"Dripping with the glitter and bright lights of the original track from Patrick Wolf "The City," Richard X's rework adds mid low synth frequencies and funky drums but maintains all the luster of the mainstream pop ballad. A sure win on the dance floor, especially ones frequented by those in search of angst and flashy lycra ensembles."
A bit of press here for the uninitiated... I thought Patrick Wolf was retiring?!?!
PATRICK WOLF TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “THE CITY” ON MARCH 14TH 2011, FOLLOWED BY NEW ALBUM IN MAY
2011 UK HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED
“Britain’s most innovative, radical and creative pop star”
“…it lasts for four amazing minutes and nine amazing seconds. It is dramatic and romantic and we love it…the new Patrick Wolf single is a triumph and maybe even something of a career high. Hurrah.”
“The lead single from his fifth album, this is a quick-step ballad of strings and piano. Welcome back, Pat”
“All hail the crown prince of alt-pop, then, who makes a dashing return with new material that’s romantic, urban and urbane”
“Suckers for pop heartbreak, handclaps and big violiny bits, consider yourself warned: not only is this POTW, it’s (Time Of My Life)shimmying up the Singles Of The Year”
Fresh out the studio, Patrick Wolf announces a brand new set of shows to take place across the UK in March 2011. After the storming success of his last single ‘Time Of My Life’, Patrick is now gearing himself up for what are sure to be some of his finest live performances yet.
Patrick’s new album is due for release in May 2011 through brand new label, Hideout Recordings, and will be preceded by second single “The City”, on March 14th 2011. The new single will be available for download and on limited edition 7”, with a selection of remixes available on limited edition 12”.
Discussing the new single, Patrick says: “The City’ saved my life. Living in central London, I woke up one broody morning having booked some studio time. It was a hot summers day and in the midst of the protests against the banks and BBC6 Music closing down. Seeing how the recession had worked its way into peoples relationships and ambitions, I went to my piano and started to fight against the negative by writing in the positive.”
Further details on the album will be announced shortly.
Full dates are as follows – tickets are on sale now:
21-Mar Dublin Sugar Club / www.ticketmaster.ie
23-Mar Glasgow Oran Mor / www.gigsinscotland.com
24-Mar Nottingham Rescue Rooms / www.alt-tickets.co.uk
25-Mar Birmingham Academy / www.ticketweb.co.uk
26-Mar Manchester Club Academy / www.livenation.co.uk
28-Mar Bristol Thekla / www.alt-tickets.co.uk
29-Mar London Koko / www.livenation.co.uk
For more information about Patrick see the newly re-launched www.patrickwolf.com