The Prodigy -Timebomb Zone Music Video
The Prodigy have unveiled the arresting video for new single ‘Timebomb Zone’,out now
The band’s seventh straight number 1 album, ‘No Tourists’, is out now, with The Prodigy also concluding their massive UK & European headline tour this week.
The explosive, cinematic video to ‘Timebomb Zone’ was filmed in Manila and again directed by Paco Raterta, who The Prodigy collaborated with on the short film for ‘Need Some1’. It’s a suitably visceral visual accompaniment to the track and indeed ‘No Tourists’, with its global themes of frustration, escapism and fighting back. “Paco was our only choice to create the video for ‘Timebomb Zone,” says Liam Howlett. “What he brings visually has a real different edge, tension and danger to it ….it fits perfectly with the music we make.”
‘Timebomb Zone’ is a striking highlight from ‘No Tourists’, an album which sees The Prodigy join the unlikely ranks of Paul McCartney and Elton John in achieving seven UK number 1s (no other electronic act has done this). Here is a group who from day one 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: 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 urgency of ‘No Tourists’ arguably appears 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.”
Closing an incredible 2018, ‘No Tourists’ has seen The Prodigy return with venom in the way that only they can. They’re renegades, outsiders, outlaws – always hiding in plain sight. Though much has changed in the musical and social landscape, what remains a constant – as well as their unbeaten streak of number 1 albums – is The Prodigy’s resolute focus to always do things their own unique way. The remarkable success of ‘No Tourists’ suggests that in 2018, the urgency and irrepressible spirit of The Prodigy has also never been more needed.
‘No Tourists’ is available digitally, on CD, cassette, and heavyweight double vinyl. HMV and indies also stock a limited edition gatefold clear violet double vinyl. Exclusive bundles and a ltd edition gatefold clear double vinyl are available via the artist store.
Buy ‘No Tourists’ here: https://theprodigy.lnk.to/NoTouristsPR
‘Light Up The Sky’
‘We Live Forever’
‘Fight Fire With Fire’ (ft. Ho99o9)
‘Champions Of London’
‘Boom Boom Tap’
‘Give Me A Signal’ (ft. Barns Courtney)
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES (w/ support from Slaves)
7th December: Brussels Forest National, Belgium
8th December: Luxembourg Rockhal Main Hall
9th December: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands