Bloc Party
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2003
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Bloc Party Biography (Wikipedia)

Bloc Party are an English indie rock band, currently composed of Kele Okereke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, sampler), Russell Lissack (lead guitar, keyboards), Justin Harris (bass guitar, keyboards, saxophones, backing vocals) and Louise Bartle (drums, percussion). Former members Matt Tong and Gordon Moakes left the band in 2013 and 2015 respectively. Their brand of music, whilst rooted in rock, retains elements of other genres such as electronica and house music. The band was formed at the 1999 Reading Festival by Okereke and Lissack. They went through a variety of names before settling on Bloc Party in 2003. Moakes joined the band after answering an advert in NME magazine, while Tong was picked via an audition. Bloc Party got their break by giving BBC Radio 1 DJ Steve Lamacq and Franz Ferdinand's lead singer, Alex Kapranos, a copy of their demo "She's Hearing Voices".

In February 2005, the band released their debut album Silent Alarm. It was critically acclaimed and was named Indie Album of the Year at the 2006 PLUG Awards and NME Album of the year which both honour indie music. That year, the record was also certified platinum in Britain. The band built on this success in 2007 with the release of their second studio album, A Weekend in the City, which reached a peak of number two in the UK Albums Chart and number twelve in the Billboard 200. In August 2008, Bloc Party released their third studio record, Intimacy which entered the UK Albums Chart at number eight and number eighteen on the Billboard 200. The band went on a hiatus in October 2009 to focus on side projects. They reunited in September 2011, and shortly thereafter released their fourth album, Four, which entered the UK Albums Chart at number three. In 2013, Bloc Party released their third EP titled The Nextwave Sessions in August; the band then began an indefinite hiatus to continue with their respective side projects. The band's fifth studio album, Hymns, the first to involve Harris...

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This Modern Love
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This Modern Love (6 Music Session, 5 Oct 2015)
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Past BBC Events

6 Music Festival: 2016
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Bristol
2016-02-12T07:40:12
12
Feb
2016

6 Music Festival: 2016

17:00
Bristol
6 Music at Latitude: 2013
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Henham Park, Suffolk
2013-07-19T07:40:12
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19
Jul
2013
6 Music at Latitude: 2013

6 Music at Latitude: 2013

Henham Park, Suffolk
Zane Lowe Sessions: Bloc Party
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/eqc8q9
BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2012-08-22T07:40:12
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22
Aug
2012
Zane Lowe Sessions: Bloc Party

Zane Lowe Sessions: Bloc Party

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
Glastonbury: 2009
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/eg8g9r
Worthy Farm, Pilton
2009-06-26T07:40:12
26
Jun
2009

Glastonbury: 2009

Worthy Farm, Pilton
Live Lounge: Bloc Party
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2009-01-30T07:40:12
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30
Jan
2009
Live Lounge: Bloc Party

Live Lounge: Bloc Party

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London

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