3. NOVEMBER 2017 - REMIXES OF 'RUNNING WILD'
Tricky released a remix EP of 'Running Wild' today with two remixes: DJ Tennis Remix and LA Riots DJ Mix Radio Edit. It is called "Mixed by... Vol. 2", Vol. 1 was released in August. You can buy it at Beatport or other places. Bandcamp only has the second remix, strangely, so I wouldn't advise buying there. I've added the EP to the discography.
And this may be interesting for people in Germany: you can win tickets for Tricky's German shows here (runs until 10. November).
7. OCTOBER 2017 - FREE DOWNLOAD & TOUR NEWS
reworking of "When We Die" by Breanna Barbara (released yesterday) has
become a FREE download over night!!! You can download it on Soundcloud or Bandcamp! According to Paste Magazine and Breanna Barbara's Facebook page she
will also joins Ticky on his US tour for most of the dates! Earlier it
was mentioned that Mina Rose will be the female singer, but maybe only
6. OCTOBER 2017 - WHEN WE DIE SINGLE
released as one-track download single today! It is a reworking of "When
we die" by Breanna Barbara". It is not a remix, because instead of
Martina's vocals it has new vocals. You can buy it on Bandcamp, Juno or other places. I've added it to the solo discography.
23. SEPTEMBER 2017 - ONE STEP AHEAD
Tricky is already recording songs for a new album! In an interview with Soultrainonline.de
he said that he has 6 or 7 songs ready. The next album will be better
than this one, he claims, "strong and fresh" and very
different to this one.
22. SEPTEMBER 2017 - ALBUM OUT TODAY
album "Ununiform" is released today! Buy the CD or LP at your local
dealer or download the digital version at various places! I've added it
to the solo discography, more will follow this weekend when I have more time...
Tricky played live at BBC 6 today with Martina, check it out on their website (interview and performance of "When we die", it starts at 19:00 mins).
21. SEPTEMBER 2017 - INTERVIEWS & LIVE PERFORMANCE
Shortly before the album release (tomorrow!) there are some interviews and one live performance on French radio:
House of Frankie (video interview)
Northern Transmissions (interview)
Le Nouveau Rendezvour (live performance), the video is here
In the Northern Transmissions interview he said he would make an album
with Martina! But I wouldn't get my hopes up, because it doesn't sound
17. SEPTEMBER 2017 - RADIO NOVA & EUROPEAN TOUR
If you missed Tricky on French Radio Nova, you can still listen to it here
(it doesn't work for all browsers, no luck with Firefox and Safari, but
it works with Internet Explorer). He announced a European tour after
the American gigs! One tourdate is already official: Paradico,
Amsterdam on December 1.
[Thanks to Jonathan for these infos!]
13. SEPTEMBER 2017 - ALBUM PROMOTION
the release of the new album "Ununiform" getting near, Tricky is doing
some radio and TV interviews. There was a feature about him living in
Berlin on German TV ("Stilbruch" on RBB, watch it here,
I don't know if it's available outside of Germany) and he will be on
the french radio "Radio Nova" tomorrow, check out the website here (you can listen at the top of the page, although it didn't work for me when I tried - maybe it's only possible in France!?).
There is also an interesting interviews on London In Stereo, where Tricky talks about his Dad and why his mother committed suicide.
28. AUGUST 2017 - TWO NEW RELEASES & NORTH AMERICAN TOURDATES
released two singles: one has remixes of "When We die" and seems to be
the first of a series. The other is a new song from the upcoming album:
"Running Wild" feat. Mina Rose. You can buy the song here. Check out the discography for details of both releases.
He also announced some US and Canada tourdates in October, check out the tourdates for details.
2. AUGUST 2017 - VIDEO FOR 'WHEN WE DIE' & TOUR SINGER
Tricky released a video for his new single 'When we die' today! You can watch it on You Tube. It was directed by Jenny Marie Baldoz and shows different people, mostly homeless, in the streets of New York.
As you can read here
the singer Mina Rose will join Tricky on his upcoming tour! She sings
on two tracks of 'Ununiform', Tricky's new album coming September 22. A
tour is planned for November, according to Bally Hoo media. You can also see a press photo when you follow the link.
16. JULY 2017 - FESTIVAL IN ITALY, WORLD TOUR, NIKE CAMPAIGN
Tricky will play at a festival in Italy on August 24, details are in the tourdates section. In this online shop
they mention a world tour, but who knows... They also say that
Tricky will appear in FKA Twigs recent Nike campaign. Apparently FKA
Twigs is the creative director of an ad campaign for Nike, here she talks about the people she recruited for her video "do you believe in more". Tricky isn't in the video, so I don't know where and how he is involved...
12. JULY 2017 - NEW SINGLE WITH MARTINA & NEW ALBUM
couldn't believe my eyes when I got an email today that Tricky released
a new single and it features Martina Topley-Bird!!! The song is called
"When we die" and it's a download single. I don't know if it's old
material or recorded recently. Also a new album is announced for
September 22, called "Ununiform"! You can buy the single on iTunes, Juno or other places and preorder the album on iTunes, Boomkat or other places! The tracklist for the album is:
1. Obia Intro 01:56
2. Same As It Ever Was (feat. Scriptonite) 02:47
3. New Stole (feat. Francesca Belmonte) 03:06
4. Wait For Signal (feat. Asia Argento) 03:05
5. It’s Your Day (feat. Scriptonite) 02:03
6. Blood Of My Blood (feat. Scriptonite) 03:13
7. Dark Days (feat. Mina Rose) 02:45
8. The Only Way 04:51
9. Armor (feat. Terra Lopez from Rituals of Mine) 02:25
10. Doll (feat. Avalon Lurks) 03:06
11. Bang Boogie (feat. Smoky Mo) 01:18
12. Running Wild (feat. Mina Rose) 3:37
13. When we die (feat. Martina Topley-Bird) 3:43
Here is a list with all the vocalists. I'm happy to read names as Francesca Belmonte and Asia Argento there :)
Here you can read a bit more about the album: "It’s
a delicate, storming, intricate album that sees Tricky take perhaps his
most radical step yet – a journey into happiness and contentment.". Most of the tracks were recorded in Berlin, but some also in Moscow in winter 2016, featuring local rappers.
According to Bandcamp the album will be released in the following formats:
- 12" gatefold limited red vinyl (limited to 150)
- 12" vinyl
10. July 2017 - NEW VERSION OF "THE ONLY WAY" & FALSE IDOLS FILMS
released another version of his new track "The Only Way" on July 6.
It's called "Stripped Down Tricky Mix" and you can listen to it on Soundcloud (I've added it to the discography). He explains how the track was done here: "The mix came about by accident. I was
working on something else, playing around on the keyboard, and when I
heard the 3 chords I was playing I knew instantly it was a special vibe
but it didn’t work with what I was working on at the time. So rather
than finish the track I was trying to do, I carried on with this track
and did vox of The Only Way on top – it was just meant to be.”
He also teased on Instagram
that there will be some "False Idols Films" out soon! Maybe a mix
between music and videos like the Brownpunk movie? Who knows...
11. June 2017 - NEW TRACK "THE ONLY WAY"
Tricky released a new track on June 9: "The only way". You can listen to it on You Tube or buy/stream it at different places, I've added it to the discography.
Tricky called it "Hell is round the corner part 2", because it sounds a
bit similar. He recorded the song last winter in Moscow and in a press
statement that came with the song he says: "A few years ago I’d have said I ain’t doing this because it sounds like
me. I always had a punk rock attitude: I don’t give a fuck if you
like Maxinquaye, I ain’t doing another Maxinquaye. Now I’m a bit more comfortable giving people what they want sometimes.”
20. MAY 2017 - TOUR
Tricky posted on Instragram
a while ago that he will be touring soon. Up to now there is only
one new tourdate: Medimex Festival in Bari, Italy on June 9. It is
free, but Tricky will play only for one hour, according to the schedule
on Facebook. I've added it to the tourdates.
9. APRIL 2017 - GHOST IN THE SHELL
Unfortunately Tricky is NOT in the 'Ghost In The Shell' movie!
It seems he was cut out, although he was even in the trailer (at 1:39). Last June he posted a photo from the set on Facebook and in November it was announced that he will play Pazu (for example here).
I have no idea, why his scenes were cut. But at least we have some new
music: on March 21 a track by Tricky was released that is also on the
official soundtrack for the movie: "Escape". The sountrack says: "Music
inspired by Ghost In The Shell" and I think Tricky's song is
not used in the movie. You can listen to it on You Tube or buy the download at Juno or other places. I've added it to the discography.
8. APRIL 2017 - OSTARA FESTIVAL
announced on Instagram
that he will play a show with Lee Scratch Perry!
Probably he's referring to the Ostara Festival in Amancy, France (on Facebook here). Both
are playing there, but on different days: Tricky on May 26 and Lee
Scratch Perry on May 27. This is the official line up, I've added it to the tourdates. They already performed together once: at the Meltdown Festival in 2003 (see details here).
29. JANUARY 2017 - MOVIE TRAILER & RECORDING
In March a
new version of the classic anime "Ghost in the shell" will be released
with Tricky in it (release dates vary, in France it is March29, in
Germany March 30, in the UK and US it is March 31). Here is a trailer, you can see Tricky at about 1.40 min
Tricky posted on Instagram some days ago that he is recording new material with Asia Argento! She also shared one photo on Twitter and said "so great seeing you and making music after all these years".
16. OCTOBER 2016 - NEW TRACK WITH WAX TAYLOR
recorded a track with Wax Taylor, additional vocals are by Charlotte
Savary. The song is called "Bleed away" and can be found on Wax Taylor's
album "By any beats necessary". Check out details in the collaborations discography.
[Thanks a lot to Jonathan for this info!]
8. OCTOBER 2016 - EUROPEAN TOUR IN NOVEMBER
his (short) US tour Tricky will also play in some European cities.
Mostly in Italy and Croatia at the moment, but probably more will
be added later. I've added the new gigs to the tourdates.
7. OCTOBER 2016 - MASSIVE ATTACK EP
Attack released an EP a while ago called "Dear Friend" with spoken art
artists James Messiah. The b-side added an instrumental
version of "Take It There" to his lyrics, so the official credits
mention Tricky who co-wrote the song. For details go to the collaborations discography.
Unfortunately it was sold as a very limited blue vinyl and is sold out
now. Probably it will be released in digital form later, as you can read here.
3. OCTOBER 2016 - OBIA EP RELEASED
The Obia EP was released yesterday as a download single. You can buy it at Bandcamp for 6€ (or you can give more if you want. Of course you can buy it at other places, too. I've added it to the solo discography,
although it's collaborations technically. The collaborators are Kiko
King & Creativemaze from Berlin, Woodju and Syava from Russia,
Euanwhosarmy (3D and Euan Dickinson) and one track with Tricky and
Casisdead (a reworking of "Does It").
22. SEPTEMBER 2016 - OBIA EP
The announced Obia EP will be released on September 30! A first track was published yesterday on Noisey: a new version of "Does It" (from False Idols) with Casisdead. You can preorder the EP here
for 6 €, you will get "Does It" now and the rest on September 30. Other
artists on the EP are Kiko King & Creativemaze, two Russian rappers
(WOODJU and Syava) and Euanwhosarmy, some tracks are old and even
already released (click on the links below to listen to them).
The tracklist is:
1. Damballah (by WOODJU, although not mentioned, free download here)
2. Euanwhosarmy feat. Lyndsey Lupe - For Nothing
3. Syava - Nenaviju Izmenu
4. Kiko King & Creativemaze - Tin Man
5. Tricky feat. CASISDEAD - Does It
6. Kiko King & Creativemaze - Wolves
7. WOODJU - Irradiant
King & Creativemaze are on Tricky's label 'False Idols' and they
mentioned this EP on stage when opening for Massive Attack in Berlin on July 5. You
can watch the announcement yourself in this little promo / backstage
video on You Tube. The song in
the beginning isn't on the EP, although the vocals sound a lot like Tricky!? The track is called "Illusions of time" (Soundcloud), already released in 2014 on an EP called "Intellect Illuminated" (on vinyl and as download, go to Amazon or other places to buy it). It doesn't say if Tricky is on it, so probably not. Also "Wolves" from the Obia EP is on that EP. Even "Tin Man" is an older track, you can already listen
to them on You Tube: Tin Man, Wolves. Here
is a video of an interview they did on Flux FM, they also talk about
Tricky and this EP (it will also feature two Russian rappers, probably
Syava and Woodju). Here is the audio of the interview on the Flux FM website, which has better audio quality than the video.
18. SEPTEMBER 2016 - BOOK SOON
Tricky returned to Instagram a while ago! He announced with this post that he will release a book with pictures and words soon: "Book soon words and pics photos by me and mr jaffe the legend
who moved to Jamaica to work with bob Marley and took his most iconic
pics jaffe followed me around for two years capturing family and
friends WORDS WITH PHOTOS". Mr. Jaffe is Lee Jaffe, who also co-directed the Brown Punk movie with Tricky. Here
are some photos from that time on his official website (about 90 or so,
if you click through them!), probably some of them will end up in the
an EP called "Obia" was announced for September 16 it wasn't released.
At least I couldn't find anything about it. Obia is also the name of
his clothing line in cooperation with Jaga Buyan. You can buy it here. It seems a new item was added since I last checked: a scarf.
29. AUGUST 2016 - SHOWS WITH MASSIVE ATTACK
has been unusually quiet on Instagram for a week, very weird! Maybe he
wanted to hide the fact that he performs with Massive Attack
(it was announced earlier that he will join them for some shows on
their summer tour). I found evidence of at least two shows, where he
performed "Take It There" with them:
- August 27: Rock En Seine, Paris (see this video on You Tube)
- August 28: Sint-Pietersplein, Ghent (see this review)
And what was rumoured before is now official: he will also be at their Bristol Show on September 3, as you can see on this flyer, which states "Massive Attack feat. Tricky & Young Fathers".
I've added all these dates to the tourdates and concertography.
14. AUGUST 2016 - OBIA EP & GARY NUMAN DOCUMENTARY
According to this weird little article in The Obeserver (also in the print edition) Tricky will release a new EP on September 16 called "Obia" (already the name of his clothing line).
He is also part of a film called "Gary Numan: Android in La La Land", a
documentary about Gary Numan, which will be in UK cinemas from August
26 on. According to the official website
it will also be released on DVD or Blu Ray later this year. I couldn't
find out if the film uses Tricky's music or if he is actually in it.
Maybe they did an interview with him or something, I guess we'll have
to wait and see the movie!
[Thanks to Dimiter for this info!]
28. JULY 2016 - TONY TONITE ALBUM WITH TRICKY
rapper from Belarus named Tony Tonite released an album containing one
song with Tricky. The name of the album is "Awake" and it was
released on June 10 on Gazgolder Records (see official website here). You can listen to the whole album on Soundcloud or buy the tracks on Wasabeat or iTunes.
Some tracks say that they feature Tricky (according to Wasabeat, but it
could be a mistake), but only one has his vocals: "Don't scare" (listen
to it on Soundcloud). I've added the album to the collaborations discography.
[Thanks to Christer for this info!]
11. JULY 2016 - US TOUR
The official Tricky website has now published all the US tourdates in October! Check out the tourdates for details.
7. JULY 2016 - PURE & CONNECTED FESTIVAL
Tricky will play at the "Pure & Connected" Festival in Berlin on August 13 - a festival for music and motorcycles!!! Here is the official website. Also another US date is added (San Francisco on October 23), see tourdates.
6. JULY 2016 - US TOUR IN OCTOBER
It seems a US tour is in the works! There are already four dates set, I found them on Facebook:
October 22: Los Angeles (Facebook)
October 27: Philadelphia (Facebook)
October 28: New York (Facebook)
October 29: Cambridge (Facebook)
Check out the tourdates for details. And let's hops there will be no visa problems this time!
5. JULY 2016 - EP WITH KIKO KING & CREATIVEMAZE
joined Massive Attack at their concert in Berlin last night! But only
for one song, "Take it there". It would have been great if they also
did Karmacoma for example. The performance was ok, but nothing special.
Here is a review (in German).
interesting detail I've learnt: Kiko King & Creativemaze (support
act yesterday and also at the last Tricky tour and part of his False
Idols label) will release an EP with Tricky in September! They
announced it yesterday on stage, you can also watch it at this backstage promo video. The music in the beginning could already be a track of that EP, because it has Tricky's voice, if I'm not mistaken!
4. JULY 2016 - TRICKY & MASSIVE ATTACK IN LONDON
Friday Massive Attack played at the London Hyde Park Festival, with
Tricky as special guest! They performed only one song together though:
"Take it there" from the recent Ritual Spirit EP. A rare treat was
also "Eurochild" from Protection, which Massive Attack didn't
perform live in 20 years! It was dedicated to the recent
Brexit and 3D made his oppinion very clear: "As sons of immigrants, we are both very disappointed with the situation.
We can’t allow ourselves to fall victim to the populist bullshit going
on at the moment. We can’t let the bigots and racists back into this
situation. It’s bullshit.". You can watch these two performances on You Tube, check out Fact Magazine
for the links. Massive Attack announced earlier that Tricky will
join them on some more concerts this summer. I'm really hoping for
their Berlin concert tonight!!! I can tell more tomorrow :) Probably he
will also join them in Bristol at the end of their summer tour
(September 3, Clifton Downs). Unfortunately Martina isn't performing
with them on this tour, it seems. And Horace Andy broke a leg, so I
don't know if he will continue the tour (see a video from the London
show on You Tube).
23. JUNE 2016 - TRICKY & MASSIVE ATTACK LIVE
Tricky will join Massive Attack live at the British Summer Time Hyde Park Festival on July 1 in London, as you can read here. Apparently more shows like this will happen: "We’re
pleased to announce that Tricky will be joining us on stage for a few
shows this summer – the first one being BST Hyde Park on July 1st."
[Thanks to Jonathan for this info!]
According to Songkick Tricky will also play the Tbilisi Open Air Festival in Georgia on July 31. Here is the full line-up.
21. JUNE 2016 - GHOST IN THE SHELL
Tricky posted this photo on Instagram,
revealing that he will play a part in the upcoming movie "Ghost In The
Shell"!!! It is directed by Rupert Sanders, the main character is
played by Scarlett Johansson and the release date is May
31, 2017 (according to imdb)! Tricky is playing Pazu, as he said in another Instagram post.
15. MAY 2016 - WAITING FOR HOURS
The bonus track of the Japanese version of Skilled Mechanics - "Waiting for hours" - is now on Soundcloud, go here to listen to it! Probably it will be removed in the future, as these tracks are normally just there for a certain time...
check out Thorben's new instagram account where he's showing his Tricky
collection, from CDs and DVDs to all kings of collectors items: tricky_stuff!
16. APRIL 2016 - HANNOVER GIG MOVED TO PAVILLON
Tricky's concert tonight in Hannover is moved from Chez Heinz to Pavillon! You can still buy tickets.
As for all German shows the support act will be Kiko King &
Creativemaze from Tricky's False Idols label, you can check them out on
Soundcloud ot their official website.
29. MARCH 2016 - SKILLED MECHANICS REMIXES
some days ago (on March 25) a remix EP with two remixes was released as
a download single! It contains the following tracks:
1. How's Your Life (Huxley Remix)
2. Boy (Riddla Remix)
You can buy it at iTunes, Juno or other places, it's also on Spotify. Both remixes are also streamed on Soundcloud (click on the titles above to go there). I've added the EP to the discography.
[Thanks to Christer for letting me know about this release!]
26. FEBRUARY 2016 - RITUAL SPIRIT 12"
"Ritual Spirit" EP from Massive Attack (with the Tricky collaboration
'Take It There') was released on a very limited 12"! As you can read on
discogs: "Limited to 300 pressings worldwide.
This particular sleeve is one
of the 200 limited run that was only available at the launch of the
Ritual Spirit exhibition which opened on February 3rd 2016 at the
Lazirides Editions gallery in London. The run of 200 pressings was
split into 4 editions with 4 different sleeve designs.
Each sleeve is actually only 1
of 50 produced which was hand finished and numbered at the gallery
studios by 3D (Robert Del Naja) himself and therefore each sleeve is
unique." See pictures of 3D working on the sleeves here.
The other 100 were sold at "The Store" in Berlin, where the exhibition was shown from February 17-20. I've added it to the collaborations discography and also added some pictures of the different sleeves here. Copies are sold for about 500€ now! But it will be released as a regular, not limited version on March 4 (and
already released digitally for a while)!
And in case you haven't read
my post on Facebook: Tricky performed the song with Massive Attack on
February 18 at their concert in Berlin! You can watch a video of it on You Tube.
The day before they also played in Berlin, but without Tricky. Martina
took over his part with different lyrics, you can watch that video here.
Last but not least here
is a TV interview with 3D, where he talks about Tricky and the "Take It
There" video at the end (the main character struggles with his inner
demons and that could be a symbol of 3D's and Tricky's conflicts in
their relationship, if I understood correctly).
21. FEBRUARY 2016 - RED LIGHT RUNNERS
This is old news, but I stumbled across an old interview from 2002 where Tricky talks about starring in the film "Red Light Runners" (read it here).
I totally forgot about the movie and tried to find out more about it
today. To make a long story short: the movie was never finished and
released due to financing problems, you can watch a trailer here and a short part of it here.
First of all, here's what we get to know from the interview: Tricky explained how he got involved in it: "I was in the office of this tv ad company talking
to somebody and this lady come out (she knew who I was) and said 'Oh,
my husband is doing a movie and I think you should be in it'".
He states that at first he didn't want to do it because he had bad
experiences before (in "The 5th Element"), but then the director (Nick
Egan) was so nice and cool that he did it. The film was "like a heist film, with us robbing The Millennium
Dome, it's a bit strange, it's a very weird movie with a lot of different
characters in it together, like Peter O'Toole, Harvey Keitel, Michael
Madsen and Killien Murphy, so quite an odd bunch." He described his role like this: "They've got me
playing this getaway driver- the guy actually wrote the character for
me after hanging out with me, so it's like me playing me really, I get
to smoke weed and drive around in a car being me." I've read here that the filming stopped in 2003, because the film was "snagged by finance". Although on this website it seems that it was played in cinemas in 2004! And there's even a trailer for it on Vimeo (you can see Tricky for a couple of seconds), also on Nick Egan's official website. I found this in-depth description of filming
from the writer, and it seems that they didn't get financed and then
stopped to film (funnily is post was written just some days ago!). So I
guess this is another unreleased project with Tricky involved that we
will never see...
