News

Sep 01, 2017

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke is releasing a new solo albumFatherland, October 6 via BMG. Previously she shared "Yemaya," "Streets Been Talkin'," and "Grounds For Resentment" (which features Olly Alexander of Years & Years). Now he's shared another song from the album, "Do U Right." More

Aug 03, 2017

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke is releasing a new solo albumFatherland, October 6 via BMG. Previously she shared "Yemaya" and "Streets Been Talkin'." Now he's shared another song from the album, "Grounds For Resentment," which features Olly Alexander of Years & Years. More

Jul 05, 2017

Back in May, Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke shared a new solo song, "Yemaya." Now, as Pitchfork reports, he has announced a new solo album, Fatherland, and shared another new song from it, "Streets Been Talkin'." Fatherland is due out October 6 via BMG.  More

Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke Shares New Solo Song - “Yemaya”

New Stand Alone Single Out Now Digitally via Infectious Music

May 01, 2017

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has shared a new solo song, "Yemaya." It's available to download and stream now via Infectious Music.  More

Listen: Bloc Party Share New Song - “Stunt Queen”

Released in Honor of Their Hollywood Bowl Performance This Sunday

Sep 20, 2016

Bloc Party released a new album, HYMNS, back in January via Infectious Music/BMG/Vagrant. It got a bit of a mixed reception, but no matter, the British band are already back with a brand new song, "Stunt Queen," which you can listen to below. More

Listen: Bloc Party - “Virtue”

HYMNS Due Out January 29 via Infectious Music/BMG/Vagrant

Jan 13, 2016

Bloc Party are releasing their brand new album, HYMNS, on January 29 via Infectious Music/BMG/Vagrant. The British band have already shared the dancing-in-a-mall video for "The Love Within" and the audio for the less dance-y "The Good News." Now the band has shared another song from the record, "Virtue." Check it out below. More

Listen: Bloc Party - “The Good News”

HYMNS Due Out January 29, 2016 via Infectious Music/BMG/Vagrant

Dec 01, 2015

Bloc Party are releasing their brand new album, HYMNS, on January 29, 2016 via Infectious Music/BMG/Vagrant. The British band have already shared the dancing-in-a-mall video for "The Love Within" and now here's another song from the record, the less dance-y "The Good News." Check it out below, followed by the band's tour dates. More

Watch Bloc Party Perform “The Love Within” on “The Late Late Show with James Corden”

HYMNS Due Out January 29, 2016 via Infectious Music/BMG/Vagrant

Nov 05, 2015

Bloc Party are releasing their brand new album, HYMNS, on January 29, 2016 via Infectious Music/BMG/Vagrant. Yesterday the British band shared the dancing-in-a-mall video for "The Love Within" and last night the band performed the song on The Late Late Show with James CordenMore

Watch Bloc Party and Friends Dance Afterhours in a Mall in “The Love Within” Video

HYMNS Due Out January 29 via Infectious Music/BMG/Vagrant

Nov 04, 2015

Bloc Party are releasing their brand new album, HYMNS, on January 29, 2016 via Infectious Music/BMG/Vagrant. Previously the British band had shared "The Love Within." Now the song has a video. It features the members of Bloc Party and some friends dance the night away in a shopping mall after hours. More

Bloc Party Announce New Album, HYMNS, For January Release

Due Out January 29 via Infectious Music/BMG/Vagrant

Oct 12, 2015

Last week Bloc Party shared a brand new song, "The Love Within." Now they have announced a brand new album, HYMNS, which is due out January 29, 2016 via Infectious Music/BMG/Vagrant. It includes "The Love Within," which you can stream below again. More

Bloc Party Share Brand New Song, “The Love Within”

First Taste of New Album Due out in Early 2016

Oct 05, 2015

Bloc Party have shared "The Love Within," a brand new song that's being touted as the first taste of their next album, which is due out in early 2016. You can listen to it below. The band also performed a live session today at London's Maida Vale studios to open BBC 6 Music Live, which is a week long series of live music. More

Check Out Photos From Day One of FYF Fest

Last Weekend in Los Angeles, CA

Aug 27, 2015

Last weekend Los Angeles hosted FYF Festival. Check out Robert Redfield’s gallery of day one, featuring images of AlvvaysBloc PartyChet FakerDinosaur JrGoldroomMikal Cronin,MetzPurity RingSavagesTennis, and The Drums More

Watch: Kele - “Doubt” Video

New Album Trick Due Oct. 14

Sep 04, 2014

Way back in July, Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke announced plans for Trick, his second solo album. He’s finally unveiled the record’s first single, the grime-slicked house track “Doubt.”  More

Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke Announces New Album

Trick Is Out October 14 via Lilac Records

Jul 23, 2014

Bloc Party's frontman Kele Okereke announced a follow-up to his 2010 solo album The Boxer. If the teaser is any indication, Trick continues his exploration of dance music. More

