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Bloc Party

Left to right: Lissack, Moakes, Tong and Okereke
London, April 20th, 2007
Background information
Origin London, England
Genre(s) Indie rock
Post-punk revival
Years active 2003–present
Label(s) Vice Records
Wichita
V2
Associated acts Pin Me Down
Website http://www.blocparty.com/
Members
Kele Okereke
Russell Lissack
Gordon Moakes
Matt Tong
Former members
David Searston
Mat Coleman
James Chorley

Bloc Party are an English indie rock band, composed of Kele Okereke on vocals and rhythm guitar, Russell Lissack on lead guitar, Gordon Moakes on bass guitar and Matt Tong on the drums. In February 2005, the band released their critically acclaimed debut album Silent Alarm, which the magazine NME later made their Album of the Year.[1] In that same year, Bloc Party played their first live session on UK radio, on the Dermot O'Leary Show, BBC Radio 2, Saturdays 2 - 5pm. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... The post-punk revival is a movement in modern rock music consisting of Indie Rock, Punk Rock, Goth Rock, and Electronic bands that draw from the conventions of the original Post-Punk sound of the early 1980s, as well as the early 90s Britpop, 80s New Wave and... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Wichita Recordings is an independent record label located in London, England. ... V2 Records (or V2 Music) is a record label that was started in 1996 by Richard Branson, five years after he sold Virgin Records to EMI. Over the years V2 acquired Junior Boys Own, Gee Street Records, Blue Dog Records, and Big Cat Records. ... Kele Okereke (born Kelechukwu Rowland Okereke October 13, 1981 in Liverpool), is the vocalist and guitarist for English indie rock band Bloc Party. ... Russell Lissack (born March 11, 1981) is the lead guitarist of London-based indie rock band Bloc Party. ... Gordon Moakes (born 22 June 1976), educated at Ousedale School, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, and formerly of Tilehurst, Reading, is the bassist and backing singer for English art rock band Bloc Party. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Bloc Québécois (BQ) is a centre-left federal political party in Canada that defines itself as devoted to the promotion of sovereignty for Quebec. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... Kele Okereke (born Kelechukwu Rowland Okereke October 13, 1981 in Liverpool), is the vocalist and guitarist for English indie rock band Bloc Party. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Rhythm guitar is a guitar that is primarily used to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment for a singer or for other instruments in an ensemble. ... Russell Lissack (born March 11, 1981) is the lead guitarist of London-based indie rock band Bloc Party. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... Gordon Moakes (born 22 June 1976), educated at Ousedale School, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, and formerly of Tilehurst, Reading, is the bassist and backing singer for English art rock band Bloc Party. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Silent Alarm is the debut album by British rock band Bloc Party, first released on February 14, 2005, and charted at #3 in the Official UK Charts. ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ...


Bloc Party's second studio album, A Weekend in the City was released on February 5, 2007 in the UK and February 6 in the US. [2] Alternate cover Special CD+DVD edition A Weekend in the City is the second studio album by Bloc Party, which was released on February 5, 2007. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

History

Formation and rising popularity (2002–2004)

Russell Lissack and [[Keke Okereke] da bomb] 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 then Trinity Catholic High School, Woodford Green,for sixth form. They bumped into each other again in 1999 at the Reading Festival and soon after formed the band The Union, with bassist Gordon Moakes, who answered an advert in the NME, and drummer Matt Tong. After going through a variety of names, such as Union, Superheroes of BMX, The Angel Range and Diet, the band settled on Bloc Party in September 2003, a play on block party.[3] The band has said that the name was not intended to be an allusion to the Soviet Bloc or the Canadian political party Bloc Québécois. However, the band's bassist, Gordon Moakes, said on the group's official Internet forum that it was more a merging of the eastern "Blocs" and the western "parties", in the political sense. Moakes notes that the name was not driven by politics, but rather it "looked, sounded, seemed fine so we went with it."[4] Russell Lissack (born March 11, 1981) is the lead guitarist of London-based indie rock band Bloc Party. ... For other meanings of Essex, see Essex (disambiguation). ... This article is about the school in England. ... Ilford County High School (ICHS) is a Selective Boys Secondary Grammar School in the Royal London Borough of Redbridge. ... Trinity Catholic High School is a co-educational, Catholic comprehensive school located in Woodford Green, Greater London. ... England, Wales, Northern Ireland The sixth form, in the English, Welsh and Northern Irish education systems, is the term used to refer to the final two years of secondary schooling (when students are about sixteen to eighteen years of age), during which students normally prepare for their GCE A-level... The Reading and Leeds Festivals are a pair of annual music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds in England. ... Gordon Moakes (born 22 June 1976), educated at Ousedale School, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, and formerly of Tilehurst, Reading, is the bassist and backing singer for English art rock band Bloc Party. ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A block party is a large informal public celebration in which many members of a single neighborhood congregate to observe a positive event of some importance. ... A map of the Eastern Bloc 1948-1989. ... The Bloc Québécois (BQ) is a centre-left federal political party in Canada that defines itself as devoted to the promotion of sovereignty for Quebec. ...


