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Bloc Party are a British indie rock band, composed of Kele Okereke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Russell Lissack (lead guitar), Gordon Moakes (bass guitar, synths, backing vocalsglockenspiel), and Matt Tong (drums, backing vocals). Their brand of music is said to have been drawn from such bands asThe CureMogwaiSiouxsie and the Banshees and in their more recent work Radiohead.

Bloc Party started writing material for a fourth album in 2011, but decided not to play live. In the meantime Okereke finished an EP titled The Hunter. The group stated they intend to release a new album in 2012. In May 2012, Bloc Party announced Four, which was released on 20 August 2012. The album was recorded with Alex Newport, who had previously worked with At The Drive In and The Mars Volta, at Stratosphere Studios in New York City during the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012. Bloc Party released “Octopus“, a single from Four, that July and later released another single entitled “Day Four”.

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