New members, new songs, new Wolfmother!

February 7, 2009 by  

News of last night’s gig is still fairly sketchy, but we do already have pics and a brief video of the show! And the news is, three new members! The pics are fairly bad quality but it looks like Dave Atkins was indeed on drums, a solo guitarist and a ‘Chris Ross’ – guitarist with organ/keyboard.

Click the pics for bigger.

White Feather gig

White Feather aka Wolfmother

There is also a video clip of a new song called Pilgrim, again pretty bad quality but check it out anyway.

[Update], thanks to Cameron via the comments below, here’s a better video of Pilgrim:

The bigger question for me is, what the hell is going on with Andrew’s hair? It looks like he needs some backcombing to get the afro back and away from the ‘Hurley’ look.

What’s lacking are any reviews! Come on guys and gals, I know some of you went to the gig, spill! And any more pics or videos would be much appreciated too.

Oh and I am now fairly certain that White Feather is a pen name for Wolfmother while they bed in the new members and test out new material – the Wolfmother name will return.


68 Responses to “New members, new songs, new Wolfmother!”

  1. Krkla on February 7th, 2009 12:42 pm

    Finally!! NEWS!! and good news it is :D

  2. Gabouka on February 7th, 2009 1:22 pm

    Super, awsome, great appearence and a great song! This year is going to be more and more beautiful for us. XD

  3. Schwansz on February 7th, 2009 2:05 pm

    Freaking sweet!!! Wolfmother is back!!! and now they have played on the superbowl with the new line-up, i think Andrew has to give official information very soon! and hopefully a lot of good news, and i`m so glad that there is a organ involved! for a moment i thought the organ was banned! but i`ve got a feeling that everything is gonna be allright!!!!

  4. WOLFIE EAST COAST U.S.A on February 7th, 2009 6:57 pm

    WOOOW HOOOO!!! NICE, WOLFMOTHER PHASE II Begins!! Can’t wait for more updates, things are looking good.

  5. Andre on February 7th, 2009 7:06 pm

    Great news! Who are the new members then?

  6. andrew on February 7th, 2009 7:42 pm

    the guy on the left looks like tim kasher of cursive but im pretty sure its not him..

  7. Anonymous on February 8th, 2009 12:15 am

    Its Aidan Nemeth

  8. Anonymous on February 8th, 2009 12:41 am

    The gig was amazing! The new guys are so much better than Chris and Myles! Old songs they played were, Woman, Dimension, White Unicorn, Colossal and Joker and the Theif. The new song Pilgram was amazing live.

  9. Anonymous on February 8th, 2009 4:00 am

    The guy on bass and organ is Ian Piers from the Combovers

  10. Keith on February 8th, 2009 4:30 am

    Went to the gig and the new stuff is better than the old. The crowd went nuts and insisted on more more more and got 2 extra songs at the end. best gig I have ever attended.. rock on in 09

  11. Keith on February 8th, 2009 4:32 am

    p.s the additional guitarist was an excellent move. the sound was amazing.

  12. DanLeary on February 8th, 2009 5:14 am

    Was pilgrim the only new song? Also did they play any of the old “new” stuff like Inside the Mountain/VoS etc.

  13. Anonymous on February 8th, 2009 6:36 am

    Ian Peres not Ian Piers

  14. Anonymous on February 8th, 2009 6:37 am

    And he’s a fucking genius btw

  15. Anonymous on February 8th, 2009 11:23 am

    The gig was fkn mad.. direction of new songs was really cool.. one song was kinda acdc ish.
    new band members – awsome, killed it. especially the bass/organ player ian from ‘the brute squad’. it was a very intimate show and the vibe was somewhat electric! so good to see one of the biggest rock bands in the world in a small venue.
    the future looks good!

