This week marks the release of The Prodigy’s long awaited 6th studio album ‘The Day Is My Enemy’. Having received smash reviews pretty much across the board – Liam Howlett, Keith Flint and Maxim prove they still have the Midas touch when it comes to incendiary electronic rock with zero compromise.
Move over James Bay, as it stands on the Official Chart Company mid-weeks – The Prodigy are set to take the Number 1 spot in the UK albums chart for the 6th time in their career this Sunday.
“The most exciting – and most angrily British – album of the year”
“the strongest and most confident Prodigy album since ‘The Fat Of The Land”
“They’ve done it again and you can’t help but love ‘em for it”
This is another shape-shifting evolution in a career full of them. That’ s how The Prodigy stay vital”. Q
Having streamed the full album on iTunes globally last week, this week sees Liam Howlett interviewed by Eddy Temple Morris for his ‘Rebel Radio’ playlist, exclusive to Spotify where they talk about the tracks that shaped his life and career, as well as taking part in the renowned ‘Ask Me Anything’ feature on global news & entertainment site Reddit last night.
On his Spotify playlist Liam documents his lifetime in music. From the very beginning, aged about 10 or 12, he felt an instant affinity with Ska culture on hearing The Specials ‘Too Much Too Young’ – “I just remember standing in the record shop and looking at The Specials album and seeing those guys and thinking, man I wanna be in this gang, whoever these guys are these guys are cool you know… It’s the live version it’s just got that punk energy about it”. He moves on cite Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy, Meat Beat Manifesto, Beastie Boys right through to The Ragga Twins, the White Stripes, QOTSA, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot and even Ennio Morricone… “Morricone is quite clearly a genius and he is a man that, when I talk about sound, he’s a man that makes sound that you think ‘what is that? What made that noise? What is that?’ and that gives you a feeling and it’s just like, he’s just such a clever artist and producer”.
It’s a brilliant insight into the mind of the man who’s given us 20+ years of genre defining music and well worth a listen.
Liam Howlett Rebel Radio playlist: http://prdgy.co/RebelRadioPlaylist
With the Reddit AMA feature, Liam followed in the footsteps of the likes of Bill Murray, Idris Elba and Bill Gates and put himself at the mercy of his millions of fans worldwide last night. You can check out the Q&A session here: http://po.st/TheProdigyAMA
UK and EU festivals confirmed this summer include headline performances at the Isle of Wight Festival, T in the Park, Rock Werchter and Benicassim, amongst others. The Prodigy play a UK tour in May including two sold out nights at the 11,000 capacity Alexandra Palace may 15th & 16th.
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