Wolfmother Hoping To Further Rock Ambitions On New CD
After taking home a best hard rock performance Grammy for its song “Woman” two weeks ago, Wolfmother is beginning to think about its follow-up to its 2006 self-titled debut.
“We are looking forward,” singer/guitarist Andrew Stockdale tells Billboard.com. “We have a few songs that are getting in the pipeline to get worked on. We just recorded a song in Vancouver, so that’s pretty exciting. It’s called ‘Love Attacker.’ It’s the first (new) song in the year-and-a-half since we recorded the album.”
Stockdale says the riff-driven, chaotic and loud rock song, which recently entered the band’s nightly set list, is slated to be on the next album, which he hopes to have out in early 2008.
In terms of sound and direction, Stockdale doesn’t foresee a major departure from the debut, which drew comparisons to Led Zeppelin and the White Stripes.
“In some ways, just kind of a continuation of what we did on the first one with that sound and that approach and that style of rock’n’roll,” Stockdale says. “To just go even further. I guess I just want to rediscover what I love about rock’n’roll and what I love about music.”
However, Wolfmother’s touring cycle for the debut includes a few more legs. The Australian power trio will soon return to its homeland for some gigs before playing European festivals later this spring and yet another Stateside run. The band isn’t expected to get serious about the next album until mid-summer.
Also in the mix is a live DVD release, which Stockdale guesses will come out before the next album. It has yet to be decided if the project will be based around existing footage or an upcoming show.
(John Benson- Billboard)