Prodigy fans might find themselves waiting a little longer than they expected for the release of the band's latest LP.
Five months after the group was originally slated to drop its long-awaited follow-up to 1997's multiplatinum The Fat of the Land, frontman Liam Howlett has issued a statement saying that production on the new album only began four months ago.
"The recording of Prodigy's forthcoming album, tentatively titled Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, is heavily underway," the statement read. "Recording of the album started about four months ago. Intentions are to deliver the new album shortly after the new year. Single releases will precede a spring/summer album release date."
News that Prodigy are still in production might come as a surprise to those who were expecting Always Outnumbered in May. The spring release date was provided shortly after the Brit electronica troupe issued the single "Baby's Got a Temper" in June of 2002.
In 1999 Howlett released his DJ album, The Dirtchamber Sessions, Vol. 1, under the Prodigy moniker. The set — which didn't feature MCs Keith Flint or Maxim — featured Howlett mixing music from artists ranging from the Chemical Brothers and Digital Underground to LL Cool J and KLF.