Vote for “Far Away” in the Rage 50!

November 16, 2010

Prolific long-running Australian music video program Rage is doing another year of Rage Fifty, where they countdown the top 50 best music videos of that year as chosen by you.

This year Wolfmother’s music video for “Far Away” is up for voting, so if you want to see it make the top 50, you know what you have to do! You can only vote once, BUT you can vote for a short list of up to 5 different entries.

Voting closes at midnight AEST Tuesday 14th December, and the countdown will begin on Christmas Day night.

Vote for us in the rage FIFTY 2009

If there are any other music videos that were released this year that you voted for, discuss them on the forums!

Wolfmother do Queen & Bowie

July 23, 2010

It was Andrew’s birthday a few days ago, and as a present to us fans he and the band recorded a couple of epic songs and uploaded them to YouTube.

First is Queen (check out the guitar display):

And then there’s Bowie (that wallpaper hurts my eyes):

Not only are they cool covers (I particularly liked Starman with the bongos!), but it’s very cool to see the band hanging out and doing fun stuff. It feels like the chemistry is back for the first time in a good few years. Let’s hope to see more of this kind of thing!

Dave Atkins leaves Wolfmother

April 23, 2010

It seems things are changing yet again in the Wolfmother camp… after under two years of service, drummer David “Acosta” Atkins has decided to leave the band. In an email sent to mailing list subscribers, it was revealed that “Dave Atkins has decided to leave the band to spend much-needed time at home with his family”, possibly choosing to favour his other music endeavours (Resin Dogs, drum tuition) over The Wolfies. The email went on to say that “Dave has had a great experience touring and recording with the band … and may well still be around for future recordings”, although let the history books read that Atkins left the band in April 2010. We here at WM.net would like to say thanks for everything, Dave!

But Wolfmother will not be without a member, as they have wasted no time in hiring an American drummer called…

Will Rockwell-Scott!

Rockwell-Scott has performed with an American garage rock band called The Mooney Suzuki since its foundation in 1996, and has now joined Wolfmother on a temporary trial basis until the end of the Cosmic Egg touring cycle, until at least the end of this summer, although it is likely (dare I say) that he will then stay on full-time. The Mooney Suzuki are a great, fast-paced, all-out rock band, who you may recognise as the creators of “Shake That Bush Again”, which was featured on the video game Burnout 3, and/or “Alive & Amplified”, which was featured in a number of video games and performed well in the charts. The story of Rockwell-Scott’s enlistment is as follows: “After Andrew’s performances in L.A with Slash, the band decided to audition a few drummers whilst they were in town. And we’ve come across a young gun by the name of Will Rockwell-Scott of ‘Mooney Suzuki’ and ‘Har Mar Superstar’ fame. We’re very happy to have him on board and Will is keen as mustard to enter into the realm of Wolfmother.”

So turn those frowns upside down — we’ve got a new Wolfie on board, and it seems Dave could be hanging about making some rare appearances… WOLFMOTHER! Discuss it on the forums :)

Follow Wolfmother on Twitter

January 20, 2010

Hey Wolfies! Just a quick post to let you know that our beloved Wolfmother have made it to microblogging site Twitter! Head over to twitter.com/wolfmother and follow the page to keep up with news and updates directly from the band. No doubt many of you have followed Andrew Stockdale at twitter.com/positron76, but it looks as if this is an attempt to distinguish his personal profile from that of the band. So follow the band, follow Andrew, AND follow us! Check out twitter.com/wolfmothernet for our very own Twitter page, where you would’ve found a competition (which ended last night), had you followed! :P

Tweet away!

Wolfmother in Wonderland

January 13, 2010

According to a recent news post by MTV.com, information regarding the soundtrack to Tim Burton’s adaptation of Alice In Wonderland has surfaced.

The soundtrack is called “Almost Alice” and features artists “re-imagining songs from the Disney classic”.

Among bands such as Metro Station, Franz Ferdinand, All Time Low and The All-American Rejects, Wolfmother also provides a new song entitled “Fell Down A Hole”.

