Retro riffers Wolfmother have lashed out at Australian radio station triple j during last night’s support slot for the Smashing Pumpkins.
According to music news site Fasterlouder, frontman Andrew Stockdale blasted the national youth broadcaster that gave band their first break between songs, denouncing them as “left wing conservatives sitting up in their offices on their government paid wages”.
He also accused the station of dropping the band after people started to hate them (after original members Chris Ross and Myles Heskett left in 2008), ending his rage with “triple j can go fuck themselves!”
The outburst follows a Triple J tweet during last weekend’s Splendour In The Grass festival, which read “Meanwhile, the #SITG audience for @wolfmother tonight 99.95% male | 0.05% other.” Wolfmother replied via Twitter: “Meanwhile JJJ stats shown to be 100% consistently lame…”
The band are currently working on their third album, the follow-up to Cosmic Egg, although you can bet triple j won’t be lining up to play it.
Check out photos from the Wolfmother / Smashing Pumpkins show