Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Wolfmother - Victorious

Victorious is the new fourth studio album by Australian hard rock band WOLFMOTHER. Recorded at Henson Recording Studios with producer Brendan O'Brien, it is due to be released on 19 February 2016 by the Universal Music Group.

WOLFMOTHER frontman Andrew Stockdale began working on the follow-up to 2014's "New Crown" in January 2015 at a studio in New South Wales, writing songs on guitar, bass and drums as he had done previously with the band's 2005 self-titled album. Speaking about the writing process, Stockdale explained that "Back in the early days, I'd play guitar, bass, and drums and then present the ideas to the band and we'd work on the arrangement together", which he claimed is "a good way to do things because it can make the style more cohesive." Two of the earliest tracks written for the album were "The Love That You Give" and "Pretty Peggy", the latter of which was completed in approximately an hour.

Recording for Victorious took place at Henson Recording Studios in Hollywood, California, with production led by Brendan O'Brien. Stockdale was crediting for writing all of the material and performing all vocals, guitars and bass, with drum contributions coming from Josh Freese and Joey Waronker. Ian Peres did not perform bass on the album as usual, but did record all keyboard parts. Speaking about the recording process, Stockdale has claimed that the sessions were very quick and simple, with a song completed every day or two between himself, O'Brien and the drummer. The album was reportedly finished within a month and a half.

The first two songs premiered from Victorious were "Victorious" and "City Lights", which were played on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio station by Zane Lowe on 19 November 2015. "Victorious" was later released as the lead single from the album. "Gypsy Caravan" was released online on 5 January 2016, followed by a lyric video for "Pretty Peggy" on 9 February.

Following the album's release, WOLFMOTHER will embark on the Gypsy Caravan Tour, which starts with a North American leg on 24 February 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota running until 1 April in Vancouver, British Columbia. This is due to be followed by a 27-show European leg running from 8 April to 14 May. Speaking at the time of the album's announcement, Stockdale noted that the touring lineup would include Ian Peres, but that the drummer would be dependent on schedules; he identified Cosmic Egg drummer Dave Atkins as a possibility.

Today's tune "Victorious" is written by vocalist and guitarist Andrew Stockdale, it was produced by Brendan O'Brien and serves as the title track for the band's 2016 fourth studio album Victorious.

Upcoming toourdates:

Feb 24 First Ave Minneapolis, MN
Feb 25 Metro Chicago, IL
Feb 26 Saint Andrews Hall Detroit, MI
Feb 27 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, Canada
Feb 29 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
Mar 02 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Mar 03 Webster Hall New York, NY
Mar 04 Trocadero Theatre Philadelphia, PA
Mar 05 The Ritz Raleigh, NC
Mar 07 Center Stage Atlanta, GA
Mar 08 Marathon Music Works Nashville, TN
Mar 09 Minglewood Hall Memphis, TN
Mar 11 Granada Theater Lawrence, KS
Mar 12 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK
Mar 14 Granada Theater Dallas, TX
Mar 15 House Of Blues Houston, TX
Mar 21 Tricky Falls El Paso, TX
Mar 23 House of Blues San Diego, CA
Mar 24 The Grammy Museum Los Angeles, CA
Mar 25 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA
Mar 26 The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Mar 28 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Mar 30 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
Mar 31 The Showbox Seattle, WA
Apr 01 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, Canada
Apr 08 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
Apr 09 Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Apr 10 O2 Academy Newcastle, United Kingdom
Apr 12 O2 Academy Glasgow, United Kingdom
Apr 13 o2 Academy Leeds, United Kingdom
Apr 14 Rock City Nottingham, United Kingdom
Apr 16 O2 Academy Birmingham, United Kingdom
Apr 17 O2 Academy Bristol, United Kingdom
Apr 18 Guildhall Southampton, United Kingdom
Apr 20 O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire London, United Kingdom
Apr 22 Palladium Koln, Germany
Apr 23 Schlachtof Wiesbaden, Germany
Apr 25 Le Trianon Paris, France Apr 26 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Apr 27 AB Brussels, Belgium
Apr 29 Oosterpoort Groningen, The Netherlands
Apr 30 013 Tilburg, Netherlands
May 01 Grosse Freiheit 36 Hamburg, Germany
May 02 Columbiahalle Berlin, Germany
May 04 Vega Copenhagen, Denmark
May 05 Rockefeller Oslo, Norway
May 06 Gruna Lund Djurgården, Sweden
May 08 Alcatraz Milan, Italy
May 09 Volkshaus Zurich, Switzerland
May 10 Kesselhaus Munich, Germany
May 11 Arena Vienna, Austria
May 13 Apolo 1 Barcelona, Spain
May 14 Santana - Kristonfest Bilbao, Spain
May 20 Rock On The Range (MAY 20 - 22) Columbus, OH
May 20 ROCK'N DERBY (MAY 20-22) Schaghticoke, NY
May 21 MMRBQ w/ Disturbed, Shinedown,... Camden, NJ

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