The entire tracklisting:

  1. Avril Lavigne – “Alice (Underground)”
  2. The All-American Rejects – “The Poison”
  3. Owl City – “The Technicolor Phase”
  4. Shinedown – “Her Name Is Alice”
  5. All Time Low – “Painting Flowers”
  6. Metro Station – “Where’s My Angel”
  7. Tokio Hotel and Kerli – “Strange”
  8. 3OH!3 featuring Neon Hitch – “Follow Me Down”
  9. Robert Smith – “Very Good Advice”
  10. Mark Hoppus with Pete Wentz – “In Transit”
  11. Plain White T’s – “Welcome to Mystery”
  12. Kerli – “Tea Party”
  13. Franz Ferdinand – “The Lobster Quadrille”
  14. Motion City Soundtrack – “Running Out of Time”
  15. Wolfmother – “Fell Down a Hole”
  16. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – “White Rabbit”

Almost Alice is set to be released on March 2nd, three days before the film hits cinemas. So mark it down on your calendars because it is a very important date!

 

New Wolfmother.com, and acoustic performances

October 23, 2009

Check it out, the official Wolfmother site has a new look – and I have to say, it’s a damn site easier to navigate around than the last one! It’s got a much clearer listing of tour dates (though not as good as ours, in my opinion!) with a nice feature of being able to add a comment on each. The News section is also much clearer and more ‘blog’ style. Photos and Videos sections are still being worked on.

http://www.wolfmother.com

Also highlighted on the site this evening are a number of acoustic performances and signings – if you are in the area, check them out! Details after the jump. [Read more]

Mini transmission

October 10, 2009

Transmission #5 is a short one, but amusing!

Wolfmother – up close and personal

October 4, 2009

Absolut vodka are releasing a special edition bottle – the Rock Edition. It’s the Absolut vodka we all know and love (okay, so those of us of legal drinking age of course), but wrapped in leather and studs. Check it out:

Absolut

Okay, so that’s pretty cool I hear you say … but what’s the Wolfmother angle? Well, Absolut not only gave their vodka a rocking jacket, they tasked legendary photographer Danny Clinch to follow Wolfmother around for several days – resulting in an amazing film which you can view on the Absolut site. Well, if you are over 21/18 of course =0)

Click the image below to enter, enter your birthdate … truthfully of course … crack open a beer (or vodka) and enjoy.

Absolut Rock Edition

Follow the Cosmic Van

September 26, 2009

cosmic van

Ladies, gentlemen and, er, everyone else – Wolfmother bring you a unique and amazing opportunity! From today, the Cosmic Van will be touring the US, giving you the chance to listen to the new album! It starts off in Phoenix and will visit six locations, from HippieGypsy to the Sevendust/Atreyu concert @ Phoenix Event Complex. Then on to San Antonia, Dallas, and across 11 other cities between now and October 19.

cosmicvan.JPG

Check out CosmicVan.com for more details, and a couple of nice videos.

I think this is excellent creative thinking by someone in the Wolfmother team, whether it’s 5b, Universal, DGC or maybe even the band themselves – keep it up and bring that van to the UK!

Oh, and the site also mentions the “Cosmic Egg Listening Party” and “Cosmic Voodoo” – both listed as coming soon. So check back often!

Cosmic event planned for LA, 27 July

July 23, 2009

Looks like some lucky LA based fans are in for a treat, with an event planned presumably to debut Cosmic Egg. News via Andrew’s Twitter account:

The first 20 LA fans to email info@wolfmother.com with name and addy will be part of the lucky few to hear Cosmic Egg, in full and FIRST -WM
about 11 hours ago from web

Los Angeles –Your time has come. 7/27 is your chance to join in on a very exclusive Cosmic event. More details to come, keep following! -WM
about 17 hours ago from web

I’m guessing at the time of posting this (11 hours after the update), the 20 tickets are taken. But it’s worth a shot – get your email off asap!

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