is an Australian band from Erskineville, Sydney. The
band consists of Andrew Stockdale (vocals/guitar),
Chris Ross (bass/keyboards) and Myles Heskett (drums).
Their music is inspired by rock acts such as AC/DC,
MC5, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and
releasing their self-titled debut EP through Modular
Recordings in September (2004), Wolfmother began appearing
at several high profile music events, such as Homebake
and the Big Day Out. The EP was a success, reaching
#35 in the ARIA singles chart and receiving consistent
radio play on Triple J. Total sales exceeded 10,000
2005, the band made their way to Los Angeles, working
alongside producer Dave Sardy (Red Hot Chili Peppers,
Marilyn Manson, and Oasis to record their eponymous
debut album, released in October 2005.
first single to be released was "Mind's Eye/Woman"
(a double A-side), making its debut on the Australian
music charts at #29. The album itself entered the
Australian Charts at #3 and has been a regular feature
of the Top 20 ever since, having gone twice platinum.
Wolfmother won the 2005 J Award from the Australian
youth radio network Triple J for the best Australian
album of the year, and finished the year with Falls
Festival appearances. Rolling Stone magazine listed
Wolfmother as one of their "Top 10 Bands to Watch
achieved a record breaking six songs in the influential
2005 Triple J Hottest 100, with "Mind's Eye"
their highest entry at #6. This breaks the record
of five songs previously held by Queens of the Stone
Age, Silverchair, The White Stripes, and Powderfinger.
2006, they played their second Big Day Out tour and
in January, and released their second Australian single,
"White Unicorn". The band performed at the
Austin, Texas SXSW festival in March and Coachella
in April where they were commonly cited as the 'breakout'
band of the year. They also performed at the Sasquatch!
Music Festival in May, and at the Oxegen festival
and the Roskilde Festival in July.
April of 2006, their song "Love Train" was
featured on a psychedelia-tinged TV advertisement
for the Apple iPod. The song "Vagabond"
appeared on an Australian Optus commercial. Another
one of their songs, "Dimension", is heard
in the advertisements and credits sequences for comedian
Dane Cook's HBO series, Tourgasm. The song "Woman"
is currently the opening theme song for John Force's
new reality TV show called Driving Force."Woman"
is also used in a promotional commercial for a new
episode of MTV's show Laguna Beach."Woman"
is also featured on the Madden 07 soundtrack. "Joker
& The Thief" has been used on TV advertisement
to promote the 2006 Australian Football League (AFL)
finals. On May 4, 2006, Wolfmother appeared on Late
Night with Conan O'Brien. In June, the band performed
several songs on air for the 2006 MTV
Movie Awards. Wolfmother also appeared on The Late
Show with David Letterman on June 9 2006. In July
2006 they played the famous T In The Park festival
in Scotland gaining huge accolades amongst the British
public. On August 1 2006, Wolfmother appeared on The
Tonight Show with Jay Leno before heading down to
play in San Diego's Street Scene. The band performed
"Woman" on all three late night shows.
Starting on July 13, Wolfmother played a total of
eight shows in Australia including the Splendour in
the Grass music festival. On 29 July, they played
at Fuji Rock Festival in Japan before continuing their
tour of US and Europe which included high profile
music festivals such as Lollapalooza, Lowlands and
the Reading and Leeds Festivals (at which many regarded
Wolfmother to be the greatest performance of the festival).
On 10 September, they will take part in the inaugural
North American V Festival in Toronto, Canada. Also
this September 23, they will be in Baltimore playing
at the Virgin Music Festival.
band has also been confirmed as a supporting act for
part of the European leg of Pearl Jam's 2006 tour.
band recently shot a music video for their upcoming
single "Joker & The Thief". The video
also features members of the Jackass cast and will
be used to promote the upcoming film Jackass: Number
Two. They have also released the music video for "Love
Train" in the United Kingdom, which indicates
this may be the next single for the UK. (Credit:
fans howl for Wolfmother - 25th September 2006
(Credit: The Daily Telegraph)
retro rock trio Wolfmother howled over some of the
world's best known bands at the annual Virgin Music
Festival in Baltimore at the weekend.
fans from around the globe descended on a local racetrack
to catch the Aussie rock gods, who shared the stage
with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Who, Gnarls Barkley,
The Killers and the Scissor Sisters.
band is currently ripping and tearing their way through
a hugely successful US tour, selling out so many shows
they have been forced to add more dates to accommodate
their growing fan base.
have been added in November and December in numerous
major US cities.