New Album to Be Re-Recorded, Self-Released

April 19, 2012 by  

Details surrounding the status of Wolfmother’s next album have come to light. Earlier today (April 19th), frontman Andrew Stockdale revealed that the band’s third album is to be re-recorded with the new five-piece lineup, and will be self-released by Stockdale without a record label.

Last month, we reported that Wolfmother’s labels Modular and Universal were “not interested” in releasing the band’s third record, recorded throughout 2011 by the former lineup of Stockdale, Ian Peres, Aidan Nemeth and Will Rockwell-Scott, following a tip-off from someone close within the band’s organisation. Now, we can exclusively reveal that the group — now comprised of Stockdale, Peres, Vin Steele, Elliott Hammond and Hamish Rosser — will be recording the album themselves for a release presumably later this year.

Tweeting earlier today, Stockdale said the following about the new album:

One weeks [sic] rehearsals of new record, it’s going off! I’m thinking live studio record…. All without label support funded by yours truly!

For the record, I’ve asked to be dropped by the label about 7 months ago and I’m still asking to be dropped so we can release something!

The news is the first we’ve heard about the new album in some months now, and indicates progress towards a release date (which could be very soon, given the lack of label involvement). Wolfmother.net will have more news as soon as it becomes available.

Comments

25 Responses to “New Album to Be Re-Recorded, Self-Released”

  1. chimaera on April 20th, 2012 5:16 am

    Exciting news! Sounds like something is happening finally, and explains why it has been taking so long.

  2. Anonymous on April 20th, 2012 1:53 pm

    oh hahahahhah. “i’ve been asked to be dropped 7 times.” im sure! hahaha. have fun recording this one with a.s as your producer. although the last “scrapped”album was done in the same exact fashion, with andrew as producer…see where that got them? 2 members short and the random pick up of some mediocre guitarist and drummer whose about to reallly regret leaving a band with one crazy singer for an even sillier one, oh and a keyboardist they didnt need.

  3. Anonymous on April 20th, 2012 1:54 pm

    i misquoted. sorry…7 months not 7 times

  4. Goopy on April 21st, 2012 3:14 am

    It’s about time! I’ve been waiting for quite some time~

  5. Darth Vader on April 23rd, 2012 1:00 am

    Have to take off my entire suit and get it dry-cleaned… Just hearing any news from the band caused me to lose control of my bladder.

  6. Darth Vader on April 23rd, 2012 1:01 am

    FML this night gown I have to wear while my suit is at the cleaner’s is SOo emasculating…

  7. Clint Eastwood on April 23rd, 2012 3:16 am

    Same here, Darth Vader…this whole experience has just made my day… really horrible.

  8. Ashmother on April 24th, 2012 10:08 pm

    Psyched to finally hear something about this album. Shame Nemeth and Scott had to leave. Well.. their loss i suppose

  9. Ashfather on April 25th, 2012 3:13 am

    get back in the kitchen ashmother

  10. Plastic Zeppelin on April 29th, 2012 6:26 am

    Fire the guitarist and keyboardist and perform as a three peice. Ian Peres is a badass badssist.. listen to his fills on California Queen.. Hamish Rosser was great in the Vines, and Andrew is a great vocalist and guitarist.. i see zero point in having another guitarist or an individual keyboardist.

  11. GuitarGeek469 on April 29th, 2012 5:16 pm

    I agree completely with Plastic Zeppelin. Plus the new guitarists name is Vin Steele? Last time I checked Wolfmother wasn’t a glam-metal band.

  12. Anonymous on April 29th, 2012 8:34 pm

    Plastic…yes, im am in complete agreement with you. my bold statement of the year, the trio of stockdale, peres, and rosser is as good as the original trio. i would say slightly worse but only by a hair.

  13. Andre on April 29th, 2012 11:19 pm

    Plastic is on the money. A trio of Andrew, Ian and Hamish (I’d prefer Dave to return full-time) is much better.

  14. Glorified G on April 29th, 2012 11:47 pm

    I fully agree with all of the above. With additional members the sound becomes to cluttered. The lack of that sound clutter was what made the original line up so great. I know that I am just repeating what everyone said already, but maybe if we get enough fan support, Andrew will actually listen and do this for the fans.

  15. Bryce on April 30th, 2012 12:58 am

    Does anyone think theyll have it re-recorded before their next tour date june 22? maybe thats wishful thinking. i want stockdale, rosser, and peres too!

  16. ross on April 30th, 2012 2:09 am

    YES!

  17. Anonymous on May 1st, 2012 4:51 pm

    this is bullshit. knowing all that is up behind the scenes make reading this so infuriating. everyone knows andrew cant play the guitar live without needing a back up. aidan was perfect as a backup and because andrew would not let him do anything the fans see this as an unimportant guitarist. completely untrue. vin steele is not even good at guitar and all of byron bay knows this. this band is so done. getting dropped by your label is not a good sign. oh and what happens to all the tracks from the first go of the new album? cause i know for a fact who was mixing, editing, and producing the sound on those and it sure as hell was not Andrew.

  18. Anonymous on May 1st, 2012 4:53 pm

    enough fan support? you guys um this forum basically consists of the same 15 people.

  19. ross on May 1st, 2012 11:38 pm

    shut up, the third album will be awesome as all hell!

    because andrew is a genuis. he’s not perfect but a genius none the less.

  20. Plastic Zeppelin on May 2nd, 2012 3:01 am

    Anon are you kidding me? Did you ever see the original 3 peice live? They were amazing. Much better, much more raw, then the last lineup. Andrew can definetly play guitar by himself. Sorry bro. And Cosmic Egg was amazing and written by Andrew himself for the most part so im pretty confident the next album wont suck either.

  21. Andre on May 2nd, 2012 7:53 am

    Anonymous… who I believe is wolfmami from the forums… Andrew played guitar on his own for 8 years as the only guitarist in a power trio, and the band were incredible back then. Nothing fancy, just some massive riffs and a few solos here and there. Since then he has become a slightly ego-inflated rockstar, and now likes to try and emulate Page and Hendrix, to no avail. Also… I know you claim to be an “insider”, but pretty much every fan knew Aidan edited the album, seeing as Andrew tweeted that a long, long time ago.

  22. Andre on May 2nd, 2012 7:54 am

    Also, if you work within the Wolfmother camp… maybe you should be off trying to help resurrect the band, rather than commenting on a poxy fansite with your career frustrations.

  23. b.steele on May 4th, 2012 2:39 am

    Release date please?

  24. Liam on May 10th, 2012 9:55 pm

    The problem with Wolfmother ‘becoming a trio again’ is that the new songs (from Cosmic Egg onwards) would sound pretty bad coming from just a three-piece. They were written to be performed as a four piece, and I bet you anything Stockdale would have a real problem trying to play stuff like White Feather, Cosmic Egg and New Moon Rising with just the one guitar. No matter how much Aidan got pushed into the background and given no spotlight or any lead stuff to do because Stockdale loves himself too much, he was still necessary.

  25. Plastic Zeppelin on May 14th, 2012 7:23 pm

    True but they could always hire a touring member for those songs.

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