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Bloc Party Bassist Leaves The Band

The Banquet hitmakers recently reunited after going on hiatus in 2013, and they are back in the studio working on their fifth album. However, Moakes has now told fans he will not...

Bloc Party Announce They're Currently Recording Their Fifth Album

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...

Bloc Party Are Working On New Music

Bloc Party are working on a new album.The band's frontman Kele Okereke has confirmed they've started recording their fifth LP following the release of 'Four' in 2012, after which they embarked on a hiatus, and...

Kele Okereke Not Interested In Silent Alarm Anniversary Tour

British rocker Kele Okereke has ruled out plans to embark on a 10th anniversary tour with Bloc Party next year (15) to celebrate the release of their debut album Silent Alarm.The singer reveals he has...

Bloc Party's Kele Okereke Rooting For Azealia Banks

Bloc Party's Kele Okereke wants to see Azealia Banks succeed.The lead singer and guitarist for 'The Prayer' hitmakers has admitted that although the '212' rapper has alienated a lot of her fans by claiming she's...

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

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...

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

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...

Bloc Party Deny They Are Splitting

Bloc Party insist they are not splitting, despite going on an indefinite hiatus.The 'Two More Years' band played their last scheduled show headlining Latitude Festival in England this weekend, but are adamant they will return....

Bloc Party Go On Hiatus After Headlining Latitude Festival

British rockers Bloc Party took to the stage at Britain's Latitude Festival on Friday night (19Jul13) for their last show before the group's upcoming hiatus.The Helicopter hitmakers performed their hits for fans during a 90-minute...

Bloc Party Is A Tough Band To Be In

Bloc Party's Kele Okereke says the band isn't the ''easiest thing'' in to handle.The indie rockers returned last year with comeback album 'Four' after going on hiatus in 2009 but - while a new EP...

Stars Abandon Turkey Shows Amid Protests

A growing number of artists including Lana Del Rey, Bloc Party, Snoop Dogg, Bryan Ferry and Slayer have axed gigs in Turkey amid growing political unrest in the country.Protests broke out in Istanbul last month...

Bloc Party Announce Second Hiatus

British rockers Bloc Party have announced plans to embark on an indefinite hiatus following their performance at a British festival later this year (Jul13).The Helicopter hitmakers will take to the stage at Latitude Festival in...

Bobby Womack To Perform At Latitude Festival

Bobby Womack has been added to the line-up of this year's Latitude festival.The 69-year-old soul singer is set so appear on the Obelisk Main Stage in Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, on Sunday July 21 -...

Kraftwerk To Headline Latitude

Kraftwerk will headline this year's Latitude festival.The German electro pioneers will take to the Obelisk Main Stage in Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, on the second night of the event, July 20, bringing a 3D show...

Kele Okereke Writing Short Stories Collection

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke can add author to his resume after starting work on a collection of short stories.The musician recently released a song words book called The Lyrics Of Okereke, and he is...

The Killers To Headline Isle Of Wight Festival 2013

The Killers will headline the Isle of Wight Festival 2013.The 'When You Were Young' rockers are set to top the bill of the main stage in Seaclose Park on Saturday 15 June, joining other headliners...

Bloc Party Pen Track About Occupy Wall Street

British rockers Bloc Party have confirmed their song Kettling was inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement rather than the riots which swept across the U.K. last year (11).The band released its comeback album, Four,...

Trey Songz Rockets To Number One In Album Charts

Trey Songz's fifth studio album, Chapter V, has topped the Billboard Album Chart by selling 135,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. This mark's Songz's first time at the top of the...

Bloc Party's Kele Okereke Tops Sexy Rocker Poll

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has been voted the sexiest indie rocker in the world.The Brit saw off competition from Yeasayer's Anand Wilder, who came in second place in the poll by culture website Nerve....

Two Door Cinema Club Set To Release Second Album ‘Beacon’

Irish rockers Two Door Cinema Club have already caused stir among music fans across the world with the successful live shows and platinum certified debut album 'Tourist History', but now they are set to really...

Kele Okereke Doubted Bloc Party Comeback

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has told how the band's comeback album almost didn't materialise, insisting there was "a big question mark" over their reunion plans.The Helicopter hitmakers embarked on a hiatus in 2009 to...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Ready To Rock Lollapalooza

Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline this year's Lollapalooza festival. The 'Tell Me Baby' hitmakers will rock the three-day Chicago music event alongside a diverse range of bands including The Black Keys and Black Sabbath,...

Red Hot Chili Peppers To Headline Lollapalooza

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys and Black Sabbath will headline this year's Lollapalooza festival.The trio will be joined at the three-day Chicago music event by a diverse range of acts which also...

Bloc Party Land New Record Deal

Bloc Party have announced their signing to North American label Frenchkiss. The announcement came at the same time as the band revealed that they were working on a follow up to the 2008 album Intimacy.In...

Ibiza And Mallorca Rocks Line Ups Revealed

Tinie Tempah, Kasabian, Bloc Party and New Order have been confirmed for Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks. An eclectic line-up for the events - which see different acts perform weekly between June until September on the...

Bloc Party Announce Comeback

British rockers Bloc Party will make their live comeback at a music festival in Sweden over the summer (12).The band has been on hiatus since 2009 and last year (11), the group's future was thrown...

Kele Okereke Recording New Album With Bloc Party

British singer Kele Okereke has quashed speculation he's been dismissed from Bloc Party - the bandmembers have hit the studio together to work on a new album.The group announced a hiatus in 2009 to allow...

Florence And The Machine Credit Maestro Producer As 'Ceremonials' Hits Shelves

Florence And The Machine's new album 'Ceremonials' is out in the UK and US this week, with the band's creative protagonist Florence Welch delighted at how the follow up to the imposing success of 'Lungs'...

Kele Okereke Baffled By Bloc Party Dismissal Reports

British singer Kele Okereke is confused by reports of his apparent dismissal from Bloc Party, but admits he is "laughing hard" at the speculation.The group announced a hiatus in 2009 to allow Okereke time to...

Bloc Party Auditioning New Singers

Bloc Party are auditioning new singers.The group have decided they want to make a new record and aren't prepared to wait for original frontman Kele Okereke - who spotted his bandmates going into a New...

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