18. JANUARY - 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 - 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.
In 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 created.
2. DECEMBER - FRANCESCA
Francesca 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 - 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 - 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 :)
Francesca 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - I AM ADRIAN THAWS
Fact 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 - 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 - SUN DOWN VIDEO
Tricky 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 - 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 - 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 - FUTURE RELEASES
Tricky 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 - 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 - ALBUM RELEASED
Tricky's 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 - VIDEO SHOOT IN NEW YORK
According 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 - 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 - NEW YORK ARCHIVE
Check 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 - LONNIE LISTEN
You 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 - 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 - ALBUM DETAILS
As 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 officially released:
- 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 - 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 - NICOTINE LOVE REMIX & SILLY GAMES
There 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 - 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 - 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 - 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) 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 - 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 - 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]
BELMONTE: SOLO ALBUM (January 2015)
TRICKY: BREEDERS COVER ALBUM (???)
unreleased projects that the world is still waiting for:
THE REASON (?)
& TRICKA - BACKATIV
NOISE CONSPIRACY - SMASH IT UP (TRICKY REMIX)
BATTALION - ???
'STREET DOG AND SCRAPPY LOVE'
DJ MUGGS: STONEPONY PROJECT
FINLEY QUAYE & IGGY POP: PLEASE SHARE MY DAPPY UMBRELLA
27. APRIL - "HEY LOVE" NOMINATED FOR VIDEO AWARD
2013 - "HEY LOVE" VIDEO
2013 - BRISTOL BLUE
2013 - INTERVIEW, TRISTAN
2013 - NEW DRUMMER
2013 - VIDEO & TOUR PERFORMERS
2013 - IS THAT YOUR LIFE
2013 - SOPHIE SEES
2013 - TOUR, SINGER WANTED
2013 - UK TOURDATES
2013 - VALENTINE REMIX
2013 - BREEDERS COVER AND NEW SONG, FRANCESCAS ALBUM
2013 - BBC SESSION WITH PAUL SIMON COVER
2013 - JUST A MATTER OF TIME REMIX
2013 - BLACK STEEL COVER
2013 - NEW ALBUM "HIXX", MORE PROJECTS
2013 - WARRIOR CHARGE OLD & NEW
2013 - HEY LOVE VIDEO COMPETITION
2013 - DAS MUSIKALISCHE QUARTETT
2013 - LIVE AT THE GUARDIAN,RECORDING,MAYA JANE COLES,VIDEO INTERVIEW
2013 - HEY LOVE VIDEO, MARSEILLES FESTIVAL
2013 - TRICKY IN THE STUDIO?
2013 - US SHOWS RESCHEDULED, TWO INTERVIEWS
2013 - ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS BY FIFI RONG, MIXED RACE BONUS TRACK
2013 - FRANCESCA'S INTERVIEW AND SOLO ALBUM
2013 - LIVE ON BBC & ARTE, SHORT FILM BY TRICKY
2013 - NOTHING MATTERS VIDEO, VINYL TEST PRESSING, SEFYU, NEW ALBUM
2013 - ARMIES
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