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Tricky returns (via his own False Idols label) with some of his strongest material in years. The new track 'Nothing's Changed' featuring vocalist Francesca Belmonte is streaming now. The 'False Idols' album also features vocals from Nneka, Peter Silberman (of The Antlers) and Fifi Rong.

Tricky is back. Back with a new studio album, 'False Idols', and his own label (also bearing the False Idols name), but also back in a personal sense. "I was lost for ages," he says. "I was trying to prove something to people, trying to do something to please other people and also myself at the same time, which is never going to work. To be honest with you, I've been floating around since Chris Blackwell and Island. My last two albums, I thought they were good, but I realize now they weren't. This album is about me finding myself again."

Adrian Thaws is, perhaps, being a bit hard on himself. However, there is no doubt that False Idols stands as his most accomplished album since his earliest works. It opens with a cover of a Van Morrison song, 'Somebody's Sins' which sees Tricky and vocalist Fran Belmonte whispering "Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine" over a sparse groaning bass. The lead single 'Parenthesis', which features a vocals from Peter Silberman of The Antlers, has more rhythmic grunt, which gives a different dimension to the dark gothic atmosphere that pervades the record. No-one does this kind of thing better.

The spirit of Tricky's '90s output looms large over 'False Idols'. There are times when his entire career has seemed like a stubborn refusal to be defined by its success or sound. He has finally come to terms with it, even learned to embrace it. The lightbulb moment came when he was sending demos to a friend. "All the songs which were easy for me to write, which I wrote in two hours, he sent me a message saying, 'This is why I loved you in the beginning.' The stuff that I'd thought about more, that stuff he was like, 'It's OK, yeah.' So then I knew. It brought me back to my natural instincts."

The resemblance to 'Maxinquaye' is undeniable, though the material on 'False Idols' is gentler; more mature. "Of all my records, the majority of people are into 'Maxinequaye'," says Tricky. "That's because it was a time and a place. 'Maxinquaye' was a part of their life. Some people say it was the soundtrack to their youth. You can't challenge that. But musically this is a better album." He pauses before adding. "Of course I know that people might not agree with that." Let's just say it's a stunning return to form and leave it at that.

Many of the songs on 'False Idols' feature artists signed to Tricky's new label, including 24-year Londoner Francesca Belmonte and Fifi Rong. The album also includes collaborations with Nigeria's new global star Nneka, the afore-mentioned Peter Silberman. In the months before the album's release, 'False Idols' will also release two EPs showcasing the label's roster on new, non-album material produced by Tricky.

Why the name 'False Idols'? "Because there's so much bollocks going on at the moment mate," Tricky fires back. "People follow celebrities and read every little thing they do. It's living vicariously through someone else. Get your own life. All this stuff is 'False Idols'. That's what helps keep the status quo." As to the label's mission, Tricky puts it thusly: "I signed to Island because of the artists and some of the stuff they've done Bob Marley, Tom Waits. Who could I sign to now? Am I going to sign to a label because they've got Lady Gaga? I don't want to be part of that bollocks music industry. I'm trying to bring that Island kind of thing back. Obviously False Idols is never going to be an Island Records, but it's my way of trying to keep that part of the music industry going."

This commitment to the survival of artistry in new music seen Tricky collaborating with young musicians from Creep to Maya Jane Coles, popping up on Zebra Katz underground smash 'Ima Read' with Gangster Boo and remixing 'Crest' by Antlers.

"This new album I'll stand behind every track," Tricky says. "I don't care whether people like it. I'm doing what I want to do, which is what I did with my first record. That's what made me who I was in the beginning. If people don't like it, it don't matter to me because I'm back where I was."

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  • 20 Oct, 2017

    Tricky: German Tour Dates

    Tricky will play three shows in Germany, throughout November 2017. See his artist page for full details.

    www.trickysite.com

     
  • 20 Oct, 2017

    Tricky: German Tour Dates

    Tricky will play three shows in Germany, throughout November 2017. See his artist page for full details.

    www.trickysite.com

     
  • 20 Oct, 2017

    Tricky: German Tour Dates

    Tricky will play three shows in Germany, throughout November 2017. See his artist page for full details.

    www.trickysite.com

     
  • 02 Aug, 2017

    Tricky: Video Premiere For 'When We Die'

    Following the announcement of his 13th album 'ununiform', Tricky presents the video for single 'When We Die , featuring Martina Topley-Bird. It offers an intimate look at the diverse range of people going about their individual, and individually complex, city lives - a filmic treatment of the "Humans of New York" story-telling approach.

