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2012 Bloc Party under exclusive licensing to Frenchkiss Records
Equally inspired by Sonic Youth, Joy Division, Gang of Four, and the Cure, East London art punkers Bloc Party mix angular sonics with pop structures. Consisting of singer/guitarist Kele Okereke, guitarist Russell Lissack, bassist/singer Gordon Moakes, and drummer Matt Tong, the band was formerly known as Angel Range and Union before settling on Bloc Party. Okereke and Lissack met each other through mutual friends at the Reading Festival, and discovered that they had musical tastes as well as friends in common. Now in May 2012, the band announced that their upcoming album Four would be released that August. The album's lead single "Octopus" showed that the band had returned to the angular, guitar-heavy sound of their earlier work. Listen here at NEW!