To celebrate ten years as a solo artist Patrick Wolf has revealed he is working on a double album which will be containing new material and also revisiting some of his earlier work. "This project started when I realised I had reached a 10 year jubilee as a recording artist," said Wolf. "My first EP came out when I was 19 and in the 10 years hence, my voice has grown with me. I started out playing with just one instrument and singing with no microphones in folk clubs, on the streets and galleries. I missed that raw communication so much and the spontaneous energy of that live situation. When I went to the studio I thought I was going to record a one-man solo album, but I started to dream, and heard bassoons and bodhrans."

The Londoner went on to explain the acoustic project entitled Sundark & Riverlight and how he came around to borrowing Peter Gabriels piano...

"This is my first totally acoustic album and so I made certain that we were working with analogue tape and recording equipment. I went on a mission to find a grand piano with the best bass response still full of character and I was told about Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios, but the piano there was too new for me. So Peter lent me his Bosendorfer Grand and later his bodhran and hammer dulcimer – the album and I are very grateful."

The album will be out on September 25th and you can catch Patrick on tour at any of the following dates:

    August

  • 29 London The Old Vic

  • November

  • 6 Manchester Lowry (Quays Theatre), Manchester
  • 7 Cardiff The Gate
  • 20 Gateshead The Sage
  • 24 Warwick Arts Centre
  • 25 Glasgow Cottiers

  • December

  • 9 Penzance The Ritz
  • 10 Bristol St. Georges
  • 11 Brighton St. Mary’s Church