How modern band Wolfmother brought classic rock back into fashion
Fans classic rock people often complain that nothing new worth listening to is released anymore. But this is not entirely true. Part of the blame for the fact that good modern rock music "doesn't reach" the public lies with the labels, which reject promising artists, and with the radio, which often ignores fresh releases in this direction. But part of the blame remains with the listeners themselves....
Remember yourself in your school and college years: you were trying your best to get new music, persevering in your endeavours, discovering a new artist or band with genuine curiosity... It's understandable that when we grow up, our head starts to "fill up" with completely different things, worldly. Yes and there is no time to listen to new releases - especially against the background of all the diversity, which today abounds in the boundless Internet ....
Of course, we love the rock stars of our youth, such as Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd.. And yet, the world does not stand still. We are not saying that modern rock bands can surprise us with something new - everything has long been played, sung and labelled as "classic". Yes, we agree with that statement. And yet, there is still some great material coming out that is also worth listening too, at least for the experience. That's true of the work Wolfmother - an Australian band that can transport you for a short while. back in the beautiful '70s.
Wolfmother: introduction to the band
Group Wolfmother was born on the rock scene in the early 2000s in Sydney, Australia. The band attracted attention quite quickly due to its unique (at least for its time), very beautiful and interesting sound: hard rock with elements of psychedelic and stoner rock. More importantly, almost every track of the band is generously flavoured with good old motifs of the late 1960s and early 1970s. There are also distinct shades of grunge, prog rock, and even blues!
Composition "Woman." from their 2005 debut album made Wolfmother up-and-coming rock stars with a Grammy Award for "Best Hard Rock Performance". But before this happened, the band had already had valuable experience under their belt... Back in 2004, the guys made a record - and not for the sake of commercialism or popularity, no! They just recorded for themselves, exclusively for personal use. But the result was so cool that they were immediately offered a contract. And they accepted, of course! Then the EP was released, which brought Wolfmother to the international level (the record was successfully released on both sides of the Atlantic). And after the debut album a whole series of records, awards, chart records and so on began. All in all, success came!
Wolfmother have made their way to a wider audience in 2006Since then, their fanbase has actively grown each year (and with each new album released, respectively). However, this is a band whose line-up fickle (and that's putting it mildly). In fact, the heart and soul of Wolfmother has remained for many years now Andrew Stockdalefamous for his gorgeous curls and charisma. In fact, Wolfmother has always remained largely his work.
An album definitely worth a listen - a brief review of Victorious
However, as the band's line-up changed, so did its sound, level, maybe even style. So: at the beginning of the article we promised to take you to the good old 70sdon't you think? Well, here's the record. "Victorious" 2016. of the year is the perfect way to do it in our opinion!
It's fantastic albumfilled with rock recordings that echo various elements of classic rock from the 1960s and 70s. The songs are all original compositions, brilliantly written and performed Andrew. By the way: the album was produced by legendary producer Brendan O'Brien.
Of course, rock will never be the same again, but why not pay a little attention to what's going on in the industry today? It seems to us that if music lovers start to pay attention to such little-known bands, it will be a great thing for them motivation for the followers! And who knows, maybe one day the radio will play top-notch releases again....
Despite the fact that "Victorious." has a striking sound, critics have literally trashed it. The record has been criticised for allegedly being just a "just a rehash of classic 1970s rock.". Well, there may be some truth to that. But let these critics try to write and record their own rock music to realise that legendary rock bands put a fat stop to any innovation 50 years ago!
It's not about where something comes from, it's about how it makes you feel feel right now. And Wolfmother's music is definitely something that is sorely lacking today... .