Laura’s Team Pick: Patrick Wolf’s “House”

My friend Kat (@kitmalls) brought this video (and Patrick himself) to my attention because she has generally excellent taste in everything. Patrick Wolf is about as queer as they come and his music is perfect for this rainy rainy weather that has taken over eastern North America in this past week.

p.s. Yes, that’s a unicorn tattoo on his chest.

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Laura is a tiny girl who wishes she were a superhero. She likes talking to her grandma on the phone and making things with her hands. Strengths include an impressive knowledge of Harry Potter, the ability to apply sociology to everything under the sun, and a knack for haggling for groceries in Spanish. Weaknesses: Chick-fil-a, her triceps, girls in glasses, and the subjunctive mood. Follow the vagabond adventures of Laura and her bike on twitter [@laurrrrita].

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  1. Oh my goodness! Patrick Wolf is my style icon. He is like a sparkley peter pan. I don’t even really listen to his music, I just look up pictures of him and all of his glittery feathery goodness.

  2. i saw him live at a free gig last year and he was really good, put on an excellent show. also had long blond hair and wore a skin tight black and white number. props for style.

  3. Massive Wolf fan, seen him live more times than I can count (genuinely – I just tried and failed :/). Not actually all that taken with this song or the last one (The City) from the upcoming album. But a lot of his stuff is truly amazing and yes, he really is wonderfully queer. Great to see him getting a mention on my favourite site.

  4. it may just be the fact that i’m high as balls right now
    but he really looks like a young stephan fry

  5. Dear Laura,
    You have awesome taste in everything, too.

    also, I was in London for a week in March and Patrick Wolf was playing at the venue a single block away from my hostel two days after I left. THWARTED AGAIN.

    • Love your site Kat, and your taste buds. I’m also sorry that you were thwarted. Again.

  6. I <3 Patrick Wolf. I saw him play Sydney after the release of 'The Magic Position', just him and a couple of instruments, it was wonderful.

    This new song is great! That platinum bondage owl kick he went on for his last album kind of turned me off, as did the sound… nice to see him return to form.

  7. I think that when I die one of the ‘best things’ scenes that flashes through my mind will be seeing him at the Royal Albert Hall in London, performing in glitter, performing one of my favourite songs The Bachelor when FLORENCE FUCKING WELCH steps out to sing eliza carthy’s part. I mean, really.

  8. I officially have a thing for fey, glittery, pop-music men. (See: Mika, Patrick Wolf)

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