16. FEBRUARY 2016 - VIDEO FOR 'BOY'
video for 'Boy' is out today! It is directed by Tricky and Darrel
Pursey, starring Ben Ferris and filmed in Knowle West. It has a short
appearance of Tricky and a cameo from Whitley, who is also mentioned in
the lyrics and obviously a long time friend of Tricky! You can watch it
on You Tube or Vimeo.
7. FEBRUARY 2016 - PMT EXPANDED ISSUE
only Maxinquaye got a new release, but also Pre Millenium Tension! An
"expanded issue" CD will be released by Cherry Red Records on March 11
(although all shops say March 18). Here is their official website with more details about the release. It is remastered, has a "sleeve essay from Record Collector’s Paul McGuinness" (whatever that is) and has 5 bonus tracks:
- Flynn [from Christiansands single]
- Devils' Helper [from Grassroots EP]
- Grass Roots [from Grassroots EP & Tricky Kid CD 2 & 12"]
- Makes Me Wanna Die (Tricky's Extremix) [from Tricky Kid CD 2 & 12"]
- Piano (The Green Stinky Mix) [by A Guy Called Gerald, from Makes Me Wanna Die CD 2]
6. FEBRUARY 2016 - BBC 6 MUSIC FESTIVAL IN BRISTOL, TICKETS FOR BERLIN
will play live at the BBC 6 Music Festival in Bristol on February 13.
There will not only be Bristolian music at that festival, but also a
lot more going on.
For example they
will show the (brilliant!) Tricky documentary "Naked and Famous" on
February 14 at The Watershed (14.30). The director Mark Kidel will even
introduce the film, as you can read here. They will also show the live part that was broadcasted
afterwards (Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 16. April 1997).
The documentary was shown on TV a couple of times and later released on
the 'Ruff Guide' DVD without the live part (see discography here).
And on another note: you can win 2 tickets for Tricky's concert in Berlin here. But hurry up, the deadline is February 10.
5. FEBRUARY 2016 - NEW REMIX, TOURDATES
Tricky posted on Instagram that a remix of 'Boy' by DJ Riddla is out. You can listen to it on Noisey.
I don't know if it will be officially released, but Tricky said in an
interview that Boy will be the next single, so maybe it will be a
There were also two more concerts added to the European tour: Brussels on April 11 and Amsterdam on April 12, go to the tourdates to see all. [Thanks for Ferdinand for this info!]
2. FEBRUARY 2016 - TRICKY'S BBC 6 MIX, JAPAN RELEASE POSTPONED
hosted the radio show 6 Mix on BBC 6 back in 2014. Because of the upcoming BBC 6
Festival in Bristol they are streaming it again, together with the 6 Mix
of Massive Attack. You can listen to the show here until February 29. Tricky plays songs and explains their influence on him. Here
is the playlist back from 2014, October 31. The original Tricky show
was 2 hours, now they are only playing the first hour, unfortunately. I've added it to
Tricky radio, also added an older radio show called "Loveline" which is really funny, so check it out.
on a side note: it seems the Japanese release of 'Skilled Mechanics'
with the bonus track 'Waiting For Hours' is postponed to February 20,
at least that's what they say here (now they say February 10).
28. JANUARY 2016 - 'RITUAL SPIRIT' RELEASED TODAY
Attack's EP 'Ritual Spirit' was released today as a download version.
It has a track with Tricky on it ('Take it there') and even a video for
it (watch it on Vevo or You Tube, it is directed by Hiro Murai). You can buy the download on Amazon, iTunes or other places, it's also on Spotify. A double vinyl version will be released on March 4, you can already preorder it here. And as you can read on Pitchfork,
another EP and album will be released later this year. It doesn't say
if there will be any more tracks with Tricky. I've added 'Ritual
Spirit' to the collaborations discography.
25. JANUARY 2016 - TRACK WITH MASSIVE ATTACK
Attack released an interactive iPhone app (for iPhone 5s and upwards)
that features a track with Tricky! The app is called Fantom and with it
you can remix 4 tracks, read more about it here.
One of the tracks is a collaboration with Tricky and called "Take It
There". 3D also hinted to a physical release of the original mixes on
an EP called "Ritual Spirit". He posted a picture of a vinyl cover on Intagram. Apparently it has leaked already, and here's why: this website says that a dutch online store (Mega Media)
accidentily sold the download. They removed it now, but some people
were able to buy it. The official release is rumoured to be this Friday
Maybe the track was recorded by Tricky and 3D in Paris in 2012 (see a photo here), maybe it's the one he talked about in the Resident Advisor interview, who knows...
23. JANUARY 2016 - SKILLED MECHANICS JAPANESE CD
Japanese version of 'Skilled Mechanics' will be released on January 27.
Usually Japanese CD have a bonus track, I think this time it's
"Waiting For Hours" (see this online store).
I think there will be a download code for this unreleased track, but I
can't confirm it for sure. The song was probably recorded in 2012 or
2013, since it was
used in Tricky's short film "Sophie Sees" (details are here). You can listen to parts of the song on You Tube (at 8:43 minutes).
Also check out a long interview with Tricky on Resident Advisor.
22. JANUARY 2016 - SKILLED MECHANICS OUT TODAY
'Tricky presents Skilled Mechanics' is released today! I've gathered all the necessary infos on the Skilled Mechanics mini site and the discography. More will follow in the next days (lyrics, samples, cover scans...). Feel free to share your oppinions about the albums on my Facebook page.
21. JANUARY 2016 - TOUR START, NEW GUITARIST
starts his European tour today in Istanbul! He has a new guitarist,
Paul Noels, as he mentions in an interview with 030 Magazin (read it here, in German, they write Noel, but it should be Noels). I've added him to the musicians page.
20. JANUARY 2016 - NEWS FROM RADIO INTERVIEWS
Tricky did some German radio interviews lately: one on FluxFM (you can listen on Soundcloud, all in English). Most interesting news from the Flux FM interviews:
- Skilled Mechanics are Tricky and Luke Harris (I thought DJ Milo was more a "regular member" than a guest)
- they want to release a second album next year with different guests
- the track with Oh Land is 6 years old and was recorded for her album,
but because she was dropped from her record label he could use the song
- he wants to finish his project with Russian rappers this year (or next year)
The other interview was on Deutschlandradio (you can listen to it when you click on "Beitrag hören", unfortunately it is dubbed in German). It's not as interesting, but during the interview you can hear the track "Bother" with Luke Harris!!! (starting at about 7.35 min left)
17. JANUARY 2016 - BOOK
Tricky posted on Instagram
that he's working on a book right now: "Finishing the book life pics
family pics, words and lyrics from past till present." Sounds good, but
from 1998 to 2002 a book was planned to be released, which never
happened (take a look at the history of it here). Let's hope it will happen this time!
14. JANUARY 2016 - NEW TRACK "BOY"
Tricky shared a new track today: 'Boy' (listen to it on You Tube or Soundcloud). The lyrics are autobiographical, "everything on that track is true. Every word on ‘Boy’ is actual fact." (Spin) The song is taken from the forthcoming album 'Skilled Mechanics' which will be relased next Friday (January 22).
27. NOVEMBER 2015 - ANIMA DELUXE
Deluxe Edition of Francesca's solo album "Anima" is out today! It has 4
bonus tracks. One of them is a Tricky remix of "Keep Moving" and
another one is "We Begin", which will also be on the Skilled Mechanics
album. So you have a chance to buy it now (for example on Beatport).
Although maybe it's a different version, because "We Begin" from
Skilled Mechanics is only 1:35 long, while Francesca's version is 3:20. I've also added the album to the collaborations discography.
26. NOVEMBER 2015 - OBIA CLOTHING
There is new Obia clothing in the store of the official Tricky website. And you can win a t-shirt, just like Tricky's post on Instagram and write a comment.
23. NOVEMBER 2015 - GIGS POSTPONED
Two gigs in December are postponed to January: Split (January 28) and Zagreb (January 29), here is the Facebook event. Maybe also the other tourdates will move to January? Maybe they want to wait until the album is released? I've updated the tourdates.
22. NOVEMBER 2015 - DIVING AWAY SINGLE
Tricky already shared the track "Diving Away" on Soundcloud and You Tube and you can buy it on Amazon and iTunes.
But on Soundcloud it is mentioned that the release date is January 18.
Maybe it will be released on CD or vinyl? I've added the single to the discography and the lyrics. Tricky also mentioned
yesterday on Instagram that a video will be out next week! The
song is a cover of
'Porpoise Head' by Porno For Pyros, you can listen to the original on You Tube for a little compare and contrast. Tricky explains why he chose that song to cover:
"I toured with them in Australia in 1996. My daughter Mazy, who was about
four years of age, was with us and she had frontman Perry Farrell
wrapped round her little finger. He took all of us to Sealand in
Australia. So there was me and Porno For Pyros all trying to get her
pram onto the Australian metro. But how many big artists would do
something beautiful like that? I think it speaks volumes about him. So
I’ve got a lot of love for Perry Farrell and I’ve always wanted to cover
one of his songs." (official
press release / Stereogum)
By the way: it doesn't look like Tricky is in Australia for the Cafe Del Mar concert, so that was just a wrong announcement!
21. NOVEMBER 2015 - SKILLED MECHANICS TOUR
a bit weird that the official Tricky website and Songkick mention no
upcoming shows! By accident I stumbled upon a lot of tour dates on DJ
Milo's website. I've updated the tourdates, here's the full list from Milo:
Nov. 30 Bratislava
Dec. 01 Budapest
Dec. 03 Zagreb - postponed to January 29
Dec. 04 Split - postponed to January 28
Dec. 06 Belgrade
Dec. 09 Istanbul
Dec. 10 Thessaloniki
Dec. 11 Athens
Dec. 17 Vilnius
Dec. 19 Riga
Jan 23 - Feb 10 - Europe part one with 13 shows
Feb 18 - Tel Aviv - working on more shows surrounding this date
Feb 24 - Mar 15 - Europe part two with 14 shows
19. NOVEMBER 2015 - ALBUM DETAILS AND NEW SONG
official Tricky website and newsletter announced yesterday that the
Skilled Mechanics album will be released on January 22. The tracklist
according to Pitchfork is:
1. I'm Not Going [ft. Oh Land]
2. Hero [ft. Ann Dao]
3. Don't Go
4. Beijing To Berlin [ft. Ivy 艾菲]
5. Diving Away [feat. Luke Harris, cover of Porno For Pyros' "Porpoise Head"]
7. Bother [feat. Luke Harris, Slipknot cover]
8. How's Your Life
9. Here My Dear
10. We Begin' [ft. Francesca Belmonte]
13. Unreal [ft. Xdare]
You can also read some details on the official website. Most interesting: drummer Luke Harris is doing vocals on the album, which happened almost by accident: "We were on tour recently and the band were soundchecking while I was in
the dressing room. I could hear the vocals loud and clear but then my
regular singer, Francesca Belmonte walked past the dressing room. I
thought, ‘What the fuck?’ So I went out to have a look and there was my
drummer filling in for her on vocals because she needed the bathroom.
There and then I said to him, ‘Do you know what? On my next project
you’re going to be my vocalist…"! Tricky also shares a song from the album: Diving Away (listen on You Tube or Soundcloud). Factmag also mentions a singer named Renata Platon, but she is not mentioned in the tracklist.
9. NOVEMBER 2015 - FRANCESCA
Francesca Belmonte will release a deluxe edition of her debut album "Anima" on November 27. You can pre-order it on iTunes, it looks like there will only be a digital issue!? It will have 4 bonus tracks, one of them is a remix by Tricky:
16. Keep Moving (Tricky Remix)
17. We Begin
18. House Of The Rising Sun
19. Are You (Bwana Remix)
She also just released a video for "Walk With You" (watch it on You Tube,
unfortunately it's not possible in Germany, so I haven't seen it). And she will be playing a live show (with special guests) in
London on December 2 (Birthdays Dalston, free entry).
8. NOVEMBER 2015 - TWO MORE CONCERTS
Tricky will be special guest for Selah Sue's Radio 1 Session in Belgium
on November 18! Artists are asked to invite special guests who will
join them in concert for one night. It's unusual that these guests are
international, but Selah Sue explains here that
she had email contact with Tricky and he was very friendly and said
yes. Good news for everybody is that the concert will be broadcasted
live and probably videos will end up on You Tube.
[Thanks to Ferdinand for this info!]
I also found that Tricky will play in Sydney on
November 22 for a Cafe Del Mar concert or festival. You can buy tickets
here (very cheap!).
7. NOVEMBER 2015 - MAXINQUAYE REISSUE
years ago Tricky's first album Maxinquaye was released. This
summer there was a re-issue as a limited LP version with red vinyl. It
is limited to 1000 copies, I will post more details in the discography
when I have it. The label is called Music On Vinyl (website here), the catalogue number is MOVLP507. For now you can see some pictures here.
It is not sold out yet, so you can still get it if you want. David
Bennun wrote an interesting article about 20 years of Maxinquaye
for The Quietus (he interviewed Tricky for Melody Maker in 1995 and 1997).
4. NOVEMBER 2015 - CONCERT IN ZAGREB
will play his first "Skilled Mechanics" concerts on December 3 in
Zagreb and on December 4 in Split!!! Check out the Facebook event page with some photos here. He will perform with Milo and drummer Luke Harris.
You can buy tickets here. I've updated the tourdates. If Google translate is correct there are some interesting infos in the text of the Facebook event:
- the album will have 13 tracks
- guest singers on the album will include Oh Land, Francesca Belmonte, Ann Dao, Xdarea and Ivy.
30. OCTOBER 2015 - ALBUM IN JANUARY
Tricky mentioned on Instagram yesterday that the Skilled Mechanics album will be out in January!
16. OCTOBER 2015 - NEW EP OUT TODAY
Tricky's new EP "Beijing To Berlin" is out today! You can buy it as a 7 inch or digital download in the K7 store. There's also a video for "Beijing To Berlin", you can watch it on You Tube or Vimeo.
The video features Chinese rapped Ivy, who does the vocals on the
single. The b-side 'Necessary' is a collaboration of Tricky and Milo
and has only vocals by Tricky (plus a surprising sample of his own song
'Silly Games'). I've updated the discography.
3. OCTOBER 2015 - MORE SINGLE DETAILS
Finally I found a working audio for Tricky's upcoming single "Beijing To Berlin": click here (the website is here). Some interesting details about this collaboration and the Skilled Mechanics project in general can be found here:
two solo albums on his own False Idols imprint, Tricky announces a new
collaborative project. Skilled Mechanics is a loose collective with
rotating membership that allows Tricky to work with a variety of
different artists, while at the same time pushing his unique vocal
talents to the forefront. The most prominent of these collaborators on
the new record is DJ Milo, who is not only one of his oldest friends
but also the first person he ever recorded with, not to mention his
introduction to The Wild Bunch. One of the most enigmatic voices on the
forthcoming project belongs to the Chinese rapper and producer Ivy.
Tricky explains: "I was in Beijing for a show and I met this guy who
managed her. He told me that she wanted to work with me so I asked for
her to send a vocal track with some drums to me so I could do my thing
to it. She's so different! So raw! The strange thing is, I've had the
track for a while but I only just found out that she's not rapping in Chinese. I ain't got a clue what language it is. I have no idea. It
might be completely made up but whatever it is, it sounds wicked. I'm
lucky that with my label, False Idols, I don't need to worry about
things like this. I'm never going to have an A&R guy saying to me,
'We don't understand what she's saying.' Because we don't need the
support of commercial radio. It was my real good luck meeting her and
she's definitely going to be on the next Skilled Mechanics album as
This sounds like a press release, but there's nothing on the official Tricky website yet. The Skilled Mechanics album will probably not be released before 2016, as it says here: "More news and big plans for Skilled Mechanics in 2016."
28. SEPTEMBER 2015 - SINGLE DETAILS
As you can read here
the "Beijing To Berlin" single will have a b-side called "Necessary".
The track features Milo! It looks like it will be released as a 7 inch,
as you can see in this online shop.
25. SEPTEMBER 2015 - FIRST SINGLE: BEIJING TO BERLIN
A first single is announced: Tricky presents Skilled Mechanics - Beijing To Berlin. There is audio on You Tube (but it is not working for me). As you can read here
there will be a single (analog, so CD or vinyl) on October 16. The
artist is called Tricky / Skilled Mechanics, so I guess it's a sort of
project or collective name!? I always thought Skilled Mechanics is the
album title. There's also a link to play the song on Spotify,
but again this doesn't work for me. Spotify opens, but then it says
"the song is not available". Maybe it's because I'm in Germany, I don't
[Thanks to Ernie for finding the video!]
21. SEPTEMBER 2015 - LIVE SHOWS WILL CHANGE, ALBUM DETAILS
According to this video interview
Tricky wants to change his live shows, he said: "I wanna change my show,
it'd just be me on stage with my drummer and Milo. It's gonna change
the dynamics a little bit. And I'll still do the (thing?) with the
female singer, but I wanna be able to change the dynamics". He also
explains the name 'Skilled mechanics': "I was reading something: It's a
CIA guy talking about assassins, like contract killers. He used the
term 'skilled mechanics'. And I just thought it's so clinical, you know,
you're talking about someone who kills people". No release date for the
album or single yet, though. He describes the music as rap and him
doing a lot of vocals.
9. SEPTEMBER 2015 - NEW SINGLE SOON
Tricky posted on Instagram
two days ago that a new single will be out soon!!! He also posted some
lyrics: "SKILLED MECHANICS. First single soon. Why's it here how's it
last played out rappers talking guns and cash. I love you though now
you know let the hate subside and then we'll grow and we'll ride on
through until it ends don't rely on friends to navigate the bends
there's only you there's only true see the truth and enjoy the view."
15. AUGUST 2015 - NEW ALBUM 'SKILLED MECHANICS'
Tricky mentioned on Instagram
yesterday that he will release a new album soon, titled 'Skilled
Mechanics'. A while ago he already mentioned this title with some
lyrics on Facebook here and here (that's why I thought it was a song title and not an album title). The lyrics were: "At twelve i met my dad his name was Roy he'd forget my name and call me boy" and "I hardly sleep. I hardly breathe. Stay inside. I hardly leave". I don't know if this is the album he did with DJ Milo, which he mentioned in an interview with Red Bull recently.
He also mentioned playing gigs in Mexico in September and in Russia in October, but I didn't find any tour dates with details.
20. JULY 2015 - TWO NEW ALBUMS???
According to an interview with Red Bull (read it here), Tricky recorded an album with Russian Rappers (Human
Skills of Slow Saga) and one with DJ Milo! Let's hope they will really get released one day!!!
On a side note: Tricky will play at the Carcassone Festival in France in two days (July 22), Francesca will join him!
19. JULY 2015 - BITS AND PIECES
Trying to catch up with the past weeks, I was too busy for updates:
- Tricky did a remix of the song S.O.S. by Zoe, you can listen to it on Vevo. The remix is only released digitally so far, a remix CD will be released on August 14, see remix discography for details. Zoe is a band from Mexico, here is their official website.
- If you follow Tricky (knowlewestboy) on Instagram
you can see that he moved to Berlin (and is obsessed with clouds and
graffiti)!!! Once he mentioned publishing a book with his photographs
(although he said to be releasing books a couple of times and it never
happened so far).
- It also seems that he is recording new material at the moment!!! Some lyrics were posted on Facebook from a song called "skilled mechanics": "At
twelve i met my dad his name was Roy he'd forget my name and call me
boy", "I hardly sleep. I hardly breathe. Stay inside. I hardly leave."
Hopefully the song will be released in the near future, because it says
- Tricky played in Rome on July 10 (I've updated the concertography), he also mentioned on Instagram
that he will be in Mexico City in September (not sure if it's a gig).
The official website doesn't list new tourdates, that's really a pity...
the Obia clothing was sent out finally, I got two shirts that I ordered
last week! The female shirts run really small, I'm glad I ordered XL
(normally I wear M!). If you still want to order something, go here.
1. JUNE 2015 - ANIMA
Belmonte's solo album "Anima" is finally released today! Check it our
if you can! All tracks are produced by Tricky and most are co-written
by him. I will add it to the discography tomorrow. Here
is her official website. There will be a free launch party tomorrow in
London (at Tipsy Dalston) with Francesca performing live, support act
will be GhostChant.
21. MAY 2015 - OBIA, REAL ART CLOTHING
did a "lyric clothing collaboration" with Jaga Buyan called Obia. You
can buy a sweatshirt or T-shirt with drawings and lyrics by Tricky,
designed by Jaga. The official website says: "Each piece features a
hand-painted drawing and lyric by Tricky that will become a song.",
Tricky says: "I've wanted to do clothing for many years. For my first
album I created Tricky Wear but it didn't work out exactly how I
wanted. I've known Jaga for many years and she knows what I like and
what I don't, so working with her is what I needed to get this right.
Moving forwards when writing new lyrics for an album, instead of losing
bits of paper when on the road and in hotel rooms, I can send lyrics
straight to Jaga and the words from Obia clothing will eventually
become a song - real art clothing."
All order are pre-orders and must be placed before June 1, they will ship Mid-June! Hop over to the K7 greedbag to order yours. You can see some picture in this Facebook post and also this one.
Unfortunately I can't find the sweatshirt with the grey raglan sleeves
in the shop, it was my favorite. You can also see pants on the photos,
they are not in the shop either. The T-Shirts are made of 100% cotton,
the sweatshirt is 80% cotton, 20% polyester.
1. MAY 2015 - SOTX FESTIVAL IN CHINA TOMORROW!
will play the Sound Of The Xity Festival in Beijing, China,
tomorrow (May 2). No word of it on his official website, though, but a
couple of websites (for example here) mention it, the official website of the venue can be found here. I just found out after googling, because Tricky posted on his instagram that he is in China at the moment...
12. APRIL 2015 - FREE REMIXES OF 'SUN DOWN'
Tricky gives away three remixes of 'Sun Down' for free! You can download them here (or listen at Soundcloud or You Tube). I've added the remixes to the discography, they are:
1. Sun Down (DJ Milo Remix)
2. Sun Down (DJ Still Life Remix)
3. Sun Down (Parallel Thought Remix)
Since there were so many free downloads lately (thanks, Tricky!!!), I've added a list of them to the Adrian Thaws minisite, go here to see if you have missed any.
22. MARCH 2015 - NO FRANCESCA IN SOUTH AMERICA, ANIMA ON JUNE 1
2. DECEMBER 2014 - FRANCESCA
the information on trickysite.com about is wrong, Francesca is NOT
going to be on tour with Tricky in South America. She posted that on Facebook yesterday. What a pity...
