Stockdale Hits Back at Critics in New Interview

May 25, 2012

In a new interview with the singer-songwriter-guitarist conducted by English magazine Classic Rock, Wolfmother frontman Andrew Stockdale has responded to claims that he is the one to blame for the drastic lineup changes suffered by the band, ensuring fans that the new album is on its way.

Speaking to the publication, Stockdale insists that he has “a good relationship with most people that have been in [Wolfmother]”, likening the departures of members to the patterns of people in everyday working life. The frontman has also cleared up the confusion surrounding record labels, claiming that “As of a few days [ago] that’s been resolved”, implying that Universal, Modular and Interscope will in fact be releasing the record.

Speaking about the album itself, Stockdale revealed the titles of two new songs: the first, tentatively titled ‘Ghetto’, has been submitted to the producers of the upcoming film Iron Man 3, with the hope that it will be included on the soundtrack; the second is ‘Year of the Dragon’, which has been on the radars of Wolfmother fanatics for almost a year now.

Wolfmother’s third album, currently untitled, is slated for a 2012 release, with Stockdale joking that to wait until 2013 “would just be wrong”.

Read the full interview here.

Updated: New Music Video in Production?

May 12, 2012

New Wolfmother VideoDespite the lack of news being released by the band, it appears that Wolfmother are alive and well, and are said to be in the process of filming a new music video! Despite releasing no details regarding new songs or an album, a video is reportedly in the works according to a model claiming to be featured on the shoot.

Tweeting earlier today, Australian model Amanda Hinchcliffe revealed to her almost 2,500 followers that the band were filming a new music video, writing the following:

Teaser/Sneak peak From todays shoot for the new @wolfmother film Clip. [sic]

Attached to the tweet was an image of Hinchcliffe and another model, unidentified, which can be seen above and found in its original size here. Wolfmother.net will have more information as soon as it is available.

Update:

Australian boutique The End Collective last night posted another photo from the video shoot on their Facebook page, which can be found here. The shot features most of the band, as well as another female dancer/model, performing in a studio-like setting. The post was retweeted by the official Wolfmother Twitter account, so its legitimacy seems confirmed.

Todd DiCiurcio, another party involved in the video who simply describes himself as an “artist”, also tweeted a photo from the end of the shoot yesterday, which can be found here.

Wolfmother to Play Splendour in the Grass, Support The Smashing Pumpkins

May 5, 2012

The Smashing PumpkinsIt has been revealed over the last few weeks that Wolfmother are set to return to the live scene in their home country this summer.

Firstly the group will be returning to the Splendour in the Grass festival, this year held in the Belongil Fields of Byron Bay on July 29th. Wolfmother have previously played at Splendour three times, with their 2008 appearance marking the last live performance of the original lineup featuring Chris Ross and Myles Heskett.

Following on from this show, the group now comprised of Andrew Stockdale, Ian Peres, Vin Steele, Elliott Hammond and Hamish Rosser will support American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, pictured, on a couple of dates on their upcoming tour in support of new album Oceania. Wolfmother will perform at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on July 31st, and at the Melbourne Hisense Arena on August 2nd.

Wolfmother’s last shows in Australia took place back in March, when the new lineup continued to find its feet with shows in Melbourne, Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and Hobart.