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Q&A: Bloc Party on SXSW, Recording ‘Hymns,’ and What’s Next

If Bloc Party ever plan on slowing down it’ll probably be sometime next century. The British rockers were integral to the development of the verdant…
T.M Brown / March 23, 2016

SXSW 2016: Photos of Santigold, Bloc Party, Lizzo, and More from SPIN’s Bud Light Factory Party

SPIN closed out the final day of South by Southwest with a blow-out party at the Bud Light Factory, featuring energetic performances by Santigold, Bloc Party, Lissie,…
SPIN Staff / March 23, 2016

SXSW 2016: Santigold, Bloc Party, and More Light Up SPIN’s Closing Day Party at Bud Light Factory

All good things must come to an end, even SXSW. But you’ll never be able to say the festival goes out like a lamb: Saturday’s…
T.M. Brown / March 21, 2016

SPIN’s SXSW Showcase at Bud Light Factory: Santigold, Bloc Party and More

Austin’s South by Southwest music festival is only days away (March 15 through March 20), and SPIN will be there in full force. In addition to the already announced…
SPIN Staff / March 10, 2016

StubHub SXSW 2016 Lineup: The Kills, Miike Snow, Bloc Party, and More

As the clock ticks ever closer to the start of Austin's annual South By Southwest 2016 — which kicks off on March 15 and runs through…
Brennan Carley / February 22, 2016

Review: Bloc Party Take Us to Church on ‘Hymns’

Getting religion doesn't have to mean going door-to-door, or renouncing anything you're not sure is killing you. It doesn't even have to mean deciding there's…
Theon Weber / January 28, 2016

SXSW 2016 Announces Third Round of Performers, Including Bloc Party, the Dandy Warhols, More

Correction: An earlier version of this post noted it was the final lineup addition. That is not the case. South by Southwest has added…
Harley Brown / January 12, 2016

Bloc Party Moodily Break ‘The Good News’ on New Single

After going on hiatus back in 2013, indie rock vets Bloc Party will return with a new LP, HYMNS, early in 2016. After…
Meilyn Huq / December 1, 2015

Kele Okereke Delivers Dance-Floor Transcendence With ‘Bloc Party Tapes’

Bloc Party claimed back in June that they'd be going on an indefinite hiatus starting this summer, but the wiry London foursome have since dropped…
Kyle McGovern / September 3, 2013

Bloc Party Deliver ‘Ratchet’ EP ‘The Nextwave Sessions’ in August

One of hip-hop's biggest buzz words over the past couple of years is also the title of the cornerstone song from Bloc Party's latest release.
Marc Hogan / June 25, 2013

Hangout Festival Announces 2013 Lineup: Tom Petty, Kings of Leon, Kendrick Lamar, More

The sun-soaked, sand-storming Hangout Music Festival has announced the initial lineup for its fourth annual beach blanket blowout. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Kings of…
Christopher R. Weingarten / February 13, 2013

Broken Social Scene, Too, Reunite for Toronto Field Trip Arts & Music Festival

How definite is the indefinite? Not very. Despite having declared a permanent hiatus following their November 8, 2011 show in Rio de Janeiro, the Canuck…
Chris Martins / January 14, 2013

Bloc Party, ‘Four’ (Frenchkiss)

Bloc Party have never gotten over all those Gang of Four comparisons. The London quartet keeps trying to shake them, like confused runaways unsure what…
Stephanie Benson / August 24, 2012

Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke Fooled Fans, Was ‘Naughty Boy’

Bloc Party's frontman has something to confess. In 2011, a little over a year after Kele Okereke released his solo record, The Boxer, the singer-guitarist…
Claire Lobenfeld / August 1, 2012

Watch Bloc Party Play Bristling New Songs at First Post-Hiatus Gig

Bloc Party singer Kele Okereke recently revealed that his band's upcoming fourth album, Four (due out on August 21 via Frenchkiss Records), will sound like…
Marc Hogan / June 20, 2012

Bloc Party Blog About Fourth Album, Nicki Minaj, Tantrums

Five months after Kele Okereke confirmed his band would be releasing a new album following a two-and-a-half-year hiatus, Bloc Party's frontman has reached out directly…
Devon Maloney / May 31, 2012

HARD Summer Fest Lineup: Skrillex, Bloc Party, James Murphy, and Many More

This year's HARD Summer festival in downtown Los Angeles grabbed so many talents, its organizers had to add a second date to what has been,…
Devon Maloney / April 24, 2012

Kele Okereke Confirms New Bloc Party Album

Bloc Party plan to release their fourth album later this year, frontman Kele Okereke confirmed this morning in an interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane…
Marc Hogan / January 3, 2012

WATCH: New Video from Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke

While Bloc Party takes time off after five years of intensive world touring, frontman Kele Okereke is branching out on his own with The Boxer,…
Michael Sheffield / May 5, 2010
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