Wolfmother to release new material?

August 27, 2010

According to a post on the official Wolfmother forums (which have NOTHING on the WM.net forums!) by the band’s very own Mr. Stockdale, the band are planning to release some new studio material before the end of the year! Whether this will happen or not, however, given Wolfmother’s history of delays and false promises, remains to be seen, so take this news with a slight pinch of salt.

Interestingly, Andrew’s post was aimed at fans in an interrogative sense, asking for opinions on what medium of release should be issued and what kind of recording should be sought. The full post reads as follows:

“Hello All,

We are considering recording an E.P / Album and releasing it later in the year. So there are two ways of doing this, we are thinking of continuing in the home studio the same way as we did Back Round and Fell Down A Hole, or sticking with the big Producer/Engineer classic studio approach. This next record is definitly going to be a a fast natural process, mixing up live takes and extended instrumental pieces.

Something gets lost in laying down drums then tracking every instrument and layering up a record, it’s a safe big album approach though it’s hard to find nuaince and expression within these recordings….

Just throwing it out there,

What are the people who listen to Wolfmother looking for, should the creators lead without concern for their audience? Either way I’m interested to hear peoples opinions…

Andrew”

So get over to the forums and voice your opinion, then join us on the unofficial forums to chat about these developments!

Cosmic Egg nominated for Classic Rock award

August 23, 2010

Wolfmother’s second album, Cosmic Egg, has been nominated for Classic Rock magazine’s Album of the Year award. The album, which was released in October last year, will be up against 14 other albums released in 2009 or 2010, including Kiss’s Sonic Boom, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s God & Guns and Slash, the self-titled solo album by the ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist, on which Wolfmother’s own Andrew Stockdale appears as a guest vocalist.

The awards ceremony will be hosted by rock legend Alice Cooper at the legendary Roundhouse music venue in London, England on November 10, 2010. Nominees in other categories include fellow Australians AC/DC (Band of the Year), for whom Wolfmother opened on a leg of their Black Ice World Tour, and Download Festival 2010 (Event of the Year), at which Wolfmother were scheduled to perform but for the (still unsolved) illness of Andrew Stockdale.

Some may say that the inclusion of Cosmic Egg in the list of nominations for the Album of the Year award is a surprise, given its mediocre critical response and lack of fan support, although it did receive its fair amount of praise. Should Wolfmother win the award, which has ever-increasing prestige, it will be their first accolade in over two years since they won the APRA Award for Most Played Australian Work Overseas in June 2008. See the full list of nominations below and vote here:

  • Cheap Trick — The Latest
  • Bigelf — Cheat the Gallows
  • Slash — Slash
  • Kiss — Sonic Boom
  • Wolfmother — Cosmic Egg
  • Iron Maiden — The Final Frontier
  • Pearl Jam — Backspacer
  • Alice in Chains — Black Gives Way to Blue
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd — God & Guns
  • The Gaslight Anthem — American Slang
  • Scorpions — Sting in the Tail
  • Europe — Last Look at Eden
  • Ratt — Infestation
  • Foreigner — Can’t Slow Down
  • The Black Crowes — Before the Frost…
  • Steve Hackett — Out of the Tunnel’s Mouth