The Prodigy have announced plans to release their first album in three years worldwide through BMG in early 2018.
Released via the band’s Take Me To The Hospital label, the as-yet-untitled album will be preceded by a single later this year.
The deal extends the company’s relationship with the band, with BMG already publishing Liam Howlett’s song catalogue. Pictured above are (left-right): Keith Flint, Maxim, Liam Howlett and Korda Marshall (BMG UK EVP music).
Korda Marshall, BMG UK, EVP music, said: “The Prodigy are one of those bands who define an entire sound and can justifiably claim to be among the architects of contemporary music. We are delighted to have the opportunity to release what will undoubtedly be one of the most important records of 2018.”
The Prodigy’s management team Nick Halkes and John Fairs said: “BMG are a passionate and enthusiastic team and they've done a strong job on the publishing side, so we are really pleased to be working with them on this exciting new phase.”
Liam Howlett added: “Very happy to be joining the BMG family for the next Prodigy album release under my Take Me To The Hospital label, great guys who totally understand our band... Now let’s make some noise!”
BMG president, repertoire & marketing, Alexi Cory-Smith said: “Four years ago we signed a deal to represent Liam’s publishing and the relationship is a successful and enjoyable one. Liam is a genius, he and the band have a lot of fans in this building and we love working with him. It is fantastic now to be able to work with The Prodigy on records too.”
The Prodigy’s last album, The Day Is My Enemy, reached No.1 in the UK in 2015, becoming their sixth to do so in their home territory. It hit the Top 10 across Europe and Australia and No.2 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums chart.
It was released in partnership with Cooking Vinyl, as was 2009’s Invaders Must Die. The group worked with XL on their previous records, Experience (1992), Music For The Jilted Generation (1994), The Fat Of The Land (1997) and Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned (2004).
(Photo: Bartleberry Logan)