Fans who pre-order VICTORIOUS from the Official UK Store before 11.59pm tonight will gain exclusive early access to purchase tickets on Wednesday 20thJanuary, ahead of them going on general sale on Friday 22nd.
Both the title track ‘Victorious’ and ‘City Lights’ were premiered by Zane Lowe on his Beats1 radio show and are also available as instant downloads when you pre-order VICTORIOUS on iTunes HERE. Pre-orders and exclusive merch bundles are also available at http://smarturl.it/wolfmotherstore.
The follow-up to 2009’s Cosmic Egg and 2014’s New Crown, the eagerly anticipated VICTORIOUS is an electrifying testament to the range and depth of songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Andrew Stockdale’s artistry. Recorded at Henson Studios in Los Angeles with 2X Grammy winning producer Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, AC/DC, Chris Cornell, Bruce Springsteen), the songs are edgy, inventive and uncompromising and rank among the band’s best ever.
In addition to vocals, Stockdale played guitar and bass and brought in Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Bruce Springsteen, A Perfect Circle) and Joey Waronker (Air, Beck, REM) to split drum duties.
“We wanted to get back to that big sound,” says Stockdale. “The album is a balance of garage-y energy and big production. It’s wild, energetic and,” he muses, “perfect for a festival main stage.”
Led by Stockdale, Wolfmother have amassed a global fanbase, played to packed-house crowds around the world, delivered show-stealing sets at star-studded festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Isle of Wight, Rock am Ring and Reading and Leeds, and have been invited to share stages with rock icons Aerosmith and AC/DC. For their induction into the UK Music Hall of Fame, Led Zeppelin personally invited Wolfmother as their guests (the band showed their appreciation by delivering an electrifying cover of ‘Communication Breakdown’).
Don’t miss Wolfmother when they tour Europe starting this April:
Fri 8th – Olympia Theatre, Dublin (IE)
Sat 9th – Academy, Manchester (UK)
Sun 10th – O2 Academy, Newcastle (UK)
Tue 12th – O2 Academy, Glasgow (UK)
Wed 13th – O2 Academy, Leeds (UK)
Thurs 14th – Rock City, Nottingham (UK)
Sat 16th – O2 Academy, Birmingham (UK)
Sun 17th – O2 Academy, Bristol (UK)
Mon 18th – O2 Guildhall, Southampton (UK)
Wed 20th – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London (UK)
Fri 22nd – Palladium, Cologne (GER)
Sat 23rd – Schlachtof, Weisbaden (GER)
Mon 25th – Le Trianon, Paris (FRA)
Tue 26th – Paradiso, Amsterdam (HOL)
Weds 27th – AB, Brussels (BEL)
Fri 29th – Oosterpoort, Gronigen (HOL)
Sat 30th – 013, Tilburg (HOL)
Sun 1st – Gross Freiheit, Hamburg (GER)
Mon 2nd – Columbiahalle, Berlin (GER)
Wed 4th – Vega, Copenhagen (DEN)
Thu 5th – Rockefeller, Oslo (NOR)
Fri 6th – Gruna Lund, Stocholm (SWE)
Sun 8th – Alcatraz, Milan (ITA)
Mon 9th – Volkshaus, Zurich (SWI)
Tue 10th – Kesselhaus, Munich (GER)
Fri 13th May – Apolo 1, Barcelona (ESP)
Sat 14th May – Kristonfest, Bilbao (ESP)
Ten years after their arrival, Wolfmother have returned with what could arguably be called their best work to date. With VICTORIOUS, Stockdale once again arrives right on time: in an era dominated by single-song downloads, this is an album worthy of repeat listens from top to bottom.