The Prodigy launched their first studio album Experience in 1992, practically 30 years in the past, making them one the oldest still-active digital music teams round, and in all probability the oldest electronic-focused band. With authentic members Liam Howlett, Keith Flint, and Maxim nonetheless going sturdy, the group has simply launched their seventh studio album, a frenetic exploration chaos and sound that hearkens again to their heyday whereas not compromising for something.
No Tourists is ten tracks angst and sociopolitical commentary. Combining a form Beastie Boys fervor with a Rage Against The Machine mechanical echo, The Prodigy have by no means been stronger or extra intensely obsessed with their sound.
“No Tourists is finally about escapism and the need and have to be derailed and to not be a vacationer and observe that straightforward set path,” explains Liam Howlett in his North London studio. “In these instances we dwell in folks have develop into lazier and forgotten learn how to discover. Too many individuals are permitting themselves to be pressure fed, with no matter that could be. It’s about reaching out additional to seek out one other various route the place the hazard and pleasure could also be to really feel extra alive… not accepting which you could simply be a vacationer. That’s what the title is about for us.”
It appears that even 30 years later, nobody can use 303 synths fairly like The Prodigy. “We Live Forever” is rife with them, pushing acid-tinged sounds ahead with a breakbeat pulse that’s unbelievable addictive. On the opposite hand, “Boom Boom Tap” is one the few tracks on the album that explores a comparatively new style for the group, incorporating parts entice into the combination with large horns … till the recognizable breakbeat comes again in, that's. It nonetheless has the identical angst as any Prodigy monitor, with only a bit extra trendy attraction.
The closing music the album, “Give Me a Signal” with Barns Courtney, presents one more climax on No Tourists. There’s by no means actually any decision to talk within the first place – the album by no means takes a second to mirror on what it’s offered, preferring relatively to barrel ahead at 120 mph with wanton disregard for anybody’s consolation, very similar to one The Prodigy’s dwell exhibits.
No Tourists is ideal for somebody’s first introduction to the band or a longtime fan’s fever dream – test it out under and make sure you catch The Prodigy on tour within the UK & Europe all through the remaining 2018. Hopefully they’ll tour the US in 2019, however no phrase but.
UK TOUR DATES
November 2: Glasgow SEC Hall four (w/ Bad Company UK)
November three: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena (w/ Rene LaVice)
November 5: Brighton Centre (w/ Rene LaVice) **offered out**
November 6: Plymouth Pavilions (w/ Rene LaVice) **offered out**
November eight: Liverpool Echo Arena (w/Ho99o9)
November 9: Cardiff Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (w/ Ho99o9)
November 10: Birmingham Arena (w/ Ho99o9)
November 13: Leeds First Direct Arena (w/ Rene LaVice)
November 14: London Alexandra Palace (w/ Friction)
November 15: London Alexandra Palace (w/ Ho99o9) **offered out**
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
November 27: Berlin Max- Schmeling Halle, Germany
November 28: Munich Zenith, Germany
November 30: Livorno Modigliani Forum, Italy
December 1: Rimini RDS Stadium, Italy
December three: Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland
December four: Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
December 5: Düsseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Hall, Germany
December 7: Brussels Forest National, Belgium
December eight: Luxembourg Rockhal Main Hall
December 9: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands