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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)TirzahBlue 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
bonus tracks:
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 - 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]


 

   
 


 
  
 
 


 

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FRANCESCA BELMONTE: SOLO ALBUM (January 2015)
As you can read in this interview with Francesca, she will release her first solo album on False Idols and it will be produced by Tricky. Tricky said in an interview with Quietus that he thinks the album will be better than his own (False Idols). In this interview he mentions January 2015 as the release date.

TRICKY: BREEDERS COVER ALBUM (???)
In this interview Tricky mentions that he wants to release a cover album with songs by The Breeders and Kim Deal. Also the biography on the official website mentions a cover album (last checked in September 2014): "There are more projects on the way including a covers record (his first since Nearly God) and Francesca Belmonte’s debut album." He already played one song live at a lot of shows: "Do you love me now".

unreleased projects that the world is still waiting for:

TERRY LYNN: THE REASON (?)
As you can read here, Terry Lynn was supposed to release an album in 2011. The article said: "The album will also feature tracks produced by Tricky", but the album is not released yet. Here you can read that one track was used in a TV series called "Nikita", the name of the song is "In this time", you can see the short scene of the TV series on Vimeo.

COVER ALBUM
Tricky said 2008 in a video interview that he wants to release a double album, for which he already has material: one album with cover songs and the other with new songs. Since the album "Mixed Race" is just a "normal" album, this is probably not happening.

TRICKY - NEARLY GODDESS
As you can read in an interview on Exclaim Tricky has finished an album called 'Nearly Goddess' in 2003 (referring to his 1996 album 'Nearly God') and features 14 female singers: Kelis, PJ Harvey, Miss Medusa, to name a few... Tricky said on burntblue.com (not online anymore): "It’s more electronica and I’m using samples. I did the album in like three days. It worried me but then I listened back and I thought, ‘nah, you can’t recognize any of these samples, it’s alright!" It should be out in 2003, but never has up to now.
Probably it is the same album that was mentioned earlier on Princess Superstar's official site (the article is not online anymore) and on I like music: "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."

RADAGAN & TRICKA - BACKATIV
This is another album that Tricky recorded in 2003, with Rodigan (Radagon? Rodagan?) from Jamaica. It is "the album I would have done if I hadn’t been in Massive Attack", Tricky told Burn It Blue. The name can be explained easily: "Jamaican kids, they don’t call me Tricky, they call me Tricka. It’s an album with me and this Jamaican kid (Rodigan), so it’s kind of like reggae, two tone and hip hop.” Two songs with Rodigan (although he is written Radagon on the Vulnerable cover) will be released as bonus tracks on 'Vulnerable' ("Receive Us" on the DVD and "Snap Them" on the enhanced CD). One track of the two will be released on the 'Back To Mine' compilation on September 15 (see above).

TRICKY - UNRELEASED MATERIAL
Tricky's autobiography 'All I hear is words' was announced to be released with a CD of unreleased tracks. But it seems it won't be published in the near future. Check out the 'All I hear is words' page for more details.

TRICKY - LIVE ALBUM
Tricky said in a chat at the Sonicnet.com (1999) that he will release a live album, maybe even with some video material. According to a post from Tricky's PR rep on the Apocalypse message board (which is not online anymore) the live album should be released in summer 2001, but it never happened so far.

THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY - SMASH IT UP (TRICKY REMIX)
Tricky did a remix of this song, but it is not released yet. It should be on a 12", but it is not known when or where this will be released.

HAWKMAN - ???
Tricky will produce Hakwman's debut album. It will probably be released in January, as Tricky told a fan at a concert. But a personal friend of Hawkman told me that it's not finished yet....

SOUTH WEST BATTALION - ???
According to Billboard Tricky will work with his younger brothers Aaron and Marlon on this project. Marlon also was on tour with Tricky in summer 2001 and did a remix of 'Evolution Revolution Love' (which can be found as a bonus track on Blowback or on the promo 12").

TRICKY - 'STREET DOG AND SCRAPPY LOVE'
According to an interview on German TV in August 1999 (listen to it here) Tricky has recorded an album with the title 'Street Dog and Scrappy Love'. An article in the British  magazine Hip Hop Connection (HHC) confirms this and says further that it was recorded with Mad Dog, the British rapper who also contributed vocals to Juxtapose. In an interview with a dutch magazine Tricky said that it is very much just improvization by the two, and it won't be released in the near future, though, since they both focus on their own projects.

TRICKY & DJ MUGGS: STONEPONY PROJECT
According to a small article in the July 1999 issue of the German Visions magazine Tricky and DJ Muggs wanted to release an album under the name "Stonepony" in autumn 99. (Read a detailed interview with both of them in the April Raygun article!) But according to Allstar News he album was cancelled and won't be released: > ...after a meeting with Lyor Cohen, Co-President, Island/Def Jam Music Group, Tricky decided that the sonic sum of his work with Muggs wasn't as hip-hop as he wanted it to be ... <

DRUNKENSTEIN: JUNGLE SONGS
Tricky said that he recorded an album with his Drunkenstein project: UK rappers (Tricky, Rodney and MC Mello) and US counterparts (Rock, Storm and Papa D) with original Massive member DJ Milo. He played a demo to a journalist in November 1996 (NME), but it was never released.

