Past Event


Thu 12 Feb 2015

Tricky makes complicated music because Adrian Thaws has had a complicated life, growing up in an extended family that was both black and white, urban and rural, containing strong women and volatile men. It’s typical of one of music’s most unpredictable characters that the first album to bear his birth name is one of his least introspective. ‘Calling it Adrian Thaws is saying you don’t really know me,’ says Tricky, explaining the title of his eleventh album. ‘So many times people have tried to put a finger on me and every album I go to a different place.’

The result is a commanding set of songs that finds the Bristol maverick at his most quietly menacing, ranging from straight up hip hop to house, rock and reggae,and featuring an international crew of collaborators. Fresh from a European tour, Tricky brings his dark, unnerving and ceaselessly inventive sound to Brighton Festival.