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
I 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
Tricky 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
Tricky 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
Tricky 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
After 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
Massive 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
Kiko 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 book.
Although 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
Tricky 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
A 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
Tricky 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).
Most 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
Last 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...
Also 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
Apparently 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"
The "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'
The 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
Not 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]
TRICKY: BOOK (2016?)
TRICKY: SKILLED MECHANICS, SECOND ALBUM (2016 or 2017)
TRICKY & HUMAN SKILLS OF SLOW SAGA: ALBUM??? (2016 or 2017)
TRICKY: BREEDERS COVER ALBUM
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
6. FEBRUARY 2016 - BBC 6 MUSIC FESTIVAL IN BRISTOL, TICKETS FOR BERLIN
2. FEBRUARY 2016 - TRICKY'S BBC 6 MIX, JAPAN RELEASE POSTPONED
25. JANUARY 2016 - TRACK WITH MASSIVE ATTACK
21. JANUARY 2016 - TOUR START, NEW GUITARIST
14. JANUARY 2016 - NEW TRACK "BOY"
3. OCTOBER 2015 - MORE SINGLE DETAILS
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