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]
27. APRIL - "HEY LOVE" NOMINATED FOR VIDEO AWARD
Hugo Goudswaard's 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 in Berlin.
10. APRIL - 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 interesting..."
5. APRIL - 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 - 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 - 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 - FRANCESCA & HER PRODUCERS
This 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 - ALBUM & FESTIVAL
Happy 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).
28. DECEMBER 2013 - "HEY LOVE" VIDEO
Remember that 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 or You 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
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
TRICKY: HIXX (January 2014)
According to an interview with Face Culture Tricky was planning to release a new album in January 2014!!! The first single from that album will be released in November. He recorded songs with the Danish / New York singer Oh Land in 2012, as he says in the interview and as you can read on Twitter. You can see some of ther videos here, if you want to get to know her music a bit. In an interview with Electronic Beats he revealed the title of this album: Hixx. In spring 2014 there is still no release date around, but Tricky posted on Facebooks 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.
BELMONTE: SOLO ALBUM (spring 2014)
THE REASON (?)
unreleased projects that the world is still waiting for:
& 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
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 INTERVIEW
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
2013 - ANTLERS REMIX
2013 - FALSE IDOLS, CREEP, SEFYU
2013 - BITS AND PIECES
2013 - FALSE IDOLS SAMPLER
3. MAY 2013
- DOES IT REMIX, FREE DOWNLOAD, HEY LOVE VIDEO
2013 - DOES IT SINGLE
Tricky will 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!
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