New Moon Rising

Album: Cosmic Egg (2009)
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  • This is the lead single from Australian hard rock band Wolfmother's second studio album, Cosmic Egg. It was the first record from the new Wolfmother lineup of Andrew Stockdale (vocals/guitar), Ian Peres (bass/keys), Aidan Nemeth (guitar) and Dave Atkins (drums).
  • The song received its first radio play on the Australian nationally networked radio station Triple J on August 13, 2009.
  • Andrew Stockdale told Canadian radio station The Edge that the song "was inspired by some very odd encounters he had after work." He explained: "When I'd drive home, like at the end of the night, I'd see all these like native animals that I'd never seen in my entire life. Like, I was driving along and in the middle of the road was this four-foot-high koala. And I've never seen a koala! Another night I saw an animal with spikes all over it. So it was kind of bizarre, like, around the time of 'New Moon Rising,' I saw a lot of, like, wildlife that people even in that town said they'd never seen their whole life."

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  • Michael from Alta Loma, CaAndrew Stockdale has said that the first verse of the song was inspired by the Australian wildfires of early to mid 2009.
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