Tricky | 13/08/10

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As well as unveiling his new website (, Tricky today unveils his new video for the forthcoming single, "Murder Weapon", to be released on August 30th.

"Murder Weapon" is a reworking of the classic dancehall hit from Jamaican-born Echo Minott, originally released in the early '90s. Tricky fell in love with the track and 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 enrolls Irish-Italian Franky Riley, who has toured as Tricky's vocalist for two years and makes her recording debut on his new album "Mixed Race".

The video, filmed by Fleur and Manu in La Salle, Tricky’s boxing club in Paris, features Tricky training and boxing with other local fighters. It's a cinematic odyssey of guns, boxing and coercion.

Tricky is performing at this year’s V Festival and Bestival, and has also just announced a show at Koko in London on the 22nd October.

Full UK live dates are as follows:
21/08/10 UK, Chelmsford, V Festival, Union Arena
22/08/10 UK, Stafford, V Festival, Weston Park
10/09/10 UK, Newport, Bestival
22/10/10 UK, London, Koko (click here to buy)

"Murder Weapon" is the first single taken from Tricky’s forthcoming album, Mixed Race, released on September 27th 2010.


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