The Prodigy – Timebomb Zone (Directed by Paco Raterta)
“It is – dare we say it – touched with genius” NME ***** “Little masterpieces of concision, aiming every arrow in their quiver at your feet, impelling you to dance” Observer **** “Once again it’s a sonic petrol bomb that makes you feel like you’ve been set on fire and once again, The Prodigy have proved no one does it better” KERRANG “A reassuring return” MOJO “The Prodigy have still got fire in their belly…The Prodigy are still and will always be the leaders for anarchy” Jack Saunders BBC Radio 1
Again teaming up with Paco Raterta, The Prodigy today reveal the visuals for latest single‘Timebomb Zone’ from their seventh studio album ‘No Tourists’.‘Timebomb Zone’ finds The Prodigy digging deep into the late 80s east London pirate radio sound with a tune that takes us back to the very roots of the band. Fusing tension with euphoric uplift – and a slice of bad acid alchemy – ‘Timebomb Zone’ is emblematic of The Prodigy doing what they (and only they) do best. In a rare opportunity the band have additionally released the separated musical elements of the single for the first time today, with fans able to download and put their own remix spin on this future Prodigy classic (details via https://TheProdigy.lnk.to/TZRMXPR).
‘Timebomb Zone’ is a striking highlight from ‘No Tourists’, an album which sees The Prodigy join the ranks of Paul McCartney and Elton John in achieving seven UK number ones (no other electronic act has done this). They brought UK electronic music to the US heartland, turning metal kids onto raving and ravers into metalheads…effectively reaching global audiences without compromise: see 7 number 1 albums, 30 million record sales, and multiple honours (two Brits, two Kerrang! awards, five MTV awards, two Grammy nominations). And with the success of ‘No Tourists’, The Prodigy are clearly doing what they and only they do best.
The remarkable success of ‘No Tourists’ suggests that in 2018, the urgency and irrepressible spirit of The Prodigy has also never been more needed.