Bloc Party Announce Deal For Comeback Album

23 March 2012 | 11:48 am | Scott Fitzsimons

Bloc Party have signed with Frenchkiss Records.

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Bloc Party have signed with Frenchkiss Records and Cooperative Music for their new album as The Rubens sign to Ivy League.

The influential London indie band have went on hiatus in 2009 to focus on other projects, with their last album Intimacy released in 2008. After releasing their first three albums through Wichita, the band has signed to Frenchkiss for their fourth.

Frenchkiss is now part of the Cooperative Music stable, who have distribution through Universal.

Today frontman Kele Okereke said, “This signing has made Bloc Party very happy because not only do we know and love the people at this label but we know and love this label's output. Frenchkiss has released some mighty fine music over the years, music that has gone on to influence this very band. So here's to some more mighty fine music.”

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They are in the best spirits and we are lucky to be working with such professionals, friends and ambassadors,” said Frenchkiss owner and founder Syd Butler. “Their parents raised them right. We all know they make phenomenal records and we are honoured that the next one will be on Frenchkiss.”

Cooperative Music General Manager Vincent Clery-Melin added, “We're so happy to still be working with Bloc Party after all these years and over the moon to start a new relationship with Frenchkiss, one of the best US independent labels around!”

The Rubens.

In other signing news today, heavily-touted New South Wales outfit The Rubens have signed to Ivy League, alongside Lanie Lane, Deep See Arcade, Cloud Control, Josh Pyke and more.

On the back of triple j favourite Lay It Down the band are currently recording their debut album in New York with David Kahne (Paul McCartney, Regina Spektor, The Strokes) and will return to Australia in April for their first national headline tour.

The band's frontman Sam Margin said, “We've been bunkered down for three months straight in the recording studio and are starting to get cabin fever. We cannot wait to break out and play these live shows and road test the newer songs. We'll be putting everything into them to make sure they are special.”