Australian hard rockers Wolfmother brought their “Gypsy Caravan” tour to the House of Blues San Diego on last week. The infectious trio, led by sole original member singer/guitarist Andrew Stockdale, also features energetic bassist/keyboardist Ian Peres and impressive touring drummer Alex Carapetis. The band is on the road in support of its latest album Victorious, which was released in February.
Wolfmother kicked off their set with the catchy title track off their new album. “Victorious” is a hard-driving song with a memorable guitar riff and powerful drum fills that are very reminiscent of the Wolfmother’s self-titled debut record, which was released in 2005 and features some of their best-known hits.
“Woman,” the band’s most famous single, surprisingly came in third on the set list, with the group seemingly eager to get it out of the way. The crowd’s reaction to the song was nonetheless fantastic, and it brought the energy level in the room up to a 10 early in the evening.
Other highlights of the set list included “White Unicorn,” “California Queen,” and closer “Joker & the Thief.” Front man Andrew Stockdale seemed pleased with the large San Diego crowd that showed up on a Wednesday night, and he clearly enjoyed playing the new songs live. Be sure to catch Wolfmother again in San Diego soon — they are on the bill for 91X’s X-Fest 2016 at Sleep Train Amphitheater in June.