    Eerie, haunting yet enveloped by a sense of peace and acceptance, 'When We Die' sees Tricky take hold of a new zest for life he has come to possess: "If you don t accept death you don t really accept life", says Tricky.

    www.stereogum.com/1954856/tricky-when-we-die-feat-martina-topley-bird-video/video

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  • 02 Aug, 2017

    Tricky: Video Premiere For 'When We Die'

    Following the announcement of his 13th album 'ununiform', Tricky presents the video for single 'When We Die , featuring Martina Topley-Bird. It offers an intimate look at the diverse range of people going about their individual, and individually complex, city lives - a filmic treatment of the "Humans of New York" story-telling approach.

    Eerie, haunting yet enveloped by a sense of peace and acceptance, 'When We Die' sees Tricky take hold of a new zest for life he has come to possess: "If you don t accept death you don t really accept life", says Tricky.

    www.stereogum.com/1954856/tricky-when-we-die-feat-martina-topley-bird-video/video

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  • 02 Aug, 2017

    Tricky: Video Premiere For 'When We Die'

    Following the announcement of his 13th album 'ununiform', Tricky presents the video for single 'When We Die , featuring Martina Topley-Bird. It offers an intimate look at the diverse range of people going about their individual, and individually complex, city lives - a filmic treatment of the "Humans of New York" story-telling approach.

    Eerie, haunting yet enveloped by a sense of peace and acceptance, 'When We Die' sees Tricky take hold of a new zest for life he has come to possess: "If you don t accept death you don t really accept life", says Tricky.

    www.stereogum.com/1954856/tricky-when-we-die-feat-martina-topley-bird-video/video

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  • 13 Jul, 2017

    Tricky: The New Album 'Ununiform'

    His 13th studio album 'Ununiform' arrives on 22nd September and features new tracks 'When We Die' featuring the welcome return of long-time collaborator Martina Topley-Bird plus 'The Only Way' harking back to the sounds of his classic LP, 'Maxinquaye', currently on 6Music's B List.

    www.trickysite.com

     
  • 13 Jul, 2017

    Tricky: The New Album 'Ununiform'

    His 13th studio album 'Ununiform' arrives on 22nd September and features new tracks 'When We Die' featuring the welcome return of long-time collaborator Martina Topley-Bird plus 'The Only Way' harking back to the sounds of his classic LP, 'Maxinquaye', currently on 6Music's B List.

    www.trickysite.com

     
  • 13 Jul, 2017

    Tricky: The New Album 'Ununiform'

    His 13th studio album 'Ununiform' arrives on 22nd September and features new tracks 'When We Die' featuring the welcome return of long-time collaborator Martina Topley-Bird plus 'The Only Way' harking back to the sounds of his classic LP, 'Maxinquaye', currently on 6Music's B List.

    www.trickysite.com

     
  • 09 Jun, 2017

    Tricky: New Release 'The Only Way'

    Tricky unveils brand new material in the form of 'The Only Way', an orchestrated soul-barer with more than a nod to his 'Maxinquaye' era and featuring his own trademark vocals taking centre-stage over a smoke-filled melodic backdrop.

    Recorded in Moscow late last year and described by Tricky himself as 'Hell Is Round The Corner Part 2', 'The Only Way' is a beautifully rare glimpse into the now Berlin-based Tricky's future, released on his own label imprint False Idols (via !K7 Music) on 9th June.

    www.trickysite.com

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  • 09 Jun, 2017

    Tricky: New Release 'The Only Way'

    Tricky unveils brand new material in the form of 'The Only Way', an orchestrated soul-barer with more than a nod to his 'Maxinquaye' era and featuring his own trademark vocals taking centre-stage over a smoke-filled melodic backdrop.

    Recorded in Moscow late last year and described by Tricky himself as 'Hell Is Round The Corner Part 2', 'The Only Way' is a beautifully rare glimpse into the now Berlin-based Tricky's future, released on his own label imprint False Idols (via !K7 Music) on 9th June.

    www.trickysite.com

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  • 09 Jun, 2017

    Tricky: New Release 'The Only Way'

    Tricky unveils brand new material in the form of 'The Only Way', an orchestrated soul-barer with more than a nod to his 'Maxinquaye' era and featuring his own trademark vocals taking centre-stage over a smoke-filled melodic backdrop.

