Adamson returned in 2002 with The King of Nothing Hill, his first collection of new material in four years. Stranger on the Sofa followed in 2006, Adamson's first for his Central Control International
imprint. Back to the Cat, his second album for the label, was released in March 2008. Its title track was used in the popular video game Alan Wake. He also took part in the first of the Howard Devoto
reunions in 2008, completing one tour before leaving again to concentrate on his own music. In 2010 he issued the digital-only single "Rag and Bone." It was released in physical form as a 12" single in 2011. The same year he wrote, directed, and scored the film Therapist. Adamson followed the single with his next full-length, I Will Set You Free, on his Central Control International
label. It was released on Valentine's Day in 2012, followed by a world tour. He also contributed the closing title theme to the film The Sweeney by director Nick Love and played bass on two tracks from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
' Push the Sky Away.
Adamson offered an aural sneak peak of his next album with "Texas Crash" in November 2015. The full-length, Know Where to Run, was released by his Central Control
label in February of the following year. In April 2017, Adamson dropped another EP, Love Sick Dick, a six-song serving of dark but groove-laden cinematic funk. ~ Richie Unterberger, Rovi