Patrick Wolf at the Astoria - bringing sexy back.


12 avr. 2007, 13h58m

Wed 11 Apr – Patrick Wolf, No Bra, bishi

I'll have to try my best to be coherent because I'm still feeling pleasantly giddy.

Being a fairly recent convert to the genius that is Patrick Wolf, last night was only the second time I'd seen him live. But hopefully not the last. I'm already suffering post-gig depression and going back to GCSE revision is not much fun when you can't stop thinking about how much fun last night was.

Anyway. I missed No Bra, which was, if I'm honest, deliberate. I like to think of myself as being fairly open-minded, but the thought of a woman with a moustache with quite literally "no bra" did not particularly appeal to me. Bishi was very very good though. We need more sitars in pop! I hope her album's released soon, because I'm looking forward to hearing it...

Patrick himself was divine, of course. I haven't found any setlists but here's a rough idea of the songs he played (they're not really in any particular order).

Get Lost
The Shadowsea
The Libertine
Pigeon Song
Magpie (duet with Bishi)
The Stars (duet with his sister, Jo Apps)
The Magic Position

Accident And Emergency (duet with Patricia Quinn of Rocky Horror fame)
Feels Like I'm in Love

The encore was extremely entertaining, as you can see. :P Everyone got quite hysterical.

So - the highlights.

+ The Libertine. I adore this song anyway, but live it's approximately 100 times better. So energetic. Last night was even better and had added comedy value because at the line "The magician's secrets all revealed" he ripped off his shirt. For lack of a better phrase - "LOL!"

+ Bloodbeat. Also very energetic, and I don't think he played it at the Union Chapel show so it was nice seeing it live for the first time. It's a good song for spaz dancing to.

+ Blackbird. Words fail me."I'm bringing sexy baaaacckkk!" Eat your heart out, Justin Timberlake.

+ Feels like I'm in love. Perfect way to finish off the night.

On a side note, although no one will have the faintest idea of what I'm talking about, I spent the first half of the show convinced that the man standing behind the laptop was Tom Hollander, which was completely illogical. Tom Hollander is a British actor, who has a small role in Pirates of the Carribbean and recently played Mr Collins in the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. He also played Guy Burgess in Cambridge Spies. Anyway, it was all very confusing but cleared up in the end when Patrick introduced him as Jonathan something. Erg.

But all in all, Tom Hollander confusions aside, a brilliant evening. Come back to London soon, Patrick!


  • Ged_UK

    Nice review! Thanks for the heads-up on Patricia Quinn, i couldn't quite catch the name! *goes to update review*

    12 avr. 2007, 14h05m
  • rabidoveryou

    Thank you. And you're welcome. :D

    12 avr. 2007, 14h42m
  • longlivetheking

    spaz dancing-fantastic description for that song-awesome. you missed no bra?! she was great (purely for comedy value), I've had do her, fuck her in my head all day!

    12 avr. 2007, 16h22m
  • rabidoveryou

    Ha, thanks. I use spaz dancing to describe practically anything that's danceable, but it seemed particularly apt for Bloodbeat. Hmmmm. Still not quite sure about No Bra, but I suppose she does have some comedy value.

    12 avr. 2007, 16h59m
  • vood00doll

    Was an amazing Night...why would you skip No Bra..she was the highlight of the evening *cough* lol

    13 avr. 2007, 15h56m
  • rabidoveryou

    Well...I was with my mum. :/ Not that I was trying to be overprotective or anything, but I didn't know if she'd really appreciate No Bra that much. But it was an amazing night. The only negative side effect is that I've been listening to Feels like I'm in love on repeat all day.

    13 avr. 2007, 17h24m
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