Biography

The British composer, singer and multiinstrumentalist Patrick Wolf was born in 1983 in the capital of England. The musician’s real name is Patrick Denis Apps, however he got a good reason to decide that Wolf would sound much better. Curiously enough, but there is something in common between these mysterious strong animals and Patrick’s gloomy creativity. Wolf got acquainted with the world of music in the very childhood, when he began singing in the church choir; also at the same time he had been exploring the art of violin playing. The classic music is extremely important for every musician, and that school, including choir and such a very delicate instrument as a violin, played its role in development of young Patrick Wolf. A bit later he also got interested in other styles. By the age of sixteen Patrick felt independent enough to leave his home and to start a quest for romance and free life.

The young artist had chance to play in several bands, including Minty and Maison Crimineaux. The latter, by the way, performed quite an energetic music. The incredibly bright and loud shows attracted attention of music lovers to the duo’s creativity, and Maison Crimineaux were even invited to play in Paris. That was the place where Patrick Wolf met a person, who had a huge impact on his life. Kristian Robinson, who is better known as Capitol K, was at one of Maison Crimineaux’ shows. Capitol K was so impressed by Wolf’s creativity that he helped Patrick to prepare the debut studio album. Thereby the British musician’s first long play Lycanthropy was released in 2003. Lycanthropy was critically acclaimed and later the famous magazine NME even included it into the list of the best works of 2003.

Two years later the artist pleased listeners with not less fascinating record Wind In The Wires (2005). The hit composition Tristan, which is so much loved by Wolf’s fans, was presented exactly on Wind In The Wires. Well, the melodic mix of electronica and folk was definitely enjoyed by music connoisseurs. Moreover, that style even got its own name – folktronica. Following the tradition to issue a new album every two years, Patrick enlarged his discography with The Magic Position in 2007. Of course for the singer’s faithful fans it was really interesting to follow transformation that went within his art. Dark and gloomy themes had been slightly turning into something lighter. The album The Bachelor, which appeared in 2009, completely satisfied the listeners’ expectations: the signature style and atmosphere were presented in a full volume.

Nevertheless Patrick Wolf’s fifth studio attempt titled Lupercalia (2011) turned out to be a great surprise for many people. It is an absolutely nice surprise, though: quite an optimistic record pleased both music experts and listeners. It must be mentioned that all works of Wolf got fair reviews from critics, and that is not such a common thing, so it says a lot about the quality of the performer’s music. Probably songs from Lupercalia proved to be a bit easier, but still they saved the amazing atmosphere and energy, which are just a necessary part of Patrick’s creativity.

Studio Albums

Patrick Wolf, Lupercalia mp3Lupercalia
A very eccentric person, Patrick Wolf released his fifth album, Lupercalia, where he is more like one more performer of good love songs
2011
    Patrick Wolf, The Bachelor mp3The Bachelor
    2009
    • Baroque Pop
    • Chamber Pop
    • Indie Pop
    Patrick Wolf, The Magic Position mp3The Magic Position
    With The Magic Position, Patrick Wolf shakes off much of the brooding insularity that clouded his previous records, refining his melodic strengths and overcoming his tendency toward sullen introspection
    2007
    • Chamber Pop
    • Electronic
    • Indie Pop
    Patrick Wolf, Wind in the Wires mp3Wind in the Wires
    2005
    • Chamber Pop
    • Indie Pop
    Patrick Wolf, Lycanthropy mp3Lycanthropy
    2003
    • Indie Pop

    Singles

    Patrick Wolf, The Libertine mp3The Libertine
    2005
    • Indie Electronic
    • Indie Pop

    EP

    Patrick Wolf, Brumalia mp3Brumalia
    2011
    • Electropop