In November 2003, Bloc Party had their track "The Marshals Are Dead" featured on a compilation CD called The New Cross released by Angular Recording Corporation. Soon after they released their debut single "She's Hearing Voices" on the then fledgling record label Trash Aesthetics. An independent label based in New Cross, South East London. ... Debut single by the band Bloc Party, released on 7 vinyl by London-based indie label Trash Aesthetics in February 2004. ... Trash Aesthetics Trash Aesthetics is a independant record label founded in 2004 by Rob Fawkes. ...


The band got their break after Okereke went to a Franz Ferdinand concert in 2003, and was able to give a copy of the single to both lead singer Alex Kapranos and Radio One DJ Steve Lamacq. Lamacq subsequently played the song on his radio show, labeling the track "genius", and invited them to record a live session for the show. The buzz generated off the back of the single lead to another single "Banquet" being released by Moshi Moshi, and to the eventual signing with indie label Wichita Recordings in April 2004. Franz Ferdinand are an award winning rock band, from Glasgow, Scotland. ... Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley (born March 20, 1972 in Almondsbury, Gloucestershire) is the lead singer of the Glaswegian band Franz Ferdinand. ... BBC Radio 1 (commonly referred to as just Radio 1) is a British national radio station operated by the BBC, specialising in popular music and speech and is aimed primarily at the 14-29[1] age group. ... Steve Lamacq (born 16 October 1965), sometimes known by his nicknames Lammo (given to him by John Peel) or The Cat (due to his ability as a goalkeeper), is an English disc jockey, currently working with the BBC radio stations Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and now BBC Radio 2... Moshi Moshi Records is a small London-based independent record label that has released music by the bands such as The Rakes, Bloc Party, Hot Chip, Hot Club De Paris, Kate Nash, Junkboy, Architecture in Helsinki, Tilly and the Wall, Yeti, and its newest release is from a group called... Wichita Recordings is an independent record label located in London, England. ...


Silent Alarm (2004–2006)

Bloc Party’s Lissack and Okereke on stage in Cardiff in October 2005

Their debut album Silent Alarm, released in February 2005, was met with critical acclaim, being voted by NME critics as the 2005 album of the year, and reached #3 on UK album charts before being certified platinum in the UK. All the songs on Silent Alarm focus on political events happening previously. The first single from the album, "So Here We Are", made the top 5 on UK charts. Further singles "Banquet" (which reached #13 in NME's "Top 50 singles of 2005"), "Helicopter", and "Pioneers" (July 2005), whilst failing to repeat this success, managed to reach the UK top 20. The animated video for the single "Pioneers" was number one in the NME video charts for 4 weeks and was made by the Shoreditch based Minivegas design agency. Image File history File linksMetadata DSCF0088. ... Image File history File linksMetadata DSCF0088. ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ... Silent Alarm is the debut album by British rock band Bloc Party, first released on February 14, 2005, and charted at #3 in the Official UK Charts. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ... Shoreditch Town Hall Shoreditch is a place in the London Borough of Hackney. ...


The band were met with good reviews from critics in the U.S.A and they toured there heavily in the 18 months that followed. In Spring 2006 they finished their tour with sold out shows in both Los Angeles, Miami and Berkeley. The album went on to sell more than 350,000 copies in North America and over a million worldwide. The band became one of the most popular new bands of 2005, and the established electronic group The Chemical Brothers soon collaborated with Okereke for "Believe", a track on the Brothers' Push the Button album. An album of remixes of tracks from Silent Alarm was released at the end of August in the UK. This remix album, Silent Alarm Remixed, retained the album's original track list and includes remixes from the likes of Ladytron, M83, Death from Above 1979, Four Tet and Mogwai. For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in Northern California, in the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Push the Button is the fifth album by British electronica group The Chemical Brothers, first released in January 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... Silent Alarm Remixed is the remix album to Bloc Partys debut album, Silent Alarm. ... For other uses, see Ladytron (disambiguation). ... M83 is an electronic music group consisting of Nicolas Fromageau and Anthony Gonzalez, and was formed in Antibes, France in 2001. ... Death from Above 1979 were a Toronto based Canadian indie rock/synth rock duo. ... Kieran Hebden spins records in the Grog Shop in Cleveland, Ohio Four Tet is the name used by Kieran Hebden for his electronic music-oriented solo efforts to differentiate from his work with post-rock band Fridge. ... For the Swiss progressive house producer who releases under the name Moogwai, see Chab. ...


During July, Bloc Party recorded two new tracks (titles were given of "Hero" and "Two More Years") with Silent Alarm producer Paul Epworth. The latter track was released on October 3 to coincide with their October 2005 UK tour. The songs were released as an EP titled Two More Years, accompanied with a re-release of Silent Alarm, which included "Two More Years" itself along with former single "Little Thoughts". The single format of "Two More Years" contained a remix of "Banquet" done by The Streets, for which a video was also recorded. Paul Epworth is a British music producer and musician. ... Two More Years was British band Bloc Partys third EP, released October 26, 2005 in Japan, along with Silent Alarm Remixed. ... Mike Skinner (born November 27, 1978), more commonly known by his stage name The Streets, is a rapper from Birmingham, England. ...


The band also contributed the track "The Present" to the Help: a Day in the Life compilation, the profits of which benefits the War Child charity. The single "Banquet" was sampled in 2006 by DJ Green Lantern for a track with Apathy, Tak (of rap duo Styles of Beyond) and Mike Shinoda. The track, entitled "Bloc Party", appears on Green Lantern's Fort Minor: We Major mixtape. Help: a Day in the Life is a 2005 album, bringing together many contemporary artists primarily from Britain and Ireland. ... For other uses of the name War Child, see the disambiguation page. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Apathy (born March 8th, 1979) the self-proclaimed “King of Connecticut” (and formerly the Alien Tongue), is an underground rapper currently signed to Atlantic Records. ... Tak of Styles of Beyond. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Michael Kenji Shinoda (born February 11, 1977)[1][2] is an American musician, record producer, and artist from Agoura Hills, California. ...


A Weekend in the City (2006–present)

The band released their second album, called A Weekend in the City on February 5, 2007 in the UK and February 6 in the United States, though it leaked on the internet as early as November, 2006. The album debuted at #12 in the Billboard 200 with 48,000 copies sold.[5] It became available via the UK's iTunes store a day ahead of schedule, on February 4, and reached the #2 spot in the Official UK Chart. The album also reached #2 on CMJ's Top 200 college radio chart. The album was produced by Jacknife Lee. The first single, "The Prayer", was released on January 29. This single had been located on their MySpace since November 22, 2006. In the build up to the release of the album, BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe aired a live set from the legendary Maida Vale studio featuring a mix of old songs and new ones on his evening radio show on BBC Radio 1 on January 30, 2007. On February 1, 2007, A Weekend in the City was made available to listen to for free through the band's official MySpace page. Alternate cover Special CD+DVD edition A Weekend in the City is the second studio album by Bloc Party, which was released on February 5, 2007. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... This article is about the iTunes application. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Garret Jacknife Lee is a Grammy Award winning music producer and remixer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Zane Lowe (born Alexander Zane Reid Lowe on 7 August 1973) also known as Zipper is a radio DJ and television presenter. ... Maida Vale is a road in north-west London, and a district surrounding it. ... BBC Radio 1 (commonly referred to as just Radio 1) is a British national radio station operated by the BBC, specialising in popular music and speech and is aimed primarily at the 14-29[1] age group. ... is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

Gordon Moakes tuning at Madison Square Garden in 2007
Gordon Moakes tuning at Madison Square Garden in 2007

The next single, "I Still Remember", was Bloc Party's first American single. The band released their third single "Hunting for Witches" with an accompaning video clip in August 2007. In October 2007 it was announced that Bloc Party would release a new single, Flux, on November 13 - ahead of their end of year gigs. The track was also produced by Jacknife Lee and can be assumed to be a continuation of the sound of their last album.[6] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hunting For Witches is a song by Bloc Party, and it is the third single of their second studio album A Weekend in the City. ... Flux is a song by Bloc Party, and will be released November 12, 2007. ...


The band's first gig following the release of AWITC was on February 5 at Reading Hexagon. It was broadcast live on BBC's Music Station 6 Music that night. On May 20, 2007, Bloc Party headlined on the 'in new music we trust' stage at the Radio 1 Big Weekend at Preston. Bloc Party played at the UK leg of Live Earth on July 7, 2007 at Wembley Stadium and T in the Park and Oxegen 07 that same weekend, as well as Glastonbury and the Reading and Leeds Festivals 2007. Bloc Party have announced a tour of Australia and New Zealand in August 2007, with a special appearance at the Splendour in the Grass Festival on August 5. On September 17, 2007 they recorded a set for the PBS show Austin City Limits, a day after playing at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Live Earth was a series of worldwide concerts held on 7 July 2007, that initiated a three-year campaign to combat climate change. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ... T in the Park is a major music festival that has been held annually in Scotland since 1994. ... Oxegen 07 was theRONANCARRWASHERE fourth Oxegen festival to take place, following the dissolution of its predecessor Witnness in 2004. ... For other uses, see Glastonbury (disambiguation). ... Leeds Festival redirects here. ... For the 1961 film, see Splendor in the Grass. ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... Stevie Ray Vaughan performing on Austin City Limits. ... The Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual three-day music and art festival in Austin, Texass Zilker Park. ...


