Tricky has announced his autobiography, 'Hell Is Round the Corner', which will be published by Blink on 31st October. The title is taken from a track on his first full-length record.
The book will chronicle the Bristolian producer, musician, DJ, singer and MC's childhood and rise to musical prominence, with his influence on UK electronic, experimental and downtempo impossible to understate.
One of the pre-eminent faces in the trip hop movement, his debut album 'Maxinquaye' went gold in 1995, with his oeuvre also name-checking seminal LPs such as 'Blowback', and the Wild Bunch sound system which would evolve into fellow Bristol icons Massive Attack, an outfit Tricky has had a long and— at times— mixed relationship with, whose own narrative formed another book earlier this year.
Journalist Andrew Perry has assisted in the writing, with contributions coming from family, friends, industry insiders, similarly rebellious music heads such as Happy Mondays' Shaun Ryder and 'former gangsters'.
In other Bristol news, local crew Dirtytalk launched a Crowdfunder campaign in May to secure funds for a new venue in the city following a bleak string of actual and near-club closures.