Bloc Party
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Bloc Party are a British indie rock band, currently composed of Kele Okereke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Russell Lissack (lead guitar), Justin Harris (bass guitar) and Louise Bartle (drums). Former members Matt Tong (drums, backing vocals) and Gordon Moakes (bass ...

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Biography

Bloc Party are a British indie rock band, currently composed of Kele Okereke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Russell Lissack (lead guitar), Justin Harris (bass guitar) and Louise Bartle (drums). Former members Matt Tong (drums, backing vocals) and Gordon Moakes (bass guitar, synths, backing vocals, glockenspiel) 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".

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2013 6 Music at Latitude
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Henham Park, Suffolk
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2013 6 Music at Latitude

19 July 2013
Bloc Party Zane Lowe Sessions
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2012-08-22T08:51:07
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Aug
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Bloc Party Zane Lowe Sessions

22 August 2012
2009 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2009-06-26T08:51:07
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Jun

2009 Glastonbury

26 June 2009
Bloc Party Live Lounge
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2009-01-30T08:51:07
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Bloc Party Live Lounge

30 January 2009
2007 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2007-06-22T08:51:07
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Jun

2007 Glastonbury

22 June 2007


Biography

Bloc Party are a British indie rock band, currently composed of Kele Okereke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Russell Lissack (lead guitar), Justin Harris (bass guitar) and Louise Bartle (drums). Former members Matt Tong (drums, backing vocals) and Gordon Moakes (bass guitar, synths, backing vocals, glockenspiel) 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. Bloc Party have sold over 3 million albums worldwide.

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