Wolfmother is an Australian Hard Rock group. The band formed in 2000 with Andrew Stockdale (vocals and guitar), Chris Ross (bass and keyboard), and Myles Heskett (drums) and released their debut album in Australia in 2005. Founding members Ross and Heskett left the band in 2008, and Stockdale was joined by Ian Peres (bass and keyboard), Aidan Nemeth (rhythm guitar), and Dave Atkins (drums) after a brief hiatus for the release of their second album. Atkins left in 2010 and was replaced by Will Rockwell-Scott. As of 2019, the current line up Stockdale, Brad Heald (bass), and Hamish Rosser (drums), the latter two of which being former members of The Vines.
The band has released four LPs:
- Wolfmother (2005)
- Cosmic Egg (2009)
- New Crown (2014)
- Victorious (2016)
Their single "Woman" won the 2007 Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance.
Wolfmother provides examples of:
- Careful with That Axe:
- "Dimension", the first track of their eponymous album.
- It's the first thing on the album. Jump Scare at its finest.
- Cosmic Egg: The name and cover of their second album.
- Department of Redundancy Department: "Woman, you are a woman, you gotta be a woman..."
- Funny Afro: Andrew Stockdale has one.
- I Am the Band: Andrew Stockdale, whose Small Name, Big Ego attitude in interviews alienated the other members of the band, resulting in him being the only original member left.
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: 5-6.
- Retraux: Wolfmother has often been compared to Classic Rock bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and probably the best possible comparison, Black Sabbath.
- Revolving Door Band: Andrew Stockdale is the only constant member, with Ian Perez lasting from 2009 to 2018. Currently, the band has had three bassists, seven drummers (with the fourth of these seven currently on his second stint with the band), and have also had rhythm guitarists and keyboardists in the past.
- Rock Trio: Up until 2009 and from 2015 to 2018.
- Self-Titled Album
- Shout-Out: "Joker and the Thief" to "All Along the Watchtower"
- Stoner Rock: Mixed with classic Hard Rock in general
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Chris Ross, who played bass and keyboard, was replaced with Ian Peres, who plays bass and keyboard.