One of the most successful Australian exports of the last 10 years, WOLFMOTHER return with their brand new single ‘Chase The Feeling’ (feat. Chris Cester of Jet) which is released today, October 25th, through BMG. The song is a sweat soaked, instant rock anthem built on a skysraper sized riff coupled with a pulsing rhythmic swagger, with Cester manning the drum kit. Between the two bands, they’ve amassed eight figure album sales, streams in the billions, headlined festivals across every continent on earth and soundtracked some of the most iconic movies in recent pop culture.
A collaboration born from 100 text exchanges, 1000 coffee fuelled brainstorming sessions at LA hipster coffee joints and 1,000,000 frequent flyer miles as both bands played sold out shows and festivals across the globe including a triumphant homecoming for Wolfmother at Splendour In The Grass 2019.
WOLFMOTHER frontman Andrew Stockdale tells the tale of this anthem: “Way back in the day when we were recording the first Wolfmother record, Chris invited us all over for a barbecue at his house in LA. I think we all appreciated the sense of camaraderie he and the band had shown us in the early days. So it’s kind of cool to acknowledge these times by combining forces with a collaboration. With Chris’s signature style drumming, rock speak and his old mate Jason Hills production wizardry, we managed to give one of my riffs a bit of a Hollywood nip and tuck, without over polishing the wild beast. Now it’s morphed into it’s own hybrid anthem for many future backyard cook ups and late night dive bar meanderings.”
Chris Cester of Jet adds: “Andrew and I have known each other for years and when he’d come to LA we’d always say “let’s do something let’s jam or whatever” so one day he comes over with this riff, we finished writing it in an hour or two, recorded it all in a couple more. No computers, no BPM’s making it all robotic – all live. I think we did six takes!? It felt good to roll the tape and just deal with the consequences…next to a digital record, it sounds like an animal to me”.
Live wise, WOLFMOTHER are headlining Scene & Heard Festival in Cairns, Brisbane and Newcastle from the end of October. As well as playing a special set at Falls Festival over the New Year as Tasmania’s special guest.
This is the first and exciting run of new music WOLFMOTHER are currently working on. Stay tuned for more in 2020.
“Chase The Feeling” feat. Chris Cester – OUT NOW. Buy / stream / listen – HERE