There are two broad schools of thought about the incredible 27-year-old South Londoner, Patrick Wolf. New fans think that the single they are currently hearing on the radio is the first thing by him that they had ever heard. A critically informed and knowing fanbase, is more complex, and laud his compelling and diverse body of work. The relentless exuberance of his music moves effortlessly with the breathless surge that only the best and most enduring pop songs display. The UK Observer calls Wolf, "Britain’s most innovative, radical and creative pop star.” Early in his career, Wolf studied composition and made guest appearances playing viola with artists including Arcade Fire, Owen Pallet and Chicks on Speed. Iconic artist, Nan Goldin, is only one of a number of amazing artists with whom Wolf has collaborated over the years; these include Florence Welch, Eliza Carthy, Marianne Faithfull, Tilda Swinton and, most notably, Patti Smith. It seems Lady Gaga is not alone in joining the cognoscenti who have known all along that Patrick Wolf is not just an insanely gifted artist, but someone who is now ready for the mainstream, albeit under his own terms.
Added by Bimbos 365 Club on August 2, 2011