Patrick’s Nick and Warren Photos

2 10 2009

Ciao!

Vi posto una raccolta di fotografie di Patrick.

Tutte le immagini sono di WARREN DU PREEZ & NICK THORNTON JONES

Gli stessi ideatori della copertina e libretto dell’ultimo cd di PW ( The Bachelor).
Se avete altre foto di W&N a disposizione non esitate a spedircele.

Steeh.
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“Some rock stars get groupies… I just get miniature animals” Intervista a Careless Talk Costs Lives

30 09 2009

Intervista rilasciata alla rivista musicale inglese “Carless Talk Costs Lives” ai tempi di Wind in The Wires. La lista delle interviste si allunga :)

Grazie alla nostra mitica Tati, la scovatrice per eccellenza di chicche simili :D





Sapevate che Patrick trova molta ispirazione nei cimiteri?

30 09 2009

Sapevatelo! *cit* :D

Anche voi vi eravate chiesti come mai alcune delle fotografie ufficiali di Patrick fossero ambientate in un cimitero?

In questo articolo apparso su una rivista londinese di moda&lifestyle di nome Sleazenation ci spiega il perchè.

Rettifica da fare: non so se sia un errore di stampa o se l’intervistatore ha capito male lo spelling del nome, ma nell’intervista Patrick si riferisce a Vashti Bunyan, con la B, non “Vunyan, è una cantautrice inglese.

Non sappiamo che rapporto abbiate coi cimiteri, ma ci siamo permessi di curiosare sull’origine di questi due cimiteri, son pur sempre la sua fonte di ispirazione no? ;)
Entrambi sono a Londra

Sito del cimitero di Wandsworth

Cimitero di Brompton





Concerto al Magnolia, 11 Settembre 2009, da Troublezine

30 09 2009
Foto di Steeh

Foto di Steeh, scattata quella sera al Magnolia

Grazie a Erica per aver segnalato un articolo uscito su Troublezine sulla serata al Magnolia di questo 11 settembre :)

“Se digitassi su wikipedia ‘Enfant Prodige’ non mi stupirei di trovare a lato una foto di Patrick Wolf. ‘L’enfant prodige dell’indie’, questa l’espressione più usata per parlare di lui, ma Patrick Wolf è molto di più di un modo di dire, anzi, Patrick Wolf si discosta totalmente dall’essere una semplice espressione, come dimostra questa sera, per la prima volta sotto il cielo di Milano.

Approdato nel capoluogo lombardo in occasione del Mi.To, il nostro ragazzo prodigio dà subito prova di carattere aprendo con Who Will, tratto da ‘The Bachelor’, ultimo lavoro dell’artista uscito proprio quest’anno.
Raramente il pubblico del Magnolia è così composto durante un concerto, ma questa sera è davvero difficile non farsi rapire dal suo modo di esprimere e allo stesso tempo di vivere la musica, un modo così dannatamente ecclettico come da tanto non succedeva, soprattutto dalle nuove leve Made In Uk.
In un’ora abbandante l’ultimo dei dandy, biondissimo e truccatissimo, sconvolge non solo per suo look ma per la sua cultura musicale. La sua voce, bellissima e potentissima, si sposa perfettamente tra le chitarre e violini presenti stasera, in un’esplosione di virtuosismo musicale che non passa inosservato, infatti le prime file caricano Patrick che man mano perde la sua timidezza iniziale e si lascia totalemnte andare, diventando padrone assuluto del Magnolia.
Dopo una prima parte dalle atmosfere oniriche e raffinate il nostro ragazzone inglese scalda l’atmosfera con un finale più che apprezzato dal pubblico,
Hard Time viene fatta seguire da un tributo a Madonna con la sempreverde Like A Virgin cantata, ca va sans dire, a squarciagola da tutti con tanto di ovazione non appena riconsciamo le note iniziali di Magic Position, uno dei suoi brani migliori in assoluto. Impossibile non concedere un bis al pubblico che lo richiede a gran voce, così tra sensualità e ambiguità chiude definitivamente la serata con Vulture, sempre tratta da ‘The Bachelor’.

La notte continua come da tradizione tra i vari dj set ma mentre il nostro venerdi sera si trasforma in sabato le chiacchiere si concentrano ancora sull’enfant prodige dell’indie, che ha stregato anche lo spettatore meno attento.
C’è chi sta organizzando un pullman per la prossima data fiorentina, l’autista dice che i posti davanti sono ancora disponibili.”

Link all’articolo





Circolo Degli Artisti, Roma, all’epoca di Wind in The Wires

30 09 2009

Grazie a Beppi-size per aver scovato questa gallery di immagini di Patrick al Circolo degli Artisti a Roma,all’epoca di Wind in The Wires.

Sappiamo che solo recentemente (in media) in Italia si sta parlando di lui,ma se qualcuno c’era e vuole lasciare una recensione , ce lo faccia sapere :) Ci farebbe molto piacere!