But check out her album "Anima", it will be out on June 1 and you can already preorder it on iTunes. It contains the already shared tracks 'Stole', 'Lying on the moon' 'Hiding in the rushes', and 'Are you' (listen on Soundcloud).
Also a track called 'Joker' will be on the album, which is probably the
live song that she performed a lot with Tricky (I sing for the Joker).
I hoped that 'I could' from the False Idols sampler
would also be on the album, but it doesn't seem so. She also shared a
track called 'It ain't me babe' which doesn't seem to be on the album!?
21. MARCH 2015 - SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR & FREE DOWNLOAD
Tricky will play a couple of gigs in South America (Brazil and Argentina) soon, check the tourdates for details! According to the official site
he will be joined by a full live band, Francesca Belmonte on vocals and
K Bleax on backing vocals. In May he will play a festival in Brighton.
You can also download a free track here: a new version of "Something in the way" with brazilian singer Mallu Magalhães.
14. FEBRUARY 2015 - FRANCESCA'S ALBUM "ANIMA" IN MAY, NEW SONG
Francesca's solo album will finally be released in May! Factmag
also reveals the album title: 'Anima' (which means 'soul'). Francesca
shares a new track from the album called 'Lying On The Moon', it
features some vocals by Tricky. You can listen to it on Soundcloud or You Tube (doesn't work in Germany, as always). Besides that song she already shared 3 songs from the album, all on Soundcloud: Stole, Hiding In The Rushes, It Ain't Me Babe (remember you can also download these 3 songs following this link). Maybe the album will also have two older songs: "I Sing For The Joker" (from the Brownpunk promo sampler, see discography here) or "I Could" (from the "Matter Of Time EP" or the "False Idols label sampler", see discography here).
5. FEBRUARY 2015 - FREE REMIX FOR DOWNLOAD
Tricky remixed a track called "Bengali Cinema" from Garden City Movement. The band anounced on their Facebook page that they will give this remix and others away for free! You can download the package here,
it features five more remixes. Garden City Movement are a newly formed
band from Tel Aviv, Israel. I've also added the remix to the remix discography.
1. FEBRUARY 2015 - MOON PALACE ON FACEBOOK
news concerning this website: with the help of Thorben (aka Trickynerd)
I've started a Facebook page for moon-palace.de to post about updates
of moon palace, build a little community and discuss Tricky-related
things with you all! I hope you will hop over (go here) and enjoy it! Thorben and me will do the Facebook page together (while this website will still be updated by me, kitty).
31. JANUARY 2015 - LIVE RECORDING FOR DOWNLOAD
At the Berlin show we
got a flyer with a link to download live recordings for free (pic of
the flyer here)! You just need to sign up for the official newsletter.
The download contains 10 tracks from last year's show at B90 in Gdansk (October 29). You can use this link to download the tracks. I've also added it to the discography.
29. JANUARY 2015 - TOUR CHANGES
As you can read on her Facebook page, Ajeya is not singing on Tricky's European tour! She wrote: "Further to disagreements between our respective managements, I decided to end my collaboration with Tricky. I send all my good vibes to Knowle west boy. My
legendary discretion asks you to believe that; meetings are made
whereas others do not have to take place. With me, nothing happens by
chance and nothing can be foreseen. This is who I am.
Thank you for your warm support and stay tuned. I give you a great sound Made In AJEYA / Soon!"
A little cryptic, but fact is that she is not on tour with him. Neither
is Francesca, although I don't know why! The singer is someone totally
new, her name is K Bleax (on Facebook here,
with a short video of the Brussels show). Again no bass and keyboard
player, so the band is only guitarist (Tristan Cassel-Delavois) and
drummer (Luke Harris).
Be sure to avoid making a selfie without Tricky's permission, or your
phone will land in the audience, as it happened in Brussels (see here).
18. JANUARY 2015 - MERCHANDISE, AJEYA, FREE DOWNLOAD
Lots of news in 2015 already! There is some Tricky merchandise in the K7 store (here). Tricky will be joined by singer Ajeya on his upcoming European tour. She is from La Reunion, you can check her out on Facebook or Soundcloud. As a little goodie you can download three tracks from her and Tricky for free, follow this link! The download includes:
- Tricky feat. Ajeya: Nicotine Love (French Language version)
- Tricky feat. Ajeya: Ready
- Tricky feat. Ajeya: Same Old Song
You can also listen to these three songs on Soundcloud.
1. JANUARY 2015 - TOURDATES, VIDEO FOR PALESTINE GIRL
Happy new year everybody! 2015 starts with a European tour by Tricky!!! Check out the full itinerary in the tourdates.
December a video for Palestine Girl was released, you
can watch it on You Tube (or here for us poor Germans who can't watch it on You Tube). I've also added it to the videography. Trickysite.com explains the background of the video: Produced & directed by TypeArts, Sławek Wąchała, JuzzMedia &
Sebastian Juszczyk, the video came about when Tricky met the Polish
directors after a show in October – the next day, the dramatic video was
is sharing three tracks from her upcoming solo album: 'Stole', 'It
ain't me babe' (Bob Dylan cover) and 'Hiding in the rushes'. Go to Soundcloud to listen to them or use this link to download the tracks for free. As you can read on Clash
Tricky said about her: "Of all the artists I've ever worked with this
is the best collaboration, as soon as people hear this album they'll
understand why I say this." She also did a video for 'Stole' (see this
pic on Twitter), which is the first single, release on November 28. If you haven't already read it check out this great interview with her on Hunger.
She talks a lot about her album (working title "Anima") and working
with Tricky. Mykki Blanco will also be on her album on one track. Another song that will probably be on her album is 'I could' (listen on You Tube).
1. DECEMBER 2014 - TRICKY RADIO
Tricky hosted the show 6 Mix on BBC 6 a while ago (October 31), you can see the playlist and listen to it here. More recently he co-hosted the show The Remix with Eddy Temple Morris on XFM (November 14). I found the playlist here, but no option to listen to it again.
30. NOVEMBER 2014 - TOURDATES & FRANCESCA GIG
I just found a new Tricky gig in December: he is playing at the Taksirat Festival in Skopje, as you can read here.
Tricky will also play several European cities in January and February, the short tour ends with a gig in Tel Aviv, Israel (see tourdates for all details). Berlin is also on the list, which makes me very happy :)
will be performing her solo material live at The Garage in London on December 3. Guitar
player Tristan Cassel-Delavois will be joining her.
29. OCTOBER 2014 - FRANCESCA'S ALBUM & COVER ALBUM
Tricky said in a recent interview with Faze Mag (read it here,
it's in German) that he just finished mixing Francesca's album, it will
have 14 tracks. He also wants to release a cover album this year that
he wrote in the tourbus, it will have songs by The Cure and Billie
Holiday amongst others.
26. OCTOBER 2014 - SUN DOWN REMIX
The 'Sun Down' single will be released on November 3 or 4, but you can already listen to the Actress Tes Remix on Soundcloud.
The single will probably only released digital, although a promo CD
that I bought says there will be a digital and physical release (see promo discography).
9. OCTOBER 2014 - SUN DOWN SINGLE & FRENCH RADIO INTERVIEW
'Sun Down' will be the next single from 'Adrian Thaws'. It will be released on November 4 (or November 3, according to Deezer), probably only as a digital download. You can buy it at Amazon, Boomkat
or other places. It will have a new remix (Actress Tes Remix, by
Actress) and the Young Fathers Remix of Nicotine Love (that is already
released). Actress is a British producer (Darren J. Cunningham).
Tricky did a short radio interview on France Culture, the show is called Noir Brillant. You can listen to it here, unfortunately it is dubbed in French.
25. SEPTEMBER 2014 - I AM ADRIAN THAWS
Magazine is releasing a documentary about Tricky on Monday, September
29. It is called "I am Adrian Thaws" and according to their website "the
film covers the iconic Bristol musician’s life in candid detail, from
his battle with to drugs to his high-profile relationships and feuds."
Also the 'Sun Down' video is now available in Germany, too, through Vevo.
23. SEPTEMBER 2014 - SUN DOWN VIDEO RELEASED
The video for 'Sun Down' is now online, check it out here (not available in Germany, hopefully there will be a possibility to watch it tomorrow).
22. SEPTEMBER 2014 - SUN DOWN VIDEO
posted earlier that he shot in a video in New York, now he unveils for
which song: Sun Down! The video was shot with Norman Reedus and Mizuo
Peck (as you can see on Facebook) and will be released soon. Meanwhile check out the Adrian Thaws mini site that I put together.
20. SEPTEMBER 2014 - BLN FM & ALBUM OF THE DAY
Tricky was on a Berlin radio show (BLN.fm) in August. You can listen to the one-hour special on Soundcloud or check out their website.
'Adrian Thaws' was chosen "album of the day" on BBC 6 yesterday (as you can read in this Facebook post).
15. SEPTEMBER 2014 - MORE FUTURE RELEASES
Tricky said in this Italian interview
that he wants to release recordings he did in New Orleans with Trombone
Shorty and a big band. These were mentioned in the New York archive a
while ago, check it out here. He also said he wants to release a cover album that he did two years ago. (I hope I understood it all correctly!)
14. SEPTEMBER 2014 - FUTURE RELEASES
talked in an interview with the Austrian "Kurier" about the
future: he wants to start record new material in October and release
the next album around the end of next year! Francesca's solo album will
be out in January 2015 (read the full interview here, in German though).
12. SEPTEMBER 2014 - WORLD TOUR SOON?
As you can read in this salessheet
(under 'key points') Tricky is planning a world tour for the end
of 2014 / early 2015. Meanwhile I've added some details for the album
'Adrian Thaws' to the discography
(with links to listen to every track and pictures of the vinyl version,
as I'm still waiting desperately for my pre-ordered Deluxe CD to
arrive), the samples page (for 'Right Here' and 'Keep Me In Your Shake', I omitted a sample from 'Gangster Chronicle' which I explained in the discography) and the cover page (for the two cover songs 'Silly Games' and 'Gangster Chronicle'). I will add lyrics tomorrow, probably.
7. SEPTEMBER 2014 - ALBUM RELEASED
new album "Adrian Thaws" was released on Friday, at least in several
online shops. My pre-ordered copy didn't arrive yet, unfortunately :(
I've added the release to the solo discography, more details will follow the next days...
4. SEPTEMBER 2014 - VIDEO SHOOT IN NEW YORK
to Tricky on Twitter he shot a video in New York last week. It will
probably be "Nicotine Love", as this is the first single!?
3. SEPTEMBER 2014 - ALBUM STREAM
The new album "Adrian Thaws" is just a few days away from release - it
seems the release date is now September 5 and not 8 as listed earlier
(at least on Amazon)! I got a shipping notification today from K7 for
the pre-ordered autographed Deluxe CD, so I hope it will arrive
tomorrow or Friday. Yay! You can already stream the full album on NPR,
go here if you want. Or listen to an album sampler on You Tube (if you don't happen to live in Germany where it is blocked).
2. SEPTEMBER 2014 - NEW YORK ARCHIVE
out the "Adrian Thaws archive '95-'99" on Tumblr - which are photos from a
storage place in New York with lots of musical and personal items from
Tricky. It dates back to the years 95 to 99, in which he had lived in
New York. The photographer is Amy Albataew. Almost every day a new photo
is added, sometimes with a comment by Tricky himself. There seems to be
a lot of unreleased material (I often wondered where it was stored!),
for example something he recorded for "Angels with dirty faces":
"These are recordings I did
with a marching band in New Orleans, lead by a trumpet player named
Shorty. I was there for about six weeks, broke my leg, and moved into
an old church. These recordings were done over about three days. As far
I know they haven’t been heard at all."
My dream would be to be locked in that storage place and listen to all this stuff for a week! :)
19. AUGUST 2014 - LONNIE LISTEN
can hear another track from the upcoming album on Spotify: "Lonnie
Listen" with Francesca and Mykki Blanco. It is part of a playlist
called "The diary of Adrian Thaws" and more tracks from the album will
be added in the future. If you want to go to the playlist, follow this link.
14. AUGUST 2014 - BBC 4 RADIO
Tricky will be performing live on BBC 4 radio on Saturday, 18.15 (here is their website). It will probably be an interview and a performance of one songs, like last year.
9. AUGUST 2014 - ALBUM DETAILS
the release of the new album "Adrian Thaws" is just a month away, I
wanted to compile all the infos I could find about it. Tricky played a
couple of songs from the new album live already, so here are all the
songs from the new album that we already heard, live or
- Why Don't You (live @ Fuzz, Athens with Bella Gotti/No Lay)
- Gangster Chronicles (live @ NDK, Sofia with Bella Gotti/No Lay)
- Keep Me In Your Shake (live @ Pohoda Festival, Trencin)
- Silly Games (album version, released on iTunes)
- Nicotine Love (album version, released on iTunes)
- Sun Down DJ Milo Remix (Jap. bonus track, radio show with DJ Milo, starting at 49 min)
- Nicotine Love (Straight Face Remix feat. Young Fathers) (not on the album)
Which songs did we expect to be on the album, but didn't make it? "I Live Alone" is such a song! It's a song
played live for many years (listen here) and Tricky posted a photo on Facebook a
while ago with this song recorded. Also the Breeders cover "Do you love me now" didn't
make it to the album, which has been played live a lot.
What do we know about the album from official website? I just found a press release about the new album here. Most interesting details:
- Mazy (his daughter) appears on the album as Silver Tongue
- she also introduced him to Tirzah
- 'My Palestine Girl' is a political song about Israel and Palestina, inspired by a relationship in Paris
- 'The Unloved' is a revolutionary poem by a friend called AJ
Another similar version of this press release is the biography on Trickysite.com,
I just noticed that! It also mentions that a cover album is on its way
(probably the Breeders cover album that Tricky talked about in an
interview (Faster Louder, 2013), which explains why the song I mention earlier is not on 'Adrian Thaws') and Francesca's solo album.
8. AUGUST 2014 - RUSSIA TOUR
It seems Tricky is playing some gigs in Russia and surrounding countries in September/October! I found something here - I don't understand Russian, but the tourposter speaks for itself! The tourdates are also listed on Last.fm!
7. AUGUST 2014 - NICOTINE LOVE REMIX & SILLY GAMES
is a remix of 'Nicotine Love' by the Young Fathers, called 'Straight
Face Remix', much more mellow than the original and without Francesca's
vocals. You can listen to it on You Tube or Soundcloud or download it for free! For the download you just have to sign up to the newsletter from Tricky's official website, go here. The original version was already played on the radio here in Berlin, by the way!
Tricky also shared a new song from the upcoming album called "Silly Games" featuring Tirzah (listen on You Tube or Soundcloud). It is a cover of a song by Janet Kay from 1979,
listen to the original on You Tube for a little compare and
contrast. If you pre-order the album 'Adrian Thaws' on iTunes, you can download 'Silly Games' and 'Nicotine Love' immediately. I've added the lyrics for 'Silly Games' to the lyrics page.
Tricky will play another festival: Leffinge Leuren Festival
in Oostende (Belgium) on September 20. This is the first concert after
the released of the new album (so far), so he will probably play lots
of new songs there!
11. JULY 2014 - JAPANESE BONUS TRACK: SUN DOWN (DJ MILO REMIX)
The Japanese CD of "Adrian Thaws" will have an exclusive bonus track: Sun Down (DJ Milo Remix). You can see that at HMV.
It will be released on September 6. When I searched the net for DJ Milo
and Tricky I stumbled upon the radio show "Know Wave", which had Tricky
and DJ Milo as guests on June 30. And guess what - the last song they
played is that remix!!!! You can listen to it on Soundcloud (The remix of "Sun Down" is the last track, it starts at 49:01 min).
10. JULY 2014 - LYRICS TO "NICOTINE LOVE"
Tricky has posted a picture on Facebook with the lyrics of "Nicotine Love". I've added it to the lyrics section (go here).
6. JULY 2014 - ALBUM "ADRIAN THAWS" ON SEPT. 8
According to the official website Tricky will release his next album on September 8! The title will be "Adrian Thaws", because "so many times people have tried to put a finger on me and every album I go to a different place.”, as he puts it. This time the album will have more of a club / hip hop sound and is "designed to be played loud".
A first single is already available for download, called "Nicotine
Love". It features vocals by Tricky and Francesca Belmonte, you can
listen to it on Soundcloud or You Tube. Other collaborators on the album include Nneka (from "Nothing matters" on False Idols), Mykki Blanco (support act in Berlin last year), Bella Gotti (aka Nolay, from recent tourdates), Tirzah, Blue Daisy and Oh Land (danish singer, posted some years ago that she was recording songs with Tricky).
It contains two cover songs: "Gangster Chronicles" by London Posse,
often played live, and "Silly Games" by Janet Kaye. Here's the complete
tracklist and the album art for the album:
1. Sun Down feat. Tirzah
2. Lonnie Listen feat. Mykki Blanco & Francesca Belmonte
3. Something In The Way feat. Francesca Belmonte
4. Keep Me In Your Shake feat. Nneka
5. The Unloved (Skit)
6. Nicotine Love feat. Francesca Belmonte
7. Gangster Chronicles feat. Bella Gotti
8. I Had A Dream feat. Francesca Belmonte
9. My Palestine Girl feat. Blue Daisy
10. Why Don’t You feat. Bella Gotti
11. Silly Games feat. Tirzah
12. Right Here feat. Oh Land
13. Silver Tongue – When You Go
14. ESP feat. Liz Densmore
15. Different People feat. Francesca Belmonte
There are three different versions of the album:
1) You can already pre-order the album as a download version on iTunes and buy "Nicotine Love" instantly, the download version has ESP as a bonus track, so 14 tracks all in all.
2) You can pre-order an autographed CD version (available on !K7 here).
The pre-order CD has two bonus tracks (so 15 tracks) and comes as a
hard case book format with photos from Tricky's family and friends.
3) You can pre-order an autographed double vinyl. It doesn't have any of the bonus tracks, but the photos as well.
I don't know if there will be a "normal" CD version with or witout
bonus tracks... ESP was already released in May as a free giveaway,
download it on the official website. The song is probably much older, an instrumental version was released on a promo CD around the year 2003 (see promo discography)
17. MAY 2014 - BOOK & BULGARIA
According to a post on Instagram Tricky will be working on a book in Bulgaria! The book will contain "words and lyrics and pics", he wrote.
10. MAY 2014 - DOWNLOAD "54U"
You can download 5 tracks for free from the official website, check it out here!
According to the website the tracks are from sessions "over the last
year or so" and older material, two of the songs are unreleased so far.
Tricky said why he's giving them away for free: "Just because I can, and it's just for love".
The tracks include:
Tricky: Black Coffee [released on Nearly God]
Tricky feat. John Suzuki & Yukiko Takahasi: A Song For Yukiko [released on Blowback]
Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit (Tricky Remix) [released on Verve Remixed]
Tricky feat. Liz Densmore: ESP [only released as Instrumental on the "Spirit Music Group" Promo]
Tricky feat. Emel: Emel [unreleased]
27. APRIL 2014 - "HEY LOVE" NOMINATED FOR VIDEO AWARD
video for "Hey Love" has been nominated for the Berlin music video
awards (category "best photography"). He was the winner of the online
competetion on Genero a while back. The video has only 64 votes for the award yet, so get your ass over there and vote for it (click here
to go to their website to watch the video and vote)!!! Enrique Iglesias
is in the lead, we can't let that happen, can we? You can vote until
April 30, the awards ceremony will be on May 30 at Platoon Kunsthalle
10. APRIL 2014 - NO LAY
Tricky had a special guest on stage in Sofia yesterday: british rapper No Lay. She performed "Gangster Chronicle" with Tricky, check it out on You Tube. She mentioned working with Tricky in an interview with Itch FM from October 2013, see it on You Tube. She said things like: "I'm
currently working with a guy called Tricky, you can check him out, he's
a legend basically... His management reached out to me ... it's been a
total honor to work with him, and I can only say right now that I'm
doing what I'm doing with him, things are going to get real
5. APRIL 2014 - BRUSSELS, WAITING FOR ALBUM
There is a new concert added to the European tour: Brussels on June 28, details at the tourdates. There is
still no release date for the new album around, but Tricky posted on Facebook that he
has been mixing the album, so hopefully it will be released soon! He
also posted a photo where you could see the title of one song: "I live
alone", a song that he has been performing live for many years, check
out a live version on You Tube.
20. MARCH 2014 - TOURDATES, FRANCESCA
Tricky announced some new tourdates in April on the official website: Sofia, Istanbul, Athens and Thessaloniki (check out the tourdates for details).
Also if you are located in London: check out Francesca's first solo gig tonight at The Barfly (details at Songkick). There's also an interesting interview with her in Hunger Magazine with a download of "I could". She mentions in the interview that Tricky wrote part of the lyrics of that song.
5. FEBRUARY 2014 - FRESHMILK INTERVIEW
There is a new video interview with
Tricky by Freshmilk TV. Well, it's not really new, since it was filmed
in Berlin on December 1, but it's just released on their website and You Tube now.
4. FEBRUARY 2014 - FRANCESCA & HER PRODUCERS
is a bit old and not strictly about Tricky: Francesca's solo album
(hopefully to be released soon!) will probably be produced by Tricky,
but also by Fybe:One. He also produced her song "I could" (released on
the Matter Of Time EP and False Idols sampler). And Francesca contributed vocals to his track "Something
to see", credited as Franky Riley (listen on Soundcloud). Another contributor to her album could be Sam Williams, as it says here: "Sam went on to produce bands like The Noisettes, The 22-20s and A Silent
Film, as well as co-writing with and producing Plan B and Francesca
Belmonte". And digging in her past I also
found a video that she did with DNA in 2008: "Never wanna lose you" (watch the video on You Tube, here are photos from the shoot, here is the song on Amazon). I wonder if this is also her in the song "Breathe easy"??? By the way: here
is an older interview with Francesca.
3. FEBRUARY 2014 - ALBUM & FESTIVAL
New Year everybody (a little late, I admit)! As we could read on
Facebook Tricky is finishing up his next album. Probably the release
will be followed by a tour, one festival in Slovakia is already
confirmed (Bažant Pohoda Festival, Trencin, on July 12 - see tourdates).
2013 - "HEY LOVE" VIDEO
a while back there was a competition to make the official video for "Hey
Love (apart from the already existing Instagram
video)? The winner is now chosen and his name is (....drumroll....):
Hugo Goudswaard. Congratulations! You can watch the video on Genero
Tube, I've also updated the videography.
The model in the video is Nella Ngingo, as you can read here.
You can also see the videos by the other finalists here.
2013 - BRISTOL BLUE
This is quite
old, but I just found this great artwork
of Tricky, and a video how it was done by Guy Denning on You
Tube! Impressive! Here
is his blog, and you can purchase prints of this picture here.
