After months of hype and gossip, last night UK rave titans The Prodigy finally quenched fans’ thirst with their first new production in over five years. Premiered by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1, then online via the band’s own Vevo channel, Nasty is the first track from their sixth studio album The Day Is My Enemy. This is what it sounds like…
Littered with an earworm guitar riff, thunderous breakbeats, guttural bass, devious detuned elements and Keith Flint’s Lydonesque vocals, it carries all the band’s trademark dynamics and sonic signature that you already know will kill it live.
Reactions have been varied with some commenters expecting something different or new from the band. But this is The Prodigy, this is the sound they’ve brutally crafted and developed for almost 25 years and we dare any of the naysayers to pen a hook that tattoos the brain in the way Liam Howlett’s hooks do.
It’s been a long journey since Liam first announced plans for the new album last summer via NME. And this is just the beginning. The Day Is My Enemy is released on March 30 and will be available on all formats, including some rather plush collectible vinyl bundles. Pre-order now via their website and you’ll win yourself a free download of Nasty.
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UK fans will also be able to experience this new material the way it’s intended: LIVE. These are the dates they’ve announced so far…
Monday May 4: Newcastle 02 Academy
Tuesday May 5: Bridlington Spa
Thursday May 7: Birmingham O2 Academy
Friday May 8: Cardiff Arena
Saturday May 9: Blackpool Empress Ballroom
Monday May 11: Reading Rivermead
Tuesday May 12: Brighton Centre
Thursday May 14: Bournemouth BIC
Friday May 15: London Alexandra Palace (Late show til 3am)
Saturday May 16th: London Alexandra Palace