New Crown on the Billboard Charts!

April 10, 2014

Despite its lack of early promotion and marketing, or even a widespread physical release as of yet, Wolfmother’s third album New Crown has charted on the United States Billboard 200 albums chart.

Following on from its success on various iTunes charts around the world, New Crown has crept into the Billboard 200 at number 160; and despite being far lower than both Wolfmother and Cosmic Egg – which reached 22 and 16 on the chart respectively – the position is no doubt impressive for a surprise independent release.

The album has also reached number 46 on the Top Rock Albums chart, and an impressive number 9 on the Hard Rock Albums chart. No official confirmation from any other regions yet, but New Crown is likely to chart in Australia and possibly a few countries in Europe, too.

New US and Aus Dates Released

April 2, 2014

Wolfmother have announced a number of new shows set to take place in May and June.

Firstly, an additional seven shows have been added in the US, mostly in between the scheduled appearances at the Beale Street Music Festival on May 3rd and the Hangout Festival Pre-Party on May 15th. The band will visit cities including Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; and Atlanta, Georgia.

After returning from their May 24th performance at Mexico’s Machaca Festival, the trio will then return to their home country to perform four shows in four days in Queensland, visiting small venues in Gladstone, Hervey Bay, Harlaxton, and Brisbane before heading out to Europe for their shows in Moscow and London.

Check Wolfmother.net’s tour dates page for full info.

Stockdale Discusses Label Split and New Album

April 2, 2014

In the wake of the release of the band’s new album New Crown, Wolfmother frontman Andrew Stockdale recently added clarity to a number of situations surrounding recent events, including the change between the Wolfmother and Stockdale names, whether or not the band are still signed to a record label, and the recording and release process of the new record.

Speaking in an interview with Australian rock radio station Triple M, the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter claimed that, despite many news sources dubbing Stockdale’s brief venture into solo territory as the band “breaking up”, in fact the Wolfmother moniker had only been “shelved”, explaining that it didn’t make complete sense to drop the Wolfmother name for too long.

Joined by long-standing fellow bandmate Ian Peres for the interview, Stockdale also revealed the news that many had suspected — that Wolfmother had left their record label, Universal — attributing this to the fact that it’s “a very long process getting anything done”, jokingly calling the situation “a total disaster”. The split from the label made it easier for the band to release New Crown much more quickly, and Stockdale has also stated that the trio has around 35 additional new songs ready for the next release.

Listen to the full interview here, and let us know what you think in the comments below!