London four piece Bloc Party have signed a deal with Frenchkiss and Cooperative Music which will see their forthcoming material released by way of Frenchkiss in North America and in partnership with Cooperative Music for the rest of the world (excluding Japan and Southeast Asia). The band are currently in the studio in New York recording their new album.
"It is with great pleasure that i would like to announce to the universe that Bloc Party have now signed to Frenchkiss Records. 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..." -Kele
Syd Butler of Frenchkiss Records said "We are thrilled to be working with Bloc Party on this next record. They are in the best spirits and we are lucky to be working with such professionals, friends and ambassadors. Their parents raised them right. We all know they make phenomenal records and we are honored that the next one will be on Frenchkiss."
Now 10 years on since the band released their debut 7", Bloc Party have announced a Record Store Day excluisve, a re-release of their single 'She's Hearing Voices' via Transgressive Records on April 21st.
Bloc Party will be playing a bunch of Festivals around Europe this summer:
26-30 - Peace & Love Festival, Borlange SE
04 - Heineken Opener Festival, Gdynia PO
08 - Ruisrock Festival, Turku FI
12 - BBK Live, Bilbao ES
13-15 - Melt Festival, Ferropolis DE
03 - Hard Festival, LA USA
03-05 - Osheaga Festival, Montreal CA
16-18 - Frequency, St Polten AT
04 - Mallorca Rocks, Mallorca ES
05 - Ibiza Rocks, Ibiza ES