Bloc Party Future Uncertain
2009-07-31 by Davey Boy STAFF | 24 Comments

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.

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DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
July 31st 2009

20856 Comments


A bit of a throwaway line I guess, but still...

MentalityOfA
July 31st 2009

1213 Comments


I hope it means more music and not a breakup.

Douchebag
July 31st 2009

3624 Comments


Was their last album any good?

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
July 31st 2009

3766 Comments


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.

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Captain North
July 31st 2009

6784 Comments


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.

MaskAtTheMasquerade
July 31st 2009

2887 Comments


It'd be nice to get some more albums from these guys. solid band

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
July 31st 2009

20856 Comments


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'.

Douchebag
July 31st 2009

3624 Comments


Yeah a few bands have done that. A huge messy album, then an enjoyable concise album later.

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
July 31st 2009

3766 Comments


Yea, pretty much what i was getting at Davey. Here's to hoping?

AtavanHalen
July 31st 2009

17927 Comments


Every band's future is uncertain, this isn't news.
Also, Intimacy ruled.

Douchebag
July 31st 2009

3624 Comments


"Every band's future is uncertain, this isn't news."

quite true sir!

Nagrarok
July 31st 2009

8197 Comments


I didn't like the new direction much anyway.

mitch91
July 31st 2009

409 Comments


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...

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robin
Emeritus
July 31st 2009

4248 Comments


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. : )

Knott-
Emeritus
July 31st 2009

10195 Comments


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

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
July 31st 2009

7328 Comments


I really wouldn't lose any sleep if they did break up... cant stand them

Titan50
July 31st 2009

4588 Comments


Hmmm, I really like Silent Alarm. Hope they stick around. Also

their drummer ruuuules though. : )


This

bloc
July 31st 2009

34780 Comments


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.

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tinathefatlard
July 31st 2009

1597 Comments


Why does he have to jerk us around like that, are they going to take a break/not take a break/make more music?

ebay
July 31st 2009

501 Comments


i think their new stuff was actually really good. i'll be super flaccid if they break up.

Captain North
July 31st 2009

6784 Comments


That was actually my biggest problem with Intimacy (even though I did really like it) - their drummer was largely replaced by drum machine. =/

AtavanHalen
July 31st 2009

17927 Comments


LOL at the fact that his music taste inspired Intimacy the most

onlythebrave
August 1st 2009

19 Comments


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.

Avirov
August 2nd 2009

1206 Comments


I loved Intimacy and this makes me a sad panda.



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