On 27 October 2007 the band performed a set at London's Roundhouse with the Exmoor Singers, a London based choir as part of the BBC Electric Proms. The set included songs from both Silent Alarm and A Weekend In The City along with the first UK performance of their new single Flux. On 3 November 2007 the band performed in Dublin's Phoenix Park in front of 10,000 people, their biggest headline act so far. is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Roundhouse (under construction in 2005) The Roundhouse is an arts venue in London, England. ... Exmoor Singers of London Chamber Choir are responsible for a long term project, sounds: voices of our time, to promote the work of living composers, and with a strong focus on British composers. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Electric Proms logo Electric Proms is a music festival held for the first time in London during October and November 2006. ... Silent Alarm is the debut album by British rock band Bloc Party, first released on February 14, 2005, and charted at #3 in the Official UK Charts. ... Alternate cover Special CD+DVD edition A Weekend in the City is the second studio album by Bloc Party, which was released on February 5, 2007. ... Flux is a song by Bloc Party, and will be released November 12, 2007. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


According to Matt Tong, Bloc Party are in the early stages of their next album. The sound will have the "rawness" of Silent Alarm, but the "experience" of A Weekend in the City. No producer has been announced yet.[7]


Bloc party have been announced to play Reading & Leeds festival 2008 on 23rd & 24th August


Musical style

Bloc Party's own variation of spiky guitar rock draws on influences such as The Cure, Blur, The Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, The Smiths, Pixies, Joy Division, Mogwai and Gang of Four, but the band says that some of these bands are just comparisons. Particular parallels were made between Bloc Party and Gang of Four upon their arrival on the music scene, yet the band claimed they had never heard of Gang of Four until they were touted as their musical successors. The drumming on Bloc Party songs is often influenced by the London dance and R&B scene whilst the guitar demonstrates typical indie sharpness with alternative panned chords and fast chord picking. To achieve their unique guitar style, delay effects pedals are implemented and this is particularly apparent on the track "Like Eating Glass". This article is about the band. ... Blur were an English rock band that formed in Colchester in 1989. ... The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band that formed in Chicago in 1988. ... Sonic Youth is an American alternative rock band formed in New York City in 1981. ... The Smiths were an English rock band active from 1982 to 1987. ... The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... This article is about the band. ... For the Swiss progressive house producer who releases under the name Moogwai, see Chab. ... Gang of Four is an English post-punk group from Leeds. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ...


Coming into the A Weekend in the City era, Bloc Party have developed and evolved their sound. The style has been compared to and/or inspired by such bands as Radiohead[8], U2, Depeche Mode and Björk. Some of the most noticeable changes are the songs have come more layered and less raw. Some fans have complained from a lack of drums and "energy". With the release of Flux, Bloc Party's style has become even more diverse with the inclusion of electronic music. For the third album, Matt Tong has said, "I think our new stuff is going to be a lot less textured than the last record. I think the third studio incarnation of Bloc is going to be a bit like the rawer earlier Bloc, but with experience."[9] Radiohead are an English alternative rock band from Oxfordshire. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Depeche Mode (pronounced ) are an electronic music band formed in 1980, in Basildon, Essex, England. ... This article is about the musician. ...


Discography

Main article: Bloc Party discography

Studio albums

Silent Alarm is the debut album by British rock band Bloc Party, first released on February 14, 2005, and charted at #3 in the Official UK Charts. ... Alternate cover Special CD+DVD edition A Weekend in the City is the second studio album by Bloc Party, which was released on February 5, 2007. ...

Remix albums

Silent Alarm Remixed is the remix album to Bloc Partys debut album, Silent Alarm. ...

EPs

Banquet is also known as Bloc Party EP. Released in May, 2004 throughout Europe, it was Bloc Partys first EP to be recorded with V2 Records, their label. ... Two More Years was British band Bloc Partys third EP, released October 26, 2005 in Japan, along with Silent Alarm Remixed. ...

References

  1. ^ NME Albums of the Year. NME.com.
  2. ^ Bloc Party.
  3. ^ G, Chris (2004-05-10). Interview: Bloc Party. SoundsXP. Retrieved on 2006-12-31.
  4. ^ Band Review. FasterLouder.com.
  5. ^ Fall Out Boy Hits 'High' Note With No. 1 Debut
  6. ^ Bloc Party announce new single details | News | NME.COM
  7. ^ Paste Magazine :: News :: Bloc Party talks touring, crisps
  8. ^ GIGWISE, Bloc Party Plan Experimental "Radiohead" Like Second Album
  9. ^ Paste Magazine :: News :: Bloc Party talks touring, crisps

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