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Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother Biography

Biography

Wolfmother is a Grammy Award-winning hard rock band formed in Sydney, New South Wales in 2000. The band originally consisted of Andrew Stockdale (guitar, vocals), Chris Ross (bass, keyboards), and Myles Heskett (drums), though Ross and Heskett left the band in August 2008. With the original line up Wolfmother released one album, Wolfmother, and six singles, the highest-charting of which was "Joker And the Thief" which reached #8 in Australia. In 2004, Wolfmother began appearing at several high profile music events, such as Homebake and the Big Day Out. They also released their debut self-titled EP through Modular Recordings. In 2005, the band made their way to LA, working alongside producer Dave Sardy (of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Marilyn Manson and Oasis fame) to record their much-hyped self-titled debut album, released in October 2005. In 2006, Wolfmother played at the Roskilde Festival, quart festival, as well as T in The Park, Reading and Leeds festivals and Rock Werchter. In august of 2006, Wolfmother also played at the German Hurricane and Southside festivals, the Dutch Lowlands festival and Lollapalooza in Chicago and the Rock en Seine festival in Paris. And in the Azkena Rock Festival '06 in Vitoria (Spain). They also played together with Pearl Jam Also in 2006, Wolfmother dominated the Australian Recording Industry Association awards (ARIAs), taking out Best Breakthrough Album, Best Rock Album, and Best Group. In August 2008, after headlining the Splendour in the Grass festival in Byron Bay, Australia, bass/keyboard player Chris Ross and drummer Myles Heskett resigned, leaving just singer/guitarist Andrew Stockdale. Andrew planned to find new musicians before recording another album. The track The Joker And The Thief has been featured in the games Need For Speed: Carbon, Rock Band, and MLB07: The Show. It has also been heard in several movies, including The Hangover (2009). As of February 2009, the new line up appeared in two secret gigs under the name of 'Whitefeather'. The band officially consists of Dave Atkins on drums, Ian Peres on bass and organ and Aidan Nemeth as the surprise fourth member and a new guitarist. The new line up performed two follow up gigs at Sounds Relief in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia in aid for all those that were affected by the Victorian Bushfires. The new line up's first album, Cosmic Egg was released on 23 October 2009.

Wolfmother Metal Albums

Cosmic Egg Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

WOLFMOTHER (Andrew Stockdale on lead vocals and guitar; Ian Peres on bass and keyboards; Aidan Nemeth on rhythm guitar; David Atkins on drums) After spending the [...]

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★★★★☆

The notion that rock must perpetually break new ground and reinvent itself is the odious legacy of 10 too many years of rock-crit navel gazing, and [...]

Cosmic Egg [Deluxe Edition] Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

DELUXE EDITION – Includes 4 Bonus Tracks WOLFMOTHER (Andrew Stockdale on lead vocals and guitar; Ian Peres on bass and keyboards; Aidan Nemeth on rhythm guitar; [...]