Rolling Stone recognises Wolfmother’s 2006 achievements

December 15, 2006

Rolling StoneRolling Stone has published its list of what it considers to be the Top 50 Albums of 2006, and the 100 Best Songs of 2006. Wolfmother feature in both!

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.

Honoured by their Grammy chance

December 13, 2006

Wolfmother AriasWolfmother 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.

Wolfmother get a Grammy nomination

December 8, 2006

Grammy AwardThe 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 …

Wolfmother to return to the UK in February!

December 6, 2006

Wolfmother in concertHot off the press – Wolfmother have announced new tour dates for February next year.

Five UK locations, including Hammersmith Apollo in London (for which I just purchased tickets!). Then off to Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark and Norway.

Check out Seetickets for UK show tickets. Still very reasonably priced I might add!

Dimension video up for MTV2’s “Best Of 2006”

December 3, 2006

MTV2Wolfmother’s rocking single Dimension is in the “short”list for the Best of 2006. I say “short”list because there are a hell of a lot of videos to choose from!

Head over to the site now and vote.

Do you think Dimension is Wolfmother’s best video? I’m not sure. Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Welcome to the new Wolfmother.net!

December 2, 2006

New Wolfmother.net!Welcome to the new Wolfmother.net site! I’ve tried to make some significant improvements to the last site, not least changing to a format where you, the fans, can easily comment on the news posted.

It’s not 100%, there may still be a few bugs, but I hope you enjoy it. If you do want to comment on the site or spot any errors, please let me know, or of course leave a comment!

To celebrate the launch of the new site, there will be a fantastic competition coming up, with some exclusive Wolfmother prizes. Watch this space!