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Long live Wolfmother- Long Live Rock and Roll: An Interview with Andrew Stockdale

I think we all remember where we were when Wolfmother’s Woman came out. For me, it was like all my fantasies of 70s rock bands coming back and saving me from the mundane early 2000s music scene had manifested through some magical, unbelievable group called Wolfmother. Rock and Roll was begging for the return of some psychedelic heaviness, and when Wolfmother came onto the scene the rock gods rejoiced.

In case you need some reminding…

Well I bet its not hard to believe that frontman and founder of the group, Andrew Stockdale, is a pretty cool guy.

Not only does he have a really refreshing view of rock and roll and the industry,  he is also really down to earth and knows how to tell a good tale or two.

When it comes to producing the music we’ve come to know and love, Andrew is the mastermind behind it all.

He writes all of the songs and for the most part plays all of the instruments on the demos himself, later to have other musicians learn and imitate what he’s come up with.

He likes to take a very relaxed and natural approach to creating music, and is currently writing new material for an upcoming album.

Listening to Wolfmother’s latest album feels as if a musical army is invading your soul- it’s intense and passionate, but it feels good.

Check out Victorious from the newest album:

The magic of Wolfmother is their ability to capture that unmistakable, powerful 70s energy in their music- the kind that makes your jaw drop when you hear it.

It probably helps that Andrew has this unforgettable positive, uplifting energy that he’s able to share with the audience through his performances. If you can go out and see him live, you really should.

He reminds us what rock and roll is all about it; he has a very playful view of the world, and at the end of the day just wants the audience to enjoy the music and have a good time.

Listen to our interview below: We talk about past lives, how fame changes the way people treat you, and why rebelling against the man could mean buying a Tesla.

Review written by Isabella Moulton– a stylist and designer by day, and aesthetic aficionado by night. For inquiries, please contact her at: theeccentricbourgeoisie@gmail.com | Keep it groovy <3

My passion for music was cultivated by my parents, who took me to see obscure bands perform and encouraged me to start my own record collection at a young age. I grew up listening to Pink Floyd and Peter Frampton with my mom; she told me if I listened to Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” in complete darkness my life would be forever changed…I did and it was, thanks mom. From then on I realised that music does not exist solely to colourfully take up time, but is rather an experience that should be had as many times as possible. One of the first concerts I attended was The Who at the Hollywood Bowl, but as a teenager I started seeing a lot of indie bands at the local music hall, and was fascinated by the story their music told. Every song has a story and I wanted to hear it. So here I am, currently based in Vienna and work as a stylist and designer for my own company “The Eccentric Bourgeoisie” -- I’ll happily add some extravagance to your dull wardrobe or give you some flair to help you stand out above the rest at an event ;) I have lived in the US, Canada, Malaysia, Spain, the UK, the Netherlands and Italy. Wherever I have travelled music has allowed me to broaden my horizons by experiencing new things and meeting interesting people. It has the ability to connect people from different cultures and generations, influencing the way we think and feel…there’s nothing quite like it. The way it can capture the essence of a time, the energy of a people, and allow later generations to relive it is awe-inspiring.
 My musical interests predominately centre on what was produced in the 1960’s and 1970’s, but I also appreciate more modern bands as well. Something happened during this time musically and artistically which can never be recreated; it was like a sonic boom of creativity. I am drawn to the fashion, art films (Especially Nouvelle Vague and Giallo) and the records which were produced during this magical period in history. I have a soft spot for 1960’s garage, glam rock and of course French Playboy singers. My top picks include: T. Rex, Jacques Dutronc, Nino Ferrer, The Doors, Joe Dassin, the Kinks and Jacqueline Taieb. I adore modern bands which take the musical energy created in previous decades and build on it; some of my favourites are the Triptides and Mystic Braves. Show me your record collection and I’ll show you mine. Know some great band I should listen to? Get in contact! I’m always looking to expand my musical horizons.