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The Prodigy unveil "Nasty" single and UK tour dates

13 January 2015, 17:35 | Written by Laurence Day

Seminal crossover dance act The Prodigy have unveiled "Nasty", the first single from upcoming LP The Day Is My Enemy.

The band's Liam Howlett explains the aggression in trio's new LP:

“I can’t tell you why this record came out so angry, I think its just inbuilt in me... it’s more about what I like music to do. I’ve always seen music I like as a form of attack. That’s what I use music for, it’s an attack. I didn’t plan this album to sound violent, it’s just the sound that came out of the studio , a kind of build up over the last 4 years . ‘Anger is an energy’, that’s a lyric which always resonated with me. The tension is buried deep in the music right from the first drop. It’s all about the sound having that sense of danger. That’s what The Prodigy sound is about.”

A blurb accompanying the release also sheds light on The Prodigy's intentions:

The city at night talks through drones and chaos. The hidden city that lives in the shadows of the anaesthetized and over-stylized urban landscape. The night time heart that pounds to the rush of different drums: a subverted militaristic snare, a distorted break, a glitched dub attack, a middle eastern refrain, a cacophony of in-car dissonance, a symphony of random noise soundtracking life at the edge of the night. Where humanity lurks in darkened corners, hoods up, eyes down and communicating through clandestine gestures. Where the urban fox hunts in the darkness of the city’s suffocating ghost life, ransacking the daytime waste, taking what it wants - unafraid, unchallenged, untethered, untouchable… Like The Prodigy.

The Day Is My Enemy will be released 30 March via Take Me To The Hospital/Cooking Vinyl. The single release of "Nasty" will hit 9 February.

The band have also announced a May UK tour.

Watch the video below. The band's tour dates can be found afterwards.


4 - Newcastle 02 Academy
5 - Bridlington Spa
7 - Birmingham 02 Academy
8 - Cardiff Arena
9 - Blackpool Empress Ballroom
11 - Reading Rivermead
12 - Brighton Centre
14 - Bournemouth BIC
15 - London Alexandra Palace (3am curfew)
16 - London Alexandra Palace

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