2013 - INTERVIEW, TRISTAN
Read a recent
interview with Tricky here.
Most interesting part: he is finishing production for Francesca's album
at the moment, which also inspired him to new music, probably he will release
an album at the end of next year with more vocals by him than usual.
I also just
found out that Tricky's guitarist Tristan Cassel-Delavois also writes music,
check out his stuff on Soundcloud.
One of the songs is "Programmed
to follow you", which he played live during the 2012 Maxinquaye reunion
gigs (for example in Manchster).
2013 - NEW DRUMMER
to Kat Bax there is a new tour drummer for the European winter tour: Luke
Harris (his official website can be found here).
Is he related to former drummer Ross Harris???
toured through Poland and will play in Berlin tonight - see you there :)
2013 - VIDEO & TOUR PERFORMERS
for "Is that your life" is now online, watch it on You
Tube (unless you live in Germany and can't watch it, thanks GEMA)!
Is is directed by Tricky and Len Trusty, the music is a remix by Tony Ra,
so it is a little different to the album version. I've added the video
to the videography. You can also read an
interview about the video on Quietus.
Also the winners
of the competition to perform live with Tricky on the upcoming tour are
announced, some concerts won't have a performance:
Viliac – Wroclaw
– Warsaw November 18th
– Copenhagen November 29th
Band – Rome December 5th
A New Step
Back – Margera December 6th
– Munich December 10th
– Paris December 16th
Silty – Amsterdam
London December 19th
Skeleton – London December 19th
– Manchester December 20th
to all the winners! You can listen to all the winning songs here.
Maybe Tricky will record material in the future with some of the artists,
as he mentioned on Facebook: "I've already found some singers to work
with in the future on an album."
2013 - IS THAT YOUR LIFE
to the official
site there will be a new single with a video directed by Tricky: "Is
that your life". There is already a preview of the remix (by Tony Ra) on
Apprently the remix was done after the video to fit the mood of the video,
it will be released on November 17.
2013 - SOPHIE SEES
film that Tricky directed (called "Sophie sees") is now online, watch it
here! It was shot
early this year in Paris, as you can read on the official
site. It is about a woman who makes music video in her head and it
features some unreleased Tricky music besides tracks from False Idols!
It also features Francesca Belmonte singing and in the video, although
she isn't listed as an actress. I've added the short film to the movies
section, check out details here (including a
list of all songs used).
2013 - TOUR, SINGER WANTED
This is your
chance to perform with Tricky during his European gigs: send in a vocal
to a new instrumental track, ideally in your own language (listen to it
where also the whole procedure is explained)! Tricky and Francesca will
pick the best performances, the deadline for this is November 1.
tour news: some gigs in Poland and Italy are added for November and December
(see details here).
some bad tour news: most of the US dates are cancelled, because Tricky
still has visa problems, the official website says: "Tricky has some
juvenile offences for joyriding and forgery of the crown and the US authorities
require full disclosure before granting any visas. The new hold-up has
been in getting this information from the UK police authorities." Check
out the tourdates section to see which shows are
cancelled. Tricky will be back on tour in the US next year!
Also the limited
Valentine 12" is now released, I've updated the discography.
2013 - UK TOURDATES
The last tourdates
for this year are official: two gigs in the UK! The official
website also announces that Francesca will release here solo album
(produced by Tricky) next year and will perform already some songs live!
2013 - VALENTINE REMIX
did a remix of Valentine (listen to it on You
Tube), it will be released on vinyl on September 27. You can buy the
coloured 12" (limited to 1000 copies) in selected shops, at Boomkat
Records already on September 16.
also some new European tourdates in November and
2013 - PARENTHESIS VIDEO, TOUR
a video for "Parenthesis", you can watch it on You
Tube. Also some tourdates for Germany are added
2013 - BREEDERS COVER AND NEW SONG, FRANCESCAS ALBUM
two new songs during the Rock En Seine concert in Paris on August 25 (see
the whole setlist here): one was a Breeders cover
('Do you love me now', see it on You
Tube, Tricky said in a recent interview
that he wants to do a Breeders cover album), the other seems to be a new
song repeating the lyrics "I feel the same" a lot.
to Tricky's Facebook page Francesca's solo album is finished and will be
released soon on False Idols.
2013 - BBC SESSION WITH PAUL SIMON COVER
a Paul Simon cover song performed for BBC Radio 2 on a show with Dermot
O'Leary here. Tricky's
band played two songs: "Nothing Matters" and "Slip Slidin' Away" (it will
be online in the next 4 weeks), no vocals by Tricky at all unfortunately.
In the interview Tricky said that he lives in London now.
Jonathan for this info!]
2013 - JUST A MATTER OF TIME REMIX
There is a
new remix of Tricky's collaboration with Liz Densmore on the album "Stella
Polaris - Nine Muses": 'Just a matter of time (Ben Hoo's Adaption)', see discography here. You
can listen to it on Soundcloud.
The original was released on the 'Matter of time EP' and the False Idols
Label sampler (see discography).
Ferdinand for this info!]
2013 - BLACK STEEL COVER
a cover version of 'Black Steel' by the French band Molecule featuring
new vocals by Martina: You
Tube or Soundcloud!
I don't know if this is released anywhere, I couldn't find it. Martina
recorded another song with them in 2010, check out Martina's collaborations
discography for details. And slightly related: check out a nice unplugged
version of 'Overcome' that Martina performed often in 2010, for example
2013 - NEW ALBUM "HIXX", MORE PROJECTS
In a recent
interview with Electronic
Beats (that was done in Berlin, so probably in May) Tricky revealed
the name of his next album that is ready to be mixed and will be released
around January 2014: "Hixx". He also says that he will record or produce
a rap album with DJ Milo.
Louder) he says he wants to do an album with covers of Kim Deal and
2013 - WARRIOR CHARGE OLD & NEW
If you have
seen Tricky live between 1999 and 2003 you will probably remember his great
drummer Perry Melius and bass-player Wayne Nunes (his best live musicians,
imho). They released an album as Warrior Charge in 2008 (2006 in Japan)
that features Tricky on one track: "You don't know me". Check out the collaborations
discography and listen to the song on You
Tube. The album ("No foundation no house") also features Hawkman on
will also release a new album this year! The official
website says that Hawkman will be on the album! You can already listen
to one song ("Slum") on Soundcloud
or see the video on You
2013 - HEY LOVE VIDEO COMPETITION
is already a video for "Hey Love" (made of Instagram photos, watch it here)
a new video competition is up on Genero
TV: send in your video and if you'll get chosen by Tricky and a jury
your video will be shown at London's Zookastar Festival on November 2 (Tricky
will be announcing the winner and giving the awards). The winner will receive
$3000 and a runner up $1000. The Deadline to submit your video is August
2013 - DAS MUSIKALISCHE QUARTETT
people only: check out a review of "False Idols" on Berlin's Radio 1 by
four journalists, who review new releases each Friday (Das musikalische
Quartett): they normally have different opinions, but in this case they
were unanimously positive, calling the album "timeless", "real" and "organic"
amongst other things. You can listen to it on this
page, the date is 24. May, it starts at about 26 minutes.
2013 - LIVE AT THE GUARDIAN,RECORDING,MAYA JANE COLES,VIDEO INTERVIEW
his band performed "Nothing's Changed" live at the Guardian, watch it here.
seems like Tricky has recorded a new album! Not only Francesca mentioned
on June 12 that she was in the studio, also Tricky's bass player Kat Bax
twittered that the was in Paris to record (read here),
calling the results "some exiting stuff".
In the meantime
a collaboration with Maya Jane Coles has been released on her album "Comfort",
the song is featuring Tricky and is called "Wait for you", check out the
And last but
not least: check out a video
interview with (German) Intro Magazine, in which Tricky comments music
that is played to him like Hefner, Daft Punk or Jake Bugg (written version
in German here).
2013 - HEY LOVE VIDEO, MARSEILLES FESTIVAL
for "Hey Love" is finished! People were asked to send in photos that were
used for the video, thery had to chose from 3000 photos! You can watch
it at the official
site. And a new tourdate: Marsatac Festival
in Marseilles on September 26.
2013 - TRICKY IN THE STUDIO?
announced on Facebook that she is in the studio (in Paris) at the moment,
so I guess that means either that Tricky is recording tracks for the new
album or Francesca is recording for her solo album.
2013 - US SHOWS RESCHEDULED, TWO INTERVIEWS
on the official
website and Facebook Tricky's shows in the US are cancelled for the
moment because of visa problems. They will be rescheduled in October, you
can see the new dates on trickysite.com
or in my tour section. The tickets will still be
valid for the new date...
But to cheer
you up: check out two really good video interviews with Tricky here
2013 - ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS BY FIFI RONG, MIXED RACE BONUS TRACK
When you check
FiFi Rong's soundcloud you can find two unreleased alternative versions
of Tricky songs: one of "Only
If I Knew" from False Idols (produced by her and not by Tricky as the
album version) and an alternative version of her remix of "Time
To Dance" from 2010, different from the one released on the Time To
Dance single (see discography here).
And some older
news: the French download version of "Mixed Race" had a bonus track called
"What I Am", check Amazon,
with a woman singing in French. This is the only website that seems to
have this track, it's not in the iTunes store either. Unfortunately it
is not possible to buy it, unless you have an address in France: "Les
achats de titres MP3 sont uniquement disponibles aux clients résidant
Thorben for this info!]
2013 - FRANCESCA'S INTERVIEW AND SOLO ALBUM
is a very interesting interview with Francesca Belmonte! She describes
how she auditioned for Tricky and that she will be releasing a solo album
in spring 2014, produced by Tricky and released on False Idols. When you've
seen Tricky live recently you will already know one of her songs, because
it gets played regularly: "I Sing For The Joker". It was released on a
promo CD, check out the promo discography
Thorben for infos about the CD!]
2013 - LIVE ON BBC & ARTE, SHORT FILM BY TRICKY
on BBC4's show "Loose ends" on May 28, you can still listen to the show
here (just a short
time left to listen to it!), he performed "Nothing Matters". And while
you're over at the BBC website, you can also still check out the live performance
of "Does It" and "Nothing Matters" on BBC6
from May 21.
You can see
Tricky live at the Jardin du Michel (May 31) on the arte
website. The show is 60 minutes long.
In an interview
summary of Fact Magazine Tricky mentioned that he did a short film called
"Sophie Sees", check out details at their website.
It's about 20 minutes long in French with English subtitles and about a
girl who thinks she is a video director, but only does the videos in her
2013 - NOTHING MATTERS VIDEO, VINYL TEST PRESSING, SEFYU, NEW ALBUM
Lots of big
news this week:
- The official
video for "Nothing Matters" was released, you can watch it on You
- Four vinyl
test pressings of "False Idols" signed by Tricky have been put secretely
in random sleeves and are sold in the US! So check your local record store
and see if you will get one!
- The name
of the French bonus track on "False Idols" is "Stay in the light" and was
probably recorded in 2008 with the French rapper Sefyu
Ultradriano for this info]
- Check out
an interesting video interview with Face Culture on You Tube (part
4). Tricky said that he has already recorded a new album that will
be released in January, and a new single for that album in November!!!
He mentions a singer form New York (originally from Denmark) with whom
he recorded songs in 8 days. The name of that singler is Oh Land (Nanna
Øland Fabricius), and it looks like they recorded songs in 2012,
as you can read on Twitter,
there's also photographical proof on her Google+
site (10. July 2012). You can see some of her videos here,
if you want to get to know her music a bit.
2013 - ARMIES
In 2012 Tricky
recorded a song called "Armies", which was used as theme song for the BBC
TV series "Good Cop", as you can read on the official BBC
website. Tricky also talked about it in an interview with The
Independent, saying that it will be on his next album. I couldn't find
any version of "False Idols" with this song on it, although it is listed
as a bonus track of "False Idols" in Spotify
(Thanks to Qlint for finding it). If you don't use Spotify you can listen
to the song on You
Tube. If anyone knows if and where this song is released, please let
2013 - ANTLERS REMIX
is a bit of old news: in 2012 Tricky remixed one song by The Antlers (Crest),
with whom he also worked on "False Idols". The remix is not released on
CD or vinyl, but you can download it here,
and even for free!!! I've updated the remix
discography with it.
2013 - FALSE IDOLS, CREEP, SEFYU
is already released or will be released in your country in the next days,
so I've added it to the discogaphy.
The French version will have an exclusive collaboration with the French
rapper Sefyu, title yet unknown.
Jonathan for this info!]
collaborated with Creep from New York on their song "Call Her", released
as a digital download, check out the collaborations
2013 - BITS AND PIECES
The new album
"False Idols" was officially released yesterday in Germany, in other countries
it will be out on Monday, in the US on Tuesday. If you order the album
from the !K7 online
shop, you will get a free tote bag with it. You can buy a bonus track
in the iTunes store: "We don't die (Tricky remix)".
on BBC 6 Music this week, check it out here.
Magazine Maya Jane Coles will release an album on June 28 with Tricky
on vocals (song: Wait For Me, album: Comfort).
news (hard to make up for the last years, sorry!!!): in 2012 Tricky did
vocals on a remix of Zebra Katz's "Ima read". I couldn't find an official
release, but you can read about it here
and listen to the track on Soundcloud.
Tricky also talks about Zebra Katz in a video interview with FACT Magazine
added the remix to the remix discography,
although it may not be officially released.
is actually really interesting, for example he talks about his relationship
with Björk and that sampling Chet Baker's "Funny Valentine" on False
Idols is a kind of apology to her. He also talks about Domino Records and
his bad relationship with Lawrence (Bell, Domino founder). The last two
albums (Knowle West Boy and Mixed Race) were basically "business" with
lots of compromises (first part of the Fact
interview). In an interview
with ExBerliner he says about !K7 (who are hosting his label False Idol):
"It's more of a love affair than a business", because he can do what he
wants now. He did four videos and a short movie lately.
Here is also
a very interesting video interview with All
Saints Basements (from 2011) with a spoken
2013 - FALSE IDOLS SAMPLER
You can listen
to a sampler of the new album "False Idols" at the official
5. MAY 2013
- US TOUR
North American tour dates announced, check the tour
dates section. I've updated the solo discography
with the recent releases.
3. MAY 2013
- DOES IT REMIX, FREE DOWNLOAD, HEY LOVE VIDEO
Lots of things
"Does It" was released on April 15, see the official video on YouTube!
Tricky remixed the song himself, the remix will be on the Deluxe edition
of False Idols (listen to it here).
You can download
another song from "False Idols" for free on Facebook:
"Tribal drums" feat. Francesca Belmonte on vocals.
And you can
contribute photos for the video of "Hey Love". Read more on the official
site (you can also listen to the song that features a lot of old lyrics).
2013 - DOES IT SINGLE
2013 - NEW ALBUM AND TOUR
about the new album: the first single will be "Does it", released on April
15th, together with "Nothing's changed". You can watch the video already
here. More videos
will be added to the official Tricky
channel. It already has tons of old stuff, including live videos.
release a new album called "False Idols". It will be out on May 27 on his
own label with the same name (what happened to Brownpunk?). You can download
one track for free if you sign up to the newsletter on the official site
trickysite.com. He will also go
on a small European tour around the release of the album, check the tour
dates for details.
On a side
note: As you can read hereTricky
is working with the (Berlin based) label !K7 to launch his new label "False
Idol". K7 is home of the DJ Kicks series amongst other great releases!
2010 - MIXED RACE
album "Mixed Race" is out for a couple of days now! It is "CD of the week"
at Berlin's Radio Eins, check it out here.
2010 - ALBUM TITLE AND TRACKS REVEALED
album will be called "Mixed Race" and will be released on September 27,
as you read on Domino.
The first single will be called "Murder weapon" (released on August 30)
and you can already listen to it here.
It's a cover version of the original track by Echo Minott. The female singer
on this song (and the album) is Franky Riley, who also toured with Tricky
in the last two years. Other guests on the album are Terry Lynn, Bobby
Gillespie, Hakim Hamadouche, Blackman and Tricky’s brother Marlon Thaws.
of the album is:
1. Every Day
3. Early Bird
6. Come To
8. Time To
2010 - NEW ALBUM AND CONCERTS
Tricky will play on the Berlin Festival (in Berlin!) on September 10-11
and release a new album around that time. There are several other festival
tourdates this summer, check out the tour section
for details. If you ask me, it's a shame that there is no official website
or MySpace site with simple infos like that!
In an (older)
you can read that Massive Attack and Tricky have reconciled and maybe Tricky
will work on their next album. Maybe even with Martina Topley-Bird, who
worked with Massive Attack on the last album. For starters they will probably
all meet at the Open'er Festival on July 1/2 in Gdynia, Poland.
2009 - TOUR PHOTOS & MAXINQUAYE DELUXE & PRODUCING JOB
You can see
some tour photos on Mike's Myspace
site. But you have to be added as a friend....
It looks like
Maxinquaye will be re-released??? Check out these photos on Flickr.
They are about making artwork for a Maxinquaye Deluxe edition, or a remixed
album, or whatever??? I couldn't find any information about this, so if
you know anything, let me know!
And last but
not least: According to Wikipedia
and other websites Tricky is producing Kerli's second album, which is to
be released next year. But I think that's a mistake, because on this
site it says that Tricky Stewart is the producer, not "our" Tricky!
Also The Dream often works with Tricky Stewart, they produced songs for
Rihanna and Maria Carey for example. Kerli is a singer from Estonia, check
out her Myspace site or
2009 - UNRELEASED SONGS & MORE
between 1995-1998 (Patrice Chevalier) has published some unreleased songs
from the recording of "Pre-Millennium Tension" in 1996 on MySpace!!!
There are unreleased songs and alternative versions of songs like "Vent"
or "Bad Things", so check it out!
Tomislav for that info!]
in a radio
interview that he has recorded half a new album with Francesca Belmont
in Paris and London. He also performed three songs in that interview (Puppy
Toy, Veronika and Past Mistake). Here's
Damian for that info!]
2009 - TRICKY INTERVIEW
this video with an interview on Q TV on You Tube here.
And there's another one in London here
(you can also find several videos from his London shows on You Tube, if
you search for Shepherds Bush).
Ernest for that info!]
2009 - TRICKY IN PARIS
As you can
read here and here
Tricky has a sort of "atelier" in Paris' 104 since December last year!
He already recorded songs with french rapper Amadou, the "working title"
for the new album is "Can't you see us". It also says that people brought
instruments or old records that he recorded, which will all be material
for the new album. He will open his atelier to the public on Friday, the
13th (February), but as far as I heard it's sold out already!?!? He already
hosted some events in January (sorry if you missed it, but none of his
official websites has the slightest note about these big news!), for example
an "open workshop in which he gives a rare opportunity to access his
creative domain", as you can read in this blog
(on January 12). If anyone was there, maybe you can drop me a line and
tell us how it was!?
2009 - MORE US TOURDATES
to NME Tricky will tour
the US extensively in spring. Check out the tourdates for the full list
of shows. On March 3 he will also release a digital version of "Puppy Toy"
with unreleased b-sides and remixes of "Council Estate".
2009 - TOURDATES IN THE US
Tricky will play some tourdates in the US this spring: New York, Miami,
Chicago, San Francisco and more. See all the details at the tourdates.
2008 - NME SHOCKWAVES AWARDS TOUR IN FEBRUARY
perform live at the NME Shockwaves Awards tour next February. As you can
read on NME he will
play in London, Manchester and Glasgow.
2008 - INTERVIEW, TOUR, CANAL+
In an interview
with Bigshot Magazine Tricky talks about his fans (for example that he
personally doesn't like "Cross to bear", but he still let it on the album
because he knew that a lot of people will like it) and the dangerous things
about ego. Check out the interview on on their website
or on You Tube.
The interview will appear in their next issue (23).
video is a new or at least unknown song played at the show in Antwerp,
where the musicians let the audience on stage!!! You can see it on You
Tube. It seems to happen all the time (?) during the latest concerts
definitely). Looks like Tricky changed his live shows radically since the
start of the tour: longer concerts (2h30 in Reims!), more older songs like
Tricky Kid, Makes Me Wanna Die and others, and also "Ace of Spades", a
much-liked live song he already played during older tours. Lucky people,
who can catch him at the end of this tour!!!!!!
And last but
not least, for all who can receive Canal+: they will broadcast a Tricky
concert tonight at 22.20, check it out here!
2008 - DOUBLE ALBUM
in a video
interview that he already material for a new album ready! He wants
to release a double album: one album with cover songs and the other with
new songs. As possible artists he likes to cover he mentioned Rakim, Public
Enemy, London Posse, Kate Bush and Gary Numan. The interview has also more
interesting parts, so check it out on Faceculture.
Torcida Metz for that info!]
2008 - HURRICANE
will released her new album "Hurricane" on October 31 (according to Amazon).
It features the Tricky collaboration "Hurricane" (track 6), which is a
reworking of the 1998 song "Cradle to the grave" (see discography).
It is a much slower version instead of a dance version, and also has some
Tricky vocals on it. You can listen to it already on 7
2008 - "SLOW" RELEASE DATE AND COVER
As you can
see at the Domino website, the single "Slow" will be released on October
20 as a 7 inch. The b-side will be the Bullion Remix of "Slow", which also
is a b-side of the "Puppy Toy" single, released some time earlier (although
it is not mentioned on the Domino website!?) The cover is also revealed
(see right). You can preorder it here.
2008 - NEXT SINGLES: PUPPY TOY & SLOW
single from "Knowle West Boy" will be "Puppy Toy", released digital on
October 5. You can download it here,
it has two remixes and a new song on it:
1. Puppy Toy
(Tom Elmhirst Radio Edit)
3. Slow (Bullion
I don't know
if there will be physical release also, there are no news about the singles
at all on any official website. There is also a video of the song, you
can watch it here.
And as you
can read here,
only 8 days later another single - "Slow" - will be released (on October
13). The b-sides are not announced yet, but Slow will be released as a
7 inch and digital.
2008 - TRICKY & GRACE JONES
As you read
Tricky worked with Grace Jones for her new album "Hurricane", which will
be released on October 27. He already recorded one track with her in 1998
("Cradle to the grave", see discography).
2008 - LETTERMAN & TRICKYONLINE
on the Late show with David Letterman last Wednesday, as you can read here,
and performed "Council Estate". If you missed it, you can watch it at You
The old official
website Trickyonline.com is back!
It has a lot of articles, so check it out.
Ernest for that info!]
2008 - LIVE VIDEO
You can see
a live version of "School Gates" at the Wire website, check it out here.
