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Pati Yang, Wires and Sparks

Pati Yang – Wires and Sparks EP Out Now!
Label: Godmama

Pati Yang first popped onto our radar under the guise Children, and secondly as Flykkiller to huge commendation with the release “Experiments in Violet Lights” as well as three EPs in 2007. She is back with her solo project Wires and Sparks, the first of 2 EPs released on 9thApril 2012.

Pati is one of Poland's most acclaimed electronic artists who released a critically revered album at 18 years old which earned her artistic approval, commercial success and stadium tour support for Depeche Mode.

Born in Poland, she spent the first 6 years of her life on tour with her father’s iconic punk band. They underwent extreme danger to smuggle their anti regime message through soviet censorship, becoming hugely influential during the radical social and political change within Poland in the early eighties.

Pati grew up as an uncompromising character; escaping her home and school in Poland at 16 to study music in London.  By 18 she had signed a major record deal with Sony. It was a huge success. The record, became a best seller in Poland and won major awards; winning over critics and fans alike.

Pati then went on to form the band Children with Stephen Hilton and once again were praised alongside the likes of Kieran Hebden, Steve Reed and Prefuse 73 in the Independent Newspaper’s round up of new electronic experimental artists. Stephen also co founded The Free Association with David Holmes  and programmed the beats behind many soundtracks for Hollywood blockbusters such as two James Bond movies , Hot Fuzz, Moulin Rouge, and Ocean’s 11 ,12 13.

Together Pati and The Free Association worked on the soundtrack to Michael Winterbottom’s film Code 46 which was nominated for the best soundtrack at the European Film Awards in 2003, this was a personal high for Pati along with supporting Depeche Mode at their stadium show in Warsaw 2006.

Pati then went on to co-write and front “FlyKKiller”, a musical, photographical and installation artwork project which she founded together with Stephen. With their first singles FlyKKiller were praised as one to watch across the UK press; the single rocketed straight into the DMC Zzub chart at number 1. NME, DJ Mag, Hip Hop connection and DJs such as Annie Nightingale and Rob Da Bank at Radio One, John Kennedy and James Hyman; XFM, Joe Ransom and Loose Cannons at Kiss all went berserk for FlyKKiller’s cosmically inspired conspiratorial beats, BBC 6 Music made FlyKKiller’s second single Record of the Week while Times magazine placed FlyKKiller’s debut album “Experiments in Violent Light” at 2 in their best of 2007 chart.

Since then Pati released her critically acclaimed  third solo record, “Faith, Hope and Fury” in  her native Poland  and lended her voice to  7 independent movies, including Richard Jobson’s New Town Killers as well as  Richard’s following project, the uncompromising  short film on sex trafficking called The Journey .

Pati is now set to take on the UK with her hotly anticipated 4th solo release, together with Joe Cross, who was the mastermind behind Hurts breakthrough album “Happiness”. The effects of their collaboration is set to be released as 2 EPs and due to come out  in UK and Europe through 2012, starting with the first on the 9th of April.

Wires and Sparks EP x 1 is a hard hitting collection of all-encompassing pop songs, engineered and delivered masterfully accompanied by emotively heavy subject matter.

“Wires And Sparks is like a postcard. It's about that moment when you realise you can't live without someone but you can't be with them either; you have to make a choice. It's about a break up, and how it hurts but you know it has to. This moment has got to be honoured, cherished as the end is a part of it. It has its meaning, weight and beauty. And even though you can't think straight from the pain of it, you can embellish it.” – Pati Yang

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