    Recorded in Moscow late last year and described by Tricky himself as 'Hell Is Round The Corner Part 2', 'The Only Way' is a beautifully rare glimpse into the now Berlin-based Tricky's future, released on his own label imprint False Idols (via !K7 Music) on 9th June.

    www.trickysite.com

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  • 17 Mar, 2017

    Tricky: New Track From 'Ghost In The Shell' Album

    Tricky's new track 'Escape', is featured in the 'Ghost In The Shell: Music Inspired By The Motion Picture' album, to be released on 31st March.

    www.trickysite.com

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  • 17 Mar, 2017

    Tricky: New Track From 'Ghost In The Shell' Album

    Tricky's new track 'Escape', is featured in the 'Ghost In The Shell: Music Inspired By The Motion Picture' album, to be released on 31st March.

    www.trickysite.com

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  • 11 Oct, 2016

    Sinners Day 2016

    The Sinners Day festival will take place at the Ethias Arena in Hasselt, Belgium on 20th November. Primary Talent International artists taking part will be:

    ...The Sisters Of Mercy
    ...Public Image Ltd.
    ...Tricky

    www.sinnersday.com

     
  • 11 Oct, 2016

    Sinners Day 2016

    The Sinners Day festival will take place at the Ethias Arena in Hasselt, Belgium on 20th November. Primary Talent International artists taking part will be:

    ...The Sisters Of Mercy
    ...Public Image Ltd.
    ...Tricky

    www.sinnersday.com

     
  • 19 Jun, 2016

    Tricky: To Join Massive Attack At BST

    Tricky will join Massive Attack onstage at their BST Hyde Park event on 1st July. Also appearing on the bill will be Patti Smith & Her Band & Ghostpoet.

    www.nme.com/news/tricky--2/94295

     
  • 19 Jun, 2016

    Tricky: To Join Massive Attack At BST

    Tricky will join Massive Attack onstage at their BST Hyde Park event on 1st July. Also appearing on the bill will be Patti Smith & Her Band & Ghostpoet.

    www.nme.com/news/tricky--2/94295

     
  • 31 Mar, 2016

    Tricky: 'Skilled Mechanics' At 6 Music Festival

    Tricky presents 'Skilled Mechanics' at the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival, held in his home town of Bristol, in February.

    www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03m4f71

     
  • 31 Mar, 2016

    Tricky: 'Skilled Mechanics' At 6 Music Festival

    Tricky presents 'Skilled Mechanics' at the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival, held in his home town of Bristol, in February.

    www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03m4f71

     
  • 23 Feb, 2016

    Tricky: 'Take It There' With Massive Attack

    Also Massive Attack's new 'Ritual Spirit' EP, features a guest appearance from their long-time collaborator Tricky on the track 'Take It There'.

    www.factmag.com/2016/01/28/massive-attack-ritual-spirit-ep

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  • 23 Feb, 2016

    Tricky: 'Take It There' With Massive Attack

    Also Massive Attack's new 'Ritual Spirit' EP, features a guest appearance from their long-time collaborator Tricky on the track 'Take It There'.

    www.factmag.com/2016/01/28/massive-attack-ritual-spirit-ep

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  • 19 Mar, 2015

    Tricky: South American Tour

    Tricky will be appearing at the Nublu Jazz Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil before heading down to Argentina, In March / April.

    www.trickysite.com

     
  • 19 Mar, 2015

    Tricky: South American Tour

    Tricky will be appearing at the Nublu Jazz Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil before heading down to Argentina, In March / April.

    www.trickysite.com

     
  • 29 Dec, 2014

    Tricky: European Tour 2015

    Tricky has announced European tour dates for January & February 2015, see his artist page for full details.

    www.trickysite.com

     
  • 29 Dec, 2014

    Tricky: European Tour 2015

    Tricky has announced European tour dates for January & February 2015, see his artist page for full details.

    www.trickysite.com

     
  • 01 Oct, 2014

    Tricky: 'I Am Adrian Thaws' Fact TV Documentary

    Fact TV have released a mini-documentary / interview with Tricky, entitled 'I Am Adrian Thaws'.
    His new album 'Adrian Thaws' is out now.

    www.factmag.com/2014/09/29/watch-i-am-adrian-thaws-fact-tvs-documentary-about-tricky

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  • 01 Oct, 2014

    Tricky: 'I Am Adrian Thaws' Fact TV Documentary

    Fact TV have released a mini-documentary / interview with Tricky, entitled 'I Am Adrian Thaws'.
    His new album 'Adrian Thaws' is out now.

