Patrick Wolf is a musician who lives and works in London. Wolf started recording songs when he was 12, a year after he made a theremin, and two years before he would join the late Leigh Bowery’s inflammatory art pop unit Minty. Wolf also busked as part of a string quartet and formed an experimental trio called Maison Crimineaux, which lead to his first record deal and the release of his first self-titled EP in 2002.
During the recording of his first album, Lycanthropy, in 2003, Wolf studied composition at the Trinity College of Music and also made guest appearances playing viola with artists including Arcade Fire, Owen Pallet, and Chicks on Speed. Wolf released his second album, Wind In The Wires, in 2005 and in 2007 his third, The Magic Position. In 2009 Wolf released his fourth album, The Bachelor, and was also asked by the iconic American artist Nan Goldin and the Tate Modern to compose and perform the original soundtrack for Golden’s legendary film The Ballad Of Sexual Dependency. Goldin is only one of a number of artists with whom Wolf has collaborated over the years, including Florence Welch, Eliza Carthy, Marianne Faithfull, Tilda Swinton and Patti Smith.
In 2011 Wolf released his fifth studio album Lupercalia; 2012 saw him release his sixth, Sundark and Riverlight.