London based indie rock band Bloc Party have finally ended their 20-month hiatus. Frontman Kele Okereke (more on him in a future post) confirmed on Australian radio that the band is working on their fifth studio album and shared a snippet of the track “Exes.”
Mr. Okereke had this to say, “I guess it’s the first time that I have talked about it but we are making a record at the moment. It’s sounding like nothing that we’ve done before but that’s what everyone always says. We’re at the writing/recording phase. We’ve started recording — I think we have about 18 [song] ideas and we’re going to lay them down properly in the next few months.”
The band recently celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the release of their debut album Silent Alarm. The well-received LP was named my #1 Album Of The Decade, and I still stand behind that proclamation. I know, if you wanted to listen to Gang Of Four, you would fucking listen to Gang Of Four, whatever. The incredible 13-song effort is only one of the reasons that Bloc Party is one of my favorite bands to surface over the last ten years.
Revisit “Helicopter” here:
Listen to the masterpiece “Like Eating Glass” here:
Download Silent Alarm here: