Rumour time: Raconteurs members to join? Feb 09 album?

August 26, 2008 by  

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.


67 Responses to “Rumour time: Raconteurs members to join? Feb 09 album?”

  1. nateman on October 12th, 2008 8:26 am

    kill me i want to know more i need w-mother

  2. Notdan on October 13th, 2008 7:32 pm

    they finished construction on the new site!

  3. thatvfvodiadi on October 13th, 2008 9:37 pm

    YOU LIAR I went there and ITS NOT READY YET YOU B*TCH im sorry im sorry but, it still says in development, im in australia

  4. thatvfvodiadi on October 15th, 2008 9:52 pm

    what a travesty against all our love and support all these years…

  5. thatvfvodiadi on October 17th, 2008 11:15 am

    Man, I just spent 2 hours refreshing this page, for aNY kind of news…I definitley wont ever fall truly out with the wolfies, i love em i take the other thing i said back and i cant wait until feb o-9! woot!

  6. MIchael. s. on October 17th, 2008 12:03 pm

    My friend saw Stockdale today!! he lives really close to him, soo ill ask my frend if he can get any new news!!!

  7. frank on October 17th, 2008 5:51 pm


  8. schwansz on October 18th, 2008 3:25 pm

    didn`t except that i got so desperate, waiting for news the last weeks:P i will do anything to get some news!!! but i still think andrew just have to do what he wants and not have to be rushed for making the new album! because music has to be made because you like it and not because of your fans, otherwise you create fuilthy jonas brothers crab:P
    but still i,m checking like 4 times a day for news!

  9. thatvfvodiadi on October 19th, 2008 1:48 am

    hear Hear Schwansz! Props from Australia man ?\m/

  10. Rookie on October 19th, 2008 2:05 am

    Hey, since you guys seem to be on the internet all the time, why don’t you guys search for the news to send to chimmy (forum admin). There won’t be any news here unless there’s news somewhere else. You could also inquire with Modular with emails or somethin’.

  11. frank on October 19th, 2008 9:02 pm

    who’s mother?

  12. Silky on October 22nd, 2008 10:34 am

    shaddap frank, just shaddap

  13. fooledagian on October 24th, 2008 7:35 pm
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  15. mr.f on November 15th, 2008 12:21 pm

    I’ve seen the willowz in concert, and i have a talk with the singer after, richie james follin, and he told me that he was a great friend of Patrick Keeler (Raconteurs’ Drummer) and there’s a lot of a chance about joining Wolfmother, it could be surprising and great, but nothing’s done.. let see!

  16. ledzep fan on November 30th, 2008 10:56 am

    Everyone needs to settle down about the possible Racs lineup. We would be just as worried if Ross & Heskett came in to replace whomever. It’ll work itself out.

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