PATRICK WOLF Oran Mor, Glasgow, March 23 * * *

August 11, 2011

Despite his being over 30 minutes late, the more ardent Patrick Wolf fans who’d gathered in front of the stage greeted the singer’s eventual arrival with unwavering enthusiasm. No great surprise given the loyal following he’s cultivated over his five-album career.

Whether Wolf’s brand of folk and electro-infused pop was worth the wait is however debatable. Dramatic and delivered like the consummate performer he undoubtedly is, there’s no denying Wolf’s ability to write a pop song but a tendency to over-complicate matters, coupled with the at times predictable nature of some songs, all too often saw style triumph over substance.

Patrick Wolf’s ‘House’


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