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Martina Topley-Bird is a vocalist and songwriter from Shepherd's Bush, West London, United Kingdom, who first gained fame as the female vocalist on pioneer Tricky's (Adrian Thaws) debut album, Maxinquaye, (a printing error credited her as "Martine") in 1993. She continued her collaboration with Tricky on his follow-up album Pre-Millennium Tension as well as his Nearly God side-project. Topley-Bird had a child, Maisie, with Thaws.

In 1998, following a falling-out of her professional and personal relationship with Tricky… read more

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  • I just heard her on [artist]The Prodigy[/artist]'s latest album.
  • She is fucking fantastic. I was introduced to her through the b-side "Soldier Boy" that she did with Gorillaz way back in 2008. I've never actually listened to her beyond that until now, and I feel like I've been missing out sorely.
  • where is tricky?
  • When is her next album coming out?? It's been 7 years since the last already, too damn long!
  • need a full album of collabs between lanegan, warpaint, and ms. topley-bird. crystalised is a great track!
  • fahrenheit, massive attack, lynda te amo
  • love yeeeeooou!
  • I wish "Shangri La" would have a shorter intro. It's one of her best songs 222222222
  • I like her style, less-known but wonderful voice.
  • Martina a one song artist? Pffffttt. Don't make me laugh. Idiot.

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