2008 - INTERVIEWS
this Jenny Greene interview with Tricky on You
Tube from Ireland's 2FM and also this
one from the Domino website. And you can read a big interview with
The Wire here.
2008 - SECOND SINGLE: PUPPY TOY & WIRE COVER
As you can
read in the Brownpunk
blog "Puppy Toy" will be the second single and video from "Knowle West
Boy". According to this review
from the Oxegen Festival the female singer for
this year's tour is Kira (danish singer, who is working on her first album
on Brownpunk). Her MySpace
site confirms it...
also be on the cover of the August issue of The Wire, see it here.
2008 - MORE TOUR DATES (INCL. JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA)
As you can
(where do they all get their infos from???), Tricky has planned more tourdates,
including eastern countries like Japan, South Korea, Russia and Lithuania!
Check out the tour dates for details.
2008 - AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
As you can
Tricky plays some more concerts in Australia. Check the tour
dates for details.
2008 - RANDOM NEWS AND VIDEOS
to Uncut that he plans to work with Tom Waits! Also: Tricky performed live
on TV (Nokia's The Green Room), you can see a funny interview with Chris
Neadham on You
Tube and the performance here
(but only if you live in the UK). and while you're already at You Tube,
check out this live version of "Puppy
Toy" from French TV (France 2).
2008 - KNOWLE WEST BOY RELEASED!
album "Knowle West Boy" was released on Friday in Germany and will be released
tomorrow in the UK (and probably the rest of Europe?). After listening
to it a couple of times I must say I like it, although it's not as great
as my favorite albums (PMT, AWDF). I really like some of the songs, especially
the slower ones like "Past mistake", "Cross to bear" and "School Gates",
but also "Coalition" which reminds me musically and lyrically of "Money
Greedy" or "Tear out my eyes". The booklet is a big letdown, it doesn't
even have proper credits (who wrote the songs, who sang, who played which
instruments etc.). Also the lyrics are not in the booklet, so I tried to
write down the lyrics, if you want to help, send
me an email!!!
interesting little video at the Domino
website, where Tricky explains who the people on the back of the CD
cover are (it's an old family photo), I also wrote it down with the scans
of the CD artwork, check it out here.
two cover songs on the album: Veronika is a cover song of "Livido Amniotico
" of the Italian band Subsonica. The singer of that band, Veronika, obviously
translated the lyrics into English (or wrote new lyrics?) and recorded
the song with Tricky. You can see a live version of the original song here.
And "Slow" is a cover of the Kylie Minogue hit, written by Emiliana Torrini.
Check out cover me for details.
2008 - RELEASES
confusion on my end about the release of "Council Estate". It should have
been released yesterday, but all I can find to buy is a double 7 inch vinyl.
A release on CD is announced on Amazon.com
for August 5 in the US.
album "Knowle West Boy": Amazon.de
lists a release date of July 4 (for Germany), while other sellers say July
7 (for the UK). The album will be released on CD and vinyl.
2008 - WIN AN iPOD!
There is a
remix competition for Tricky's single "Council Estate" at Relab.
You can submit your remix until the release of the single (June 30), and
the remix with the most votes wins an 80GB iPod!
2008 - TRICKY ON BBC RADIO
on BBC's 6 Music this afternoon, you can listen to the show with the interview
and two songs from the new album (Council Estate, Bacative) here.
A tracklisting of the show is here
(to get the times for the songs).
2008 - TRICKY ON JOOLS HOLLAND
In case you
missed Tricky on Later with Jools Holland on Friday or didn't have a chance
to see it, here are two videos on You Tube: Council
Estate and Puppy
Toy. I must say I'm really (positively) surprised by Puppy Toy, reminds
me of the "Angels with Dirty Faces" era...
to Tristan for this info
and for sharing the videos!]
2008 - SEVERAL NEWS
the cover for Tricky's new album "Knowle West Boy" on Amazon!
You can also hear some of the album tracks (Puppy Toy, Past Mistake, Council
Estate and a South Rakkas remix of Council Estate) on his MySpace
site! MySpace has also the cover for the single "Council Estate".
on Later with Jools Holland (BBC 2) yesterday, you can see a short interview
with him here
(and probably also the show with his live performance will be online later?).
As you can read on knowlewestboy.com
there will be another live performance on the show on Friday (23. May).
There is also
an interesting article / interview on the Domino
website, where he talks about the album and some songs in details.
And last but not least: some tour dates are announced (mostly European
festivals this summer), I've added them to the tour
2008 - US RELEASE DATE
to NME Tricky's new
album "Knowle West Boy" will be released in the US on September 9 (and
July 7 in the UK).
Thorben for this info!]
6. MAY 2008
- ALBUM RELEASE IN JULY
is a new release date for Tricky's album "Knowle West Boy": July 5 (according
The single "Council Estate" will be released on June 21. The website also
lists the tracklist for the album, which sounds a bit strange, to be honest:
1. Puppy Toy
5. C’mon Baby
7. Past Mistake
9. Cross To
12. Far Away
also play at Australia's Splendor
In The Grass festival in Byron Bay on August 2 or 3.
2008 - ALBUM RELEASE DATE, ANYONE???
album "Knowle West Boy" was announced for April 7, but up to now it is
not released, nor a new release date announced. Also the various official
websites don't say anything about it. But you can read on Brownpunk
that you can download a Brownpunk Promo Sampler on iTunes.
2008 - COUNCIL ESTATE
at knowlewestboy.com: it looks
like the first single from Tricky's new album will be "Council Estate".
You can download parts of the track and send in your own remix to the official
website, maybe it will be released on the single??? Three 'professional'
remixes already exist which will probably be on the single: two by Mowgli,
as you can read on his MySpace
site: "Mowgli less'z more mix" and "Mowgli back in the jungle mix".
And one by Toddla T called "Toddla T & Duckbeats RMX" (see again MySpace).
2008 - NEW ALBUM WEBSITE
As the release
of Tricky new album "Knowle West Boy" draws near a new website is launched
for the album: http://www.knowlewestboy.com.
At the moment you can see a new video, but probably there will be a more
soon.... The official Brownpunk website (brownpunk.tv) is closed, or rather
moved to moved to http://www.brownpunkonline.com.
2008 - TONGUE TIED
a song with Balay, you can listen to the song here
(song 12 in the radio section on the right side), but it here
for $0.99 or watch a video on YouTube.
In her blog
she writes that they used old Tricky footage for the video. Balay's debut
album "Belong" will probably released soon this year, as you can read here.
2008 - KNOWLE WEST BOY RELEASE DATE
Little Indian Tricky's new album "Knowle West Boy" will be released
on April 7.
it is produced by Switch (Dave Taylor), as you can read on his MySpace
Terri for this info!]
2008 - NEW ALBUM "KNOWLE WEST BOY" & BROWNPUNK NIGHT IN PARIS
that Tricky's new album will finally be released in April, as you can read
on Wikipedia. It will
be called "Knowle West Boy", which is a reference to a part of his hometown
Jerry for this info!]
If you are
in Paris, you should check out the Brownpunk Night (hosted by Tricky!)
on January 10. Read more about it on MySpace.
2007 - NEW COLLABORATION & BLOG
one song with the french band Zenzile called "Reflections". It can be found
on their album "Living In Monochrome", which was released on September
3. Check out more details in the discography.
MB for this info!]
out Tricky's blog with
videos and photos (mostly about Brownpunk).
2007 - MISC. NEWS
A lot of things
have been happening at Brown Punk: Tricky did a remix for The Gospel feat.
Kira: Skating Your Pool. The remix can be downloaded on the Brown
Punk website for £ 0.95. According to My
Space (brownpunknights) <Brown Punk Artists will present a series
of exclusive residencies across the country>, currently they're looking
for a location, after they had several nights at the Rex Club in London.
You can read an article about Tricky and Brown Punk in the "Time Out" Magazine
from August here.
Last but not
least you can finally hear some new music from Tricky: on his My
Space site there are three 'unfinished' tracks, and he recorded a song
with Zenzile for their album "Living in monochrome", called "Reflection"
(listen to a sound sample on Fnac).
Then you can
watch two short video clips of Tricky here
Terri, Ernest, Tom and MB for these infos]
2007 - TRICKY ON X17 ONLINE
Just in case
you were wondering what Tricky is up to lately: he is having fun in Hollywood!
Check out this video on X17
to Theresa Carr for this info!]
2007 - MY SPACE & RIP SLYME REMIX
started a new My
Space where you can listen to two new songs: an untitled track and
a song called "Boys". There are also three videos, including a new trailer
for Brown Punk, his label. Brown Punk also has a new My
Space with a new Tricky song called "Hold on" (which is in fact the
untitled track from Tricky's My Space!).
news: Tricky did a remix for a japanese band called Rip Slyme in 2005.
The song is called 'Stepper's delight (Tricky remix)' and released on their
best of album "Good Job". The remix was used for a Nike commercial in Asia,
as you can read here.
Check out more details in the remix discography.
Stephen Grimes for these infos!]
2006 - TOUR CANCELLED & NENEH CHERRY MATERIAL
of Tricky's concerts this summer in the US were
cancelled or rescheduled it looks like even the rescheduled dates are cancelled,
too! The only show that isn't officially cancelled is the 9:30 Club in
a Neneh Cherry petition here,
the goal is to get the record label to release old unreleased material.
Neneh Cherry also recorded a lot of songs with Tricky around 1996 that
were never released, so supporting the petition could help release this
2006 - BROWN PUNK ONLINE
is an official website for Tricky's label Brown Punk at brownpunk.tv
which will have more stuff soon. At the moment you can see the Brown Punk
trailer (which was already available at You
Tube) and a video for Brown Punk's first release "Ladies" by UK hip
hop act Face.
2006 - US SHOWS IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER
As you can
read on the official Irving
Plaza website Tricky's show on August 19 is rescheduled for November
13. Also other shows have either been cancelled or rescheduled, check the
for an update. Still no words on his official site about any changes to
2006 - VISA PROBLEMS
The show at
The Independet in San Francisco on August 7 is postponed, probably to October
30th. According to the venue Tricky has "visa problems", so maybe also
other shows will be rescheduled???
Steve for this info!]
2006 - L.A. CANCELLED
Tricky's show in L.A. on August 4 is cancelled. Also Tricky's website on
2006 - NEW YORK CONCERT ON AUGUST 19
to the Irving Plaza and also Tricky's MySpace
the concert in New York is scheduled for August 19 and not 17, as you can
read on Trickyonline.
Ernest for this info!]
2006 - MY SPACE
his own website at MySpace, check it out here.
It has a link to the Brown Punk movie trailer, as well as three unfinished
tracks that you can listen to! At Engine's MySpace
website you can read about the filming of the Brown Punk movie as well.
On their official
website you can see some photos with Tricky from the shooting of the
2006 - 'BROWN PUNK' MOVIE AND NEW ALBUM
You can watch
a trailer for a movie called "Brown Punk" on You
Tube, directed by Tricky with filmmaker Lee Jaffe. As you can read
the movie will feature eight artists signed to Tricky's label Brown Punk,
for example Engine and Face, also actor Elliot Gould. So the movie is more
like a musical or 'rockumentary', as Tricky says himself in an interview
during the shooting in Glasgow. The movie will be shot in different locations
in the UK and US and will be accompanied by an album released on Palm Pictures,
a compilation of the Brown Punk artists.
has his own new album ready, but he doesn't want to release it before the
movie is out. He says: >The Brown Punk singles will be out hopefully
this year and then the movie will be out early next year and then my album.<
ejb for this info!]
2006 - MORE SUMMER TOURDATES
site Trickyonline now published
tourdates for this summer! Check out the tourdates
page for details.
2006 - TRICKY IN PORTUGAL
play another festival this summer: the Vilar de Mouros Festival in Portugal.
He is one of the headliners on July 22, among Iggy Pop & The Stooges,
The Datsuns and others. You can find more infos on the official
Bruno for this info!]
out the tour dates page for more updated concerts
in the US in August.
2006 - TRICKY AT COACHELLA?
As we all
could have read in January on Rolling
Stone and Billboard
Tricky was lined up for this year's Coachella Festival! But he isn't listened
in the line up at the official
site, so probably plans have changed....
2006 - SAN DIEGO "STREET SCENE" FESTIVAL
Here is the
first concert date in the US this summer: The "Street Scene" Festival in
San Diego on August 4-5. Tricky is announced for it, as you can read here
and on MTV.
2006 - US TOUR & TWO 'NEW' TRICKY SONGS
official web site Trickyonline
has been updated! Tricky will start a US tour this summer, no dates yet
though.... Hopefully this means there will be a new album also????????
Tricky has released a song on the album "Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited"
- an hommage to Serge Gainsbourgh. The song is called "Au revoir Emmanuelle",
listen to it on Amazon.
did a collaboration with Sunshine on the song "Neon Religion", released
on Sunshine's album "Moonshower & Razorblades" (read more about it
Ernest, Anthony, Ferdinand and Aleksandar for all these infos!]
6. MAY 2005
- TRICKY ON TV
a guest appearance on the US TV show "Girlfriends" on May 2 and will be
seen on two other episodes, as you can read here:
trip-hop artist Tricky when he guest stars as Lynn's bandmate Finn on GIRLFRIENDS,
Monday, May 2 at 9PM ET/PT, Monday, May 16 at 9PM ET/PT and in the season
finale, Monday, May 23 at 9PM ET/PT."
If you follow
the link above you can also watch a short clip with Tricky...
to Tom and ejb for this info!]
2005 - COSTANZA ONLINE
web site with some updates about a concert in Rome! There's a lot of
stuff to download and other cool thing. Costanza worked with Tricky on
Vulnerable and will release her debut solo album on his label 'Brown Punk'
2004 - ORIGINAL AFTERMATH MIX
The next DJ
Kicks album will be compiled by Daddy G, who also share a rarity with us:
>'Aftermath' comes in Tricky's original white label version.<
as you can read on the K7
web site! This mix is up to now not released officially (check out
the discography for the white label).
The album will be released on October 18.
Chris for this info!]
2004 - CLEAN
You can find
a new Tricky song (with Liz Densmore) on the 'Clean' Soundtrack: "Break
Away"! You can listen to it at Fnac.
The film also features Tricky as an actor (as "himself"), as you can read
Elforel and Ferdinand for this info!]
2004 - STREET TIMES
with Sly & Robbie is released on their album 'Version Born' since August
16 (it was already released in the US in June). It also features Ragadon,
check out the collaborations discography for
2004 - SLY & ROBBIE
with Tricky will be released soon: Tricky and Ragadon are featured on a
track on Sly & Robbie's new album "Version Born" called "Street Times".
The album also has vocals by Hawkman (one of the main vocalists on Tricky's
'Blowback' in 2001) on the song "Vince Vanity". The album will be released
on August 16, see Amazon.
2004 - JAM & SPOON
featured on one track of the new Jam & Spoon album "Tripomatic Fairytales
3003". The female singer on the track is Costanza, check out details and
sounds in the discography.
2004 - BROWN PUNK
official web site says that he is busy producing artists on his label
Brown Punk (formerly known as Durban Poison). Costanza (the main female
singer on 'Vulnerable') will release her solo album soon, check out her
official site here (though there's
not mcuh to see yet).
2004 - NEWS NEWS NEWS
the soundtrack for the film "Clean"
by Olivier Assayas and also plays a little role in it (as himself). The
film was shown at the Cannes Film Festival (where Maggie Cheung won the
best actress award for her role in 'Clean') and La Rochelle Film Festival
this year and will start in France on September 1.
Louise for this info!]
played a little role in the film "Red Light Runners", which is still not
released. He also has his own little page at IMDB
He also did
two remixes for Jamaican artist Eek A Mouse (available on his single "Mouse
gone wild") and released one song with Jam & Spoon on their new album....
Updates in the discography soon...
2004 - LIVE SONGS FOR DOWNLOAD
You can download
Tricky's set from the Vieilles Charrues Festival 2003 here
(click on the year 2003)! BUT you need a password to log in, which you
can only get when you contributed to the site (I think)...
2004 - TOUR CANCELED
to Trickyonline the announced
US/Canada tour is canceled. Instead Tricky is currently "mixing it up in
his home studio with one of his Brown Punk artists",
2004 - NEW SINGLE IN FRANCE
single 'How High' was already released in France in November! You can buy
at Fnac. The b-sides are all remixes of the song - you can also listen
to samples here.
Check out the discography for more details
2003 - INTERVIEW IN GALORE
A new interview
magazine can be bought in shops: Galore.
Besides interviews with Björk, PJ Harvey, David Bowie and others it
has a 9-page-long interview with Tricky (from 2000 and 2003), unfortunately
in German only.
2003 - BACK TO MINE, MOVIES...
As you can
read in this interesting interview
Tricky will maybe be DJing in Australia! He also talks about the tracks
he chose for 'Back To Mine' and the last movie he did, Red Light Runners.
to the french magazin "Première" Tricky also plans to work on another
movie, by Olivier Assayas. He also wants to produce an album for one of
the actresses, Maggie Cheung.
for this info!]
2003 - TOUR & Q AWARDS
to the official site Tricky will
start a US / Canada tour in the beginning of 2004 (and not October this
year as announced earlier)! He also presented the Q inspiration award
for The Cure. Robert Smith was impressed by Tricky, as you can hear and
see in an interview
2003 - BACKATIV
In an interview
with YRB NYC Magazine Tricky said his soon released album with Radagan
will be called 'Backativ': "Backativ is the album I would have made
when I left Massive Attack, if my boys had stayed home."
Ernest for this info!]
2003 - NEWS, NEWS, NEWS
You can read
on the offial web site: the next
single from 'Vulnerable' will be 'How High', with remixes of Jam &
Spoon, Vincenzo LoRusso and Lickle Kings and guest appearances of Emilie
Simon and Liz Densmore. Currently he is filming "Red Light Runners" in
London, in October "Blade Trinity" (with Wesley Snipes) will follow. Also
a US / Canada tour will start in November or December, and Costanza and
Radanna will release solo albums on Tricky's label Brown Punk.
a remix of Peter Gabriel's "Gowing Up", check out the remix
discography for details.
Maxime Brousse for this info!]
2003 - BACK TO MINE
To Mine" compilation was released on Monday (but not in Germany, according
to wom.de the release date for the CD
is November 4, for the LP September 23). The tracklist is a bit different
than announced earlier, check it out in the discography.
2003 - LIVE IN LEEDS
6 Music will broadcast an old concert of Tricky on September 8 (10-11
PM, GMT) and September 13 (6-7 AM, GMT). The concert took place back in
1997 in the Town & Country Club Leeds, check out a tracklist here.
2003 - OFFICIAL SITE & COVER
site - Trickyonline - has a slightly
new design and more sections: photos, tourdates, media and even a store.
Also check out the cover for the 'Back To Mine' compilation here.
2003 - NEW MESSAGE BOARD
site Trickyonline has now a message board! Check it out here....
2003 - AGORIA
Here are some
more details about Tricky's collaboration with DJ Agoria: they did one
song together ('2thousand3'), which will appear on Agoria's next album
'Blossom'. It will be released on September 22, as you can read here.
2003 - MORE RELEASES IN SEPTEMBER
Two new Tricky
related releases will be out soon: He compiled a CD for DMC's series "Back
To Mine", released on September 15. You can check out the tracklist on
or below, according to Tricky it's "a mixture
of stuff I grew up on, and what I'm listening to now". It also contains
4 unreleased tracks from his Brown Punk Label, including a song by Costanza
('Desire') and a collaboration of Tricky and Rodagan ('Believe This').
And as you
can read here
Tricky did some tracks with DJ Agoria, hopefully released on his debut
LP "Blossom", which will be out in September.
Guy for this info!]
2003 - DASANI ADS / MARTINA
A new Tricky
song is featured in a TV advertisement from Dasani,
check it out here!
A second ad uses 'Girls' from Blowback - you can see all TV ads in the
for this info!]
is involved in 5 tracks from Martina's album 'Quixotic', released July
14! Check out the discography for details!
2003 - US TOUR IN AUGUST?
to Teen People magazine Tricky will start a US tour on August 26!
to Jef for the info!]
2003 - TRICKY & MARTINA
As you can
read in Martina's biography (at martinatopleybird.com)
Tricky is involved in three tracks on her album 'Quixotic' (released July
14): Ragga, Stevie's (or "Days of a gun") and Ilya. You can listen to the
first two in Martina's discography.
2003 - WEBCAST AGAIN
from the Paradiso concert (Amsterdam) is still available on Fabchannel
(or click here).
2003 - WEBCAST
will have a live webcast of Tricky's concert in the Paradiso Amsterdam
on July 1! The concert and the webcast will probably start around 21.00
2003 - ANTIMATTER...
... is released
today! Check out the discography for
2003 - PRINCESS SUPERSTAR
pic as a little "proof" that Tricky recorded songs with Princess Superstar.
2003 - RELEASE AND MORE
is released today in the US and the rest of the world (obviously only as
an enhanced CD and not with the bonus DVD). Daniel wrote me about the Australian
album tracklist is the same, but its a single mixed cd/cdrom disc with
the following on the cdrom side:
'Antimatter' - hip hop mix
& Tricky 'Receive Us'
Time: 22 Minutes
Also you can
read on Burn
It Blue that Tricky will not only perform live at the Virgin Megastore
in London (June 30), but also sign CDs.
a first review from yesterday's marvellous concert at Meltdown here.
2003 - 13 TOUR
Tour" through Europe starts today in Turin, Italy! Check out the tourdates
for details. Read Tricky's revelations about the number 13 in an interivew
2003 - RED LIGHT RUNNERS?
news (I hope not rumours) about the film that Tricky wants to do with Nick
Egan (see Playlouder
interview): The movie is obviously called "Red Light Runners" - you
can read an interview with Nick Egan here
(from 2002) where he also mentions Tricky. Here's
another web site about the movie. As you can read on the Internet
Movie Database the film is still in the pre-production period, probably
it won't be out before winter 2004.
2003 - ANTIMATTER
single will be released on June 23. The tracks are:
Remix (by Lickle Kings)
& T Remix (by Tricky & Winston Burris)
Remix (by Toby Clark)
remixes will also be released on a 12" (catalogue number 1114-1). There
are three more (dance) remixes on a 12", which is probably a promo release
(check out scans in the promo discography):
B1. Mazy Remix
2003 - COMPETITION
As you can
read on Trickyonline there is
a competition to win the Vulnerable CD & DVD, plus a Tricky face mask
(!). Go here
for the competition, it will end on June 3.
