Triple J & Management update

August 5, 2008 by  

After yesterday’s news, I wrote to the band’s management asking them to comment on the speculation regarding the line up change/split. I didn’t really expect to get a reply, but I did, and it is as follows:

Given that the band actually didn’t do a JJJ interview it’s a mystifying posting!

Also interestingly, when you click on the link to Triple J, it now has a different story:

http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/musicnews/s2322774.htm
As soon as triple j arrived at Splendour In The Grass on Saurday, much speculation was circulating about Wolfmother’s future. Rumours from the band breaking up through to line-up changes were being mentioned. triple j was due to interview singer Andrew Stockdale a couple of hours before their appearance closing the Supertop Stage at the Byron Bay festival on Sunday night. Management issued a statement to the station prior to the scheduled interview saying: “The band is dealing with some internal issues at the moment. They’re hoping to resolve them in the next few weeks but in the meantime it just wouldn’t be appropriate for any member to be doing any interviews – even with triple j.”

It would appear, for whatever reason, Triple J jumped the gun somewhat and speculated about the band’s future, assuming they had an interview lined up. But the interview was cancelled and they had to backtrack somewhat.

It’s clear that all is not well in the band, but this development makes me more optimistic than yesterday. Even so, a few other sites have been writing about the rumours:

http://undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=5872 (click to read full)
Is It All Over For Wolfmother’

by Paul Cashmere – August 5 2008
photo by Ros O’Gorman

Wolfmother`s performance on the weekend at Splendour In The Grass may have been their last, at least with the original line-up.

Insiders tell Undercover that there has been a split between singer, guitarist Andrew Stockdale and the other two founding members Chris Ross and Myles Heskett.

http://www.sosueme.com.au/blog/index.php?blog=2&title=wolfmother_the_avalanches_aamp_modular_r&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 (click to read full)
It wouldn’t be fair to both the band or other close associated parties to begin slinging half-cast rumours around Wolfmother’s future. Suffice to say, apart from effectively riding out the same show, and headlining the same slot, at the same festival 24 months ago – when considered, it’s a pretty ’safe’ choice for an incredibly popular band whose label or management hasn’t produced a solid press-release indicating a solid future, let alone a new release. A track lifted onto the Spiderman 3 soundtrack doesn’t count.

Comments

6 Responses to “Triple J & Management update”

  1. VancouverDan on August 6th, 2008 12:53 am

    this is bullshit why are people writing this shit, their not breaking up! their management said they weren’t, what more proof do u need?

  2. matt on August 6th, 2008 2:38 am

    i really hope they don’t split because it would be a great shame if they did i think they could probably cope with losing the drummer but it just wouldn’t be the same without the brilliant keyboard

    If you cant wait I’ve posted their 4 new songs in full on my youtube page
    here’s the link

    http://www.youtube.com/godjo50

  3. enemyofaverage on August 6th, 2008 5:05 am

    it wasn’t their management who said they’re not breaking up, it was a representative from modular. two completely different things.

  4. frank on August 6th, 2008 6:47 am

    man…why isnt anyone asking th obvious questio

    whats the beef?…why is there tension??
    personalities clash?

    man..after waiting and waiting and waiting for a second album…this news even if it is just speculation…is a real kick in the teeth

  5. Kelvin21 on October 23rd, 2009 1:59 am

    Should I take it at its face value, and if so, then why? ,

  6. oswald moris on November 30th, 2009 7:57 am

    Oi wolfmother-amigowz!

    i have bit of a strange question maybe:

    i’m in search of the contact-adress (by email)
    to contact the wolfmother management for
    requesting an interview @ their show in Belgium
    next month…

    CAN SOMEONE HELP ME PLEASE?!

    THANKS!

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