Wolfmother Lock Horns with Triple J

August 1, 2012 by  

Triple JIt seems that Wolfmother and Australian radio station Triple J are at odds with one another, following an outburst by frontman Andrew Stockdale at the band’s recent Splendour in the Grass performance.

During the group’s set, which included hits like ‘Woman’ and ‘Joker & the Thief’, and new track ‘Keep Moving’, Stockdale levelled criticism at the station for not paying attention to the group’s early demo, and subsequently ceasing to play their material when public interest in their music decreased. Describing the station’s staff as “Left-wing conservatives sitting up in their offices on their government-paid wages”, he concluded his speech with the statement “Triple J can go fuck themselves!”.

He later took to the official Wolfmother Twitter page to respond to a tweet from the station pointing out the male dominance of the crowd at the show, a claim he described in reply as “100% consistently lame”. Triple J presenter Tom Ballard and comedian Rhys Nicholson have responded negatively to Andrew’s statements, with a number of fans defending him on Twitter.

Triple J and Wolfmother have in the past shared a relatively positive relationship, with a number of interviews and up-to-date news stories given exclusively to the station on a number of occasions. The band also won the 2005 J Award for Best Australian Album for their self-titled debut, and were named a record eight times in the Triple J Hottest 100 in the same year, with two entries in the top ten. It remains to be seen how this latest development will affect their future collaborations.

Wolfmother have one more date left on their current touring cycle, supporting The Smashing Pumpkins at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena tomorrow (August 2nd), and are expected to return to working on their anticipated third album thereafter.

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7 Responses to “Wolfmother Lock Horns with Triple J”

  1. kyle jalowicz on August 2nd, 2012 3:12 am

    guys, we need to face it: wolfmother as we know them are finished. period.

  2. Dan on August 2nd, 2012 5:29 pm

    Um, isn’t conservative RIGHT wing? Stockdale is such a moron he’s trying to sound smart and rebellious, I swear he thinks he’s the white Hendrix. He needs to get his head out his bum

  3. André Pusey on August 2nd, 2012 5:48 pm

    I’m fairly sure Conservativism is centre-right, yeah…

  4. Tom on August 4th, 2012 9:32 pm

    I was at that gig and never heard this outburst?? He was very distracted in the set with guitar problems tho…

  5. sonita on August 6th, 2012 3:45 am

    guitar problems because his guitarist that could actually play and cover for him when he sang and what we have now is um Vin Steele? Vin steele?

  6. chimaera on August 12th, 2012 9:01 am

    Funnily enough I heard Love Train in Triple J last weekend!

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