Nov 11, 2013

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has announced the release of a new solo EP titled Heartbreaker. More

Jun 26, 2013

On Aug. 13, Bloc Party will follow their latest album Four with a new EP, The Nextwave SessionsMore

Jun 25, 2013

Bloc Party have announced that they will follow last year's Four with a new EP titled The Nextwave Sessions. More

Bloc Party Announce 2013 Tour Dates

New Shows This January

Nov 12, 2012

With a number of North American tour dates already scheduled to take place this December in support of their newest album Four, UK rock group Bloc Party have announced that they will be continuing with a month-long set of additional performances in early 2013. More

Watch: Bloc Party – “Kettling”

Just Another Case of Playground Politics

Oct 04, 2012

Kids are tough! Just check out the evidence in new Bloc Party video, “Kettling.”  More

Sep 26, 2012

On the road supporting their newest album Four Bloc Party have announced a series of tour dates through North America this coming December. More

Check Out Photos from Day Three of Outside Lands 2012 Including Stevie Wonder and Jack White

Plus Franz Ferdinand, Skrillex, Bloc Party, Santigold, Regina Spektor and more.

Aug 14, 2012

Check out photos from Day Three of the Outside Lands, held in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA on August 12, 2012. The gallery includes photos of Bloc PartyCavemanFranz Ferdinand,Jack WhiteRegina SpektorSantigoldSkrillexStevie Wonder and Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman. More

Stream Bloc Party’s New Album

Four Out Next Week

Aug 14, 2012

Next week Bloc Party will release their new album Four. More

Listen: Bloc Party - “Day Four”

Four Arriving in August

Jul 30, 2012

Capitalizing on all the trending UK topics, Bloc Party took to Twitter over the weekend to debut "Day Four," another new track to be featured on the band's upcoming record Four. More

Jul 11, 2012

With their appropriately titled fourth album Four scheduled to arrive next month, UK rock foursome Bloc Party have premiered a music video for the record's lead single "Octopus." More

Bloc Party Announce U.S. Tour

New Album Four Out Aug. 21

Jun 26, 2012

Set to release their new album Four on Aug. 21, Bloc Party have announced that they will begin a two month tour through the U.S. starting this July. More

May 31, 2012

Overcoming rumors of a breakup earlier this year, Bloc Party have announced that they will release a new album this August.  More

Apr 24, 2012

Bloc Party is offering up the opportunity for a fan to come hang out with them in the studio as they put the finishing touches on their forthcoming new album. More

Apr 12, 2012

Currently at work on their first new album in four years, Bloc Party has announced they will adjourn for a seven date tour through the U.S. starting in late July. More

Bloc Party Sign to Frenchkiss

Currently Working on New Album

Mar 22, 2012

Following a series of untrue rumors that lead singer Kele Okereke was getting kicked out of the band, Bloc Party have announced that they have signed with Frenchkiss. More

Under the Radar Announces Wasted on the Youth Issue

Musicians and Actors on Their Childhood Memories

Jul 29, 2010

Under the Radar's Summer 2010 issue is a special issue we're calling the Wasted on the Youth Issue. The basic idea of the issue was to talk to musicians and actors about various facets of their childhood/teenage years, from their first favorite bands/concerts to childhood memories to movies/TV shows of their youth, etc. We were interested in talking to musicians and actors about some of their earliest memories and their childhood passions. Many of the articles include childhood or teenage photos of the musicians interviewed. We have the full details on the issue that includes these artists: The National, The Antlers, Fred Armisen, Camera Obscura, Judah Friedlander, Fucked Up vs. Devo, Here We Go Magic, Jim James, Jónsi, Kele, The Kids in the Hall, Liars, Local Natives, Menomena, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elisabeth Moss, Portishead, Robert Rodriguez, School of Seven Bells, Tegan and Sara, Russell Tovey, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Edgar Wright, and many more! More



Reviews

Hymns

Hymns

Infectious Music/Bmg/Vagrant

Jan 27, 2016

The fifth album from Bloc Party never quite gets off the ground. Though they long ago downshifted from the up-tempo energy of their debut, Hymns feels less like a purposeful pace than a drag.  More

Four

Four

Frenchkiss

Aug 21, 2012

The band that gave us the golden post-alterna gems Silent Alarm (2005) and A Weekend in the City (2007) returns after four years with their fourth album casually named Four, and if the title seems like easy street, its 12 tracks follow suit with the nonchalance. Opener "So He Begins to Lie" kicks off with a false start in one of those recording bloopers bands often save for personality interims, and the album is never able to build its momentum as it gets jostled between a fight over noise rock and soft sleeper cells. More

Intimacy

Intimacy

Atlantic

Nov 01, 2008

From the opening notes of  debut Silent Alarm, Bloc Party has given the impression of a band that’s in it for the long haul. Silent Alarm contained a perfect balance of adventurousness and safety, the latter in the form of tightly constructed pop songs. More