Basta che lasciate un commento qui sotto ;)





“I was learning to be an adult in a childish way.” Intervista al Manchester Online del 2003

28 09 2009

Una delle prime interviste su Manchester Online,poco prima dell’uscita di “Lycanthropy”:

Leader of the pack
Paul Cockerton

WHO is Patrick Wolf?  He’s a 19-year-old wandering minstrel who sees himself as a 21st Century folk artist. He carries his laptop everywhere to record himself playing the viola, accordion and ukulele.

He’s just about to release Lycanthropy, his debut LP named after a transformation from human to wolf, a mix of haunting folk, crackly beats and escapist lyrics.

And this Friday, June 27, he makes an appearance at leftfield dance night Club Suicide. ManchesterOnline contacted him to find out more about the boy behind the wolf.

You play lots of folk instruments and you’re only young. How did you get started?
I’d come from a classical background, playing in orchestras, where you had to think intellectually. So when I was 11 I unlearned everything and started making long electronic tracks using a junior keyboard, theremin and a four track recorder.

What made you choose the instruments you wanted to play?
Folk instruments are simpler, more instinctive, and you can learn communally. When I was growing up I fantasised about three instruments – the accordion, the hurdy gurdy which makes a vulgar pagan sound, and I was intrigued by the violin and how the bow made the music come out. When I was cycling to Cornwall one day I saw an accordion in a curiosity shop for £30 so I bought it and took it to Paris. I’ve still not learned the hurdy gurdy yet, though.

How come you went to Paris?
I left home when I was 15 and ran away to the countryside and then to Paris. I was learning to be an adult in a childish way. The album documents my life from 11 to 19 so it covers whatever emotions fell into that category – romance, reality, chaos… just whatever feelings I had growing up.

It’s interesting you say that because I thought the album has a woozy feel of the outdoors and it’s quite romantic in places, like Paris is supposed to be…

There’s a mystical side to the album as well, isn’t there?
I’m more interested in reality but you can communicate that in a mythical way. There’s lots of symbolism on the album but it’s expressing real things.

So is Patrick Wolf your real name?
It’s my real name now. The person I was before had lots of bad things happen so I wanted to leave that behind. The name was given to me by a spirit medium in Paris, who said I had to change my name so I could move on with my life.

You’re playing a club night in Manchester – won’t that be a bit strange for your kind of music?
I think doing PAs is like a modern day version of a folk club so I’ve done plenty of them.

What can we expect from the gig?
I’ll be doing three songs plus maybe an acoustic track and then doing some somersaults. For the rest of the tour I have an excellent cello player and a virtuoso recorder player who also plays the organ and I play viola, accordion, ukulele as well as running around and jumping about.

What are your plans for the rest of the year?
Everything comes by instinct, there’s nothing premeditative. I don’t sit down and plan ‘I’m going to do a sex book’ or whatever.

So will you be doing a sex book next?
Maybe, who knows? I’ve been writing two albums since Lycanthropy. One is documenting dark English passion – a bit like Thomas Hardy – the other is a ukulele pop album. But I think I might combine the two again. The next album’s going to be shorter and less confessional, but still something people can escape into. I’m also working with people on beats like Mike Paradinas of Mu-ziq.

The only interview I’ve read with you mentioned that you love Michael Jackson. Is that still the case?
Yes, I’m a big fan of him even recently, though not particularly his music. He’s like a character in a Tim Burton film and he’s a symbol of how to escape from reality.

Patrick Wolf appears at Club Suicide at Charlie’s (formerly Rockinghams) on Friday, June 27. The album Lycanthropy will be released in mid July.





Una delle prime interviste di Patrick: 1998!

27 09 2009

Innanzitutto, grazie mille a Tati per aver trovato questa chicca! :) E’ una delle prime interviste rilasciate da Patrizio dopo un live tenuto con sua sorella, lui aveva solo 14 anni e Joanna (sua sorella) 16. Aveva già le idee piuttosto chiare comunque! (Il suo odio per gli Smiths era già palesato :D)

Purtroppo è solo in inglese,se avete dubbi chiedete pure chiarimenti nei commenti!

Chatting with Japan Anti-Rock
by Andy-quirk

After JAR had finished their set at the Waterats three fanzine editors had been inspired enough to go and interview them (me included). This lead to the most chaotic and off the wall interview every conducted as every fanzine’s different styles of questions got completely mixed up! quirk would never lower itself to questions like, “what sort of food would your music be?”, just like Violent Pink would never ask what musical genre JAR saw themselves as. The interviewees and interviewers are as follows:

Patrick (P), Joanna (J), quirk (Q), Neu Resistance (NR), Violent Pink (VP), Assorted observers and friends (O).