2003 - SINGLE DETAILS, DVD PREVIEW, MORE E-CARDS...
to NME the single
Antimatter will be released on June 23 (as a four track CD and transparent
12"). It will have remixes by the Lickle Kings (Ragga Mix), Toby Clark
(Ollie Remix) and the Jimmy & T Remix by Tricky and Winston Burris,
which is also on the Vulnerable DVD.
out the DVD preview (if you didn't buy the DVD yet) on Anti: 56K
You can send
digital poscards not only from Trickyonline,
but also here (or
download it for PC
2003 - VULNERABLE RELEASED
will be released in Europe in two different versions: a limited edition
with a bonus DVD and as an enhanced CD with a CD-Rom part. For details
check out the Vulnerable mini site, where
I'Ve also added one sample (Car Crash).
You can send
digital postcards from the official site trickyonline.com.
2003 - ANOTHER PREVIEW
You can also
listen to 'Vulnerable' at Anti...
2003 - ALBUM PREVIEW & ANOTHER MOVIE?
You can listen
to 'Vulnerable' in full length at ProSieben
from today on until Monday!
Tricky is thinking about acting in a movie again: "I won't do it unless
it happens naturally and organically; like I've been offered a film now
- I'm talking to a guy called Nick Egan..."
2003 - TWO NEW ALBUMS & ANTIMATTER VIDEO(S)
to Burn It Blue
Tricky has already finished another two albums that will be released this
year: an electronia album with 14 female guest singer (including Kelis,
PJ Harvey and others) called "Nearly Goddess". Then a collaboration with
Rodigan (Radagon?) from Jamaica, with the name "Rodigan & Tricka".
for 'Antimatter' is now online at Anti,
it is directed by Stephane Sednaoui. The Vulnerable DVD also contains a
video for Antimatter (Jimmy & T Remix), which is totally different.
Check out the videography for details. The 'You
Don't Wanna' (live in Rome) video is the same as the regular video that
you see at Anti.
out my Vulnerable mini site! I will add the
2003 - ALBUM DETAILS AND DOWNLOAD
I got a copy
of 'Vulnerable' today, so here's the updated tracklist:
03. Ice Pick
04. Car Crash
05. Dear God
06. How High
07. What is
10. Wait For
12. The Lovecats
Antimatter (Jimmy & T Remix)
& Tricky: Receive Us
04. You Don't
Wanna (live in Rome)
is really nice, and the booklet has all the lyrics! There's also another
version with only one CD, but with 3 bonus tracks (available on Amazon):
'Antimatter' CD-ROM part
& Tricky: 'Receive us' CD-ROM part
& Tricky: 'Snap them' CD-ROM part
You can download
'Antimatter' at Anti's
Vulnerable web site, where you can also find more toudates,
9. MAY 2003
- TRICKYONLINE, WIN TICKETS IN GERMANY
It seems the
official web site Trickyonline.com
will be revived soon! You can already sign up for a newsletter...
is the main story on ProSieben
Music at the moment! You can win tickets for the German concerts here,
listen to Vulnerable three days before the official released (from May
16-18) and see some new photos in the gallery.
2. MAY 2003
- WAITING FOR GOD, IN PARIS
with Tricky's photographs started in Paris (Palais de Tokyo). As you can
read on the official site it
will last until May 18. Perrine wrote me about the vernissage on April
29: 'Tricky was there, it was like an "happening", Tricky in Paris,
here to show his photographies, and his new album during all the exhibition!
but unfortunately, he didn't play songs, "only" speak with everybody. I
was surprise to see him laughing so often, and he was very nice with all
2003 - US RELEASE AND FIRST REVIEW
to a press release from Anti 'Vulnerable' will be released in the US on
June 17 on Tricky's own label 'Brown Punk', distributed by Sanctuary. Read
a review of the album at Intro
2003 - TOURS & BONUS CD & EXHIBITION IN PARIS
Tricky will start a European tour on June 13 in Vicenza, Italy. A US tour
will follow in autumn. The article also mentions the content of the bonus
CD to Vulnerable: "The enhanced CD will feature the Stephane Sednaoui-directed
video for "Antimatter," as well as an interview with Tricky, and three
guerilla-style films conceived and co-directed by the artist. The "Antimatter"
video will be premiered in Paris at Palais de Tokyo during a month-long
exhibition of Tricky's digital photography that opens April 29."
2003 - ANOTHER CONCERT IN FRANCE
also play in Lille on July 4 (Zenith Arena). You can buy tickets at Fnac.
for this info!]
2003 - NEW COVER AND OTHER NEWS
has a different cover for 'Vulnerable' now on their web site
(see on the
right). Other little news:
1) Radio artist
Joe Frank used Tricky's Ponderosa' in his show "Justine", also Massive
Attack's "Protection" and "Weather Storm" in the show "Lost Soul". You
can listen to the last one online on his web
site, to the first unfortunately not.
I'm From' from 'Vulnerable' has the same music as the live track "Ace Of
Spades" that Tricky was playing for a while. But the lyrics are different,
the female singer is even rapping in Italian!
3) Two Tricky
songs have been used in the TV series "24": Christiansands in the first
episode (as you can read here),
Bury The Evidence in the third episode!
2003 - TOUR DATES
play the Berlinova, a new German
festival in Luckau near Berlin, in June (14th and 15th)! His performance
should start on Saturday (14th) at 0.30. You can see the complete lineup
(and buy tickets, 35 Euro for both days) here.
And also you can buy tickets at Fnac
for a concert in Paris (Le Zenith) on June 26.
2003 - VULNERABLE SOUNDS
You can download
some sounds from Auralgasms
for two new Tricky songs: 'Car
Crash' and 'The
Lovecats' (a Cure cover). Also 'Dear God' is a cover song, originally
performed by XTC.
2003 - VULNERABLE & OTHER NEWS
a little page about 'Vulnerable'
which also has the cover artwork. Tricky did the three photos himself,
as you can read besides the photos. The web site also has new
biography with interesting news: Tricky now lives in L.A., where the
album was recorded. He decided to work with Constanze Francavilla after
she sent him a demo of her own songs last year. She will also release a
solo album later on Tricky's label, which is now called Urban Poison /
Dark Brown. Tricky himself calls Vulnerable "the best record I've done",
also he says: "Vulnerable is me breaking free and being myself again".
2003- EVEN OLDER SOUNDS!
a song with the Irish Hip Hop group ScaryEire in 1993 called "R U A Friend"
(listen to it here).
The song features a lot of lyrics from Maxinquaye songs (mostly Ponderosa).
Unfortunately the song was never released officially, because ScaryEire
had problems with their record label Island.
Thorben and Kieran for this
news: Also NME
lists the release of 'Vulnerable' for May 19.
2003 - NEW PICS AND OLD SOUNDS
web site at Anti now lists the album 'Vulnerable', too, with the release
date May 19. It also has some new photos online (photographer: Tricky!).
was missing three releases that are now added: Paul Oakenfold's single
"The Harder They Come" was released in February and surprisingly it is
a different version than on the album 'Bunkka'. The female vocalist is
Keisha White instead of Nelly Furtado, the Tricky vocals are still the
same. Check out details and sounds in the discography.
collaborated with Kool Keith and others last year, the result is a song
from the album 'Game', called "Run Dem Red". Read more about the album
in the discography.
And last but
not least Tricky's remix of 'Le Grand Secret' by Indochine was released
in January (see discography). It seems
there also an instrumental
version of this remix exising, but I don't know where it is released...
2003 - VULNERABLE REVIEW
a first review of Tricky's new album here.
Although the release date is May 19 you can already find the tracks on
2003 - BONUS DVD WITH NEW ALBUM
Anti Record told me that Tricky's next album will be released May 19. The
tracklist will be as listed below, with one exception: track 08 is called
"Hollow" and not "My Mermaid". Also he said: > ...first single is antimatter.
the first pressing of the cd will be a cd + a bonus dvd with interviews,
photo gallery, clips, live performances... <
news: a first single from Martina's solo album called "Need One" will be
released April 7 (read more here).
2003 - NEW ALBUM 'VULNERABLE' IN MAY
to the french magazine Les
Inrockuptibles Tricky will release his next album on May, 16. The female
parts are this time done by the italian singer Costanza Francavilla, who
also did vocals on 'My
Head'. The title of the album is 'Vulnerable', and here's the tracklist:
03. Ice Pick
04. Car Crash
05. Dear God
06. How High
07. What is
08. My Mermaid
10. Wait For
12. The Lovecats
to Mark Thwaite's
web site Tricky recorded 16 songs in July / August with Mark Thwaite
(guitar), Wayne Nunes (bass), Perry Melius (drums) and Gareth Bowen (keyboards).
2003 - INDOCHINE REMIX
a remix for the french band Indochine, of their song "Le grand secret".
It looks like it's finally released, at least in France. Check out details
and a short soundclip at Fnac.
2002- HAPPY NEW YEAR!
The last news
update in the year 2002: There are even more Tricky songs in the movie
"Bad Company" that are featured on the soundtrack - even two unreleased
songs, called "Real People" and "Matrix". Check out my movies
page for details.
Thorben for this info!]
2002 - TRICKY'S BENEFIT RECORD!?
Superstar's web site Tricky will release a breast cancer benefit record
next year! The site says: "Princess also just dropped some vocals on
Tricky's new benefit record to fight breast cancer (also featuring Ms.
Kittin and Medusa) which will be out sometime in 2003."
for this info!]
2002 - A NEW TRICKY REMIX
to this site,
Tricky has done a remix for Indochine, the song is called "Le grand secret".
A promo CD with this remix was once sold on ebay (for a minimum of 20 Euro).
It will also be released as a b-side of the "Le Grand Secret" single (no
release date yet).
and Julien for this info!]
2002 - DAVE COURTNEY ON TOUR AND CD
- who worked with Tricky on "Product Of The Environment"
and also live in July 2000 - will record an album
with Snoop Doggy Dogg, as you can read here.
He will obviously also record an album of his own and perform live with
Snoop and Dr. Dre in November. At the moment Courtney tours in the UK with
his comedy-show "An Audience With Dave Courtney".
Thorben for this info!]
2002 - RUFF GUIDE DVD IN THE US
looks like the "Ruff Guide" DVD will be released in the US too! According
Empire it will be released on September 17.
2002 - RICO VIDEO
You can download
the video for the Tricky / Rico collaboration "Mixed Up Faces" on Rico's
site. The EP will be in shops on September 3, but hopefully you can
order it by credit card on the official site soon....
2002 - NEW TRICKY REMIX
artists Tricky did a remix of the title theme from the movie "Signs", you
can download it on the official
site (or here
for this info!]
2002 - THIS IS JUST RECORDING
to Mark Thwaite's
home page Tricky and his band have recorded songs for a new album in
2002 - DVD RELEASE IN THE UK
to NME the "Ruff Guide"
DVD will be released in the UK on Monday (July 29). Like the version I
have it doesn't contain the three live tracks...
2002 - ALL ABOUT THE DVD
Guide" DVD version was released yesterday! It contains 13 videos (plus
'Poems' as a "hidden" video, if you want to read how to find it, check
the discography) and the documentary "Naked
& Famous" from 1997. The documentary can only be watched in English
without subtitles. The German edition doesn't have the live tracks that
were announced on Amazon
for the French version.
2002 - OUT TODAY
The DVD version
of Tricky's best-of album "A Ruff Guide" will be released today (in Germany
and France at least), more about that tomorrow. Also the collaboration
of Tricky and Rico (an EP called "Mixed Up Faces") will be released today
in the UK, you can hear the song already on the official
Rico web site.
for this info!]
2002 - NEWS UPDATE
Here are the
news from last week while I was away:
- the release
of the "Ruff Guide" DVD is pushed back again, to July 22 (next Monday)
- at the same
day Tricky's collaboration with Rico will be released
big update with additions to the samples, the promo and solo discography
(Japanese PMT CD with a hidden track!) and a new section (lyrics) will
2002 - FRENCH DVD DELAYED
announced the "Ruff Guide" DVD for July 8, it is now delayed until July
15. This is also the release date for other European countries like Germany.
2002 - LOTS OF NEW RELEASES
Show the new single 'You Don't Wanna' will be released on July 1 -
which is tomorrow! The german music web site also talks about a re-release
of Blowback as a double CD with 7 bonus tracks, so it looks like the french
version (see discography) will also be
released in other countries! According to the german
Amazon the release date is August 5.
Then I finally
found a tracklist for the 'A Ruff Guide' DVD on the french
Amazon, it will contain almost all the video, plus the documentary
"Naked & Famous" plus 3 live tracks recorded for MTV:
Is Round The Corner
Me Wanna Die
(Nearly God Collaboration)
• Le Documentaire
de 52 minutes « Naked and Famous » en 1998
• 3 titres
live inédits enregistrés pour MTV : Antihistamine, Critic,
Carriage For Two
to Amazon it will be released in France on July 8, in Germany on July 15
2002 - YOU DON'T WANNA VIDEO, DO YOU?
from Anti: Check out their
Tricky site to see the video for "You Don't Wanna" in real video! The
video has another song in the middle, "Unofficial", which can be found
on the french limited edition of 'Blowback' (see discography
for details). It has vocals by Tricky and a rapper called Phatt Black.
You can also watch the video by clicking on these links directly: 34k
2002 - CONFUSIONS OF ILLUSIONS
confusions about the release of Paul Oakenfold's album "Bunkka": Obviously
it was released in the US already on June 18, in the UK on June 24, but
in Germany it is not released yet. According to Amazon
it will be out on July 8. I've updated the remix
And the 'You
Don't Wanna' single which should - according to Anti - be released on June
24, didn't show up in any shop or internet mailorder.
2002 - BUNKKA DELAYED TOO, DVD IN THE UK?
also the UK release of Paul Oakenfold's album "Bunkka" (with the Tricky
/ Nelly Furtado collaboration "The Harder They Come") is delayed until
June 24 (release date for the US is July 2, and for Germany either July
1 or 8).
UK lists the release date of the "Ruff Guide" DVD still as June 17,
so maybe it is already released in the UK? If anybody has seen it or knows
anything about it, please let me know....
2002 - DVD DELAYED
The DVD version
of "A Ruff Guide" that should have been out today is obviously delayed.
At least my local record store told me the new release date is July 15.
But at least Cyber
CD mentions what will be on the DVD: 11 videos and 3 live tracks (at
least on an import version - released on May 28 -that you can order there
for 55.19 Euro).
2002 - TRICKY & RICO
to NME Tricky has recorded
tracks with Scottish "underground star" Rico. The EP 'Mixed Up Faces' will
be released on July 22. The tracks are called: 'Small Doeses', 'Mixed Up
Faces' and 'Remixed-Up Faces' (a remix by Tricky). They also plan a tour
together later this year!
2002 - GERMAN TRICKY SITE & NEWSLETTER
an advertisement for Tricky's best of album "A Ruff Guide" today, take
a look here. The most interesting
part of it is a link to a new official
Tricky web site (all in German) with a newsletter and a review
for the album. You can also get a free newsletter on your mobile by
writing a SMS with the word "tricky on" to the number 72477 (in Germany
2002 - A RUFF GUIDE CORRECTED
It seems that
the tracklists published on NME
were both not correct. Check out the correct tracklist in the discography.
2002 - THE FUTURE
lots of big news today: First of all Tricky cancelled all his tourdates
this summer (Werchter Festival, T In The Park, Witnness Festival, Vieilles
Charrues Festival)! Sorry for everyone who wanted to go! The reason for
this is NOT that he lost the support of his record company (as some of
these festival web sites may have announced), but that he's working on
a new album which will be released on Anti, who "fully support him for
the future to come" (according to Roger from Anti Records). His new
single "You Don't Wanna" will (finally) be released on June 24.
lot to Roger for these infos!]
2002 - "A RUFF GUIDE" RELEASED
of album "A Ruff Guide To Tricky" is released today! Updates in the discography
will follow in the next days...
2002 - PAUL OAKENFOLD RELEASE
with Nelly Furtado for Paul Oakenfold's album "Bunkka" will be released
on June 18, as you can read on several sites like MTV.
Listen to a real audio clip of "The Harder They Come" here.
2002 - A NEW TRICKY COLLABORATION WITH KO-LA
Two new soundtracks
feature Tricky songs: The first one is Bad
Company, which will be released June 4 on Hollywood Records. It has
'Excess' (track 11), but also a new song by Ko-La featuring Tricky called
"Don't Touch" (track 12). Ko-La's song "What's It Gonna Be" will be a b-side
of Tricky's upcoming single 'You Don't Wanna' (listen to it here).
Another soundtrack is released already (Ultimate
X, a sports documentary) - with Christiansands (track 10). You can
order this soundtrack here.
2002 - WITNNESS FESTIVAL
play at the Witnness Festival (Ireland) on July 14. Check out the tourdates
for more details (please note: Tricky cancelled this tourdate, as well
as all others this summer).
2002 - UPDATED TRACKLIST FOR NEW ALBUM
for a slightly different tracklist for "A Ruff Guide" (Poems is the 2nd
track instead of 3rd, two bonus tracks):
03. For Real
Steel (Radio Edit)
07. Wash My
08. I Be The
Me Wanna Die (Album Version)
(Original 7" Edit)
14. Hell Is
Around The Corner
(I Could Be Looking For People Remix)
Steel (In The Draw Mix)
MAY 2002 - A ROUGH VIDEO GUIDE & A PAINTING
to the German mailorder Cyber
CD Tricky's best-of album "A Ruff Guide" will also be released as a
"DVD video album" on June 17. It sounds like it will contain videos, but
I have no other informations or a tracklist, sorry. Meanwhile the release
date of the "normal" CD has changed again to May 27 (as you can read on
and Cyber CD, too).
this painting of Tricky
(that was sold by Sothebys a while ago).
Thorben for this info!]
8. MAY 2002
- A ROUGH REVIEW
this first review of "A Rough Guide To Tricky" (the best-of-album that
will be released May 13) on NME.
7. MAY 2002
- BILLIE HOLIDAY REMIX
added the real audio file for Tricky's remix of Billie Holiday's "Strange
Fruit", check out the discography to listen!
The credits for the remix mention Tricky's musicians Perry Melius (drums)
and Wayne Nunes (bass) as well as Tool's guitar player Adam Jones (who
also directed the latest Tool video with
Tricky in it).
6. MAY 2002
- A LITTLE UPDATE ABOUT BLOWBACK
to order the french double CD or listen to real audio samples! "My Head",
"Suffocating" and "Unofficial" are indeed new and unreleased tracks, "My
Head" features a femals vocal (Constanza Francavilla), "unofficial" a male
one. Check out the discography for sounds
6. MAY 2002
- FRENCH BLOWBACK
to Dirty Angel Blowback is released
in France with a second CD with rare tracks. The tracklisting of the second
02. My Head
03. Five Days
06. Your Name
for this info!]
5. MAY 2002
- WERCHTER FESTIVAL
play another festival this summer: the Werchter Festival in Belgium on
June 30! As the official site announces, you can expect cameos by the Red
Hot Chili Peppers, who also play this festival. (please note: Tricky
cancelled this tourdate, as well as all others this summer)
Lagrange and Jeroen de
Loore for this info!]
Remix album should be out since April 30, but my local record store
told me the release date is tomorrow, May 6.
4. MAY 2002
- ANOTHER FESTIVAL, DELAYED RUFF GUIDE & TOOL VIDEO
play another festival this summer: the Vieilles Charrues Festival in Carhaix,
France (more details in the tourdates). (please
note: Tricky cancelled this tourdate, as well as all others this summer)
Best-Of album "A Ruff Guide To Tricky" is obviously delayed. While it was
first announced for a release in March, it will now be released on May
13 according to NME, and
on May 29, according to Intro.
appears in the new Tool video "Parabola", which is airing on MTV2.
for this info!]
3. MAY 2002
- TWO SONGS & ONE GIG
I'm back from
my vacation, in the meantime Tricky's collaboration with John Forte "Trouble
Again" (you can still download it here,
but I'll take it offline Sunday) was released on John Forte's album "I,
John" and the Dark Angel soundtrack on April 23. Tricky also did a remix
for Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit" that was released April 30 on a Verve
Remix Compilation. Updates in the discography will follow in the next days....
single "You Don't Wanna" and his best-of album "A Ruff Guide To Tricky"
are obviously not released yet, more news about that also in the next days.
And last but
not least: Tricky will play the Essential Festival in Bristol on Sunday,
May 5. For more details check out the tour dates.
2002 - MY LITTLE SPRING BREAK
any updates until April 26, because I will be on vacation! As a little
present I've uploaded "Trouble Again", the new collaboration of John Forte
and Tricky. It will be released on April 23, on John Forte's album "I,
John", as well as on the Dark Angel Soundtrack. You can download it here
(not anymore, sorry!)...
2002 - JOHN & TRICKY
Tricky's collaboration with John Forte is called "Trouble Again". The track
will also be released on the soundtrack to the TV program "Dark Angel"
on April 23 (as you can read here,
you can order it at CDNOW,
the sound samples there don't work yet unfortunately). At the same day
John Forte's album "I, John" will be released, which also contains this
2002 - NELLY & TRICKY
As you can
read on NME Tricky has
recorded a song with Nelly Furtado that will appear on Paul Oakenfold's
new album, 'Bunkka'. The track is called 'The harder they come', there
is no release date for this album yet.
2002 - A RUFF GUIDE ON NME
to NME Tricky's best-of
album "A Ruff Guide To Tricky" will be released on May 13 (while they said
March 25 before ) and it will contain the following tracks:
02. For Real
07. Wash My
08. I Be The
Me Wanna Die
14. Hell Is
Round The Corner
Hugo for this info!]
2002 - T IN THE PARK
A little addition
to the last news: The tourdate I added is in fact the T In The Park Festival
in Scotland! See the complete line-up here.
Tickets went on sale yesterday and cost £62.50.
note: Tricky cancelled this tourdate, as well as all others this summer)
2002 - UK GIG
Tricky will play in Balado near Kinross (UK) on July 13. (please note:
Tricky cancelled this tourdate, as well as all others this summer)
2002 - TWO FUTURE RELEASES
As Roger from
Anti told me, the title of the Tricky Best-Of-album will be "A Ruff Guide
To Tricky", it will be released on Island Records and there will be no
tracks from Blowback on it. Now NME
lists the album with a release date of March 25.
are some news about Tricky's collaboration with John Forte: his album "I,
John" will be released on April 23 (as you can read on Launch),
although John Forte was sentenced to 14 years of prison last year.
for this info!]
2002 - BEST OF, BUT LATER
As you can
read on the German web site Intro,
Tricky's "Best Of " album is now delayed until April 15.
2002 - HERRK
the short animation movie 'HerrK'
that uses Tricky's song 'Vent'! It is made by Mark, a German film student
- you can find his home page here.