  16. Cameron on February 8th, 2009 7:26 pm

    Hey guys, on Youtube they’ve got new and better footage of the White Feather concert that just happened today!!!!! It’s a video of them playing Pilgrim, the full song, and it’s just a little bit higher quality!!! Here it is:

    (And if it doesn’t embed, here’s the direct link:


  17. Jubilant on February 8th, 2009 8:55 pm

    Oh hell yeah I am so pumped for te new Wolfmother. This is awesome we finally got some shit going!

  18. Roller on February 8th, 2009 9:23 pm

    Sweet! I’ve been waiting for this news for a while now :D

  19. MIchael. s. on February 8th, 2009 10:14 pm
  20. MIchael. s. on February 8th, 2009 10:16 pm
  21. Anonymous on February 8th, 2009 11:15 pm

    the new bass player ian peres is amazing! And the new songs are sounding rad. I took the setlist from the brissy show. Heres wat it said. 1. Pilgrim 2.woman 3. White feather 4. White unicorn 5. Phoenix 6. Back round 7. Far away 8. Dimension 9. Colossal. Encore 10. Violence of the sun 11. Joker and the thief

  22. A-non-e-mouse on February 8th, 2009 11:40 pm

    Just wanted to give another mention to Ian ‘The Motherfucker’ Peres..

    The dudes been playing around in a bunch of bands on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane for years, and everyone else on the scene there knew it was a matter of time before the kid was a rock-god…

    He’s actually always been more known for his keys work in my opinion, but he can play just about anything better than you can.. I think off the top of my head working backwards chronologically he’s played with The Brute Squad (formerly The Psalmist & The Lyre), Figure 8, Red Eye Moon & The Combovers.. and probably a shit load more.. He also played most of the Keys for The Cool Calm Collective’s debut EP, but has never been a member of their live band..

    They’re probably all on MySpace and YouTube and shit if you wanted to listen back.. I think The Combovers and Figure 8 are the only real rock bands in that list… The rest are all kinda roots/folk vibe stuff, but still solid..

  23. DanLeary on February 8th, 2009 11:51 pm

    he’s also sexy too

  24. thatvfvodiadi on February 8th, 2009 11:52 pm

    Guys I just got my internet back, well im in a manky canberra library, oh my lord how wolfmother is that name? Pilgrim, Monolith, Vagabond, Colossal….the saga!!! the saga!!! the feeling is so super sexy, its starting again, oh my crying soul, yesss!!!! my centre is at peace once more, balance has returned to the universe lads! Be Safe everyone, see you at the clipsal! Im happier than anything, ecstasy maaaan

  25. blox on February 9th, 2009 1:29 am

    haha ian ur the mutha fuckin man

  26. Kevin on February 9th, 2009 2:57 am

    Pilgrim sounds AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    also according to anonymous White Feather is a song and that leads me to believe its also the name of the much anticipated second album!!!!

    Can’t wait for more.

  27. chimaera on February 9th, 2009 7:49 am

    Michael, that profile is set to private – any chance you can grab a few pics and then upload to somewhere like

  28. MIchael. s. on February 9th, 2009 7:57 am
  29. brandan on February 9th, 2009 12:47 pm

    yoo you know how wolfmother has two guitar now and when they play woman or white unicorn does the other guitarist play the same Tabs as Andrew or different tabs??

  30. Bryce on February 9th, 2009 10:16 pm

    yessss. finally. hopfully this is better than the other two he had before. cant wait for the new stuff. :]]]]]]]]]

  31. Jus on February 10th, 2009 12:27 am

    People, I was standing directly in front of Stockdale the entire show and got some pretty decent pics. No video though, the sound level would’ve blown the camera’s mic at that distance so I didn’t dare.

  32. bwall on February 10th, 2009 1:30 am

    2 words…..fuck and yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    man…its been a long wait, but appears to be worth it x20

    wolfmother is a state of fucking mind…..

  33. Sweet on February 10th, 2009 1:50 am

    It official
    The new WOlf is better then the old wolf
    the sound is much bigger with the addition of the rythem guit and there is finally a rockin engine room (Drummer) on stage
    the new guy on the sticks was beyond it …….seemed every one agreed on the nigt ,,,,,,well done to the new group ………….. phase ii ….cant wait !!!!

  34. Jus on February 10th, 2009 2:05 am


    Some songs they play the same chords which gives the song a much fuller sound. On other songs, they harmonise, which sounds fantastic. I can’t remember which songs they did this on though, sorry. But you’re in for a treat if you’re a guitarist. His pedal rig was monumental.

  35. Sex 4 Ears Music Blog on February 10th, 2009 3:29 am
  36. Silky on February 10th, 2009 9:13 am


  37. Anonnnn on February 10th, 2009 9:52 am

    Aidan Nemeth is a absolute complete and utter legenddd.

  38. Jimmy on February 10th, 2009 2:41 pm


    lol the album set lists is around 7 or 8 now i believe woo!

  39. ashleigh on February 12th, 2009 3:55 am

    Hell Yea thats my bro. Legend

  40. Keith on February 12th, 2009 4:00 am

    I still am bouncing to the new sounds. Cant wait for the c.d

  41. Anonymous on February 12th, 2009 6:54 am

    From triple J website

    Wolfmother unleash new lineup

    The new Wolfmother line-up has been officially revealed.

    Last weekend the band played gigs in Sydney and Brisbane under the name White Feather. They’re now a four piece, led by Andrew Stockdale, who downed his guitar to play keyboard on a couple of tracks. Joining him on stage were guitarist Aidan Nemeth, bass and keyboard player Ian Peres and drummer Dave Atkins from Resin Dogs.

    triple j can report they sound bigger and better than ever

    You can watch a fan-recorded video of the new song Pilgrim here.

  42. Keith on February 12th, 2009 8:38 am

    The new sounds are perhaps too good for triple J. Love the station but this new shit is awsome…….. perhaps triple R?

  43. Zeitgeist8 on February 16th, 2009 4:39 am

    New photos of the latest show are up on wolfmother’s myspace. Not terribly interesting – they were all of Andrew – but at least it is something.

  44. Tommy on February 16th, 2009 8:09 pm

    Hey Dudes,
    Check out the pictures of The White Feather Konzert at

  45. thatvfvodiadi on February 17th, 2009 12:13 am

    Alarmingly awesome, my mind is a flurry going over the gig and the reappearance of andrew, and his entourage is top notch too, brilliant stuff, hope to see album artwork or the name of it soon, roll on clipsal! ~

  46. Carry on February 17th, 2009 8:36 am

    hey everyone,
    aidan nemeth came into my restaurant (pane vino) the day of the whitefeather gig in brisbane… he ordered a side of bread with the crusts cut of and a glass of milk… apparently he only eats white food before he goes on stage. strange, i guess its working

  47. Jarrett on February 17th, 2009 7:52 pm

    Wolfmother is the shit. Pilgrim is dank. I hope these boys take America by storm. bout damn time.

    -wolfmother believer

  48. ilovebucketheadz on February 18th, 2009 7:30 am
  49. thatvfvodiadi on February 19th, 2009 9:33 am

    Good, I was just plunged into a vortex of pleasure and ecstasy…ladies and gentlemen, it’s white feather. Im so proud to be alive right now man~

  50. drbob222 on February 19th, 2009 11:43 am

    oh shit :( i hope monolith is gonna be on the new album! that was a kickass tune

  51. Caleb on February 21st, 2009 5:30 pm

    There are no citations for the Wikipedia page.
    So some random person could have went on wikipedia and made it up, so we are not sure

  52. mv on February 21st, 2009 6:43 pm

    and its be considered for deletion

  53. Serge1 PeshcOFF on February 22nd, 2009 6:28 pm

    yeah, it’s cool

  54. Cameron on February 23rd, 2009 6:27 am

    The White Feather page got deleted! Guys, I missed it. What did it say? Something about an album?

  55. katy f on February 23rd, 2009 5:53 pm

    yesssssssss!!….hope they come over to the uk soon!….and back as a 4 piece…brilliant!…..WOLFMOTHER are BACK!!!

