Wolfmother previewed a handful of new tracks during an intimate gig sponsored by Yahoo! Music at Los Angeles‘ Roxy Theatre last night (August 26).
Frontman Andrew Stockdale – the only remaining member since two-thirds of the Aussie trio left in 2008 due to “irreconcilable personal and musical differences” – has been making the rounds in southern California with his new band, playing several shows this week.
Wolfmother – now a quartet – kicked off with ‘Back Round’ and segued into the title track from their forthcoming album, ‘Cosmic Egg’, which is due out in October. The crowd responded positively to the new material, enthusiastically clapping along and pumping their fists in the air.
“It’s our first time here at the Roxy,” Stockdale told the audience. “We’ve had our share of pool parties in LA. There are pools everywhere!” he added before launching into ‘California Queen’.
Stockdale pulled out an extended guitar solo on ‘Woman’, after which he said, “I got a little bit carried away on that one.”
The band ended with the crowd-pleasing ‘White Unicorn’, which saw Stockdale jump into the audience for another rousing guitar solo.
When comparing the new material to the band’s 2006 self-titled debut, Stockdale told NME.COM: “Everything is magnified. The heaviness is magnified to heavier state. The simple ones are really simplistic, two-minute songs, and the journey songs are like 12 parts.”
The performance was taped for Yahoo! Music and will be broadcast online September 18.
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–By our Los Angeles staff.