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Bloc Party Announce New Album, HYMNS, For January Release

Due Out January 29 via Infectious Music/BMG/Vagrant

Oct 12, 2015 Bookmark and Share

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.

The current Bloc Party lineup is short two original members, with Matt Tong leaving in 2013 and Gordon Moakes moving on in 2015. Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack remain and are joined by Justin Harris and Louise Bartle.

Lissack commented on the new lineup in a press release: "Bloc Party started with just Kele and I, and we used to write the songs together, and we found other people and grew from that. It feels like that's happened again." Okereke and Lissack started writing together in 2014 and then eventually added the new members. Harris is also a member of Menomena and Bartle is a 21-year-old Okereke and Lissack discovered on YouTube. "[She] blew us away," Lissack said. "It's good to have someone bringing that energy of doing it for the first time. It's made us all excited about going forward."

A deluxe edition of the album will include four bonus tracks. Below also are the band's upcoming tour dates.

HYMNS Tracklist:

01. The Love Within
02. Only He Can Heal Me
03. So Real
04. The Good News
05. Fortress
06. Different Drugs
07. Into The Earth
08. My True Name
09. Virtue
10. Exes
11. Living Lux
12. Eden (deluxe edition bonus track)
13. Paradiso (deluxe edition bonus track)
14. New Blood (deluxe edition bonus track)
15. Evening Song (deluxe edition bonus track) 

Bloc Party Tour Dates:
09 November - O2 ABC, Glasgow, UK
23 November - Hostess Club Weekender, Studio Coast, Tokyo, JP
27 November - Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL - SOLD OUT
28 November - Live Music Hall, Koln, DE - SOLD OUT
29 November - Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin, DE - SOLD OUT
01 December - Alhambra, Paris, FR - SOLD OUT
02 December - Cirque Royal, Brussels, BL - SOLD OUT
03 December - Albert Hall, Manchester, UK - SOLD OUT
04 December - St John at Hackney, London, UK - SOLD OUT
30 December - Falls Festival, Lorne, AUS
31 December - Falls Festival, Marion Bay, AUS
01 January - Falls Festival, Byron Bay, AUS
05 January - Forum Theatre, Melbourne, AUS
07 January - Enmore Theatre, Sydney, AUS
10 January - Southbound Fest, Perth, AUS


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Lindy Reed Shukla
December 1st 2015

Heard ‘Love Within’ on #ChrisMoylesShow #RadioX and now cannot stop listening to it. So great. Looking forward to the album, and hope they add the U.S. for tour dates!
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