Knowle West Boy
Tricky is back with a brand new album titled Knowle West Boy, named after the Bristol neighborhood where he grew up. The album finds Tricky seizing his roots and detailing the travels and travails of his youth, resulting in a record that acts as an eclectic aural history of his diverse upbringing. Produced by Tricky, and mixed by Switch (MIA, Santogold) Knowle West Boy was recorded in London and LA and is the summation of everything he has accomplished since his brilliant 1995 Maxinquaye debut.The album finds Tricky reaching into the post-punk, Two-Tone, reggae, hip hop and pop he grew up adoring and twisting it all into surreal songscapes. From the sardonic bar-room blues of "Puppy Toy," to the twisted Specials-worshipping, hard charging punk of lead single "Council Estate," to the bereft torchery of "Past Mistake;" to the Roxy Music's The Bogus Man-at-the-dancehall art-stomp of "Bacative;" Tricky uses his astonishingly eclectic band and a host of great undiscovered singers to create the most varied and accessible set of his career.