BLOC PARTY Released Good, But Not Good Enough LP ‘ALPHA GAMES’ Today

New longplayers

29 April 2022


(Press photo by Wunmi Onibudo)

Band: BLOC PARTY
Who: London post-punk force
from London led by Kele Okereke
Active: Since 1999 / 6 studio albums,

New album: ALPHA GAMES

Okereke: “Alpha Games was conceived on the road,
playing in front of amazing crowds on our last tour
and then brought to life with the fire and the frustrations
of 2020.”

NME says: ‘Alpha Games’ sees Bloc Party still championing
the ’00s scene that they came up in, but there’s not a hint of
nostalgia in sight. With a renewed vigour and the desire to
keep things moving, this sixth album could soundtrack
a new generation of indie discos.

Turn Up The Volume: Great singles (below) but for the rest,
this new record isn’t good enough and far from Bloc Party‘s
high standard. Too many songs going nowhere, not enough
tunes that stick. Next, please.

Singles: Traps / The Girls Are Fighting / Sex Magik

– TRAPS –

– THE GIRLS ARE FIGHTING –

– SEX MAGIK –


Full
album…

BLOC PARTY: Facebook

‘SEX MAGIK’ – Another Thrilling BLOC PARTY Piece From Their Upcoming Album

New striking strokes

27 February 2022


(photo by Wunmi Onibudo)

Band: BLOC PARTY
Who: London post-punk
unit led by Kele Okereke
Active: Since 1999 / 6 studio albums, with
Hymns (2016) as the most recent one

New album: ALPHA GAMES
Release: 29 April 2022 via BMG

Okereke: “Alpha Games was conceived on the road,
playing in front of amazing crowds on our last tour
and then brought to life with the fire and the frustrations
of 2020.”

New single: SEX MAGIK
After Traps and The Girls Are Fighting
the third piece of the forthcoming album.

Another thrilling cut that promises
– with what we heard so far –
a new thrilling longplayer…

BLOC PARTY: Facebook