Leaving XL after 17 years...
Scott Colothan

15:16 18th January 2007

The Prodigy have left XL records and set up their own label imprint.

Liam Howlett and co. will be releasing all future material through Ragged Flag – an independent label backed by Cooking Vinyl. 
Mr Howlett said of the move: ‘”We have been planning this for a while and we are looking forward to building our label up, starting off with the release of the new Prodigy album.

“We have recorded a few songs already for this next album and they are sounding big and mean!”

Cooking Vinyl’s Managing Director Martin Goldschmidt said: “The Prodigy are one of the most relevant bands to today’s world.

“It is a real honour to be entrusted with handling affairs for Ragged Flag. This is a fantastic start to 2007, and it is the start of a new era for Cooking Vinyl.”

It’s not yet known when the new album will be released.

Photo: Shirlaine Forrest