TRICKY & FINLEY QUAYE & IGGY POP: PLEASE SHARE MY DAPPY UMBRELLA 
As MTV reported in 1997 Tricky recorded a song with Finley Quaye and Iggy Pop called "Please share my dappy umbrella". Finley Quaye said: ""Iggy just came down because he was a friend of Tricky's. Tricky and myself were just having a jam, really, at the studio. So we got the three of us set up on three different microphones and a couple of hip hop djs twisting their art on the desk. And we got a good evening."
Maybe this was made up, the title sounds a littly sappy and Tricky is not really friends with Finley Quaye, who claimed to be his uncle once, which led to the bootleg Can't Freestyle.

AMBER SUNSHOWER: RHYTHM CHILD (TRICKY REMIX)
Tricky remixed this song (read about in Blah Magazine), but it is not released anywhere. Tricky played the song on a radio show in 1999 once.

 

   
 

 


 
  

 

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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.

6. DECEMBER 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.

5. DECEMBER 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). 

1. DECEMBER 2013 - NEW DRUMMER
According 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??? 
Tricky just toured through Poland and will play in Berlin tonight - see you there :)

10. NOVEMBER 2013 - VIDEO & TOUR PERFORMERS
The video 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 November 17th
Ms Obsession – Warsaw November 18th
Leo Leoson – Copenhagen November 29th
Fibreglass Band – Rome December 5th
A New Step Back – Margera December 6th
Joanna Solarska – Munich December 10th
Mad’zelle – Paris December 16th
Silty – Amsterdam December 18th
Rootypea – London December 19th
Hideo the Skeleton – London December 19th
Mutant Vinyl – Manchester December 20th
Congratulations 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."

14. OCTOBER 2013 - IS THAT YOUR LIFE
According 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 You Tube. Apprently the remix was done after the video to fit the mood of the video, it will be released on November 17.

13. OCTOBER 2013 - SOPHIE SEES
The short 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).

2. OCTOBER 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 on Soundcloud, where also the whole procedure is explained)! Tricky and Francesca will pick the best performances, the deadline for this is November 1. 
Other good tour news: some gigs in Poland and Italy are added for November and December (see details here).
And finally 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.

22. SEPTEMBER 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! 

13. SEPTEMBER 2013 - VALENTINE REMIX
Andy Stott 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.
There are also some new European tourdates in November and December.

6. SEPTEMBER 2013 - PARENTHESIS VIDEO, TOUR
Tricky directed a video for "Parenthesis", you can watch it on You Tube. Also some tourdates for Germany are added in December!

1. SEPTEMBER 2013 - BREEDERS COVER AND NEW SONG, FRANCESCAS ALBUM
Tricky played 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.
According to Tricky's Facebook page Francesca's solo album is finished and will be released soon on False Idols.

14. AUGUST 2013 - BBC SESSION WITH PAUL SIMON COVER
Check out 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.
[Thanks to Jonathan for this info!]

12. AUGUST 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).
[Thanks to Ferdinand for this info!]

11. AUGUST 2013 - BLACK STEEL COVER
Check out 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 in Sofia.

1. AUGUST 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.
In another interview (Faster Louder) he says he wants to do an album with covers of Kim Deal and Breeders songs.

26. JULY 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 one song.
Warrior Charge 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 Tube.

22. JULY 2013 - HEY LOVE VIDEO COMPETITION
Although there 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 8.

10. JULY 2013 - DAS MUSIKALISCHE QUARTETT
For German-speaking 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.

9. JULY 2013 - LIVE AT THE GUARDIAN,RECORDING,MAYA JANE COLES,VIDEO INTERVIEW
Tricky and his band performed "Nothing's Changed" live at the Guardian, watch it here
It really 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 discogaphy.
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).

22. JUNE 2013 - HEY LOVE VIDEO, MARSEILLES FESTIVAL
The video 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.

12. JUNE 2013 - TRICKY IN THE STUDIO?
Francesca 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. 

8. JUNE 2013 - US SHOWS RESCHEDULED, TWO INTERVIEWS
As announced 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 and here.

6. JUNE 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 en France.
[Thanks to Thorben for this info!]

5. JUNE 2013 - FRANCESCA'S INTERVIEW AND SOLO ALBUM
Here 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 for details. 
[Thanks to Thorben for infos about the CD!]

3. JUNE 2013 - LIVE ON BBC & ARTE, SHORT FILM BY TRICKY
Tricky was 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 head.

31. MAY 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 Tube
- 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 
[Thanks to Ultradriano for this info]
- Check out an interesting video interview with Face Culture on You Tube (part 1, part 2, part 3, 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 Ĝland 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.

28. MAY 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 me know!

 

   
 




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