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Thursday 13 December 2018

Timebomb Zone: The Prodigy Tap Into Pirate Radio Sound For Post Brighton Centre Single

The Prodigy's latest single Timebomb Zone follows hot-on-the-heels of their recent sold-out gig at the Brighton Centre.

The latest track to be lifted from their seventh straight No.1 album, No Tourists, finds The Prodigy digging deep into the late 80s east London pirate radio sound. 

The band dominated the illegal rave scene, challenged anti-rave legislation and redefined the whole idea of what a band should be like. 

They brought UK electronic music to the US heartland, turning metal kids onto raving and ravers into metalheads…effectively reaching global audiences without compromise.
 
There is, still, nobody quite like The Prodigy, who in No Tourists appear to have tapped into (says Howlett) a wider need for escapism: 


"It's about the want and need to be derailed and not to follow that easy set path. In these times we live in people have become lazier and forgotten how to explore. 

"Too many people are allowing themselves to be force fed, with whatever that may be. 'No Tourists' is about reaching out further to find another alternative route where the danger and excitement may be to feel more alive… not accepting that you can just be a tourist. That's what the title is about for us."
 
The album sees The Prodigy return with venom in the way that only they can. 

Though much has changed in the musical and social landscape, what remains a constant is The Prodigy's resolute focus to always do things their own unique way. 

The Prodigy's 'No Tourists' is available by CLICKING HERE

by: Mike Cobley




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