  56. Anonymous on February 24th, 2009 3:43 am

    I was there. The new members didn’t hold up to the old ones – sorry, but they didn’t. And I would have liked a lot more new songs – I think they’ll stink.

  57. Vince on February 24th, 2009 3:51 am

    It was good to see them but I felt a bit disappointed by the lack of new material. Great to hear those old songs again even though they’re not that old.

    To be honest though I thought Pilgrim was lame. All I could think was if that’s the best riff and melody that Andrew can come up with in the last 4 years, well….

    Still prepared to give them a chance and I realise it’s early days but I’ve seen plenty of debut gigs by brand new bands that were way better. 5 out of 10.

  58. Anonymous on February 24th, 2009 4:28 am

    I was there. The new members completely trounced the old ones – sorry, but they did. =)

  59. Marcel on February 24th, 2009 1:55 pm

    on the name White Feather, which is exactly right? Wolfmother will continue or change to White Feather?

  60. Zeitgeist8 on February 25th, 2009 3:26 am

    Wolfmother annouces ANOTHER GIG!

    As posted on their myspace blog, “Wolfmother will be part of the massive line up of two benefit concerts scheduled to run simultaneously in both Melbourne and Sydney on Saturday, March 14 under the unified banner of SOUND RELIEF.”

  61. Silky on February 25th, 2009 6:55 am

    yeah the line up sounds pretty good for sound relief

    good cause too the bush fire relief

  62. Anonymous on March 1st, 2009 7:53 am

    pilgrim sounds awesome. how can you say that that riff is lame? beauty is found in simplicity my friend. and the solo was awesome

  63. PsychedeliaBob on March 5th, 2009 4:26 am

    Has anyone heard the song “Everythings Going On” by Dead Meadow? Pilgrim sounds like a complete ripoff…not that I’m complaining cause I love the song…but still

    They did tour with Dead Meadow in 2006 or 2007 so its not a long shot…if you know the song tell me what ya think. If you don’t know it look it up and compare.

  64. Cardoni on March 11th, 2009 12:04 am

    Finally, new wolfmother stuff! I, like many other fans, can’t wait for the new stuff to drop…But I thought they were in studio recording a while ago before the breakup? Any news on what happened to that material?

  65. bishop on April 5th, 2009 11:31 pm

    wolfmother kicks ass and new material is always good, plus amazing guitar in the first place, and now another guitar should sound even better. Where did they find the new guys?

  66. caleb on April 17th, 2009 5:30 pm

    eee… this is amazing, but i hope the Wolfmother still kickass without the other two guys…

  67. jungluthr on May 10th, 2009 3:31 pm

    Here is something you might not have know about this new Wolfmother song:
    Not only did WM tour with Dead Meadow, Andrew wanted Dead Meadow to be his backing band on his new album. When Dead Meadow toured Australia several months ago, a jam session was set up for Andrew to play with Dead Meadow at WM’s practice space. He basically asked Jason from DM to show him riffs from a few Dead Meadow songs, including- first and foremost- ‘Everything’s Going On’. Jason showed him how to play it (I guess Andrew’s not a good enough guitar player to figure out such a simple riff by ear). That was the only song Jason showed him how to play then Andrew asked Jason if he could show him any new, unreleased DM songs to which Jason declined. Then they jammed on Led Zep covers for awhile. A couple weeks later DM got a call from Andrew saying basically, ‘some people have told me that one of my new songs kinda sounds like ‘Everythings Going On’, it’s a crazy coincidence.” Enough of a ‘coincidence’ in fact that WF’s lawyer and label wanted to offer Dead Meadow a settlement for the ‘steal’ before the album is released. Dead Meadow will in fact be receiving a small royalty on every copy of that record sold and any air play or downloading of that particular song. So we see that this is more than a casual similarity and there are consequences to stealing other peoples ideas, especially when they are already well known and published.

  68. johnno on August 13th, 2009 10:33 pm

    Wolfmother suck, go see Tumbleweed for some proper Aussie rock

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