Born In Central London in 1983, Patrick Wolf released his first self produced and self-written E.P in 2002 aged just 19. Since then he has released 5 fantastic albums, toured the world almost constantly to an ever growing international audience, whilst constantly changing and exploring new sounds, songwriting styles, visual identities and production.
Within the last 10 years Wolf has collaborated with musicians such as Patti Smith, Angelo Badalamenti, Florence Welch, and many others, as well as art world luminaries such as Nan Goldin, Wolfgang Tillmans, Tilda Swinton and Ryan Mcginley. A classically trained Viola, Harpist and composer, a self trained Pianist, SInger and Producer, Wolf also writes all his own material without Co-Writers.
Last year at the age of 28, Wolf accepted an “Outstanding Contribution To the Arts” award from Dublins Trinity University.
On Saturday 1st September 2012 Patrick was interviewed by Steve Lamacq standing in for Dermot O’Leary on his BBC Radio 2 show. On the show he talked about his album Sundark and Riverlight, ( Release date : 15th October 2012.) Patrick alsoa cover of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die’.
We took a listen to the Born To Die (Lana Del Rey cover) and here’s what we thought:
Sparkles of glittering manganese harp alert you to the piquancy of this beautiful piece, as the latent power of Patrick’s warm voice melts to greet you. His voice sounds sandy, but with a nostalgic burnt umber hue. The chrysalis of warm strings, and the eloquent melody, soon begins to cocoon the vocals – adding a deliciously svelte glamour to the piece.
The ochre voice gradually emerges fully formed and possessing powerful grace. The final anguished pleas are stark against an interlacing web of taut strings, as the song slowly dies in a fading marrow sun.
– © Neil_Mach September 2012 –
You can pre-Order Patrick’s new album ‘Sundark and Riverlight’ from www.patrickwolf.com. Album released October 15th 2012.
There is a free limited edition fanzine with all Vinyl & CD pre-orders.