    www.factmag.com/2014/09/29/watch-i-am-adrian-thaws-fact-tvs-documentary-about-tricky

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  • 19 Sep, 2014

    Tricky: 'Adrian Thaws' BBC Radio 6 Music 'Album Of The Day'

    Tricky's new album 'Adrian Thaws', is BBC Radio 6 Music's 'Album Of The Day' today (19th September). Tune in to hear tracks from it, all day long.

    www.bbc.co.uk/6music

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  • 19 Sep, 2014

    Tricky: 'Adrian Thaws' BBC Radio 6 Music 'Album Of The Day'

    Tricky's new album 'Adrian Thaws', is BBC Radio 6 Music's 'Album Of The Day' today (19th September). Tune in to hear tracks from it, all day long.

    www.bbc.co.uk/6music

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  • 10 Sep, 2014

    Tricky: Video Interview In The NME

    The first part of a new NME video interview with Tricky, on the eve of the release of his new album 'Adrian Thaws'.
    View from the link below.

    www.nme.com/nme-video/tricky-i-dont-understand-why-djs-today-are-superstars/3773361240001

     
  • 10 Sep, 2014

    Tricky: Video Interview In The NME

    The first part of a new NME video interview with Tricky, on the eve of the release of his new album 'Adrian Thaws'.
    View from the link below.

    www.nme.com/nme-video/tricky-i-dont-understand-why-djs-today-are-superstars/3773361240001

     
  • 30 Aug, 2014

    Tricky: 'Adrian Thaws' Interactive Album Sampler

    Following the creation of his own False Idols imprint and last year's album of the same name, Tricky returns in the fall of 2014 with a new studio project that shares the name he was given at birth: 'Adrian Thaws'.
    "Calling it Adrian Thaws is saying you don't really know me," says Tricky of his 11th album. "So many times people have tried to put a finger on me and every album I go to a different place."

    Recorded in Tricky's home studio in London, Adrian Thaws is a musically adventurous project and collaborators on the album include Francesca Belmonte, Nneka, Mykki Blanco, Bella Gotti, Tirzah, Blue Daisy and Oh Land.

    'Adrian Thaws' is out September 8th on False Idols in association with !K7 Records. A 2LP Vinyl Gatefold and Deluxe Hard Case CD edition featuring two bonus tracks and an exclusive booklet comprising never before seen photos from Tricky's youth are available to pre-order now.

    www.trickysite.com

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  • 30 Aug, 2014

    Tricky: 'Adrian Thaws' Interactive Album Sampler

    Following the creation of his own False Idols imprint and last year's album of the same name, Tricky returns in the fall of 2014 with a new studio project that shares the name he was given at birth: 'Adrian Thaws'.
    "Calling it Adrian Thaws is saying you don't really know me," says Tricky of his 11th album. "So many times people have tried to put a finger on me and every album I go to a different place."

    Recorded in Tricky's home studio in London, Adrian Thaws is a musically adventurous project and collaborators on the album include Francesca Belmonte, Nneka, Mykki Blanco, Bella Gotti, Tirzah, Blue Daisy and Oh Land.

    'Adrian Thaws' is out September 8th on False Idols in association with !K7 Records. A 2LP Vinyl Gatefold and Deluxe Hard Case CD edition featuring two bonus tracks and an exclusive booklet comprising never before seen photos from Tricky's youth are available to pre-order now.

    www.trickysite.com

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  • 30 Jun, 2014

    Tricky: New Album & Single

    Following the creation of his own False Idols imprint and last year's album of the same name, Tricky returns in the fall of 2014 with a new studio project that shares the name he was given at birth: 'Adrian Thaws'.
    "Calling it Adrian Thaws is saying you don't really know me," says Tricky of his 11th album. "So many times people have tried to put a finger on me and every album I go to a different place."

    Recorded in Tricky's home studio in London, 'Adrian Thaws' is a musically adventurous project and collaborators on the album include Francesca Belmonte, Nneka, Mykki Blanco, Bella Gotti, Tirzah, Blue Daisy and Oh Land.

