"If an historic comparison was to be attempted, cast your mind far back to the earliest, comparatively sketchy works by the likes of the Prodigy or the Chemical Brothers. Then recall the impact when each delivered in turn Voodoo People and Block Rockin’ Beats. That’s the kind of leap forward successfully maneuvered here. Britain’s next great dance-rock band have arrived."
"Lead track "M.A.D" (an acronym for Mutually Assured Destruction) is a booming, bass-heavy explosion that ponders the psychology of violence in the broadest sense. Musically, it’s a bold statement of intent, the perfect mix of state of the art rhythm, edge of your seat guitars, and bright-eyed, keen-witted howling at the moon. M.A.D will sound as powerful booming out in a rammed concert hall with 5000 of their rabidly loyal fans going bananas or rattling out from a Nokia phone on the back of a bus. Hadouken! don’t discriminate. They just want to invade ear and head-space."
(This is my favourite bit just for the editing)
As anyone who witnessed the reception lavished on not just old favourites but also when new material such as M.A.D was recently road-tested in front of packed festival audiences at Exit, Optimus and Underage will testify, the stars are currently aligning for Hadouken!’s much-anticipated return.
“I feel like the stars are aligning for us right now,” says vocalist James Smith.