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 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)'. 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 INTERVIEW
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 rÚsidant
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
ěland 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 Bj÷rk 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
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.
2013 - NEW ALBUM AND TOUR
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!