    An advance single, 'Nicotine Love' (featuring Francesca Belmonte) can be streamed here. The track is also available for immediate download with pre-orders of the album on iTunes.

    www.trickysite.com/tricky-announces-new-album-adrian-thaws

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  • 30 Jun, 2014

    Tricky: New Album & Single

    Following the creation of his own False Idols imprint and last year's album of the same name, Tricky returns in the fall of 2014 with a new studio project that shares the name he was given at birth: 'Adrian Thaws'.
    "Calling it Adrian Thaws is saying you don't really know me," says Tricky of his 11th album. "So many times people have tried to put a finger on me and every album I go to a different place."

    Recorded in Tricky's home studio in London, 'Adrian Thaws' is a musically adventurous project and collaborators on the album include Francesca Belmonte, Nneka, Mykki Blanco, Bella Gotti, Tirzah, Blue Daisy and Oh Land.

    An advance single, 'Nicotine Love' (featuring Francesca Belmonte) can be streamed here. The track is also available for immediate download with pre-orders of the album on iTunes.

    www.trickysite.com/tricky-announces-new-album-adrian-thaws

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  • 11 May, 2014

    Tricky: Download Five New Tracks For Free

    Whilst Tricky continues to record new material, he has found the time to put together this package of 5 tracks that are from sessions over the last year or so, as well as a couple of personal favourites that you may never have heard before or that are difficult to find.

    He wanted to let like-minded people hear these tracks that otherwise would have stayed locked in a vault. When asked why he was giving them away, he said, "Just because I can, and it's just for love"

    See Tricky's artist page for new European tour dates.

    www.trickysite.com/trickys-new-5-track-giveaway

     
  • 11 May, 2014

    Tricky: Download Five New Tracks For Free

    Whilst Tricky continues to record new material, he has found the time to put together this package of 5 tracks that are from sessions over the last year or so, as well as a couple of personal favourites that you may never have heard before or that are difficult to find.

    He wanted to let like-minded people hear these tracks that otherwise would have stayed locked in a vault. When asked why he was giving them away, he said, "Just because I can, and it's just for love"

    See Tricky's artist page for new European tour dates.

    www.trickysite.com/trickys-new-5-track-giveaway

     
  • 09 Oct, 2013

    Tricky: Join Him Onstage On His European Tour

    Tricky is asking like-minded people to record a vocal performance over an unfinished instrumental track that he has prepared for his forthcoming European tour, commencing 17th November 2013 in Wroclaw, Poland.
    Tricky and chanteuse Francesca Belmonte will listen to the tracks and will pick the best. They will then offer those people the chance to get on stage at a local date and have them perform the track live with Tricky, Fran and the band.

    Click the link below for full details.

    www.trickysite.com/your-chance-to-perform-with-tricky-in-europe

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  • 09 Oct, 2013

    Tricky: Join Him Onstage On His European Tour

    Tricky is asking like-minded people to record a vocal performance over an unfinished instrumental track that he has prepared for his forthcoming European tour, commencing 17th November 2013 in Wroclaw, Poland.
    Tricky and chanteuse Francesca Belmonte will listen to the tracks and will pick the best. They will then offer those people the chance to get on stage at a local date and have them perform the track live with Tricky, Fran and the band.

    Click the link below for full details.

    www.trickysite.com/your-chance-to-perform-with-tricky-in-europe

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  • 22 Jun, 2013

    Tricky: New Video 'Hey Love'

    Taken from new album 'False Idols' (released on False Idols in association with !K7 Records) 'Hey Love' features the vocals of Francesca Belmonte.

    The video is made from thousands of images taken using Instagram as a response to Tricky's request on Facebook. The images are inspired by the lyrical content of 'Hey Love' and the individual's reaction to them.

    www.trickysite.com

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  • 22 Jun, 2013

    Tricky: New Video 'Hey Love'

    Taken from new album 'False Idols' (released on False Idols in association with !K7 Records) 'Hey Love' features the vocals of Francesca Belmonte.

    The video is made from thousands of images taken using Instagram as a response to Tricky's request on Facebook. The images are inspired by the lyrical content of 'Hey Love' and the individual's reaction to them.

    www.trickysite.com

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  • 24 Apr, 2013

    A Message From Tricky

    Hi
    I'm making a video for a new track from the album, 'Hey Love' and I want to use photos taken by you and uploaded to Instagram.

    If you want to be involved, please click the link below.
    The hashtag for photos is #heytricky.
    Thank you for all the support and help.

    Tricky

    www.trickysite.com/tricky-video-needs-your-photos

     
  • 24 Apr, 2013

    A Message From Tricky

    Hi
    I'm making a video for a new track from the album, 'Hey Love' and I want to use photos taken by you and uploaded to Instagram.

