Bloc Party Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by ChaseTx, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. ChaseTx

    i'm gonna die in the getaway car Prestigious

    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). Their brand of music, whilst rooted in rock, retains elements of other genres such as electronica and house music.
     
  2. ChaseTx

    i'm gonna die in the getaway car Prestigious

    Really enjoying the new album.

    Also it's exciting to see a band like this, that I've been following for so long, gain a female drummer. Hopefully she gets to record on an album sooner rather than later.
     
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  3. Dirty Sanchez

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    You've just reminded me that I need to listen to this. Thanks!!
     
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  5. SteveLikesMusic

    approx. 3rd coolest Steve on here Supporter

    The shows on the Four album cycle felt phoned in, but I just saw them at Govball and they were incredible. The band still doesn't move around much, but Kele really brings it.
     
  6. Chase

    CAF

    They absolutely killed it in Cleveland a few weeks ago.
     
  7. 715creeks

    Meet me in Montauk

    Really underrated band in my opinion. What's your guys' favorite album of theirs?
     
  8. SteveLikesMusic

    approx. 3rd coolest Steve on here Supporter

    Intimacyyyyyy
     
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  9. ChaseTx

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    I suppose it's still Silent Alarm
     
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  10. 715creeks

    Meet me in Montauk

    Really? That's the one I hear the least from other BF fans I've talked. A Weekend in The City for me. What are your stand out tracks? I have to say Signs and Zephyrus take it for me on that album
     
  11. 715creeks

    Meet me in Montauk

    No surprise! Some of the finest rhythm section work I've heard on an album
     
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  12. ahabian

    there isn't a proper word for the setting sun.

    A Weekend in the City is now ten years old. Remarkably, it has aged better than both I and the world have. One of my all time favourite albums.
     
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  13. testtime

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    I listen to songs from A Weekend In the City everyday. My favourite has always been Waiting For The 7:18, but now Sunday, On, and Songs for Clay and a few more have been in heavy rotation. I can't believe he wrote those songs at 24, kinda like how I cant believe Aaron Gillepsie wrote Some Will Seek Forgiveness as a teenage. I'm just hitting 30 and finally have enough life experience to do anything that can change lives which they had years ago
     
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  14. manoverboard365

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    AWITC is a great album. Sunday, Kruezberg and SRXT are some of my favorite Bloc Party songs.
     
  15. ahabian

    there isn't a proper word for the setting sun.

    I was thinking along the same lines. I was 15 when the album came out, and have sort of caught up to it. I love it even more now that I'm able to look at it from the vantage point of 25.
     
  16. EmmanuelSCastle

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    This is my reminder to listen to that first album, this bands trajectory has always really interested me
     
  17. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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  18. manoverboard365

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    Not really feeling this. Much different than Bloc Party's stuff, though.
     
  19. Chase

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  20. chewbacca110

    Formerly chewbacca110 on AP.net

    Riot Fest.... please and thank you.
     
  21. Carrow

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    As you would expect these shows are with the current lineup and not just cashing in on pure nostalgia by bringing back Gordy and Matt. They haven't been members of Bloc Party for 5 years and honestly judging by the way things ended between the 2013 incarnation of the band (their last show with the original lineup was a trainwreck) it's something that's better left alone. The two 'new' members are mad fucking talented so I'm excited to see how this goes. Silent Alarm set and 2007-2016 set would be AMAZING.

    Goes without saying I'll be going to the Dublin show, let's GET IT
     
  22. manoverboard365

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    Oh god please bring this to America.
     
  23. Joe4th

    Memories are nice, but that's all they are. Prestigious

    This would be incredible to see
     
  24. Night_Sky

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    Unpopular opinion but excluding 'Four', 'Silent Alarm' is my least favourite of their releases. I think on the whole most of their material is/was ahead of its time and has gotten better with age.
     
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  26. Night_Sky

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    Russell and Louise have started a new project called Novacub. Sits somewhere between Bloc Party and pre-album Fickle Friends

    Here are the demos they have released so far:





     
  27. ChaseTx

    i'm gonna die in the getaway car Prestigious

    Yeah I've been keeping an eye on them. Louise seems incredibly likable and it's been cool watching her learn guitar and start this new project