Martina Topley-Bird

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‘Music dug up from under the earth’: how trip-hop never stopped
Fused from jungle, rave and soul, trip-hop filled the coffee tables of the 90s, and is now inspiring Billie Eilish’s generation. So why is the term so despised by many?

Joe Muggs

11, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Martina Topley-Bird: ‘I wasn’t trying to be famous. I was embarrassingly earnest about being authentic’
The vocalist breaks her long silence to talk about grieving for her daughter, her pioneering work with Tricky on Maxinquaye and finally making an album she’s 98% happy with…

Tim Jonze

06, Jun, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Massive Attack live review – curiously flat for 3D
Back with new songs, old friends and the likes of Young Fathers on vocals, Massive Attack still leave you craving melody

Kitty Empire

07, Feb, 2016 @9:00 AM

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Tricky: 'I thought I'd be an underground artist. I was not ready'

Seventeen years ago, Maxinquaye made Tricky an unlikely pop star, and made him angry and unhappy. Now, though, he and Martina Topley-Bird are ready to revisit it

Dorian Lynskey

18, Apr, 2012 @4:06 PM

New music: Clark – Secret feat Martina Topley-Bird

Michael Cragg: Chris Clark travelled the world recording his latest album for Warp. Here's an exclusive taster

Michael Cragg

08, Mar, 2012 @11:48 AM

Martina Topley Bird: Some Place Simple | CD review
Paring back her old songs into these delicious new forms was a masterstroke by Martina Topley Bird, reckons Caroline Sullivan

Caroline Sullivan

15, Jul, 2010 @10:00 PM

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Martina Topley Bird: 'I played Boggle till 4am the other night. Is that rock'n'roll enough for you?' | Q&A
Martina Topley Bird, Tricky's former muse, talks to Killian Fox about Massive Attack, English breakfasts and the truth of how she was discovered

Killian Fox

10, Jul, 2010 @11:05 PM

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Pop CD: Martina Topley-Bird, The Blue God

(Independiente)

Alexis Petridis

01, May, 2008 @11:09 PM

Review: Martina Topley Bird/White Denim at Star of Bethnal Green

Pop: Her old fans waited for her to soar, but Martina Topley Bird's comeback gig was sabotaged by wretched sound and a cramped venue

Kitty Empire

05, Apr, 2008 @11:04 PM

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CD: Martina Topley Bird: Quixotic

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Maddy Costa

11, Jul, 2003 @10:47 AM

Martina Topley Bird, Bush Hall, London

Bush Hall, London

Alexis Petridis

25, Jun, 2003 @2:39 PM

The return of Martina Topley Bird

It's been four long years since Martina Topley Bird, the singer with a voice as unique and exotic as her name, started work on her debut album. But, as Sean O'Hagan discovers, the muse who inspired Tricky and defined a musical era, has never missed a beat.

Sean O'Hagan

24, May, 2003 @11:10 PM

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