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Bloc Party

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Group Members: Kele Okereke, Russell Lissack, Gordon Moakes, Matt Tong
Biography: 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 ...Read full biography
Silent Alarm
Released: 2005
Label: Atlantic/Vice Records
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Much more polished, serious, and straight-ahead than their initial EPs suggested, Bloc Party's debut album, Silent Alarm, reveals them as a band equally informed by taut art-punk and the grand gestures ...Read full review
Released: 2012
Label: French Kiss
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When Bloc Party went on a lengthy hiatus after the release of their third album Intimacy, it didn't seem like they needed to get back together. The band's members had moved on, with Kele Okereke releasing ...Read full review