2002 - BEST OF?
Tricky will release a "best of" album on March 15. I'll keep you updated
Stefan from World Of Trip Hop for
2002 - HAWKMAN TOUR
to a personal friend of Hawkman his album is not finished yet, but he will
go on tour this spring, probably also coming to Europe.
2002 - ALL I HEAR IS WORDS
"All I Hear Is Words" is now deleted from the catalogue of the Amazon seller,
as they told me by email. So it looks like it really will never be released
(details are here).....
2002 - TRICKYLIVE.COM & BOOK
the new Tricky forum Trickylive.com!
'All I Hear Is Words' can be ordered at Amazon,
but the seller Medium Books told me that it will probably be released this
summer (check out the mysterious history of that book here).
2001 - RADIO 1
concert that will be broadcast on Radio
1 (22. December, 11 PM) will be the Festival Eurockéennes de
Belfort, 7. Juli 2001. You can listen to Radio 1 by clicking on this
link (if you have real player).
Elvis for this info!]
2001 - TRICKY ON RADIO 1
A Tricky concert
will be broadcast on the Berlin radio station Radio
1 on Saturday, December 22 at 11 PM. Stay tuned for more details...
for this info!]
2001 - MORE DETAILS
to people at Anti Records the next single 'You Don't Wanna' will not be
released before January, because the video is not shot yet.
2001 - YOU DON'T WANNA
I just got
my copy of the 'You Don't Wanna' single today (thanks to the great people
at Epitaph!), so I've added sounds to the discography.
The b-sides include
'What's It Gonna
Be' by Ko-La (produced by Tricky's drummer Perry Melius and his bass
player Wayne Nunes, executive producer is Tricky) and an unreleased Tricky
song called 'Intro Outro' (with
Hawkman, Tricky and Tricky's brother Marlon on vocals). I still don't know
any release date for this single, but i'll keep you updated.
2001 - HAWKMAN
As you can
read in this review by Oli (who talked to Tricky
at the Manchester show), Tricky will be producing Hawkman's solo album,
which will come out in January!
2001 - QUESTION
The song 'Question'
- a collaboration with Alanis Morissette - was up to now not released anywhere
(only played in a radio show). But the song can
be found on a Canadian promo CD with the titles 'Diss Never', check out
details in the promo discography.
for this info!]
2001 - YOU DON'T WANNA
As I heard
from Anti Records yesterday, "You Don't Wanna" will be the next single,
though no release date is set yet, but the song and video will be sent
out by the end of this month. The surprising thing is that one of the b-sides
is a track by a girl-band called Ko-La (according to Tricky 'the first
credible girlband worldwide'), the other is an unreleased song by Tricky.
2001 - EUROPEAN TOUR & ANTI
Anti web site has a new design! Check out the Tricky section here.
It also has a complete list of all European tourdates, starting from November
16th in the UK (also check out my tourdates for
lists two different venues and cities for December 15 and 16, I'll keep
you updated which are correct.
2001 - PRE-CHRISTMAS TENSION
announce that Tricky will play in Manchester on the 19th November, not
14th (as reported by Pollstar).
2001 - BLOWBACK AUCTION
You can bid
for an autographed copy of the Blowback vinyl (limited edition!) at 97X
WOXY Radio. The money raised goes to charity, but you need a credit
card to bid. The auction ends October 26.
2001 - AUSTRALIAN TOUR
of the Bunch Tricky will be touring Australia and the US in January.
Also his future plans include a remix of Billie Holiday's 'Strange Fruit'
and production for Lisa Stone.
2001 - MANCHESTER SHOW
to Pollstar the Manchester
takes place on November 14, not 19 (as previously reported on Ticketline).
The official Manchester
University sweb site doesn't list any Tricky concert.... I'll keep
updated on this strange show..
2001 - LONDON SHOW
to Aloud.com Tricky
plays one show in London on November 21 (Shepherds Bush Empire), more European
tourdates will probably follow. And according to Ticketline
he also plays in Manchester on the 19th.
for this info!)
2001 - TOUR WITH TOOL
soon will go on tour with Tool I've added the rest of the tourdates that
are not yet confirmed for Tricky, but at least for Tool (according to Pollstar).
See the complete list here.
2001 - REMIXED BY...
A remix CD
of Tricky will be released on October 1 through Universal Music. It also
contains some really rare remixes like Aco - Natsu No Hi (only available
in Japan!) or Garbage - Milk (only available on the rare 7" or promo CDs),
or his production for Cath Coffey ('Summer Nights'). Check out details
2001 - SINGLE AND SHOWS
is cancelled, check out the tourdates. Also according
of the Bunch the next single will be 'You Don't Wanna'.
2001 - MORE SHOWS CANCELLED
have been made to Tricky's US tour - some shows are cancelled, some new
tourdated added. Check out the tourdates section
2001 - LONDON CANCELLED
As you all
know a lot of people have lost their lives due to terrorist activity in
the US. Tricky's concert in London, part of the GAP Hi-fi show, is cancelled,
as announced by NME - the
same will probably be done with the Paris show in two days. I will probably
not update my site in the next days...
2001 - PARIS SHOW & DOOBIE AWARDS
Here are some
more infos on the Paris show on September 14 like the London show it is
free, tickets are available at the GAP store. The concert takes place at
the tent "Chapiteau", other acts include: Kim Gordon, Ikue Mori, Jim o'Rourke,
Dj Olive, The increbible Moses Leroy.
is nominated for the Annual
Doobie Awards for Conscious Music in the category 'Best Dance Album'.
The awards will take place in New York on September 12.
2001 - TOURING
announced earlier, Tricky also plays a Gap show in Paris (September 14).
And some more US tourdates were added to the official
site, including three shows with Tool. Check out the tourdates
for a complete list.
2001 - EVOLUTION REMIX & TOOL
to the official
site Tricky will tour with Tool, beginning October 28.
And I finally
found out who did the remix of 'Evolution Revolution Love' (bonus track
on the limited edition of Blowback): Marlon (one of Tricky's brothers)
and Mad Dog (the light-speed-rapper from Juxtapose). The track can also
be found on a promo 12" - check out the promo discography for details...
2001 - FREE LONDON SHOW!
Tricky will play a free show in London on September 12, as part of the
'Gap Hi-Fi Global Concert Tour'. The tickets
are available at the GAP store (Oxford Street) on September 8. Similar
shows are planned for Tokyo and Paris, and Tricky is also starring in their
new ad campaign (see a photo at NME).
2001 - AUSSIE INTERVIEW
this recent real
audio interview from ABC Australia.
2001 - COVER GIRL
For all those
who always wanted to know who the girl on the 'Blowback' cover is: According
to Tricky's management it's a model named Sabrina whom he met in a gym!
2001 - LIVE PUKKELPOP
Festival in Belgium will be streamed live throught the official
web site. According to this
site, Tricky will perform on Saturday at 10.35 PM (Marquee Stage).
2001 - RELEASES... NOT
Revolution Love' single as well as Live's single 'Simple Creed' are not
released in Germany in the near future, as I found out today. But according
'Evolution Revolution Love' was released in the UK yesterday.
2001 - RELEASES
Revolution Love' single will be released today - at least in the UK. Check
out the discography for details and
sounds. Also Live's single 'Simple Creed' which features vocals by Tricky.
More news about it probably tomorrow...
2001 - TRICKY BIZARRE
the German Bizarre Festival yesterday - the concert was broadcast on TV
(Rockpalast, WDR). But for all those who missed it (like me!): the broadcast
will be repeated on September 16! See all the Rockpalast dates here,
including a highlights special on August 26 and a backstage report on September
4. Also check out my Bizarre Festival page for
a tracklist and more.
2001 - HAWMAN'S ALBUM
Hawkman's solo album, produced by Tricky, will be released early next year.
Frank for this info!)
2001 - SIMPLE CREED VIDEO
You can download
the new Live video ('Simple Creed') with a short appearance of Tricky in
it at this Live
fan site (sorry it has been taken down now!). Also check out the videography.
2001 - US TOUR
Some new tourdates
in September and October have been announced at the official
site, including one for today in LA! Also check out the tourdates
2001 - CRAIG KILBORN
to the Hollywood
Records site Tricky and Ed Kowalczyk will play at the Craig Kilborn
show (American TV show) on August 7.
2001 - NAMES
As you can
read at Best
of the Bunch guitarist Mark Thwaite revealed the (unofficial) names
for the two live songs that Tricky is playing lately: "Critic" (the one
earlier called "Original, Original") and "Ace Of Spades" (named after the
same Motorhead song where the guitar riff is taken from) featuring Tricky's
2001 - BILLBOARD & TOUR
entered the Billboard album charts at number 138.
Frank for this info!)
to an interview with Amazon
Tricky is planning a European tour after the summer festivals.
2001 - SWISS RADIO
this radio interview on Swiss
Radio Couleur 3 (click on the Tricky picture on the right side). Unfortunately
most parts are dubbed in french.
Andreas for this info!)
2001 - GIRLS TRICKY
Austrian web site there's a slight chance that the short film that
Steve McQueen made about Tricky (sometimes simply called "Tricky", sometimes
"Girls Tricky", because it shows Tricky in the studio recording the track
'Girls') will be shown on MTV. Some rights have to be cleared first, though.
Also check out this
short article about Tricky on the same web site.
2001 - TRICKY IN PORTLAND, DJS
play the Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon on August 3.
for this info!)
out this short article at Music365,
in which Tricky says that DJs shouldn't make music.
2001 - MONTREUX LIVE
You can hear
Tricky's show at the Montreux Jazz Festival from 11. July here,
unfortunately with a jingle every few minutes.
2001 - V
to the official
Live web site their new album will be called 'V' (five) instead of
'Ecstatic Fanatic', as announced earlier. The album will feature a collaboration
with Tricky: 'Simple Creed', which will also be the first single (released
on August 20). A demo version of the song is downloadable
though the album version is said to sound different.
2001 - REVOLUTION IN BELGIUM
Revolution Love' single has been released in Belgium yesterday! It seems
to be a different version, because it only has two tracks. Check out the
2001 - NME INTERVIEW
You can see
(and hear) an interview with Tricky at NME.com
(though the audio parts didn't work when I tried them).
2001 - GERMAN CHARTS & BLOWBACK POSTERS
As you can
'Blowback' entered the German album charts at number 49. And according
Blowback posters have been banned in Hollywood << because local
authorities believe they may advocate drug use >>.
2001 - ERL REMIXES AND MORE
A little Billboard
article mentions that the Thievery Corporation did dance remixes of
'Evolution Revolution Love' and that Tricky and Hawkman will work again
together in the future. Hawkman's solo album will come out this year, which
was earlier said to be produced by Tricky. Another project Tricky will
work with is 'Southwest Battalion' with his younger brothers Aaron and
And some little
news about the Berlin concert tonight: it was moved to the Columbia Halle
instead of the (much smaller) Columbia Fritz! Support act is 'Delicate'
and it will start at about 9 PM.
2001 - SPINNER AND VH1
As the official
Tricky newsletter announced, the radio show with Tricky is available at
(check it out here now). It also includes
the unreleased song 'Question' with Alanis Morissette!!! Also check out
Tricky on VH1's
'You oughta know', the web site also has parts of an interview.
2001 - EVOLUTION
I got the
'Evolution Revolution Love' single! So check out the discography
for details and sounds.
2001 - NAPSTER & TOOL
Tricky plans a tour with a bigger act in autumn, maybe Tool. Another
article explains that Tricky's music will still be free on Napster.
2001 - QUESTION
You can download
'Question' - the (unreleased) version of 'Diss Never' with Alanis Morissette
- at Best
of the Bunch. Also check out a silly Tricky game at Anti
(in the 'media' section), together with the screen saver from Les
2001 - VIDEOS ON DOTMUSIC
shows some video footage, for example Tricky and Ed talking about the video
for 'Evolution Revolution Love'.
2001 - BONUS SOUNDS
added sounds for the two bonus tracks to the discography,
plus a review from Q
to the blowback mini site.
2001 - LOTS OF NEWS
First of all:
Blowback is released in the US today! Also check out the Dotmusic
review of the London show. And the French magazine Les
Inrockuptibles has put together a Tricky site, with a Blowback screensaver
(more a promotional thing), click on 'economiseur d'ecran to download it.
They also have a long video, a sort of documentary with interview parts.
The magazine also has a big Tricky interview with him on the cover, but
it's not available at their web site... In case you don't receive the official
Tricky newsletter (to subscribe go to Trickymusic)
here are the news: an interivew with KCRW is available at Spinner
for two weeks and VH1
will show a Tricky special ('You oughta know') soon.
2001 - BLOWBACK AGAIN
the discography, so take a look if you
haven't bought 'Blowback' yet... 'You Don't Wanna' contains indeed a sample
of 'Sweet Dreams' (Eurythmics)!
2001 - BLOWBACK OUT TODAY!
album 'Blowback' is released today in most European countries (in Italy
and Belgium it was already available some days before). More details later
2001 - JAPANESE BONUS TRACKS
The two Japanese
bonus tracks are the same as on the European edition, only in a different
Revolution Love Remix
15. The Hawkman
is already released in Japan (check out the discography
for details), you can read a review here
for this info!)
2001 - LONDON IS CALLING
You can read
a short review about last night's gig in London on NME.
And as you can read here,
Blowback has already been sold in Belgium, though the official release
date is tomorrow (Brainwashed
lists it as July 2, but Tricky's management told me some time ago it would
be June 25). But at least the release date for Evolution Revolution Love
(CD and 12") is official: according to Brainwashed
it's August 20!
2001 - BLOWBACK BONUS & COLLABORATIONS
The two bonus
tracks of the limited 'Blowback' edition will be:
1. The Hawkman
Is Coming (b-side of 'Evolution Revolution Love' single)
Revolution Love Remix
Oliver for this info!)
a Blowback review from Visions,
the June issue
also contains 'Evolution Revolution Love' on CD, as does the German Rolling
Stone June edition. And according to Best
of the Bunch Tricky will contribute a vocal to John Forte's upcoming
album and has produced four tracks for Martina's
2001 - REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS
shows videos from the Doritos Sessions with Tricky, including an interview
and live performances of 'Evolution Revolution Love', 'Excess' and Girls'.
has a video interview with Tricky. Then check out two reviews for Blowback:
one at Rolling
Stone, one from the NY
Post. You can also read short parts of more reviews at Tricky
Music, who also announced that Tricky will be on Conan O'Brien on July
19. And take a look at this
new Tricky page, which has some really cool design.
2001 - SEVERAL NEWS
reports now that August 20 is the new release date for the 'Evolution Revolution
Love' single. According to Best
of the Bunch Tricky will not play the Benicassim Festival. Also the
Tricky site was redone and contains sounds for all the Blowback tracks
now, also a link to an interesting CMJ
2001 - UNDER THE BAMBOO TREE
another cover song besides 'Wonder Woman' and 'Something in the way': 'Your
Name' is a short version of the song 'Under The Bamboo Tree', written by
Rob Cole. It was performed a couple of times, the most famous recording
is probably one by Judy Garland and Margaret O'Brien from the movie 'Meet
Me In St.Louis'. Check out the Blowback mini site
for this info!)
2001 - REVOLUTION PART 2
noticed today that 'Evolution Revolution Love' will not be released everywhere
in Europe. According to Epitaph it is only released in the Netherlands,
France, Italy and Sweden. Also one tourdate has been added to the list:
Arvika Festival in Sweden on July 14. Check out the tourdates for details.
And last but not least check out the complete lyrics for Blowback here.
2001 - THE REVOLUTION HAS JUST BEGUN... NOT
Revolution Love' was announced to be released today. But obviously it is
delayed, as not one store has it or even a release date.
2001 - PUKKELPOP
to the official web site
(and also this
unofficial site) Tricky will play the Belgian Pukkelpop Festival on
2001 - BLOWBACK CREDITS
the detailed credits for every song of Blowback here.
The singer of 'Excess' is Stephanie
McKay, but Alanis Morissette contributes backing vocals. See also the
mini site for details.
2001 - VIDEO INTERVIEW
for tomorrow, the video interview at Intro
is already online...
2001 - BIG NEWS UPDATE
Here are the
news from the last days: According to a german
promo sheet Blowback will be released as a limited edition with two
bonus tracks. It also names all the magazine in which Tricky will appear
next month, as diverse as the Financial Times and the Playboy. According
to Best of the Bunch
also the Japanese edition of Blowback will feature two bonus tracks and
the Evolution Revolution Love single will contain the following tracks:
Revolution Love (Radio Edit)
Hawk Is Coming
The Evidence (Don't Watch My Face Mix)
you can win tickets for the V2001 Festival where Tricky will play. The
german web site Intro
will show the Evolution Revolution Love video and a big video interview
with Tricky from tomorrow on. Another german
site reports that Wim Wenders was asked to direct the Evolution Revolution
Love video, but didn't have the time to make it. According to this Live
fan site the Tricky collaboration 'Simple Creed' will be the first
single from the upcoming Live album and will be released August 20.
2001 - BLOWBACK PREVIEW AND TOURDATE
will host a listening preview of 'Blowback' from Monday (11.6.) on! You
can already listen to all the tracks on my Blowback
mini site and the official Anti
web site. And I found out today that Tricky will play in Berlin on
2001 - VIDEO AND ALANIS
for 'Evolution Revolution Love' is online at the official
Tricky site. According to MTV
the version of 'Diss Never' with Alanis Morissette will not be on the album,
because it is held back by her label Maverick. And according to NME
Tricky and Alanis Morissette are planning an entire album together!
2001 - MTV INTERVIEW
this interview on MTV.
It also says that Tricky will play the Playboy Mansion in LA on June 14.
2001 - IDRO PARK FESTIVAL
play the Idro Park Festival in Milano on June 27. More details in the tourdates...
for this info!)
2001 - JAKE SCOTT
In case you
wondered who directed the video for 'Evolution Revolution Love': it's Jake
Scott, son of Ridley Scott! Check out the videography
for details and links.
2001 - ERL VIDEO
for 'Evolution Revolution Love' is already available at Launch!
Also check out the videography... Also the Live
fan site reports that the release date for Live's 'Ecstatic Fanatic'
is pushed back to September 25.
2001 - BOA GOA FESTIVAL
play the Boa Goa Festival in Genua, Italy on June 28. Check out the tourdates
for this info!)
2001 - INTERVIEW IN 'UNCUT'
to NME Tricky did an interview
for the 'Uncut' Magazine, in which he talks about his past life and candida:
>>I thought I was schizophrenic and the doctors were very close to committing
me to a mental hospital.<< The magazine will be out on June 7.
2001 - V2001
to the official
site Tricky will play the V2001 festival on August 18 and 19. Check
out the tourdates for details.
2001 - BLOWBACK SOUNDS
an advance copy of 'Blowback' yesterday - check out the promo
discography for sounds and the updated Blowback
mini site! And expect my review in a few days...
2001 - GERMAN RELEASE DATE
The web site
lists the release date for 'Evolution Revolution Love' as June 18 (in Germany).
It also features a real audio interview, which is in fact the commentary
of the Blowback promo site.
2001 - NEWS UPDATE
the news from the last days while I was away: NME
reported that Tricky will play Ireland's Witnness Festival on August 4-5,
his appearance is also confirmed by the official site of the festival's
promoter, though he is scheduled to play two US festivals at these
days. The official
Witnness web site doesn't mention Tricky.
title for Live's
new album (with the Tricky collaboration 'Simple Creed') is available:
out Tricky's playlist for Uplister here.
2001 - TRICKY NEWSLETTER
Here are the
news from the first official Hollywood
Records Tricky newsletter: Blowback will contain a hidden web link
to exclusive enhanced features, a new official web site (TrickyMusic)
will be launched soon, some more US tourdates are added (click here
for details), Tricky will appear in a GAP advertising campaign, the Mixer
Magazine will feature a Tricky cover story soon, and last but not least
Revolution Love' got remixed by Kool Keith!
2001 - MORE FILM NEWS
Tricky is involved in another film project with Zadie Smith, young British
writer. According to The
Guardian >>Zadie is currently making a film with Turner prize-winning
artist Steve McQueen and musician Tricky.>> In an interview
she said: >>It's an art movie by someone who's never written one and
someone who's never made one, and someone who's constantly caned, so I
doubt we're going to get very far with it.>>
2001 - VIENNA EXHIBITION AND CONCERT
site, which announces an exhibition in Vienna about Steve McQueen's
work. As Mark Thwaite told me earlier, he filmed the recording session
of 'Blowback'. This film - simply called 'Tricky' - premieres now in Vienna
(Kunsthalle Wien, Neues Haus) until August 19. Steve McQueen also did an
interview with Tricky lately, for download at showstudio.com.
also play a concert in Vienna (Sophiensäle) on July 1!
for the concert info!)
2001 - COLLABORATION DELAYED
album which features Tricky on the track 'Simple Creed' (listen to it here)
is delayed. According to this
fan site it will be released September 11, not in July as posted earlier.
2001 - ANOTHER FESTIVAL
I just found
out that Tricky will play the WBCN River Rave in Foxboro (USA) on May 26.
Check out the tourdates or the official
site for details.
2001 - MELTDOWN FESTIVAL
announced that Tricky will play the Meltdown Festival (London) on June
23, check the tourdates for details. Special guest
is Saul Williams, according to NME, but the official Meltdown
web site doesn't say so.
2001 - INTERVIEW
interesting video interview with Tricky at Showstudio!
The interviewer is Steve McQueen, who also filmed the recording sessions
for 'Blowback', according to Mark
Thwaite. You can either watch a short clip of the video or download
the whole interview (length 106 minutes, 12MB!).
for this info!)
9. MAY 2001
- ALANIS MORISSETTE
One tiny information
added to the Blowback mini site: the background
singer of Excess is Alanis Morissette!
8. MAY 2001
- BLOWBLACK PLAYER
promo site is launched! Check it out here!
It features sounds from the new album, plus short statements from Tricky
and a contest to win a Tricky pack. One 'old' song managed its way to the
album: 'Girls', often played live at the Juxtapose tours (called 'Bad Boy'
by the fans).
2. MAY 2001
You can already
listen to three songs in full length at Hollywood
Records (in the Advance Music section): Excess, Evolution Revolution
Love, Give It To 'Em.
2. MAY 2001
- SOUNDS COMING SOON
Records are putting together a promo site for 'Blowback' with sounds from
'Blowback' and interviews. The site will also have the video and a download
of 'Evolution Revolution Love'. The whole thing looks really good and will
be online around next week! Check out the cover art of Blowback on my mini
site in the meantime...
1. MAY 2001
- MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL
play at the Montreux Jazz Festival
on July 11, check out the tourdates for details.
