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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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Tricky: Fall to Pieces review – eclectic, pithy pop songs
Marta Zlakowska’s delicate guest vocals counter the producer’s darker impulses

Kate Hutchinson

06, Sep, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Tricky review – a bizarre but brilliant enigma
After a year of tragedy, the spotlight-shy producer stays in the shadows during this erratic yet utterly mesmerising set

Ian Gittins

27, Oct, 2019 @12:07 PM

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Hell Is Round the Corner by Tricky review – indomitable spirit
The rapper places his troubled childhood at the heart of this ultimately uplifting memoir

Neil Spencer

22, Oct, 2019 @6:01 AM

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Tricky: ‘I’ve lost people before and bounced back. This is different’
The pioneering musician was raised among gangsters and has battled with anxiety, as documented in his new memoir. But nothing could prepare him for the grief of losing his daughter this year

Tim Jonze

14, Oct, 2019 @5:00 AM

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What will you be reading next year? London book fair's star attractions
Salman Rushdie’s take on Don Quixote, Elton John’s memoirs and a study of criminals in Broadmoor – a selection of the biggest and most interesting books announced at the fair

Sian Cain

15, Mar, 2019 @4:12 PM

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Tricky: Ununiform review – stark and slinky
(False Idols/!K7)

Kitty Empire

24, Sep, 2017 @6:15 AM

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Tricky: ‘I've got family members I haven't spoken to in 15 years’
The musician, 48, on spending 200 grand on a car service, standing Madonna up and screaming at spiders

Johnny Davis

13, Aug, 2016 @1:00 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about interlopers
Our reader picks from your suggestions including Peter Gabriel and the Cure for a playlist that might not belong but sure feels like it

Richard T Clayton

16, Jun, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Massive Attack: ‘There was always someone out there ready to bash your head in’
In the 90s, they were paranoid about being beaten up while walking to the shop. Now Bristol’s trip-hop geniuses, working with Tricky again, are on a spectacular multimedia tour that warns about the dangers of ‘utopian tech companies’

Alexis Petridis

29, Jan, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Tricky, DJ Milo & Luke Harris: Tricky Presents Skilled Mechanics review – a menacing side project
Tricky’s latest album is full of his usual lo-fi menace, if not his greatest material

Jon Dennis

21, Jan, 2016 @10:00 PM

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Bristol to host 2016 BBC 6 Music festival
A roster of local artists including Roni Size, Tricky and Portishead’s Geoff Barrow slated to perform alongside bands including Primal Scream in 2016 event

Guardian music

15, Dec, 2015 @4:00 PM

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