December 27, 2004

Bloc Party

Allmusic.com is certainly on a roll with regards to the ‘New Artist Spotlight’ feature on its homepage. In the recent past, mentions have gone out to Joanna Newsom, Aberfeldy, and 90 Day Men with the most recent recepient being Bloc Party.

Equally inspired by Sonic Youth, Joy Division, Gang of Four and the Cure, South London art-punkers Bloc Party mix angular sonics with pop structures. Consisting of singer/guitarist Kele Okereke, guitarist Russell Lissack, bassist/singer Gordon Moakes, and drummer Matt Tong, the band was formerly known as Angel Range and Union before settling on Bloc Party.

Amazon.co.uk states that the debut album, Silent Alarm will be released on Feburary 14th 2005. The debut was looking particularly promising after their September release of the Bloc Party EP and preliminary listening via non-official channels confirms expectations.


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