Alanis Morissette will play at the same evening.
2001 - ANOTHER FESTIVAL
to the official site
Tricky will play the German Bizarre Festival on August 17. It's one of
the biggest festivals in Germany and often some performances are broadcast
on TV, so keep looking out for it!
2001 - 'SIMPLE CREED'
site Live's new album (which features Tricky on the song 'Simple Creed')
will be released July 31 - you can read the lyrics of 'Simple Creed' here.
A prerelease of the Tricky collaboration can already be downloaded at this
site or here.
2001 - MORE BLOWBACK DETAILS
gossip mentions a couple of songnames from Blowback: "Girls" (with
Anthony Kiedis and John Frusciante), "Wonder Woman" (with John Frusciante
and Flea), "Five Days" (with Cyndi Lauper), "Over Me", "You Don't Wanna",
"Your Name" (with Ambersunshower), "Evolution Revolution Love" (with Ed
Kowalczyk and Hawkman). The songs will be sent to radio stations on May
1. The article also mentions the release date for Blowback as July 10,
though formerly it was July 17 for the US and June 25 for Europe. Check
Blowback mini site for more details.
2001 - ALBUM DETAILS
some album details to NME
today, nothing really new though. The first single will be 'Evolution Revolution
Love', a tour will follow, but no UK dates are known yet.
for this info)
2001 - NIRVANA COVER
to Mark Thwaite's
web site 'Blowback' will contain a cover of Nirvana's 'Something in
2001 - BLOWBACK AND SINGLE RELEASE
to Best of the Bunch
'Blowback' will be released on June 25 in Europe and July 17 in the US.
The first single with be called 'Evolution Revolution Love' and be released
in May. Tricky also changed the name of his label Durban Poison into Nearly
God and will be working on a project with his brother. And he will appear
on the song 'Simple Creed' on Live's new album, released in May.
2001 - GAP QUICKTIME
The TV commercial
that Tricky did for Gap can be seen at their
web site in Quick Time! Also check out the discography
2001 - GAP COMERCIAL
to Tricky's management Tricky did a spot for The Gap. In the commercial
you can see a girl with a white t-shirt and jeans dancing, while the music
goes "Hallelujah, hallelujah...". It can be seen in the US and Canada only,
and only for one week:
Fox - Lone Gunmen (9-10pm)
April 1: Fox
- Simpsons (8-8:30pm)
April 3: ABC
- NYPD Blue (10-11pm) & CBS - Letterman (11:30-12:30pm)
April 5: WB
- Charmed (9-10pm)
2001 - BLOWBACK AGAIN
News Tricky's next album - Blowback - "maintains the emotional energy
of previous Tricky records, but possesses a much brighter sound". Also
revealed are two song titles: "Girls" (with the Red Hot Chili Peppers)
and "Evolution Revolution Love" (with Ed Kowalczyk).
2001 - BLOWBACK
for Tricky's next album - 'Blowback' - is also confirmed by Mark
Thwaite's web site.
2001 - COACHELLA
Festival, where Tricky will play, will take place on April 28 (not April
29 as previously reported). Tickets are $65, check the official
Coachella site for details.
2001 - ALBUM TITLE
to Best of the Bunch
Tricky's new album will be called 'Blowback'.
2001 - DATE, BOOK & MARTINA
good news: Tricky will play the Coachella Festival in Palm Springs on April
29th. According to his management he will produce a couple of songs on
Martina's fourthcoming album (check out the Martina
news for details). Now the bad news: the planned book "All
I hear is words" will not be released any time soon.
2001 - TWO MORE ARTICLES
Two more recent
articles about Tricky's new album and guests: Intro
(in German) and Q.
They both contain no new facts, though.
2001 - WEBCAST TONIGHT
set in the Knitting
factory will be broadcast live on their web site, starting probably
around 8 PM.
2001 - ROB CAVALLO
News Tricky's next album will be co-produced by Rob Cavallo, who has
also produced Green Day and the Goo Goo Dolls in the past. The album will
be released in July.
2001 - KNITTING FACTORY
to Best of the Bunch
Tricky will be DJing at the Knitting
Factory in Los Angeles on February 14. The show starts at 8 pm and
tickets are $13.
2001 - LABEL NEWS AND CYNDI LAUPER
to an official press release Tricky has signed
an exclusive deal with Hollywood Records in the US, while he is still signed
to Epitaph in Europe. The press release also revealed:
>> Tricky is
currently working on his Hollywood debut, which will feature guest appearances
from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alanis Morissette, Cyndi Lauper and Ed
Kowalczyk from Live among others. The album is due for release this July.<<
2001 - MISSION OUT TODAY
Today is the
release date for Tricky's new EP "Mission Accomplished" in the US. The
Italian magazine 'Il Mucchio Selvaggio' reported some news about his collaboration
with the Red Hot Chili Peppers (read a short translation
2001 - TRICKYONLINE
TrickyOnline is working
2001 - TRICKY REMIXES
two remixes recently, one for Erykah Badu ("Bag lady") and one for the
swedish band International Noise Conspiracy ("Smash it up"). The Erykah
Badu remix is already released (as a bonus track on "Mama's Gun"), while
the other one will be released soon by Epitaph. Check out the remix
discography for details.
2001 - COLLABORATIONS
to Tricky's management he has just been in the studio with Alanis Morisette
and Ed Kowalczyk. On March 25 he will be having a record listening party
at the music winter conference in Florida.
2000 - TRICKY WEBCAST
Poison christmas party takes place tonight in New York! For all those who
can't go, there will be a live webcast at digitalnoise.com
starting at 11 pm EST...
for this info!)
2000 - CHILI PEPPERS AND INTERVIEW
two articles at NME and
(in German) about Tricky's collaboration with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
sent me a short recap from an interview with Tricky in the Dutch magazine
OOR (from 11. December):
# Mad Dog
won't be on the new album, he will record a solo album
# Tricky will
focus himself as much as he can on his own work, so less co-operations
with other artists
# on the new
album he wants to give it a lot of energy and finish the songs, not like
in the past when he just put his demos on the CDs
# the new
album will not sound like Mission Accomplished, he regards that EP as something
inbetween to fill up the gap
# the album
he did with Mad Dog (once called "Street Dog and Scrappy Love") is very
much just improvization by the two, but as both are working solo Tricky
doesn't want to release the album in the near future
for the infos!)
2000 - MISC. NEWS
and details from Tricky's management: Tricky's album will be completed
in February and released in May or June 2001 and he will play summer festivals
in Europe and the US. Together with Genaside II and Swax he will be spinning
underground UK garage, drum n' bass, old school hip-hop, elektro and reggae
at the Durban Poison christmas party (December 21, 11pm to 4am, Limelight,
NYC). And he will produce the debut album of Hakwman, new Durban Poison
reggae artist, which will be released in summer or fall 2001.
2000 - NEW TRICKY REMIX
Classified Magazine Tricky did a remix for Japanese singer Aco. The
song is called "Haru Hi No" and is on her remix album "The other side of
absolute ego". Check out the remix & collaborations
discography for details!
to Ferdinand for this discovery!!!)
2000 - DURBAN POISON X-MAS
to Best of the Bunch
Tricky will be host of a Durban Poison christmas party featuring Genaside
II and Swax. Tickets are $30 and the party takes place at the Limelight,
New York on December 21, 10 pm.
2000 - COLLABORATION
to an Alternative Press review and
of the Bunch Tricky recorded some tracks with the Red Hot Chili Peppers,
including a cover of 'Wonder Woman'.
2000 - TRICKYONLINE
web site TrickyOnline ist back!
2000 - Q INTERVIEW
In an interview
with UK magazine Q Tricky said his album will probably released in June
2001, he doesn't know what title it will have. Read the full article here,
you can also listen to 'Crazy Claws' in real audio on their web site.
2000 - AWARDS RESULTS
for the Artists
Direct Online Music Awards are over now. Tricky is third in both categories
he was nominated for, the winners are Björk (favorite tattooed artist)
and Keith Flint (coolest artist with dyed hair).
2000 - Q & A
I've got the
answers to all the questions you sent me about Tricky, read them here.
They not only reveal details about Tricky leaving Island, but also the
vocalist featured on 'Mission Accomplished', which is a bit of a surprise!
2000 - REGGY KRAY DEAD
Reggie Kray died of bladder cancer in October, as you can read here.
So the collaboration with Tricky that was announced at NME
earlier (maybe it was only a rumour anyway) will never happen.
2000 - NEW EP OUT
EP 'Mission Accomplished' is released today! It features three new tracks
and 'Divine Comedy', formerly only released on a bootleg 12" Check
out the solo discography and the Mission
mini site for more details.
2000 - NME REVIEW
Read a first
review of 'Mission Accomplished' at nme.com!
They call 'Mission Accomplished' a >>truly unlistenable Tricky record<<.
2000 - VIDEO
Thwaite, guitarist who recorded with Tricky for the new album, told
me this:>>Award winning artist Steve McQueen was filming the recent
recording session we made a few weeks ago, so hopefully will get a future
DVD release at some point.<<
2000 - ANSWERS & QUESTIONS
to Tricky's management the definite release date for 'Mission Accomplished'
is November 6th in Europe (check out the cover art
and biographical information) and February 6 in the US.
infos: The album will feature Ambersunshower (with whom Tricky already
did one song, 'Chaos') and Hawkman, a new Durban Poison artist. It will
be released in summer/fall 2001, a tour is not planned before next year.
Although Shaun Ryder and Tricky are friends, they didn't record anything
together, nor did Tricky and Bahamadia (like some online magazines said
offered me to ask them a bunch of questions, so send me a mail
with your favourite question about Tricky and I'll collect and send the
best and most interesting!
2000 - TRICKYONLINE
to Tricky's management the TrickyOnline.com
website will be redone soon. Currently they're recruiting people for a
Tricky newslist. If you want to be added to the list, send me
2000 - MISSION IN NOVEMBER
told me the release date for 'Mission Accomplished' in Europe won't be
2000 - ALBUM IN NOVEMBER
The new EP
'Mission Accomplished' is supposed to be out today in Europe, but I couldn't
find it anywhere! My local record dealer says the release date for the
single is November 6th in Germany.
2000 - AUDIO MISSION
The new Tricky
EP 'Mission Accomplished' will be released in Europe tomorrow, check out
first audio snippets:
vs. Lynx (live)
2000 - FIRST 'MISSION' BRIEFING
Here's a short
review of the new EP from Scott:
all those who hate Mad dog, he's back. IMO, he's brilliant. This release
is much more hip hop orientated vocal wise, music is AWDF style live band
track with upfront riff, sounds quite similar to "Mission
theme. Tricky on nearly unintelligible vocals, with a female on backing,
sounding quite Grace Jones-esque (but it isn't). Feels most similar to
AWDF. Weakest track on EP.
jungle loop, cool bassline. Trick on vocals first, then Mad Dog takes over.
I think the next MC is Tony from the baby Namboos, He's definately a UK
MC. Those offended by faintly sexist rhymes, steer clear.
solo style. Only 2:43 long.
know this from the bootlegs.<<
2000 - ALBUM DETAILS
Thwaite's web site says that he (a guitarist, who worked with Tricky
since 1999) also plays guitar on 'Mission Accomplished' along with other
tour musicians: >> Further recordings are planned with the full Tricky
band lineup of Perry Melius (drums), Wayne Nunes (bass), Gareth Bowen (keyboards/samplers)
and Mark in a London studio at the end of September.<<
The site also
says about the album: >> Aside from the EP tracks, there are a further
14 recorded due for release Summer 2001.<<
2000 - TRICKY NOMINATED FOR AWARD
nominated for the Artist Direct Online Music Awards (Adoma) in two categories,
though not for his music: "favorite tattooed artist" and "coolest artist
with dyed hair" (why???). Go here
to the category 'Electronic', if you want to vote.
2000 - QUAYE COLLABORATION?
sent me this info:
latest issues of UK music Magazine Select and Q there are interviews with
Finley Quaye about his new briliant LP "Vanguard". He is asked about Tricky
in both pieces and both give the same details about his relationship
with Tricky, here is the Q comment.
he's reconciled with Tricky, who may or may not be his cousin.
planning to make an album together."
2000 - EUROPEAN RELEASE IN OCTOBER
lists October 23rd as the release date for 'Mission Accomplished' on Epitaph
2000 - RELEASE PUSHED BACK
to 'Best of the Bunch'
the US release date of 'Mission Accomplished' is pushed back to February
2000 - PETER GABRIEL LYRICS
revealed some more details about Tricky's next single 'Mission Accomplished':
It features the following lyrics from Peter Gabriel's 'Big Time': >>Big
time, I’m on my way, I’m making it<<
2000 - RELEASE IN OCTOBER
announced, 'Mission Accomplished' will be released October 23rd on Epitaph.The
short article says it will have "assured rhythms, twisted, mashed-up beats
and sinister production".
2000 - TRACKLIST
to 'Best of the Bunch'
the tracklist for Mission Accomplished is:
1 - Mission
2 - Crazy
3 - Tricky
4 - Divine
2000 - MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
the new single 'Mission Accomplished' will have four tracks, but the song
titles are still unknown, as the promotion agency didn't have any more
2000 - NEW EP: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
is definitely the name of the EP, not the album, as Emerson
found out via email from Epitaph:
signed Tricky in Europe for the full-length, but only for the EP in America.
The EP is called Mission Accomplished. We are still trying to decide
on the release date, but it's looking like it's going to be in February.<<
2000 - MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
called the Epitaph label in California and tells me this:
them when the Tricky album will be coming out and she said
be released in February 2001 and that the name would be
mailorder Cyber CD lists the following,
only that they say 'Mission Accomplished' is a single, not an album:
- Mission Accomplished - CD single - ANTI - 20.10.00
- t.b.a. - CD - ANTI - 30.12.00
2000 - NAKED & FAMOUS FAKE
to David, PR rep, the tracklisting
and album title "Naked & Famous" was only a fake! He writes at the
for true information: Tricky is currently recording an album and it is
like nothing like he's ever done...surprise, surprise. We do not have a
confirmed date, but are aiming for early 2001. In addition, his autobiography
will be released around the same time and contain a cd of unreleased and
remixed tracks from the newest album. Also, we are hoping to release a
live album in the summer of 2001. Tricky plans to tour through the spring
2000 - NEW ALBUM JUST A RUMOUR!
me the following: >> I got in touch with someone at DHR and they said
that Alec Empire has done no production work on any of tricky's music.They
did say it sounded like a good idea though.<<
So the whole
story about the new album could be just a rumour, especially since Epitaph's
web site doesn't say anyting baout a new Tricky album.(Thanks a lot
to Scott for this info!)
2000 - ALL I HEAR IS WORDS
to 'Best of the bunch'
the release date of 'All I hear is words' on Amazon
UK is pushed back to September 2001! Payback
Press still lists February 2001 as the release date.
2000 - ALL I HEAR IS WORDS
UK says the release date for Tricky's autobiography 'All I hear is
words' is 30th November 2000. Check out the All I hear
is words page for details.
2000 - NAKED & FAMOUS
me the ground breaking news that Tricky has finished his next album entitled
'Naked & Famous'! He has the info from the sound engineer Austen Lord
(See the tracklist and other details here):
could only say that once again Tricky has found a new sound. This is a
very guitar-heavy, "Timbaland style" drum programing, soulful, and harmonic.
His rapping is the same and lyrics range from everything from oral sex
to satin worshiping. The stand out classic tracks are "Ashes Vs. Dust",
"Illgotten" with DJ Milo of the Wild Bunch, a semi-radio-friendly R&B
atempt "Libido", and a brilliant string-filled cover of Prince &
The Revolution's "Darling Nikki". Drawbacks include the title track (horrible)and
the poor hip-hop display on "Street Dog and Scrappy Love". The one that
will cause the controversy will be "When Chistel,The Rain" (sic). The song
is a seven minute noisefest where Tricky rants about having sex with Satin
and Jewish children. >>
Later it turned out this was only a hoax!!!
2000 - REGGIE KRAY
of imprisoned Reggie Kray, which Tricky was rumoured to contribute one
track (as NME reported in
May), will probably never happen. As the news said yesterday Reggie Kray
will be released from prison, because he has a fatal disease and only some
weeks left to live.
2000 - NO NEW TRICKY TRACK???
It seems the
Smashing Pumpkins tribute album (which should contain one cover song by
Tricky) was only a rumour. The news vanished from all Smashing Pumpkins
web sites and also Aphex Start declared:
evidence seems to deny the previously reported rumour of an Aphex Twin
Smashing Pumpkins cover track. No further information will be posted without
concrete evidence. That's why I hate posting rumours. Ah well,they're still
2000 - NEW TRICKY TRACK???
mailing list reports that Tricky will contribute to a Smashing Pumpkins
tribute album which should be released next spring. His contribution is
a cover of the song "Luna" and it features Beth Gibbons from Portishead.
Read the full story and tracklist here
lot to Scott for this info!]
Later it turned out this was only a hoax, unfortunately :(
2000 - THE AFTERMATH
Tricky's performance in New York last night "bizarre, almost farcical".
Read the whole article here!
Check out other reviews here!
2000 - 'CONCERT' IN NYC
gig on New York's Central Park summer stage will not be a concert, but
a reading or speaking or whatever. The Summer Stage program says Tricky
will be speaking about his latest project 'Product Of The Environment',
special guest is Dave Courtney and the author Luc Sante. The event begins
at 7.30 pm, and State Of Bengal will be DJ-ing at 6.30.
2000 - ALL I HEAR IS WORDS
'All I hear is words' will maybe released earlier than February 2001, at
least a German magazine said so. According to this magazine the release
date is November! Check out the All I hear is words
page for more details.
2000 - MARTINA'S ALBUM
to NME David Holmes
will produce three tracks on Martina's solo album. Check out the new Martina
news page for more details!
2000 - BOOK RELEASED IN 2001
of Tricky's autobiography "All I hear is words" is pushed back to February
2001! A CD with new and unreleased material will be included, check out
more on All I hear is words.
3. MAY 2000
- TRICKY ON KRAY ALBUM
As you can
read at NME Tricky will
be appearing on an album by Reggie Kray (who is imprisoned at the moment):
has been in prison for 31 years for murder, and has apparently been writing
lyrics for the last three years. Also slated to appear on the record are
Joe Strummer, Ian McCulloch and Tricky.<<
2. MAY 2000
- MARTINA AND DAVID HOLMES
next album, "Bow Down To The Exit Sign", will have a collaboration with
Martina. It will be released May 29, according to NME.
2000 - 'DREAMWORLD' SAMPLER
is round the corner" is featured on a sampler of 'essential late night
listening' called Dreamworld, released by Priority
Records. Other artists on this CD include Massive Attack, Moby, Spiritualized,
Craig Armstrong and many more. Check out the web
site for this sampler!
2000 - NEW RECORD DEAL AND NEW MATERIAL
currently in the studio and will release an EP in July with an album later
to follow! According to NME
Tricky signed a new record deal after leaving Island Records last autumn
with Epitaph. The California based independent label is home of punk bands
as Bad Religion or The Offspring, but recently also signed Tom Waits.
2000 - TRICKY'S BOOK IN NOVEMBER
(which he started a while back with the title 'All I hear is words') finally
will be released in November. It's a sort of autibiography, but will also
contain poetry, lyrics and a CD with unreleased or rare tracks. Read more
about it on my 'All I hear is words' page!
2000 - TRICKY PLAYS MELTDOWN FESTIVAL
to NME Tricky will play
at London's Meltdown Festival that will take place from June 17 to July
2. Other musicians to play that festival include Björk, Radiohead,
Blur, Orbital, Pulp, Jim O'Rourke and others.
2000 - ANTI HISTAMINE MIX ON SOUNDTRACK
of the new Crow movie has a remix of Anti Histamine - "Forgotten by the
world mix". Read more details in the solo discography.
2000 - FUTURE BAHAMADIA COLLABORATION
news female rapper Bahamadia is working on her album, which will feature
collaborations with Tricky, Roni Size, The Prodigy and more.
2000 - VIDEO CHAT & LIVE ALBUM
chat with Tricky and the Baby Namboos that took place on Sonicnet in December
can be seen here!
He said in this chat that he has two albums ready, one of them will be
a live album.
1999 - TRICKY LIVE IN NY
Tricky will play in New York on the 31st of December:
Eve 2000 with Tricky anyone? he and the band are playing in New York City
at the Toy Factory...if you want more details please email "email@example.com"<<
to shag2000.com the cheapest tickets
1999 - VIDEO CHAT
features a video chat with Tricky and the Baby Namboos on December 2 (9
pm EST, 2 am GMT):
dark genius enters the next millennium at the helm of his own label, Durban
Poison. Join Tricky for a rare online video chat and meet his newest signees
Baby Namboos featuring his very own kith and kin. <<
1999 - A MESSAGE FROM TRICKY
You can read
a message from Tricky himself at Trickyonline
about Juxtapose, reviews, the tour, DJ Spooky and more! (Now you can
read the message here.)
1999 - MARTINA AND PRIMUS
The new Primus
disc "Antipop" (released October 19) features Martina on backing vocals
on two tracks: 'Dirty drowning man' and 'Coattails of a dead man'.
1999 - TRICKY LEAVES ISLAND RECORDS
to NME Tricky is no longer
with his record label Island, "following disappointing sales of his fourth
album, 'Juxtapose'." The article didn't say what will happen to future
releases and his own label Durban Poison.
1999 - PRODUCT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
"Product of the environment" album is out in Europe, an album featuring
stories of British gangsters with Tricky as the executive producer. About
the same time the store at Trickyonline
opens, where you can order the "Product..." album.
1999 - LIVE TRICKY AT HOB.COM
concert from New York's Bowery Ballroom (September 16) is still to see
at House of Blues
in video (Real Player or Windows Media Player).
1999 - TRICKY RADIO
The last day
of Tricky radio on House of Blues... but check out my
radio page to see the tracks he played and listen to the three unreleased
tracks (Yukiko, Cradle To The Grave Remix, Mellow Remix).
1999 - MARTINA'S ALBUM
with Tricky in the Italian music magazine 'Il Mucchio Selvaggio' confirmed
that Martina's solo album will soon be released, finally! Read a short
1999 - TRICKY RADIO
of Blues broadcasts a radio show until September 20th with Tricky spinning
exclusive tracks, for example "Yukiko", an unreleased track.
1999 - NYC Cybercast
Poison concert in NYC (16. September) will be broadcast live through
new official Tricky web site TrickyOnline.com
dates for Northamerica.
date of "For real" is pushed back to August 3.
dates for Europe and Japan