Bloc Party

Bloc Party

 

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Bloc Party are an English rock band, currently composed of Kele Okereke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, sampler), Russell Lissack (lead guitar, keyboards), Justin Harris (bass guitar, keyboards, saxophones, backing vocals) and Louise Bartle (drums, percussion).[2] Former members Matt Tong and Gordon Moakes left the band in 2013 and 2015 respectively. Their brand of music, whilst rooted in rock, retains elements of other genres such as electronica and house music. The band was formed at the 1999 Reading Festival by Okereke and Lissack. They went through a variety of names before settling on Bloc Party in 2003. Moakes joined the band after answering an advert in NME magazine, while Tong was picked via an audition. Bloc Party got their break by giving BBC Radio 1 DJ Steve Lamacq and Franz Ferdinand's lead singer, Alex Kapranos, a copy of their demo "She's Hearing Voices".

In February 2005, the band released their debut album Silent Alarm. It was critically acclaimed and was named Indie Album of the Year at the 2006 PLUG Awards and NME Album of the year which both honour indie music.[3] That year, the record was also certified platinum in Britain. The band built on this success in 2007 with the release of their second studio album, A Weekend in the City, which reached a peak of number two in the UK Albums Chart and number twelve in the Billboard 200. In August 2008, Bloc Party released their third studio record, Intimacy which entered the UK Albums Chart at number eight and number eighteen on the Billboard 200. The band went on a hiatus in October 2009 to focus on side projects. They reunited in September 2011, and shortly thereafter released their fourth album, Four, which entered the UK Albums Chart at number three. In 2013, Bloc Party released their third EP titled The Nextwave Sessions in August; the band then began an indefinite hiatus to continue with their respective side projects. The band's fifth studio album, Hymns, the first to involve Harris and Bartle, was released on 29 January 2016.[4] Bloc Party have sold over 3 million albums worldwide.[5]

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A Weekend in the City
 
A Weekend in the City is the second studio album by British indie rock band Bloc Party.
Silent Alarm
 
Silent Alarm is the debut studio album by British indie rock band Bloc Party.
Intimacy
 
Intimacy is the third studio album by British indie rock band Bloc Party.
Intimacy Remixed
 
Intimacy Remixed is the remix album to Intimacy, the third album by indie rock band Bloc Party.

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Bloc Party to play ‘Silent Alarm’ in full on UK and European tour
  –  March 19, 2018
Bloc Party have announced that they will play their seminal debut ... will speak to a hell of a lot more when ‘Silent Alarm’ rings out beyond the desks of music journalists.”
One Liners: Pussy Riot, Thom Yorke, Bloc Party, more
  –  March 19, 2018
Bloc Party will mark the eighteenth birthday of their debut album ‘Silent Alarm’ this autumn, by playing it in various EU cities. The tour will finish in London at Alexandra Palace on 24 Oct. • Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music ...
Bloc Party to perform Silent Alarm at the Dublin 3Arena
  –  March 19, 2018
Photos by Liam Sweney. ‘The band most likely to do a Franz Ferdinand in 2005!’ proclaims a UK music weekly. This single tells a different story. Bloc Party go one further than the usual flotsam of Joy Division-inspired noiseniks and combine their ...
Bloc Party announce special Silent Alarm shows
  –  March 19, 2018
Bloc Party’s current line-up: Louise Bartle ... MORE: From Arctic Monkeys to The Zutons: The 20 best songs from the mid-noughties indie boom MORE: Rick and Morty go all Pulp Fiction as they star in new music video for Run The Jewels
Bloc Party to play Silent Alarm in full on 2018 tour: How to get tickets
  –  March 19, 2018
Bloc Party have released five albums since forming in 1999, developed a passionate following in the mid 00s thanks to the success of Silent Alarm and its follow up A Weekend in the City. Fans were last treated to music back in 2016 with the release of the ...
Bloc Party to perform debut LP in full on European tour
  –  March 19, 2018
Bloc Party are set to embark on six-date European tour to play ... Both frontmen are openly gay and decided to release the track in a bid to break the taboo surrounding musicians in the pop industry who feel they have to use "codes" to talk about their ...

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