Wolfmother blasts triple j:“100% consistently lame”
Wed 1st Aug, 2012 in Local News
Update: 2 August:
Andrew Stockdale has continued his attacks on triple j responding to a series of tweets from breakfast show host Tom Ballard and Balls of Steel comedian Rhys Nicholson. (See below)
With the current lineup of the band bolstered by the addition of former Vines drummer Hamish Rosser, Elliott Hammond from The Delta Riggs, Andrew Stockdale and crew rolled out a best of set that included Woman, Dimension and Joker and the Thief from the band’s j award winning debut album.
According to FL’s reviewer at the show, “It all sounded great in the arena sized room with Stockdale appearing relaxed and playing up to the caricature of the retro rockisms of the band”. However the show was made particularly memorable thanks to tirade of abuse directed at triple j.
At one point mid-song Stockdale took the extraordinary step of taking triple j to task over their lack of belief in his band and others and their lack of risk taking. “Left wing conservatives sitting up in their offices on their government paid wages” he railed, explaining that they never paid attention to him and his early demos until Wolfmother started getting hyped and as soon as everyone began to ‘hate’ Wolfmother they stopped playing them. “triple j can go fuck themselves!” was his venom laced message to the station.”
Wolfmother’s also attacked triple j via Twitter during Splendour blasting the station as “100% consistently lame”.
— Wolfmother (@wolfmother) July 31, 2012
@triplej Meanwhile JJJ stats shown to be 100% consistently lame…
The follow-up to the group’s 2009 album Cosmic Egg is expected to be released soon, although the Wolfmother.net fan site reported earlier this year that “There is no release date for album #3 because Modular, Universal and Interscope are not interested in releasing it.”
Last year Wolfmother’s self titled debut was voted the eighth best Australian album of all time by triple j listeners but failed to poll on the industry list curated by the station. It was the highest placed record on the punters list to miss out on recognition from the industry panel.
Photo by Dan Boud. Additional reporting by Chris Familton.