    If you want to be involved, please click the link below.
    The hashtag for photos is #heytricky.
    Thank you for all the support and help.

    Tricky

    www.trickysite.com/tricky-video-needs-your-photos

     
  • 30 Mar, 2013

    Tricky: European Tour & New Album 'False Idols'

    In anticipation of forthcoming album, 'False Idols', Tricky has announced a string of European shows beginning in April, with three album release shows across London, Berlin and Paris in the week before the release of the album on May 27th.
    He has also unveiled a new video for the album track 'Does It', featuring Francesca Belmonte.

    www.trickysite.com

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  • 30 Mar, 2013

    Tricky: European Tour & New Album 'False Idols'

    In anticipation of forthcoming album, 'False Idols', Tricky has announced a string of European shows beginning in April, with three album release shows across London, Berlin and Paris in the week before the release of the album on May 27th.
    He has also unveiled a new video for the album track 'Does It', featuring Francesca Belmonte.

    www.trickysite.com

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  • 06 Mar, 2012

    Tricky: 'Maxinquaye' Tour

    As the world has received to great delight - musician, producer and actor Tricky will reunite on stage with vocalist / musician Martina Topley-Bird for the first time in 15 years to perform his award-winning debut album 'Maxinquaye' in its entirety.

    We are delighted to confirm that Tricky will be performing in Manchester and also coming home to the place it first ever started and the world changed, Bristol, for the first gig of his 'Maxinquaye'. This is in addition to his previously announced performance on Friday, 27th April, 2012 at the first-ever Sundance London at London's 02.

    As a performer, Tricky is probably best known as a trail blazer in the Bristol trip-hop scene of the early 1990s, and his album 'Maxinquaye' helped define "The Bristol Sound." Tricky first came to the public's attention performing and co-writing on three tracks from Massive Attack's critically acclaimed and multi-platinum debut 'Blue Lines'LP (1991). Expanding on the sonic template of his fellow Bristolians, and featuring then-girlfriend Martina Topley-Bird on vocals, 'Maxinquaye' is a dark, mysterious album featuring a combination of hip-hop, soul, dub, rock and electronica. Alison Goldfrapp also featured on the track 'Pumpkin'.

    Signed to Island Records, 'Maxinquaye' proved a UK top 3 album success, selling in excess of 500,000 copies worldwide. The seminal album was also a critical success being ranked number 1 on NME & Melody Maker's Top Albums of 1995 and shortlisted for the 1995 Mercury Prize. In addition, it was placed highly in Q's 100 Greatest British Albums, Mojo's 100 Modern Classics and Rolling Stone's Essential Recordings of the 90s amongst others.

    www.trickysite.com

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  • 06 Mar, 2012

    Tricky: 'Maxinquaye' Tour

    As the world has received to great delight - musician, producer and actor Tricky will reunite on stage with vocalist / musician Martina Topley-Bird for the first time in 15 years to perform his award-winning debut album 'Maxinquaye' in its entirety.

    We are delighted to confirm that Tricky will be performing in Manchester and also coming home to the place it first ever started and the world changed, Bristol, for the first gig of his 'Maxinquaye'. This is in addition to his previously announced performance on Friday, 27th April, 2012 at the first-ever Sundance London at London's 02.

    As a performer, Tricky is probably best known as a trail blazer in the Bristol trip-hop scene of the early 1990s, and his album 'Maxinquaye' helped define "The Bristol Sound." Tricky first came to the public's attention performing and co-writing on three tracks from Massive Attack's critically acclaimed and multi-platinum debut 'Blue Lines'LP (1991). Expanding on the sonic template of his fellow Bristolians, and featuring then-girlfriend Martina Topley-Bird on vocals, 'Maxinquaye' is a dark, mysterious album featuring a combination of hip-hop, soul, dub, rock and electronica. Alison Goldfrapp also featured on the track 'Pumpkin'.

    Signed to Island Records, 'Maxinquaye' proved a UK top 3 album success, selling in excess of 500,000 copies worldwide. The seminal album was also a critical success being ranked number 1 on NME & Melody Maker's Top Albums of 1995 and shortlisted for the 1995 Mercury Prize. In addition, it was placed highly in Q's 100 Greatest British Albums, Mojo's 100 Modern Classics and Rolling Stone's Essential Recordings of the 90s amongst others.

    www.trickysite.com

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