Wolfmother


Wolfmother

Wolfmother 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 Kyuss.

After 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 copies.

In 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.

The 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 2006."

They 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.

In 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.

In 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.


Recent activities
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.

The band has also been confirmed as a supporting act for part of the European leg of Pearl Jam's 2006 tour.

The 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: Wikipedia).

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US fans howl for Wolfmother - 25th September 2006
(Credit: The Daily Telegraph)

Sydney 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.

Music 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.

The 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.

Shows have been added in November and December in numerous major US cities.

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