Tricky – “Adrian Thaws”

Project: Tricky – “Adrian Thaws”
Client: False Idols / !K7 Records
Date: September 8th 2014
Status: Archived

Artist Album
International Campaign (Exc. US, France & Germany)
Contact: Neil Bainbridge


Following the creation of his own False Idols imprint and 2013’s album of the same name, Tricky returned in the fall of 2014 with a new studio project that shared the name he was given at birth: Adrian Thaws. “Calling it Adrian Thaws is saying you don’t really know me,” said Tricky of his 11th album. “So many times people have tried to put a finger on me and every album I go to a different place.”

Recorded in Tricky’s home studio in London, Adrian Thaws is a musically adventurous project and collaborators on the album include Francesca Belmonte, Nneka, Mykki Blanco, Bella Gotti, Tirzah, Blue Daisy and Oh Land.

What press had to say…

“an artist who’s still capable of surprising, disturbing and revelling in his own idiosyncracies 4/5” Guardian Read
“Tricky’s struck gold once again with this 8/10” The Line Of Best Fit Read
“Adrian Thaws is undeniably Tricky with all his trademark feverish whispers and ominous storytelling but it’s also his most cogent and focused album in years 4/5” The Skinny Read
“it achieves both the unsettling atmosphere and raw human experience that are hallmarks of Tricky “ FACT Read
“Restless, furiously inventive and resolutely original…” Clash Read
“This record is a composite piece blessed with a vision and singularity that repeatedly surprises and invigorates. “ Record Collector Read
“Expectations are, as ever, moderate for Tricky’s latest album, and he doesn’t disappoint.” WIRE
“Tricky may not be reinventing the wheel, but his focus is sharper than ever” MOJO
“The rapper [is] at his most quietly menacing. In fact, at times Tricky’s barely there at all, content to orchestrate Adrian Thaws’ stark beats, the best of which recall his mid-90s peak.” The Observer