Tricky | 12/07/10

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"Murder Weapon", released on 30th August 2010, is the addictive first single taken from Tricky’s forthcoming ninth studio album, Mixed Race. Recorded in Paris, where Tricky currently lives, Mixed Race will be available from 27th September and is Tricky’s most direct album to date. 

"Murder Weapon" is a reworking of the classic dancehall hit from Jamaican-born Echo Minott, originally released in the early ‘90s. Tricky first fell in love with the track when someone sang it to him as he walked into a shop, and has been obsessed with it ever since. He was determined to hear how it would sound with a female vocalist (in a similar fashion to his reworking of Black Steel with Martina Topley-Bird). Tricky here enrols Irish-Italian Franky Riley, who has toured as Tricky’s vocalist for two years and makes her recording debut on this album.

"Murder Weapon" will be available on 7” (RUG376) and via digital download (RUG376D). The full tracklisting will be announced shortly.

Listen to "Murder Weapon":

Tricky will be performing at the following festivals in the UK, with a headline tour TBA for the autumn:
-Sunday 11th July: T in the Park, Kinross (Slam Tent, 2.30pm)
-Saturday 21st August: V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford (Union Arena, 7.30pm)
-Sunday 22nd August: V Festival, Weston Park, Stafford (Union Arena, 7.30pm)
-Friday 10th September: Bestival, Newport, Isle Of Wight (Big Top Stage, 10.30pm)


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