VP.First question better be what is the name of your band?
P.Japan Anti Rock, which is an anagram of Patrick and Joanna.
Q.What’s your inspiration?
NR/VP/O.Aaaaargh, no no no!
P.Errrrm.
NR.What do you think of the Pin-Ups?
P.They are complete tossers, they’re complete wankers who should just go back to their pubs. They asked me if I had breasts, I just said I was wearing a corset that day to hold them in!
J.They kept shouting at me to show them my tits.
Q.Does it bother you that there’s all this laddism in rock?
P.Yes it does, extremely.
Q.So do you see yourselves as kind of romo?
J/VP/NR.Aaaarrrggghhh!
J.I’m not romo! He might be, but I’m not!
P.No way!
J.We’re not romo, nothing is romo.
NR.Why did you say that (to quirk)
Q.You’ve got to inspire debate! You can’t just tell people they’re great!
VP.Where would you have a statue of yourself erected?
P.I normally play theramin live, instead of violin like tonight. I’d like a statue of me playing theramin outside the Tagh Mahal, it’s a beutiful place. It was so beutiful it made me cry.
Q.How long have you been into forming bands?
P.Well I’ve been writing songs for about two years. I only joined up with Joanna for this gig but we work really well together, so we’re now working together as a proper band. We’ve been going for about a month.
Q.What’s the age difference between you two?
P.Two years. I’m fourteen and Joanna is sixteen.
VP.What’s your most vivid childhood memory?
P.I pooed in someone’s garden! I remember the parents finding me!
VP.Who would you like to be for the day?
P.I’d like to be Bjork, because I’m totally in love with her. NR.Does your keyboard have a name?
P.We didn’t use a keyboard, that was a four track! It does have a name though.
Q.(cringes at the direction the questions are going in…!)
VP:Look (quirk), we’ll cut out your serious bits and you can cut out our silly bits okay!
Q.quirk wants hard hitting news! But I’m printing everything!
NR.(sarcastic tone) So Patrick, what do you think about The Smiths?!
VP/NR/Q/P/J/O.(laughter!)
Q.Oh shut up!
NR.Sorry, hehe!
Q.So what do you think of the Sugarcubes?
P. (long pause) I can’t handle this conversation!
Q.Do you buy all your own accessories? (Patrick was kitted out in hairclips, glitter, makeup, bangles, etc)
P.Yeah. I got a few bits for christmas, but I buy most of it.
Q.Do you normally wear all this stuff in the street?
J.Yeah, he does!
P.Sometimes, I wear these sorts of clothes, but normally just have a bit of glitter with them.
J.I don’t wear what I’m wearing now ‘cos I’d get raped, probably by the Pin-Ups!
VP.What makes you really angry?
J.The Pin-Ups!
P.Right, we’re not going to talk about them anymore, we’re giving them too much space!
P.What makes me really angry are the people in our school. I wrote most of my songs about them. I had to change school because I was really badly bullied. People are still giving me prank ‘phone calls.
(Christy Satsuma enters)
VP.Hello Christy, Andy’s being really serious!
Q.That’s just because they want to know about yo-yos and sweets – and I want to know, “the truth”!
VP.Does anyone really want to know about influences? Isn’t that like the NME?
Q.Ha ha, good point, what do you think of the music press?
NR/VP.Aaaarrrggh!
J.The Melody Maker is shit! Patrick, you remember what Everett True said about Bjork?
P.He said that Bjork had no feeling in her music.
J.Everett True shagged Placebo!
P.That’s ‘cos he’s, “so controversial”!
J.”I kissed a transvestite last night”, how crap!
NR.Has anyone offered you a record or anything?
J.We’ve got one (a deal), but this guy isn’t giving us any money. We want some money to do a proper recording.
VP.What about t-shirts?
P.Oooh, we’d like some of them. But no baggy ones.
(Andy quirk looks down at his baggy t-shirt)
P.Okay, we’ll make one for you! We’d like to make our own brand of platform shoes.
VP.Wow, that’s so cool!
P.We’d have Japan Anti Rock written on the sides of them. They’d be like the ones I’m wearing now, which are two sizes too small. These are real Spice Girl Pepsi ones! I have five pairs of platforms at home.
VP.If your music was a food what would it be?
(Andy quirk groans)
P.I think we’d be hot chocolate with double cocolate chip cookies. Mmmmm! I’d be that and Joanna could be something else so we’d combine to make a cultural explosion! What would you be Joanna?
J.I guess it’d have sugar in it because it is sweet.
NR.Haagan Das or Ben & Jerris?!
J.It’s all ice cream at the end of the day, isn’t it!
P.Nooo, it’s not just, “all ice cream at the end of the day”. (offended by his sisters lack of ice cream expertise!)
NR.Do you hate your parents?
P.We like them sometimes.
VP.Does it help that you have each other?
P.Yeah, definately.
J.We have to go to gigs together. It does mean that sometimes I can’t go to gigs I want to to because he won’t come.
P.(singing) “We’re forever together, never apart, sisters through and through”.
NR.My sister likes Spice Girls and Boyzone.
J.Spice Girls are brilliant!
VP.I used to teach karate with Emma from the Spice Girls!
NR/P/J/NR. Wow!
Q.Is it me, or can I hear Lillian playing?
P.I think we should go and watch them.

And that was the speedy end to the interview

Articolo su LJ intero qui.