Keith Flint and Liam Howlett discuss future of band following 'The Day Is My Enemy' album release
The Prodigy have discussed the possibility of their retirement for the first time, admitting that the band is “gonna come to an end at some point”.
The group recently released their sixth studio album, ‘The Day Is My Enemy’, earlier this year with the album going on to become their sixth consecutive Number One. Despite their continued success, speaking in the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally, the band claimed that their 25 year-strong career could be drawing to a close.
“I think that the band’s gonna come to an end at some point,” vocalist Keith Flint told NME. “And it’s got to be soon. It will end before we want it to because of the realities of age.” Speaking of their advancing ages (the group are all in their forties), keyboardist Liam Howlett added, “There comes a point where you don’t want to be Uncle Alan at the wedding reception.”
Despite their own speculation however, the band denied having a timeline for their conclusion. Flint described himself as being “more settled in the band and everything else than I’ve ever been”. He added:”The people decide when we fuck off, but it can’t go on forever.
“We’ll just figure it out. We haven’t set dates. I think this might be the first time we’ve talked about it.”
The Prodigy recently teamed up with Sleaford Mods frontman Jason Williamson for their new album track ‘Ibiza’. Speaking of the song Howlett recently said, “I’m not really into collaborations, but it doesn’t sound like a collaboration somehow. I’d been checking out Sleaford Mods for ages, and I felt like we had an energy in common, that it could work. So I sent him the beat – I knew he’d like the beat – then we were off.”
The Prodigy are joint headliners of Isle Of Wight Festival on June 12 alongside The Black Keys. They also tour in May. Watch the band discuss their new album in a video interview with NME below.