held again this year at the Staples Center, LA on February 11th.
The band are nominated in the ‘Best hard rock performance’ category, along with Nine Inch Nails, System of a Down, Tool and Buckcherry. It’s Wolfmother’s raucous performance of Woman which is being judged. The full list of nominations in this category are:
Best Hard Rock Performance: “Crazy Bitch,” Buckcherry; “Every Day Is Exactly the Same,” Nine Inch Nails; “Lonely Day,” System of a Down; “Vicarious,” Tool; “Woman,” Wolfmother.
You can see the full (very long!) list of nominations on the Grammy website. Wolfmother are in category 17 …