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Wolf’s sixth album. What it actually is, though, is an attempt at some kind of greatest hits collection featuring two discs of orchestral ‘refixes’ of songs from his five records.…

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“[i]Sword by side we take the night[/i]”, he wails. “[i]I see nothing without you[/i]”, he whines. “[i]Bring me my chariot of fire[/i]”, he warbles. It’s never milk-and-one-sugar with Paddy, is…

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Live Review: Bestival

With 55,000 folk in annual attendance, [b]Bestival[/b] is undoubtedly one of the biggest draws of the UK festival season yet, this year, it’s also one of the strangest. In a…

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If [b]‘Lycanthropy’[/b] – [a]Patrick Wolf[/a]’s first album – was an exploration of how to transform oneself into another form, then [b]‘Lupercalia’[/b] is the end result of the experiment. The original…

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There’s no cheaper way of neutering an eccentric than not being impressed. As with bullies, if you ignore them they disappear. Patrick Wolf’s pretty easy to deride: he looks like…

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Do I look like a terrorist with this scarf?” asks a coquettish Patrick Wolf towards the end of the show, while wrapping a red and white keffiyeh around his head.…

Fond, as he is, of the occasional Smirnoff Ice, you somehow fear for Patrick Wolf’s chances should he venture into any city centre bar come happy hour. Such frustration infuses…

As its opening drum tattoo gradually settles into an eager heartbeat, elfin art-rock outsider Patrick Wolf’s third album sets out its manifesto: “to live, to learn, to love in the…

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In a slick glitter-festooned hooded vest and pillar-box red hair, baroque electro-folk superhero Patrick Wolf seems a changed man. Merging new rave sweat-tops with Thamesbeat mop-tops and grinning like an…

Patrick Wolf is what would happen if Conor ‘Bright Eyes’ Oberst (or one of those other winsome, teary-eyed Saddle Creek dudes) got lost in a nightclub somewhere around the start…