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16 Sep, 2019
In his autobiography 'Hell Is Round The Corner', Tricky speaks candidly about how his mother's suicide when he was just four years old has had a lifelong effect on him, both creatively and psychologically, and how the underground cultures of the 1980s and '90s, like squatting, festivals, Jamaican sound systems and the emerging UK hip-hop scene gave him the space and inspiration to express himself artistically. Free to develop his taste naturally and experimentally, in part by working with like-minded peers such as Bristol's Wild Bunch - from which later came Massive Attack - Tricky pioneered his extraordinary sound.
Tricky takes you on a journey from the margins of Bristol's ghettos to the high-life of 1990s music industry excess. In his distinctive voice, he tells how his life has been overshadowed by loss, violence, personal struggles and financial ruin - and how he emerged from a crazy, drug-infested LA to reinvent himself in Paris and Berlin.
Tricky returns for his first London show since 2017.
Admired internationally by some of the biggest names in music, including the late David Bowie, Tricky has released 13 studio albums, selling over 2 million copies worldwide.
From working with contemporaries such as the Wild Bunch, that eventually metamorphosed into Massive Attack and providing pivotal raps on their ground-breaking 1992 album, 'Blue Lines', to becoming a household name with his Mercury prize nominated debut album 'Maxinquaye' (1995), Tricky has been an ever-evolving artist and unmatched pioneer in his field.
Tricky's most recent album ununiform is a delicate, storming, intricate album that sees Tricky take perhaps his most radical step yet - a journey into happiness and contentment. A record that shows the legendary British producer confront his legacy, history, family - even death itself. And in all of this, he finds the strangest, least familiar thing - peace.
Saturday 26 October, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
27 Aug, 2019
Ride reveal details of their album 'This Is Not A Safe Place', released on August 16th via Wichita Recordings.
'This Is Not A Safe Place' sees the rejuvenated Oxford four piece reunite with revered DJ, producer and remixer Erol Alkan, who was on production duties for 2017's 'Weather Diaries'. Rekindling that creative partnership has once again seen Ride push their sound forward, as hypnotic rhythms and washes of lush guitars come together with leftfield electronic influences. The combination creates a sound rich in their trademark shoegaze atmosphere, whilst simultaneously sounding fresh and creatively ambitious.
'Future Love' is the first song to be unveiled from 'This Is Not A Safe Place'. An unguarded, gloriously optimistic song, 'Future Love' brings together many of Ride's best loved elements. Layers of guitars' chime and drone, as the Oxford quartet effortlessly meld shoegazing dynamics, melodic psychedelia with their distinctive Transatlantic harmonies. It's a song steeped in the heady haze of the start of a relationship, when anything seems possible, and one that's sure to strike a chord as the shimmering start of the summer comes into view.
Following the successful release and hectic touring schedule from 'Weather Diaries', the band gathered influences from sources such as the Jean Michel Basquiat exhibition at the Barbican, and the post punk sound of The Fall and Sonic Youth, to make an album which contains echoes of their earliest days as a band, while bringing these elements into 2019.
'This Is Not A Safe Place' came together in a matter of weeks at the end of 2018, and start of 2019, the sound of a band embracing their new found creativity and rejuvenated dynamic. The record also sees Ride reunite with sound engineer Alan Moulder, who is on mixing duties for this fourth Ride record, following 'Weather Diaries', 'Going Blank Again' and their debut 1990 album 'Nowhere' (an album whose artwork is wonderfully echoed on the newly revealed cover of 'This Is Not A Safe Place').
One of the leading lights of the early 90's shoegaze scene, Ride reformed in 2014, releasing their first album in over 20 years in 2017.
'Weather Diaries' was greeted by a raft of critical and commercial acclaim, reaching #11 in the UK album charts. It also saw Ride reunited with Wichita Records' Dick Green and Mark Bowen, who worked with the band during their early years on Creation Records.
14 Feb, 2019
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' will play a small run of intimate, seated shows before heading off the the Far East on tour in May! Joined by special guest Gaz Coombes, the band will be calling in at Edinburgh, Llandudno, Hull and, for the first time, the London Palladium.
*SPOILER ALERT* New material, currently being recorded, could get an airing...
Tickets go on sale Mon 18th Feb at 10am GMT.
28 Jan, 2019
The Cure’s show at Malahide Castle, Dublin on 8th June is now SOLD OUT!
They will be joined on the night by Primary Talent International artists:
25 Jan, 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen will tour the UK in May 2019.
23 Jan, 2019
The Isle Of Wight Festival, which takes place from 13th-16th June, will feature Primary Talent International artists:
...Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
23 Jan, 2019
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will tour Japan in May 2019. See his artist page for full details.
23 Jan, 2019
Anteros take their 'When We Land' tour around the UK in April, with special guests RedFaces.
22 Jan, 2019
DMA'S will tour the UK during April 2019.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 25th January, from the link below.
16 Jan, 2019
The NOS Primavera Sound festival in Porto, Portugal in June, features a whole host of Primary Talent International artists:
Thursday 6th June
Friday 7th June
...Men I Trust
Saturday 8th June