Jan 12, 2015
Prodigy: new album and single and, probably, membership to the National Trust
The Day Is My Enemy is the name of the first studio album for six years from beatpunk fire-botherers Prodigy.
Liam Prodge has already described the new album as “pure violent energy”, and with track titles like Wall Of Death, The Death Ray and, er, Ibiza, he’s not wrong.
But you have to wonder how much fight is left in the old boys. Their artwork is a cute little fox. Look at its little ears. Alright, it’s probably going to bite your face off, but you'll hardly find a fox in a pill-spittled chill-out room in the corner of a heaving club.
If John Lydon went all buttery and the bloke from Scooter did a Kerry Katona, then it’s not too much of a stretch to expect half this new album to be a nature documentary. Smack My Badger Up. Less night owls, more… actual owls.
The Day Is My Enemy is an anagram of Tiny-Eyed Mayhems and Eh, Yes My Dynamite. What do you think it means? Let the National Trust know. They’re waiting for your call.
Anyhoo, here's the first single. It's called Nasty and it's probably directed by David Attenborough.
Further Fats: A History Of The Prodigy For People That Can't Be Bothered Reading The Wikipedia Article (2009)