Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

The Reincarnation of Wolfmother Proved beyond Doubt They Are a Great Live Music Act, Writes GEORGINA BIBLE; Wolfmother Reborn Wows the Crowd

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

The Reincarnation of Wolfmother Proved beyond Doubt They Are a Great Live Music Act, Writes GEORGINA BIBLE; Wolfmother Reborn Wows the Crowd

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THE new incarnation of Wolfmother has already built up a reputation as one of the best live music acts in the country.

So it's no surprise tickets were snapped up at record speed for two concerts, one acoustic and one rock, in Byron Bay last week.

A Bundjalung dance troupe was a dynamic opener for Wolfmother on both nights, welcoming punters to Country with their snapping moves and pulsing beats.

Despite the label of 'acoustic', the first concert at the Byron Bay Brewery was electric - whipping the crowd up into a frenzy. White Unicorn was a standout with a Doors-like Riders on the Storm interlude. When Wolfmother exited, the crowd erupted, pounding the floor and screaming for an encore, highlights of which included a ripping version of Neil Young's Comes a Time and Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights.

But what stole the show was a rousing version of the Led Zeppelin classic The Battle of Evermore, complete with mandolin. The final song, Wolfmother's own Joker & the Thief set the tone for the rock show the next night, which - despite being short-changed on sleep - this reviewer forced herself to attend (for art's sake). …

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