Get ready to have your ears pummelled in 2018 – The Prodigy are set to return with a brand new album. And before that, the electro-punk pioneers have promised a new single before the year is out.
The album will the band’s seventh studio release and will be the follow-up to 2015’s chart-topper This Day Is My Enemy. It will also be their first record through a new deal with BMG. According to the label, the single be “part of a sustained burst of activity” from the band in 2018. So we’re guessing that’s going to involve a tour, more singles and quite probably festival dates.
“The Prodigy are one of those bands who define an entire sound and can justifiably claim to be among the architects of contemporary music,” said BMG UK EVP Music Korda Marshall. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to release what will undoubtedly be one of the most important records of 2018.”
The Prodigy also tweeted the news. They said: “New single later this year! ,,then we droppin a new album on you early next year! Ya hear me!”
The deal with BMG sees the band come full circle with the label as their entire song catalogue is published by the company. The Prodigy’s mainman Liam Howlett voiced his enthusiasm, saying in a statement: “Very happy to be joining the BMG family for the next Prodigy album release under my Take Me To The Hospital label, great guys who totally understand our band... Now let’s make some noise.”
The Prodigy have been enjoying hits since 1991 when ‘Charly’ hit number three in the UK charts, and its follow-up, ‘Everybody In The Place’ went one place better. Their third album, 1997’s Fat Of The Land, hit number one in over a dozen countries and contained the UK chart toppers ‘Firestarter’ and ‘Breathe’. Their last album, The Day Is My Enemy, took poll position in the UK album charts upon its release.