Wolfmother are in Bendigo for the third year running.REGIONAL Victoria is familiar territory for Aussie rockers Wolfmother.
This year is the third year in a row the group will play in Bendigo. They previously played at the Golden Vine in May, 2013, and April, 2014.
It is also the first time Wolfmother will play at GTM.
“We have never played GTM and it seems like it’s getting bigger,” frontman Andrew Stockdale said.
“The regional festivals have spoken. I think Bendigo is becoming like rock and roll central. We always get a great response there.”
In 2013, Wolfmother played a spontaneous gig in Bendigo while on a road trip.
“My friends had a 1966 Monaro and we thought let’s drive from Melbourne to Sydney. We called up our agent and got him to book gigs along the way,” Stockdale said.
“I remember heading to Bendigo and we pulled up in front of the venue and thought we’d do a burn out for the crowd.
“We did a burn out and one of the guys pointed out our front light wasn’t working, so he fixed it for us. That was a great Bendigo experience.”
Last year’s Bendigo show was off the back of Wolfmother’s latest album, New Crown.
The album gave Stockdale his first taste of mixing.
“I said ‘let me have a go at mixing’. I had to get it out of my system and try it,” he said.
“It doesn’t sound like commercial (album standard but I like the fuzzy, muddy, swampy, wild sound.
New Crown is a throwback to the early days of Wolfmother.
“It’s for all the rock and roll purists who like garage rock,” Stockdale said.
“Naysayers will say it’s not sonically good enough and that a band like Wolfmother should have a certain quality.
“But I’ve gone to the best studios, spent my own money, worked with the best and finished with sterile, unusable recordings.
“I’ve also done stuff with a bunch of local dudes that has had so much charm and expression in the recording.”
Wolfmother play at Bendigo GTM at 7.55pm.
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