August 25, 2014
Available on the band’s new online store, the physical versions of New Crown are just two of many new items fans can purchase, including a wide range of t-shirts, a canvas bag, and a patch.
The New Crown CD is priced at $15 AUD (approximately $14 USD or £8.50 GBP), while the vinyl will cost you $35 AUD (approximately $28 USD or £17 GBP) and comes with a poster. Check out the store for more great Wolfmother merchandise.
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!
November 8, 2013
After another few months out of the spotlight, which included another lineup change and a few†recording sessions for the next album, Wolfmother returned on Wednesday night (November 6th) with a performance in frontman Andrew Stockdale’s hometown of Byron Bay, New South Wales.
At their first show since July, the band presented their new compact lineup for the first time, which featured longstanding bassist and keyboardist Ian Peres, as well as former rhythm guitarist Vin Steele (who performed on ‘Stockdale solo album’ Keep Moving)†taking the repeatedly-vacated spot on drums. This is the first time Wolfmother has performed as a trio since the original lineup broke up in 2008, although it is not known whether this is a permanent change or just a temporary fix.
Wednesday night’s show took place at The Northern, a popular gig venue for various iterations of the band over the years, and was free to all attending. There is no word yet on the next show, or the progress of the album, although this is expected to near completion at some point in the new year. Brief video of the new lineup’s performance of†Wolfmother†classic ‘White Unicorn’ is available here.
Thanks to various WM.net community members for sharing news and media; as always we will keep you up-to-date with any more developments! Keep in touch on the quick chat or the Facebook page (forums are currently undergoing maintenance).
August 6, 2013
It has been brought to the attention of Wolfmother.net that the Wolfmother’s new drummer Tony McCall, who joined just a few weeks ago, has left the band.
Citing “personal reasons” as the explanation for his departure, McCall becomes the latest in a lengthening list of departed Wolfmother band members, and the one with the shortest tenure in the group’s history.
McCall was brought in following the departure of Hamish Rosser and fill-in sticksman Elliott Hammond. Previous Wolfmother drummers include Will Rockwell-Scott, Dave Atkins, and founding member Myles Heskett.
We will keep you updated with any developments!
July 24, 2013
According to The Music Network, multi-instrumentalist Elliott Hammond (pictured second from left) has become the latest member to depart from Wolfmother, just a month after drummer Hamish Rosser left, reportedly due to scheduling conflicts with his own band The Delta Riggs.
The departure of Hammond — who performed keyboards, drums, percussion, and harmonica on Andrew Stockdale’s recent solo album Keep Moving — leaves Wolfmother as a four-piece group, with long-time bassist and keyboardist Ian Peres, rhythm guitarist Vin Steele, and new drummer Tony McCall completing the lineup of Stockdale’s band. McCall has previously performed with Cosmic Egg drummer Dave Atkins’s band Resin Dogs, and has also performed with Peres in the past.
Despite only joining the band in early 2012, after the departure of drummer Will Rockwell-Scott and Cosmic Egg rhythm guitarist Aidan Nemeth, Hammond quickly became an important part of the recent Stockdale/Wolfmother sound, primarily for his introduction of the harmonica, the addition of which Stockdale praised in recent interviews.
More as it becomes available…
August 1, 2012
It 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.
Wolfmother.net will bring your more updates when they are available. For now, why not discuss this story on our forums!
February 24, 2012
It seems that Wolfmother are once again in trouble, and the future seems uncertain for the Australian four-piece hard rockers.
A source from close within the band’s organisation has revealed exclusively to Wolfmother.net that drummer Will Scott and rhythm guitarist Aidan Nemeth have officially left the band, essentially citing irreconcilable differences with frontman Andrew Stockdale, echoing the reasons for original members Chris Ross and Myles Heskett leaving back in August 2008.
In addition, it has been revealed by the same source that the band’s upcoming third album is to be delayed further. The statement includes the following passage:
There is no release date for album #3 because Modular, Universal and Interscope are not interested in releasing it.
It is currently unclear as to whether the band will continue to perform together, or whether the album will receive a release at any time soon, although the band did recently perform at the 2012 ASP World Surfing Awards ceremony in Australia.
Wolfmother.net will have more news as soon as it is available.
August 24, 2011
Back in November last year, we reported that Wolfmother had contributed to an unknown tribute album. The news has been revealed in the last few days that the album is a tribute to Texan blues rock trio ZZ Top, due to be released in October this year.
The eleven-song collection, entitled A Tribute from Friends, is due to be released on October 11, 2011, and features covers from a wide range of artists including Nickelback, Mastodon, and even Wyclef Jean.
Wolfmother’s contribution is a cover of “Cheap Sunglasses”, a single originally released in 1980 from the album DegŁello. The song will be the fifth track on the album, after Nickelback’s cover of “Legs” and before “Got Me Under Pressure” by Duff McKagan’s Loaded.
November 28, 2010
Wolfmother vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and general visionary Andrew Stockdale recently joined the omnipresent social networking site Facebook, racking up around 200 ‘friends’ in just a few days, with many more inevitably to come. With this addition to the worldwide community, the circle of the band on Facebook has officially been completed: all four members are available for you to add, if you so please! The band as a separate entity also has an official profile of its own, which is also available for ‘liking’. Check out the links below to connect with your favourite band!
Andrew Stockdale: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1022795451
Ian Peres: http://www.facebook.com/peresrebello
Aidan Nemeth: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=552625661
Will “Rockwell” Scott: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=670975259
November 18, 2010
As revealed on Andrew Stockdale’s Twitter page, Wolfmother are currently in the process of mixing a cover track they have recorded for an upcoming tribute album. The artist or artists of focus on the tribute album is/are currently unknown, but this will be the first material released by the band since the iTunes Live from Sydney EP back in March 2010. The Twitter post reads as follows:
“We’re working on a cover for a tribute album, it should be mixed by the end of the day! More info coming soon…”
While initially assumed or misunderstood to mean the band were working on an album cover for their own tribute album, it is clear that Andrew meant they have recorded a track for a ‘various artists’ compilation tribute to a certain artist or artists. If you have any idea of any tribute albums in the works which could be what Wolfmother are contributing to, let us know in the comments below or on the forums!