The Prodigy are back, and this time they’re taking no prisoners with their latest album. The titular track The Day is My Enemy is a statement of intent with the repeated refrain “”the day is my enemy, the night is my friend,” inviting you to leave the drudgery of the everyday behind and join the revellers of the night, whilst Nasty is an ear searing anthem that stands up to the best songs on their 90’s classic Fat of the Land, whilst Wild Frontier is a nail biting sonic rollercoaster you want to ride again. If John Lydon was right when he said “anger is an energy,” then The Prodigy just gave us enough to leave the lights on for the next decade. Rave is alive and kicking your teeth in, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Originally printed in Kirkby Extra #320, May 2015.
Monthly music columnist for the Kirkby Extra, sometimes article writer for Get Into This. Freelance writer/artist/maker.