After six years without a new full-length, British indie rock heroes Bloc Party resurface with a record that is both – acknowledgment of their own past and beginning of a new era. But does their furious sound still have a place in this world and can reconnect with old and potential new fans? Departing NBHAP head Norman Fleischer is a die-hard fan of the group and spoke with mastermind Kele Okereke about the difficult path to make “Alpha Games” happen in the first place.
Cleverly timed nostalgia, a true second coming or just pure coincidence? Some of the most loved indie rock groups from the golden heydays of the early 21st century are set to return with new records this year. NBHAP head and original ‘survivor’ of the indie scene, Norman Fleischer, gives an overview of what to expect in the next months.
There are ups and downs in every band's career but the latter ones are way harder when your start was a furious one. And it looks like many groups from the glorious 00s indie movement are in an ongoing creative crisis.
His third solo album sees the Bloc Party leading man heading for a totally different musical territory than its predecessors. One big inspiration came from one of music history's most underrated masterpieces of the 20th century.
The second full-length by the British indie-rock band might not had the critical impact of their debut but for NBHAP editor-in-chief Norman Fleischer it played a crucial part on his path to adulthood. This is his personal story about it.