Wolfmother surprised fans last night by pulling a Beyonce and stealthily releasing their third record, New Crown, online. It’s the first new material from the band since 2009′s Cosmic Egg and it follows a strange 2013 for the Australian hard rockers.
In 2013, Wolfmother logged what’s surely the shortest break-up ever, with the Aussie rockers getting back together for a show in Los Angeles a whopping 10 weeks after they played their “final show” supporting Aerosmith in Melbourne.
Last year, frontman Andrew Stockdale called it quits to embark on a solo career, releasing his debut album Keep Moving under his own name. Explaining that he was never going to say never to reviving the Wolfmother name, barely a month after the solo album dropped, the band promptly got back to work on a new release, the product of which has become New Crown.
New Crown sees the three-pice travel back to their seventies-tinged psychedelic rock roots. Consisting of current lineup Stockdale, bassist/keyboardist Ian Peres, and drummer Vin Steele, Wolfmother’s New Crown is available to stream on bandcamp right now. Check out a preview below.
Wolfmother have also announced they will be playing just two shows, one each in Sydney and Melbourne before venturing off to tour the States. Details below.
Wolfmother Australian Dates
Monday, 31st March
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, (18+)
Friday, 4th April
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney