Skip to main content

release > News

Bloc Party Could Quit After New Record

Jul 31st 2012 | 12:45pm | Scott Fitzsimons
Bloc Party's frontman Kele Okereke has hinted that their new album Four could be their last as he revealed that the main driving force behind the record's inception was a feeling of 'unfinished business' rather than pushing the band's sound forward.

The London indie pioneers took a break in 2009 prompting many to believe that they'd broken up. Writing for the new album - their fourth - then happened in secret as the band tried to mend broken relationships.

"When we took a break in 2009 I was in the mindset that we were done," Okereke told the latest edition of triple j mag. "Our relationships were in such a difficult place that this was it, this was the end."

He said that Four was a record that "needed" to be made if the band - who played Splendour In The Grass last weekend - was to be saved, but couldn't guarantee that there was any future beyond current plans.

"I don't know where we'll go from here," he said. "I don't know what will happen. But I know if this is the last thing we ever do, then we've done everything I wanted to do."

He added that the band were unlikely to tour beyond this year's commitments.

"I'm in a good place - we all are - and touring turns you upside down."

When theMusic.com.au caught up with Bloc Party in Brisbane for a photo shoot last week the band were in good spirits and there were no signs of tension between members, which has previously been present. You can see shots from the photoshoot here.

Bloc Party also recently released their new single Day Four.

Comments

Related Articles



Poster IT

Galleries

<span>Lorde</span><br />Festival Hall

Lorde
Festival Hall

<span>Something For Kate</span><br />Enmore Theatre

Something For Kate
Enmore Theatre

<span>Mick Turner</span><br />NGV

Mick Turner
NGV

<span>Violent Soho</span><br />The Hi-Fi

Violent Soho
The Hi-Fi

<span>Violent Soho</span><br />Manning Bar

Violent Soho
Manning Bar

<span>Little Bastard</span><br />Black Bear Lodge

Little Bastard
Black Bear Lodge

<span>Behind The Scenes With Dan Sultan</span><br />Metro Theatre

Behind The Scenes With Dan Sultan
Metro Theatre

<span>The White Album Concert</span><br />QPAC

The White Album Concert
QPAC

<span>The Preatures</span><br />Corner Hotel

The Preatures
Corner Hotel

this week's magazine

Digital Version

Connect with The Music

Subscribe to Daily Newsletter

The Music Store

Australasian Music Industry Directory
The ultimate print sourcebook for all the contacts…
Jun 18th 2014
Arts Advertising Packages
The Music Arts Packages provide promotion in The Music…
Jun 18th 2014
Indie Band Advertising Packages
The Music Indie Band Packages provide promotion in…
Jun 18th 2014
Galleon Krueger for Sale
Galleon Krueger Bass Amplifier. 1001RB As new, current…
Jul 12th 2014
Jazz guitarists wanted for weekend jams.
We are a bass and drums unit rehearsing in St Peters…
Jul 12th 2014
Premier Sydney Punk/Rock Band seeks Drummer
One of Sydneys Premier Punk Rock Bands seeks energetic…
Jun 18th 2014

Listen