Wolfmother comes 'Back Round'I was very happy to see a new song from Wolfmother in my mailbox this weekend. I hadn’t heard anything from the band in ages and I feared they had permanently called it quits.
“Back Round” is the first new music from Wolfmother since their excellent 2005 debut disk. The band went through a major upheaval in the intervening years with vocalist and guitarist Andrew Stockdale being the only remaining original member. Bassist Chris Ross and drummer Myles Heskett both left Wolfmother last year, leaving the band’s future in doubt. After a brief hiatus, as well as two low-key gigs under the name “White Feather,” Stockdale revealed the new line-up in February: Guitarist Aidan Nemeth, bassist and keyboardist Ian Peres, and drummer Dave Atkins.
Wolfmother is currently working on a new album, tentatively titled Cosmic Egg. According to Stockdale, the new disk will be a double album containing at least 18 tracks. The album, which Stockdale says will be "a little bit heavier [but] hopefully not too complicated," should be out this summer.
“Back Round” is the first taste of music from the album. The band is giving the single away, asking that fans donate to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal (note: The actual Brushfire Appeal is closed, but I’m sure the Australian Red Cross – or your local Red Cross – would appreciate any donations).