Sound Relief – Wolfmother do their bit

February 26, 2009 by  

Those of you who live in Victoria, Australia, have no doubt all been affected to a greater or lesser extent by the bushfires that swept your state. Some of you may know or be related to those that were devastatingly lost. And after so long, the fires still rage and people’s lives are still at risk …


Well to support Australia’s greatest ever natural disaster an event called Sound Relief is being held on Saturday March 14 in Melbourne and Sydney. Wolfmother is one of the confirmed acts and wow what a line up. Almost worth buying a ticket from London for!

– Augie March
– Bliss N Eso with Paris Wells
– Gabriella Cilmi
– Hunters & Collectors
– Jack Johnson
– Jet
– Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson w/ Troy Cassar-Daley
– Kings Of Leon
– Liam Finn
– Midnight Oil
– Paul Kelly
– Split Enz
– Wolfmother

– Coldplay (ACOUSTIC)
– Eskimo Joe
– Hoodoo Gurus
– Icehouse
– Jet
– Josh Pyke
– Little Birdy
– The Presets
– Wolfmother
– You Am I
– + more acts to be announced

All bands deserve credit for taking part in such a just cause, but Kings of Leon and Coldplay especially because they both have sold out gigs of their own that evening, so even doing a few songs is fantastic. And credit to Jet and Wolfmother for being willing to cover both venues!

I can’t close this post without mentioning Midnight Oil – who would have thought that you’d ever get the chance to see them again!

More news about the event can be found on the Sound Relief website:

Tickets are $75 (bargain! I reckon they should have charged double) and go on sale from next Wednesday, March 4:

If you don’t live in Australia or do but can’t go, and would like to still support the cause, you can make an online donation at the Red Cross website:


27 Responses to “Sound Relief – Wolfmother do their bit”

  1. Caleb on February 27th, 2009 3:28 am

    This makes me super happy!
    This reminds me of the Live Earth event.
    Way to go Wolfmother!

  2. Spencer on February 27th, 2009 4:41 am

    wolfmother, and jet are covering both coz there considered the big draws of the show… funny though on vega or mix or whatever, they didn’t even mention wolfmother when the announcer discussed it…

  3. Andre on February 27th, 2009 10:25 am

    Yay, more gigs! For a good cause as well, so thumbs up. Hope nobody has been too affected by these disasters.

  4. Schwansz on February 27th, 2009 10:16 pm

    Shit i wish Australia wasn`t on the other side of the earth! They are probably only playing gigs there the first couple of months! Please let them come to Europe soon!

  5. Cameron on February 28th, 2009 8:10 am

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! HIS FRO IS COMPLETELY GONE!!!! It was in a coma during their White Feather gigs, and now it just flat lined!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS WORSE THAN WHEN WOLFMOTHER SPLIT!!!! (OK not really but close!!!)

  6. RWS on February 28th, 2009 8:23 am

    I find it most hilarious that Midnight Oil is performing when it’s lead singer is member of Parliament!

  7. La Chupacabra on February 28th, 2009 8:58 pm

    Wow! Three of my favorite bands in the same place at the same time! Kings of Leon, Jet, and of course Wolfmother! Would anyone like to buy me a plane ticket to melbourne? Curse you, frozen tundra that is Michigan!

  8. Josh on March 1st, 2009 5:15 am

    That dude needs to pick his hair back out or something. It was way sweeter when he had the super rugged look goin on with his beard and all..

  9. drbob222 on March 1st, 2009 11:45 pm

    andrew looks like an old man with his new hairstyle :|

  10. Cameron on March 2nd, 2009 2:44 am

    Hey guys remember how we sent a letter to Wolfmother asking for clarity on their new album? Well, let’s do something like that again except this time we’ll have a giant petition asking Andrew to get his fro back!!!! …maybe not… :D

  11. drbob222 on March 2nd, 2009 12:10 pm

    lol i’ll back you on this one :p

  12. wolfchildsarah on March 8th, 2009 10:52 am

    this is random but dimension was on rove for a hamish and andy video :D

  13. Silky on March 8th, 2009 11:07 am

    i thought it was white unicorn? unless they played both

  14. matt on March 9th, 2009 12:17 am

    great interview about new wolfmother

  15. wolfchildsarah on March 9th, 2009 2:29 am

    ^shit it was my bad :P

  16. iTunesJunky on March 9th, 2009 9:42 pm

    Absolutly great interview there indeed!
    For everyone to enjoy!

    Thanks matt

  17. Mike on March 10th, 2009 9:12 pm

    Got this from their myspace page

    The triumphant return of Wolfmother is imminent. Frontman Andrew Stockdale has emerged from his self-built home studio and is due to head to LA to record the second Wolfmother album with producer Alan Moulder in April. Wolfmother stepped out earlier in February to play two shows in Brisbane and Sydney to roadtest the new material prior to recording.

    Billed as White Feather, the shows at the Valley Studios in Andrew’s hometown of Brisbane and The Oxford Arts Factory in Sydney sold out within minutes of word leaking online, and Wolfmother ripped through a set of old gold and new magic to those quick enough to be there

    .Coming aboard for album two is esteemed producer Alan Moulder, universally admired for his groundbreaking work with Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, The Jesus & Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine. After mixing a track Andrew had recorded at home for the upcoming Guitar Hero game, Moulder was enlisted to produce the whole record, which is due for release in the last quarter of 2009.

    On the live front, Wolfmother will mark their return playing both the Melbourne & Sydney Sound Relief Benefit concerts scheduled to run simultaneously on March 14 and the Clipsal500 motor racing event in Adelaide on March 22.

  18. Anonymous on March 12th, 2009 1:31 am

    Andrew needs to pick his hair out and get that fro back.

  19. matt on March 16th, 2009 1:07 am
  20. sid on March 16th, 2009 3:17 am

    Man that new drummer is fantastic
    great show
    good to see you guys back in action

  21. matt on March 19th, 2009 8:41 pm

    Back Round At Sound Relief

  22. a on March 20th, 2009 10:58 pm

    Fukin Awesome Gig. Jumped the fence to see Wolfmother

  23. Matthew Ensley on March 22nd, 2009 1:45 pm


  24. Andre on March 23rd, 2009 7:36 pm

    Brilliant. Pics are up on the band’s MySpace page :)

  25. Josh on March 24th, 2009 5:48 pm

    so did anyone go to the clipsal?

  26. Lucas on March 24th, 2009 6:57 pm

    Sorry i have to post this message here but i didn’t know where else,
    i found this trailer.
    and yes you are hearing it wright it’s vaganbond of ore faborite band WOLFMOTHER!!!!!!
    Must be a cool movie

  27. Roller on April 4th, 2009 11:23 am

    Is the Sound Relief concert comin’ on a DVD?

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