Bloc Party are working on new music

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 March 2015
Bloc Party

Bloc Party

Bloc Party are working on new music for their fifth album, lead singer Kele Okereke has revealed, after going on hiatus in 2012

Bloc Party are working on a new album.

The band's frontman Kele Okereke has confirmed they've started recording their fifth LP following the release of 'Four' in 2012, after which they embarked on a hiatus, and admits it has a very different sound to their previous material.

He said: "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."

The 33-year-old star - who has previously released two solo albums 'The Boxer' and 'Trick' - has reunited with bandmates Russell Lissack and Gordon Moakes and they're currently working on a number of songs for the record.

He told Australian radio station Triple J: "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."

Describing their new music as "an evolution of where we were", he added: "So far there's nothing that I can compare it to really in terms of other musicians, whereas in the past I always could - we were always trying to reference something else."

Bloc Party's new album will be released to mark the 10th anniversary of their debut record 'Silent Alarm'.

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Post-punk politicists from London.

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