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.
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.
Huge changes in line-up and sound surround the upcoming fifth BLOC PARTY album 'Hymns'. A more differentiated look is necessary before complaining about this new scenery. We talked with leading man Kele Okereke about it.