'White Feather,' the second single from Wolfmother's sophomore album, 'Cosmic Egg' continues to prove that Wolfmother didn't peak too soon with their Grammy-winning, self-titled debut.
'White Feather' occupies the point where The White Stripes' barebones indie meets The Libertines' laidback vocal cool, with an extra dash of disco beats thrown in for good measure. Staccato guitars; hitching and awkwardly-shaped riffs; and frontman Andrew James Stockdale's impossibly cool, indie-rock drawl, judder stylishly into a euphoric bridge of shimmying vocal hooks and screechy guitars.
The bridge section might have fulfilled chorus duties better than the rather straightforward slab of lightly-crashing guitars and yelpy riffs that actually serves as the chorus but, minor niggles aside, this is as hip and trendy as indie can get, whilst still projecting some sense of personality. Fans of mainstream indie: you'd be hard pressed to find a better song than this.