August 26, 2008
We know that Andrew Stockdale has been looking for new band members to replace Chris and Myles. We heard rumours about an Australian musician, and rumours about American musicians.
Today we hear from our Australian fans that music station Triple J have mentioned on air that they believe the rhythm section from The Raconteurs (Saboteurs for you Aussies) will join Andrew in forming the new Wolfmother.
Forum member motherlovin confirmed the rumour (though we don’t know his source, he was right about previous rumours) and stated for certain that Jack White won’t be involved.
So I imagine that Patrick Keeler will definitely be one member, being the drummer, and either one or both of Brendan Benson and Jack Lawrence.
I am still working out in my head how this would be. On one hand it’s awesome news because I love the Raconteurs music and their albums are regularly played on my Walkman. On the other there’s a risk that the different style to what we’ve become used to changes the band beyond recognition – but I am reassured by the fact that Jack White won’t be involved that Andrew will retain control of the sound and move the band forwards in the way he has previously.
Whether the Raconteurs will continue, with members spanning both bands, is yet to be seen. For sure if the new Wolfmother wants to tour anything like they have done in the past I can’t see that being possible. Maybe Jack White has decided his experiment with a new band has run its course and he’ll fold it up, leaving the other members free to pursue new interests also.
In other rumour news, the Modular website has a mock newspaper article that states a Feb 09 release for the album. That in itself isn’t too exciting because of the nature of the article (who’s to say that any of it is true). But in the news section, they also mention an early ’09 release, so it’s on the horizon at least. Not soon enough for us fans that have been waiting years already, but at least planned for.
Singer/guitarist Andrew Stockdale will carry on Wolfmother and has our full support as we now embark on Wolfmother – Phase II. Stockdale has been developing new material and is set to connect with producer Dave Sardy (producer of the debut self-titled LP) in LA before the end of the year to sew the seeds of a new album. The fruits of these sessions will hopefully see a new Wolfmother album in early 2009.
August 22, 2008
I like the image on the main site, actually. Not so keen on the tiled one on MySpace. The only new text on the MySpace site is “Wolfmother in transitional phase, let the good times roll!”. Indeed, let’s get them rolling and get some news to us fans!
August 17, 2008
I finally got around to making a couple of site changes. Firstly, I changed the Lyrics section to have one song per page – hopefully this will make it easier to find specific lyrics if you need to. Secondly, I have put up Wolfmother Guitar tabs, as provided by forum member Jimmi.
If you’d like to comment on, add to or correct either the tabs or lyrics, comment on the appropriate page or send me a mail.