New Album to Be Re-Recorded, Self-Released
April 19, 2012 by André Pusey
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.