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Bloc Party Announce They're Currently Recording Their Fifth Album


Bloc Party Kele Okereke

Can I have either a drumroll or a medieval trumpet fanfare please? Bloc Party singer Kele Okereke has confirmed that the group has begun work on its fifth album!

The indie four-piece last released a studio record in 2012, entitled Four, before following it up with a five-song EP The Nextwave Sessions and announcing their hiatus the following year. Not much of a hiatus, as it turns out, as new material is currently being finessed with a release to be anticipated by the end of 2015.

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Kele Okereke announced that Bloc Party had started work on album number five

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Latitude Festival 2013 In Pictures - Suffolk's Finest Gathering Of The Arts Ends In Triumph Again [Photos]


Bloc Party Kraftwerk Foals Eddie Izzard Jessie Ware Sean Lock

Within it's scenic woodland surroundings, Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk, was once again the place to be this past weekend (19 - 21 July) as the worlds of music, arts, comedy, cabaret and more all mixed seamlessly together for a weekend to remember.

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Bloc Party rounded off the first day

Although it was Bloc Party who headlined the main-stage on the first night (Friday 19 July), revellers didn't have to wait around to get their first taste of the wonders of festival-life. With the Maccabees, Yo La Tengo and The Leisure Society coming before them, one of the most warmly received acts came from one of the smaller stages, the BBC Radio 6 stage. Texas were the headliners of the night and despite their more radio-friendly sound ging against the alternative grain most of the festival takes, their renditions of 'I Don’t Want a Lover,' 'Summer Son' and a host of new tracks had the audience eating out of singer Sharleen Spiteri's hands. Meanwhile Japandroids and DIIV were among the bigger names on the smaller stages, whilst Lee Nelson and Sean Lock were among those bringing the laughs to the Comedy Stage.

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Latitude Festival Closes It's Gates After Another Successful Year In Southwold [Pictures]


Latitude Festival Bloc Party Foals Kraftwerk Local Natives James Blake

Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk once again held the coming together of music, comedy, arts and more in it's scenic woodland surroundings to a rapturous reception from the many revellers who travelled to see the likes of Foals, Kraftwerk, Texas and Bobby Womack rub shoulders with the likes of Eddie Izzard, Dylan Moran and Daniel Kitson. And that's just scratching the surface of what was on show.

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Kraftwerk have been touring their 3-D show across the globe

On the first day (Friday 19 July) Bloc Party lit up the main-stage, having seen the likes of the Maccabees, Yo La Tengo and The Leisure Society come before them. Elsewhere, on the smaller BBC Radio 6 stage, Texas were the headliners of the night, with Willy Mason, Villagers, Beth Orton and more coming before them, whilst Japandroids and DIIV were among the bigger names on the smaller stages. Meanwhile, bringing the laughs to the comedy stage was Lee Nelson and Sean Lock, to name but two.

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Latitude Festival 2013

Bloc Party - Latitude Festival 2013 - Day 2 - Southwold, United Kingdom - Friday 19th July 2013

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Bloc Party, Four Album Review


Rewind back to three years ago and things weren't, on the surface, going swimmingly for team Bloc Party. The group's third album Intimacy was their worst critically and commercially received album thus far, whilst one-off single 'One More Chance' saw front man Kele Okereke fully relegate his band to 'Kele & The Bloc Parties' status. In fact it's pretty much just Kele, as he takes the heavily electronic sound first found on 2007's 'Flux' and explored further on 'Intimacy' to fully brash levels, poor Gordon Moakes, Matt Tong and Russell Lissack - fine players all on their respective tools - erased. Thankfully, a break is called; either because Kele wants to get all this euro-trance out of his system in private, or maybe because the others feel they might be serving their time better than just standing around in the sound control room watching the singer do his stuff.

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performing live during Day 4 of the Peace & Love Festival

Bloc Party Friday 29th June 2012 performing live during Day 4 of the Peace & Love Festival

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during Day 4 of the Peace & Love Festival

Bloc Party - Bloc Party and photographer Emelie Andersson Friday 29th June 2012 during Day 4 of the Peace & Love Festival

2009 Glastonbury Festival - Day 1

Bloc Party, Glastonbury Festival and Glastonbury - Kele Okereke of Bloc Party Worthy Farm, Pilton Somerset, England - 2009 Glastonbury Festival - Day 1 Friday 26th June 2009

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Bloc Party, One Month Off Single Review


Review of Bloc Party's single 'One Month Off' released through Wichita.

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Bloc Party, Flux Single Review


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Flux is a brand new non-album single from Bloc Party, and appropriately enough, could signal an exciting new chapter in their career.

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Bloc Party, I Still Remember, Single Review


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I Still Remember
Single Review

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