Wide appeal is guaranteed with Wolfmother's mix of modern and retro rock sounds...
Australian three-piece Wolfmother can seem to do no wrong; their debut album (released back in April this year) received universal critical acclaim and won them various 'Single of the Week' accolades – not to mention, a sold out UK tour and dates with Sonic Youth and The Flaming Lips.
Perhaps, then, it would be easy to write Wolfmother off as just another product of media spin, doomed to fade away when they're no longer NME darlings or Kerrang!'s flavour of the month. However, 'Woman' more than lives up to the hype; all the makings of a beautifully bombastic classic rock song are crammed into a hard-hitting two-and-a-half minutes of gyrating riffs and lustful, swaggering vocals. Decidedly retro, yet still painfully trendy, bounding guitars are mixed with dated-sounding keyboards to make 'Woman' reminiscent of both 70s rock legends Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, but also more recent acts such as New Zealand rockers The Datsuns.
With it's blend of old and new styles, not to mention its electrifying energy and the infectious wail of Andrew Stockdale's vocals, 'Woman' is sure to appeal to a wide range of rock fans. If you missed their appearances at the T In The Park or Oxygen festivals, be sure to catch Wolfmother this summer at the Reading and Leeds Festival.