December 29, 2009
As previously reported by the site, Wolfmother will be releasing a special edition box set of their sophomore album Cosmic Egg sometime next year. Forum member JasonA has found a link which suggests that the release date will be 20 January 2010, placing it almost a month before the release of the “White Feather” single and somewhere in the middle of the European leg of their New Moon Rising World Tour, the day before the concert at Brixton Academy in London, England.
According to the link, the box set will include double vinyl, CD and mp3 editions of the album, as well as a book (presumably of artwork and/or possibly interviews or words from Andrew/the band)! More news as it comes!
December 16, 2009
Wolfmother are playing two intimate gigs on the 22nd and 3rd of Dec, but they’re very special gigs, that I think the only way to describe is by adapting an old Christmas tale…
It was the lead up to Christmas, when all through Byron Bay
Not a person stirred, not even the drunk and gay
Wolfmother on stage, acoustic guitars to be seen
They play two intimate gigs, with you playing the tambourine!
I think that’s the perfect way to sum up this news post! Except one night is going to be acoustic and the other is going to be an electric show, but bring your tambourine’s to both!
When: 22nd Dec
Where: Buddha Bar
Arts factory Village
Byron Bay, N.S.W
Rock’n’Rolla Electric Rock Show
When: 23rd Dec
Where: The Great Northern Hotel
35-43 Jonson St
Byron Bay NSW
Doors open at 8.30pm for both gigs
UPDATE – Andrew posted what he says is the official artwork for this: http://twitpic.com/tuy48
December 13, 2009
The cover for upcoming single “White Feather”, currently slated for a 1 February 2010 release, has popped up on the internet. On the Wikipedia article for the song, which appears as the third track on Cosmic Egg, somebody has uploaded a low-resolution version of the cover, which depicts a luscious field complete with trees, a stream and unidentifiable people standing around, in a similar vein to the covers for “New Moon Rising” and the album itself.
At the time of writing, the cover is not readily available anywhere else, and the origin and legitimacy of the pictured cover can be questioned; it does, however, look legit, and I’m sure confirmation will come within the next few weeks. The first two ‘singles’ (only released as digital downloads, for the most part) from Cosmic Egg, “Back Round” and “New Moon Rising”, reached #100 and #50 in Australia respectively, and so if the pattern is to continue then “White Feather” should be set to reach #1! That’s an extremely bold hope, but what position do you think it will reach/should reach? Is “White Feather” a good choice for a single? Is it even a good song? Pop over to the forums and discuss!
General update: According to Last.fm, the single will be released on 21 December 2009, and will contain five remixes of the title track.
December 8, 2009
Live show for Nova in Melbourne!
This Friday, Dec 11 4pm – 6pm.
First 20 fans to email WM.NOVA@GMAIL.COM wins 2 tix to the show!
Ryan, Monty and Wippa are having their final show on Nova this Friday (Dec 11th) and to end their final show with a bang they’ve got Wolfmother doing Soothers® Drive Live from the very cool Rooftop and Toff in Town in the middle of Melbourne city.
If you don’t get tickets, tune in from 4-6pm on Nova to catch all the action!
Second Floor, Curtin House
252 Swanston Street
December 3, 2009
Wolfmother kicked off the MTV Summer Party 2009 at the Hyde Park Barracks on December 1 in Sydney, with their new single ‘White Feather’ aswell as almost an HOUR of other material. All you Australians can catch the recording on Sunday 6th December @ 7.30 (AEDT) on MTV Australia, while the rest of us will just have to keep our eyes peeled for a video upload.
On a side note, thanks very much to Chimmy for making me a site contributor, I will serve the role with honour – MisterMother
December 2, 2009
Wolfmother are set to bring their “New Moon Rising World Tour” to the European fans from January 2010, with 16 shows in 10 countries! While it has not been officially confirmed by the band or their management, the support act for these dates is due to be an American band called The Black Angels.
While I myself have never heard of the band, here are some brief facts: formed in 2004 in Austin, Texas, the band plays “psychedelic surf rock” which, according to Rolling Stone, is akin to the musical stylings of The Velvet Underground and 13th Floor Elevators. Why not check out their MySpace page and have a listen to their tracks?
The tour dates are featured on various ticketing sites, as well as the band’s websites, so can be assumed to be official and confirmed. What are your thoughts? Head over to the forums to discuss!
December 2, 2009
On 30 November, Andrew reported on his Twitter that Wolfmother would be “playing Sydney-based morning TV show “Sunrise” this coming Wednesday Dec 2!” In the same tweet, he added that “We’ll play the new single White Feather,” which provides the first official confirmation that the song is to be released as the next single.
On the show, Sunrise, the band enthusiastically performed “White Feather” and old favourite “Joker & the Thief”. Click the links below to check out the performances. Also, why not visit the forums and tell us what you think!