Bloc Party to record
2012-01-03 by Statrick Pickles | 36 Comments

Though announcing last year that he would be leaving Bloc Party to pursue a solo career, frontman Kele Okereke has recently announced via radio and via Facebook that he will indeed be accompanying his former bandmates in recording a new record, the group's first release since 2008's Intimacy. According to Okereke's radio testimony, the English indie-rockers have already finished some tracks for the new album and plan to finish recording and release the album before the end of 2012.


The full story and some radio clips are available over at BBC's website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00mycpn

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Wombat988
January 3rd 2012

388 Comments


As long as it's as good as/better than a weekend in the city I'll be happy

JWT155
January 3rd 2012

9205 Comments


Finally, if only they can release something again in the vain of Silent Alarm.

Zorak
January 3rd 2012

3188 Comments


inb4 bloc

Sleaper
January 3rd 2012

3316 Comments


soo keen.

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bloc
January 3rd 2012

34663 Comments


YEA

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iFghtffyrdmns
January 3rd 2012

7047 Comments


har har har sputnik comedy gold up in here

bloc
January 3rd 2012

34663 Comments


party to record

Slum
January 3rd 2012

2579 Comments


LIKE DRINKING POISOOOOOON

BetaAquilae
January 3rd 2012

248 Comments


"Finally, if only they can release something again in the vain of Silent Alarm."

Only this can give me hope

heyadam
January 3rd 2012

1703 Comments


party to record

I see what you did there...

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mvood
January 3rd 2012

818 Comments


Best news all year

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 3rd 2012

49758 Comments


FUCKING FINALLY

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Arucard
January 3rd 2012

575 Comments


I hope this is good. So much.

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
January 3rd 2012

6319 Comments


FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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FearThyEvil
January 3rd 2012

12190 Comments


party to record

Haha

Hopeland
January 3rd 2012

275 Comments


this excites me

lancebramsay
January 3rd 2012

1585 Comments


AOTY

crowing51
January 3rd 2012

3446 Comments


Really am looking forward to this to be honest. Silent alarm is still a major guilty pleasure of mine.

Hikikomori
January 3rd 2012

48 Comments


awesome news. love me some bloc party.

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
January 3rd 2012

2714 Comments


O.O

Fuck yeh. Hopefully they've abandoned the dance-beat shit that was Kele's solo stuff and some of their singles (Flux, anyone?). Having said that, Intimacy pt.2 would be nice, too.

whywontyoudie
January 3rd 2012

3063 Comments


really hope this rules.

bloc
January 3rd 2012

34663 Comments


Silent the alarm is still a major guilty pleasure of mine.

Guilty?! How dare you...


Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 3rd 2012

49758 Comments


yeah what does that even mean

Geist
January 3rd 2012

371 Comments


Guess Okereke's solo career didn't blow up like he thought it would.

crowing51
January 3rd 2012

3446 Comments


''Guilty?! How dare you...''

Srry bloc it's the only album that I like by them actually.

ZoidbergQuestion
January 3rd 2012

185 Comments


i'd be up for intimacy part 2, actually (with some natural progression that can come from 4 years, of course). i love me some bloc party

vanderlyle
January 4th 2012

156 Comments


LIKE DRINKING POISON

steadyriot
January 4th 2012

443 Comments


will listen, but tbh it will probably not be very good

henryChinaski
January 4th 2012

2680 Comments


Hopefully they'll use their guitars again.

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Douglas
January 4th 2012

9051 Comments


sexy

fakegold
January 4th 2012

37 Comments


this band went doooooownhill

Steoandnoodles
January 4th 2012

2832 Comments


I never really got into them. =/
Should give their albums another spin.

MutnikSpusic
January 4th 2012

560 Comments


LIKE EATINGLAEAEAEAESS

Nomos
March 22nd 2012

806 Comments


Am I the only one wanting Intimacy 2.0?

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 22nd 2012

49758 Comments


best band

tommygun
March 22nd 2012

23508 Comments


One Intimacy is enough, I mean I like it and all but that style doesn't really play to their strengths. To me their best styles are Silent Alarm and the b-sides from Weekend

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