Now, I like Patrick Wolf, but I can definitely see why a lot of people would find him incredibly annoying. It’s the way he dresses like an Edwardian Shoreditch twat, or that mannerism of tilting his head to one side when he’s talking about something, you know, really deep and meaningful, or the way he’s such a tortured, gender-ambiguous elfin creature that prowls the dark recesses of his own mind so that we don’t have to. BUT he also makes some very brilliant music, things like ‘The Magic Position’, ‘Tristan’, ‘The Libertine’ or ‘Bloodbeat’.
Anywho, Patrick’s back with a brand new album called Battle, which will be out at some point next Spring. The album features music made with Alec Empire from Atari Teenage Riot, so expect something quite visceral and bordering on the unlistenable (that does rhyme, yes). The album is to be released in a very unique way (yeah, cheers Radiohead!), in that it will be partly funded by the fans who can donate money to the project through Bandstocks, who will then in turn give you money back if the album sells well. In this time of economic uncertainty, will you be investing in an album by an artist who has never cracked the top 40? Give what you can people.
You can watch a little video from Patrick here. Please don’t watch it if you dislike Patrick Wolf. It will lead you to enact violent acts upon your person and those around you.