It’s Sunday 24th August 2008 and I’m sat in a field with 70,000 other welly clad, mud laden, laugh-in-the-face-of-sobriety types waiting to see Bloc Party live at Leeds Festival. Previously, I hadn’t known much of the band with the exception to a couple of their more acclaimed releases, like ‘Modern Way’ and ‘Helicopter’. So, there I was, with an open mind and ears eagerly waiting to be impressed.
Following on from their full UK tour this coming October, British rockers Bloc Party have announced a massive show at Earls Court, London next year. More details can be found below:
British indie rockers Bloc Party are heading out on a headline tour of the UK in October, the first since coming out of their lengthy hiatus earlier this year. All dates of the tour are as follows:
British indie rockers Bloc Party have confirmed the release date for their upcoming fourth full-length album, aptly titled ‘Four’. The album is set to hit stores on August 20th 2012, and an official trailer for the album can be seen below:
UK chain indie club night Propaganda and Jim Beam’s black cherry infused bourbon Red Stag have teamed together to bring the Propaganda DJ tour, which will see Bloc Party guitarist and Bombay Bicycle Club play exclusive DJ sets at various club nights across the country.
British indie rockers Bloc Party and charity organisation Trekstock have collaborated together with an exclusive t-shirt. The shirt, designed by Bloc Party themselves, is limited edition (only 200 pressed) available on the official Trekstock webstore for just £5.00. You can head to the store by clicking the image posted below:
After an almost 3 year hiatus from any touring, British indie rock outfit Bloc Party have just confirmed a small set of headline dates in the UK this June. All dates are outlined below:
Bloc Party‘s own Russell Lissack has gone and done a remix of Lostprophets‘ latest single, ‘Bring ‘Em Down’. You can stream it through the embed we’ve posted below:
Since the release of their third full-length ‘Intimacy’, Bloc Party have been touching more on the softer side of electro and dance, and feeding it into their soft indie rock style. Their latest endeavour ‘One More Chance’ is just a another product of such direction, and so the official and cleverly titled Bloctober tour sees the four-piece hitting many areas of the UK to end 2009 with a good bang.
So not quite ‘Helicopter’ or ‘Banquet’ or even ‘I Still Remember’, is it? Bloc Party‘s latest one-off non-album single offering begins with a bouncy piano loop refrain that wouldn’t be out of place in the early 90s, in pretty much every vocal house song made during that time. It is this refrain, meshing nicely with the usual rhythmic pulse that Bloc Party are well known to provide, that makes this such a good song.
The Manchester G-Mex has recently been re-named to Manchester Central (a sensible name with it being within the center of the city), and since then the venue has began hosting musical concerts, one of which is tonight’s act from London â€“ Bloc Party.
It’s been two years since the band’s last release, and now Bloc Party are back with their brand new album ‘A Weekend In The City’. What a wait it has been, but was it worth it? To put the answer to that question short and sweetly: yes.