Australian Duo, The Wolfe Brothers, Announce The Release Of New Album ‘Livin’ The Dream’
AUSTRALIAN DUO THE WOLFE BROTHERS ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM LIVIN’ THE DREAM
Two tracks available now, including the #1 title track, and new song ‘Here’s To The Ones’, dedicated to their mother
LONDON, U.K. – (23rd February, 2023) – Just over ten years since award-winning sibling duo The Wolfe Brothers captured the attention of their home country as they progressed to the final of Australia’s Got Talent, they have announced the release of their sixth studio album, Livin’ The Dream, out worldwide on April 14th, 2023 via BMG.
The Tasmanian brothers, Nick and Tom Wolfe, wrote the songs during the pandemic over many Zoom writing sessions with writers all over the world. Nick Wolfe took on production duties, working alongside veteran Australian record producer and musician Rod McCormack, along with multi-award winning producer Matt Fell.
The Wolfe Brothers have become renowned over the past few years for their jaw-dropping live shows and steady ascent to Australian country music’s upper echelon. Part of their rise has been due to talent, and a lot of it due to hard work. But the truth is, Nick explains, “we come from four generations of farmers and musicians. We grew up and Tom still lives on the farm that has been in the family for over 120 years.”
Their father, Malcolm Wolfe, encouraged them to start playing and helped facilitate their first shows in their early teens. Malcolm was a rock drummer in the popular Tasmanian band Midnight Revival. Their grandfather played saxophone, touring around the brothers’ home state of Tasmania with the Wolfe Family Band. Their great-grandfather was a fiddle player. It is this pedigree and the abundance of musical influences that were always around them at home on the farm throughout the brothers’ youth, combined with an innate musicality, that has resulted in the development of a unique yet embracingly familiar sound that is The Wolfe Brothers.
The title track from Livin’ The Dream was released in October 2022, and scored the brothers another #1 in Australia. Nick Wolfe explained “‘Livin’ The Dream’ is a phrase I’m sure we all have heard every day in conversation. Most of us have probably even said it ourselves. Usually, it’s making light of a challenging situation. I love it because instead of having a whinge about how snowed under we are, how tired we are, how overworked or how busy we are, we do the Aussie thing and just say – yeah mate just livin’ the dream. To me it’s saying there’s good and bad in every job out there. That’s life. It’s keeping your spirits up, cracking a smile and rolling with it.
“Sonically, ‘Livin’ the Dream’ is a conscious decision by us to get back to our country roots. We explored a lot of pop and rock territory on our last record but we want to come out of the gate swinging country style and give everyone a taste of what’s to come for the rest of this record that we’re really proud of!”
Tom Wolfe added, “We are very excited for this new single and next chapter in our music. if feels right, fun and is a real return to our roots. We are country boys from Tassie who are just Livin’ The Dream”.
On ‘Here’s To The Ones’, the duo deliver a song of respect and gratitude to all women, an ode that is a well overdue musical “tip of the hat” to the women who nurture, protect and inspire the males of their country – the mothers, wives, partners and friends.
Explaining the origins of the song, Tom Wolfe shares, “we consider this one of the more important songs we have ever written and recorded.
“The original spark of an idea for this song began at a mate’s farm in Parattah, Tasmania a few years back. After watching him work literally sun up to sun down he said some words that truly stuck with us. When speaking about the love he has for his wife, he said ‘that’s the backbone of our country, the ones who feed the ones who feed the country’. It was an incredible sentence. I had never thought about it or heard anyone say it like that before.
“We started thinking about this statement and how it applies in our own life and how incredibly lucky we are to do what we do. There is no way that any of what Nick and I are doing now would have happened without some incredibly supportive women.”
“At the end of 2022 we lost our family patriarch, our biggest supporter, our incredible mum. She consistently put others first for her entire life as a teacher, friend and mother. We could have never achieved any of this without her.”
ABOUT THE WOLFE BROTHERS:
It has been an amazing 10 year ride so far for The Wolfe Brothers. Three #1 and two #2 ARIA Country charting albums, 17 consecutive #1 singles on the National Radio Chart, and Six Golden Guitars under the belt so far making them the most awarded country rock duo ever in Australia. They have travelled countless road miles doing shows around Australia, the USA and Canada.
Only a few months after their appearance on the final of Australia’s Got Talent in 2012, they found themselves in a Sydney rehearsal studio auditioning for Australian country superstar Lee Kernaghan, with hopes of joining his touring band. After just two songs, Kernaghan not only hired them to play in his band, but also offered the brothers the opening spot at all of his sold-out concerts across the country. This experience not only garnered the group a loyal and constantly growing fan base over the years, but it also turned them into a world class recording and touring act that now headlines their own tours and festivals. After ten years on the road with Lee, they performed their last show as players in his band on home turf in Hobart, Tasmania, in November 2022.
Livin’ The Dream is out April 14th 2023, and is available to pre-order/pre-save now.