Bloc Party

Remembering Things

Without Bloc Party There'd Be No Skrillex, HARD Parties or EDM

We speak to Steve Aoki, and other musicians and promoters from the time, about how nu rave pretty much gave America pop-dance music.
Daniel Dylan Wray
2.19.19
we saw this

Kele Okereke's 'Brexit Musical' Isn't as Political as You Might Think

Instead, it makes a return to two themes which have defined Okereke’s career, both in Bloc Party and as a solo artist: intimacy and anxiety.
James Greig
2.6.19
Way Out West

Indie’s Dead But Bloc Party’s ‘Silent Alarm’ Tour Was Beautiful Anyway

At Melbourne's Margaret Court Arena on Tuesday, Bloc Party put on a stunner of a show (even if it exposed the faults in our former indie lifestyles.)
Sam West
11.30.18
New music

Kesha, Bob Dylan, and More Challenge Pop's Heteronormativity on a New EP

'Universal Love' is a collection of gender-flipped tracks which push past pop's usual gender conventions.
Lauren O'Neill
4.5.18
Holy Shit

Indie Kids! Bloc Party Are Playing 'Silent Alarm' in Full Across Europe

They've announced six shows and tickets go on sale this Friday.
Daisy Jones
3.19.18
Interviews

The Open-Hearted Evolution of Kele Okereke

If Bloc Party's 'Silent Alarm' soundtracked the house party, his latest solo album 'Fatherland' soundtracks the dinner party ten years later.
Daisy Jones
10.6.17
The Music Issue

I Took Shrooms with Bloc Party and Interpol, and All I Got Was This Lousy Pin

Noisey's Kim Taylor Bennett recalls getting lost in Vondelpark at 4AM with Interpol's guitarist when she was a rookie reporter.
Kim Taylor Bennett
10.28.16
Longreads Or Whatever

Around the World in 12 Years with Bloc Party

We join Bloc Party on a beach in Bali, where things get pretty personal pretty fast.
Kim Taylor Bennett
9.26.16
Remembering Things

Looking Back Into the Sun: How #IndieAmnesty Gave a Second Life to a Forgotten Genre

If the indie amnesty hashtag taught us anything, it’s that plenty of us are bound by the experience of simply being young and alive in the UK between 2003 and 2008.
Emma Garland
4.7.16
Premieres

PREMIERE: Stream Bloc Party's First Album In Four Years - 'HYMNS'

Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack return reinvigorated, with two new members and a record that's starkly emotional, yet celebratory too.
Kim Taylor Bennett
1.26.16
Longreads Or Whatever

A Decade In The City: How Bloc Party Brought Me To London and Narrated My Future

I’ve barely listened to their new material, but 2007’s 'A Weekend In The City' means more to me now than ever.
Ryan Bassil
12.17.15
Objectively Correct Lists

The Ten Best Songs About... Ketamine

Presenting: the soundtrack to extensive numbness, crazy leg syndrome, dissociation, and getting cemented in Fabric’s toilets.
4.24.15
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