Patrick Wolf to release double album

Musician has enlisted Alec Empire for February release

Patrick Wolf is set to release a double album, half of which will feature former Atari Teenage Riot man Alec Empire, in February next year.

The multi-instrumentalist told NME.COM that the Empire-featuring half of the album would be named ‘Battle’ and would be “punky” and “aggressive”, while the other side of the album would be lighter in tone.

Wolf recorded five ‘Battle’ songs with Empire in Berlin. He said that ‘Battle’ was inspired by a period of depression he suffered a few years ago.

“I was having to play songs about a past relationship, I’d been through three management changes, I was breaking up, going insane,” Wolf told NME.COM. “I revelled in my depression and began attacking politics and the people around me. It’s an aggressive noise punk record.”

Wolf added that the ‘light’ side of the album, in contrast to ‘Battle’‘s sombre tone, will be more uplifting. “I’ve found my true love, who has practically saved my life,” he explained.

He added: “That’s in contrast to the inspiration for ‘Battle’, which was me thinking, ‘Will I ever be in love again or will I be a bachelor for the rest of my life?'”