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Tricky autobiography to be published this autumn

By joe melia, Friday Sep 6, 2019

Tricky, the ground-breaking, Bristol-born musician, singer, and producer is releasing an autobiography at the end of October.

Hell Is Round The Corner will be published by Bonnier Books imprint, Blink Publishing, and chronicles the rise of the hugely influential Knowle-West-born artist. In the book Tricky documents his formative years in Bristol including his role in the Wild Bunch sound system of the 1980s and his work with Massive Attack, before he embarked on his successful and pioneering solo career. He also discusses his family life, including the impact of his mother’s death when he was just four years old.

Tricky’s autobiography will be published on October 31

Kerri Sharp, Commissioning Editor at Blink Publishing, said: “Tricky’s sound and lyrics stopped everyone dead in their tracks in the early ’90s with their originality. Who could ever forget, “Say reduce me, seduce me, dress me up in Stussy”? I’m delighted to be working with such an original artist on such a unique life story.”

The book features several contributions from family members, music industry insiders, celebrated musicians and artists including Shan Ryder and Terry Hall, and has been written in collaboration with music journalist Andrew Perry.

Since his debut album, Maxinquaye, in 1995, Tricky has released 13 studio albums and collaborated with scores of other artists including Beyoncé, Grace Jones, Björk, Yoko Ono and Elvis Costello.

The publication of Hell Is Round The Corner follows the release of Melissa Chemam’s, Massive Attack: Out of the Comfort Zone earlier this year.

Hell Is Round The Corner will be published on October 31. For more information visit,

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