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  • 16 Sep, 2019

    Tricky: 'Hell Is Round The Corner' Book Launch & Concert

    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

    www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/138684-tricky-2019

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  • 27 Aug, 2019

    Ride: New Album 'This Is Not A Safe Place'

    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.

    www.thebandride.com

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  • 04 Jul, 2019

    The Cure: 'Burn' Live At Glastonbury Festival

    The Cure played 'Burn' during their Pyramid Stage headline performance at Glastonbury Festival on Sunday night.

    www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

  • 03 Jul, 2019

    The Cure: Live Review In The Independent

    A 5 Star review for The Cure at Glastonbury Festival last Sunday, in The Independent.

    www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/the-cure-glastonbury-review-robert-smith-setlist-watch-bbc-pyramid-stage-a8981981.html

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  • 03 Jul, 2019

    The Cure: Glastonbury Review In The Guardian

    The Cure receive a 4 Star live review for their performance at Glastonbury Festival on Sunday, in The Guardian.

    www.theguardian.com/music/2019/jul/01/the-cure-at-glastonbury-2019-review-still-the-worlds-most-reluctant-pop-stars

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  • 02 Jul, 2019

    The Cure: Headline Set At Glastonbury Festival

    The Cure's Sunday night headline set on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival, is featured on the BBC iPlayer.
    Click the link below to listen.

    www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006h4g/glastonbury-the-cure

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  • 30 Jun, 2019

    The Cure: Glastonbury Festival Headline

    Our second Glastonbury headliner, The Cure, will close the 2019 festival from the Pyramid Stage tonight.

    www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

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  • 27 Jun, 2019

    The Cure: 'Anniversary 1978-2018'

    The Cure's live performance movie, celebrating 40 years of their career, 'Anniversary 1978-2018' is released in cinemas worldwide on 11th July.

    www.thecure.film/synopsis

  • 27 Jun, 2019

    Glastonbury Festival: Sunday 30th June, 2019

    The Cure will headline the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival on Sunday, and the day features many artists from the Primary Talent International roster.

    11.50-12.30: Circa Waves (Other Stage)
    14.30-15.30: Self Esteem (Pussy Parlure)
    16.00-16.40: Nilüfer Yanya (William's Green)
    16.00-17.00: Joy Crookes (Pussy Parlure)
    16.00-17.00: Tiffany Calver (Gully Blues)
    17.00-18.00: Steel Banglez (Gully Blues)
    17.15-18.15: Ray BLK (Sonic)
    17.15-18.15: Loyle Carner (Other Stage)
    17.20-18.20: The Bootleg Beatles (Acoustic Stage)
    18.00-18.40: Ten Tonnes (William's Green)
    18.00-19.00: DJ Vadim ft Kiko Bun (The Bug at Arcadia)
    20.15-21.15: Dave (Other Stage)
    21.15-23.30: The Cure (Pyramid Stage)
    21.30-22.45: The Streets (John Peel Stage)
    23.15-00.30: Maverick Sabre (Sonic)
    00.00-01.00: Kasra (Arcadia's Pangea)
    01.00-02.00: High Contrast DJ (Samula)
    01.00-03.00: Mike Skinner DJ (The Rum Shack)

    www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

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  • 12 Apr, 2019

    Mad Cool Festival 2019

    The Mad Cool Festival takes place in Madrid in July & features Primary Talent International artists:

    ...The Cure
    ...The 1975
    ...Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
    ...TOKiMONSTA

    www.madcoolfestival.es

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