|Bloc Party Future Uncertain|
2009-07-31 by Davey Boy STAFF | 24 Replies | 1891 Views
Speaking backstage from the Splendour In The Grass festival in Australia, Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke admitted that he does not know what the future holds for the band.
"We don’t know what the future holds,” he said. “It’s weird, we’re out of contract now so... we might take a year off, we might take three years off.... we might never make a record again or we might head straight back in and do a record. We’ll see how we feel come the end of this touring cycle.”
Bloc Party's 3rd and most recent LP, Intimacy, was released in 2008.
A bit of a throwaway line I guess, but still...
I hope it means more music and not a breakup.
Was their last album any good?
It was... different. Naw, actually it was pretty dodgy, they had a whole heap of ideas but didn't get to crystallize them and Intimacy sucks for it. Was hoping they might reel it in for another tho.
Intimacy is great if you're in the right mood for it. I guess it boils down to how much you liked Silent Alarm...or maybe it doesn't. I don't really like Silent Alarm, but I love both their newer albums.
It'd be nice to get some more albums from these guys. solid band
As Alex suggested, the ideas that Bloc Party had for 'Intimacy' were there, but there was almost too many of them going through their minds and it only came together haphazardly.
I was thinking that their next album could in fact be the their best if they learned from the lessons discovered while putting together 'Intimacy'.
Yeah a few bands have done that. A huge messy album, then an enjoyable concise album later.
Yea, pretty much what i was getting at Davey. Here's to hoping?
Every band's future is uncertain, this isn't news.
Also, Intimacy ruled.
"Every band's future is uncertain, this isn't news."
quite true sir!
I didn't like the new direction much anyway.
Digging: Nektar - Journey to the Centre of the Eye
Funny, Frank from Gallows said a similar thing, wondering if the band will still have the same drive in 5 years time. The press (*cough*NME*cough*) jumped on it as "Gallows to split up in 5 years".
It's intersting to see they're out of contract though...
Digging: Daughter - If You Leave
i like them alot but i wish they'd stop taking themselves so seriously. if every track on intimacy was mercury they could have bettered silent alarm.
their drummer ruuuules though. : )
do the NME count as press now then because from where i'm standing they're just a bunch of imbeciles with long hair and a magazine
but yeah i read this and was upsetted, it will probably be OK though, maybe even OKereke
I really wouldn't lose any sleep if they did break up... cant stand them
Hmmm, I really like Silent Alarm. Hope they stick around. Also
their drummer ruuuules though. : )
i dunno if this is good or bad. i have hated all their albums after Alarm, so i guess this news is going through one ear and out the other.
Digging: Thank You Scientist - Maps of Non-Existent Places
Why does he have to jerk us around like that, are they going to take a break/not take a break/make more music?
i think their new stuff was actually really good. i'll be super flaccid if they break up.
That was actually my biggest problem with Intimacy (even though I did really like it) - their drummer was largely replaced by drum machine. =/
LOL at the fact that his music taste inspired Intimacy the most
Ironically enough, it was the Silent Alarm-like rockers on Intimacy that were bland (songs like "One Month Off" and "Trojan Horse" were dull). Not everything on the album worked, but they had some good ideas, particularly on "Signs", which is one of their best songs.
I loved Intimacy and this makes me a sad panda.