After announcing last week the release of their sixth album, The Day is My Enemy, on March 30, via their Take Me To The Hospital imprint, UK electronic music stalwarts The Prodigy have issued a video for lead track “Nasty.” Directed by Oliver Jones the animated clip for the high-octane number is centered around a wolf prowling about town with the ability to turn people into zombies.
The Prodigy’s Liam Howlett says in a missive that the upcoming album is an angry affair: “I can’t tell you why this record came out so angry, I think it’s 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.”
In related news, the threesome have announced dates for their upcoming UK kicking off on May 4 in Newcastle. Tickets go on-sale on January 14.
The Prodigy’s UK Tour Dates
4 May – Newcastle 02 Academy
5 May – Bridlington Spa
7 May – Birmingham 02 Academy
8 May – Cardiff Arena
9 May – Blackpool Empress Ballroom
11 May – Reading Rivermead
12 May – Brighton Centre
14 May – Bournemouth BIC
15 May – London Alexandra Palace (3am curfew)
16 May – London Alexandra Palace