Australian rock 'n' roll alive in Wolfmother
VICTORIOUS is the new album by Australian rock band Wolfmother and it is true to the traditions of the Aussie rock world with heavy sounds built in a beach-side studio.
The backbone of the band, lead singer Andrew Stockdale, has been working on the record since January last year.
Victorious was written and recorded in Byron Bay.
"When I go into the studio, I had a really good sketch of what I wanted the other musicians to play," Stockdale said.
"This record took me 13 days to write.
"My studio was booked out and they finished at 10pm so I was working from 10pm until 4am."
The title song Victorious is a tour de force that does not take itself too seriously in true Aussie rock fashion, according to Stockdale.
"The sound of the riff sounded victorious," the singer said.
"I wrote that riff and it had that grandiose and comical sound to it.
"I thought Victorious had a certain ring to it, so I just wrote the verses around the chorus.
"The theme just presented itself.
"The sound of the song had this sound like a horse galloping through the forest.
"Rock'n'roll needs to be a bit tongue-in-cheek. The best rock'n'roll songs can't take themselves too seriously. They need to have a bit of a ridiculous slant to them".
Victorious is out tomorrow.