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Bloc Party

Bloc Party are an English indie rock band. The group has been together since 2002, with names such as Superheroes of BMX, The Angel Range, Diet, and Union, before settling on Bloc Party in September 2003. Band members Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack have formed the fulcrum of these various incarnations, and were subsequently joined by bassist Gordon Moakes who answered an advert in the NME, and most recently drummer Matt Tong. Lissack and singer/guitarist Kele Okereke first met in 1998 in Essex, where Lissack had grown up and Okereke attended school. Lissack attended Bancroft’s School and O ...read more

Bloc Party are an English indie rock band. The group has been together since 2002, with names such as Superheroes of BMX, The Angel Range, Diet, and Union, before settling on Bloc Party in September 2003. Band members Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack have formed the fulcrum of these various incarnations, and were subsequently joined by bassist Gordon Moakes who answered an advert in the NME, and most recently drummer Matt Tong. Lissack and singer/guitarist Kele Okereke first met in 1998 in Essex, where Lissack had grown up and Okereke attended school. Lissack attended Bancroft’s School and Okereke attended Ilford County High School until 16 then Trinity School for sixth form. They bumped into each other again in 1999 at the Reading Festival and soon after formed the band Union.

In 2003 they changed their name from Union to Bloc Party. The name is a play on block party, a name for an informal neighbourhood festival, which might hire a local band as entertainment. The band have said that the name was not intended to be an allusion to the Soviet Bloc or the Canadian political party Bloc Québécois; the absence of a ‘k’ is purely for aesthetics. « hide

Similar Bands: Editors, Foals, Arctic Monkeys, We Are Scientists, Kele

LPs
Four
08/20/2012

3.3
227 Votes
Intimacy
2008

3.1
503 Votes
A Weekend in the City
2007

3.4
720 Votes
Silent Alarm
2005

3.9
1,248 Votes
EPs
The Nextwave Sessions
08/12/2013

2.9
20 Votes
Four More
08/09/2012

3.1
6 Votes
Little Thoughts
2004

3.9
15 Votes
Bloc Party
2004

3.3
39 Votes
Live Albums
God Bless Bloc Party
2006

3
1 Votes
Compilations
Intimacy Remixed
2009

2.5
23 Votes
Another Weekend in the City
2007

3.7
45 Votes
Silent Alarm Remixed
2005

2.9
78 Votes

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