Patrick Wolf (born Patrick Denis Apps, 30 June 1983) is an alternative musician from London, England. He's been playing for years and released his first album in 2003. The genre of his songs swings wildly around from alternative to electronic to pop.
His discography is as follows:
- The Patrick Wolf EP (2002)
- Lycanthropy (2003)
- Wind In the Wires (2005)
- The Magic Position (2007)
- The Bachelor (2009)
- The Spinster EP (2009)
- Hard Times EP (2009)
- Lupercalia (2011, formerly known as The Conqueror)
Patrick Wolf and his music contain examples of the following tropes:
- Anti-Love Song: Possibly "Augustine". The lyrics aren't really what you'd get in a straightforward love song.
- The song is believed to be about rape or abuse. The light and mellow sound would also make it a case of Lyrical Dissonance.
- Awesome Mc Coolname
- Break-Up Song: "Time Of My Life".
- Careful with That Axe: "The Childcatcher", "Accident and Emergency", and "Battle".
- Concept Album: All of them.
- Cover Version:
- Darker and Edgier: The Bachelor
dear God, The Bachelor. Especially if you compare it to The Magic Position.
- Wind In The Wires was created during a period of immense depression, and Patrick in fact hates being requested songs from it because it reminds him of those times.
- Double Entendre: You put me in the magic position, anyone?
- Even the Guys Want Him: There's even a Last.fm group titled 'People Who Want To Hump Patrick Wolf.'
- Fading into the Next Song: "Vulture" fades into "Blackdown". "The Libertine" fades into "Teignmouth", and "Ghost Song" fades into "This Weather".
- Fan Disservice: The video for "Vulture", to some.
- Fanservice: Also the video for "Vulture", which features, among other things, Patrick in bondage gear writhing. May count as Fan Disservice.
- Hard Gay: Though he has publicly stated to be bisexual, that didn't stop him from going all out with his outfits. Especially the "Vulture" video and his promo pics during that single.
- Heroic BSoD/Creator Breakdown: He had one after The Magic Position, elements of which carried over into The Bachelor.
- Last Note Nightmare: "Wolf Song".
- Lighter and Softer: Lupercalia.
- Magpies as Portents: The One for Sorrow, Two for Joy rhyme is recited in "Magpie".
- Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly: Given the amount of instruments he plays, this wasn't unexpected.
- One London, 33 Boroughs: Hes from South London.
- Real-Person Fic: There's a LiveJournal community devoted to Patrick Wolf fanfiction.
- Sexophone: Featured in his new song, "The City".
- Shirtless Scene: The video for "Wind In the Wires".
- Shout-Out: His name partially comes from Virginia Woolf's name. He also had a song that was about her.
- The Something Song: "Ghost Song", "Wolf Song", "Pigeon Song", and "The Hairy Song".
- Soprano and Gravel: His duets on the songs "The Bachelor" and "Magpie."
- Surreal Music Video: The video for "Hard Times".