Currently Bloc Party are short-listed for UK's Mercury Prize for their debut album Silent Alarm. The band are now set to release a new single 'Two More Years' on 3rd October 2005 through Wichita Recordings. This will be the band's first new material since their debut Top 3 (Gold Selling) album Silent Alarm released earlier this year. Two More Years was recorded at Jacob's studio, Surrey in July and produced by Paul Epworth and mixed by Alan Moulder in London. The single also features another new song, Hero and the much talked about Streets remix of Banquet.
Bloc Party release the album Silent Alarm Remixed on 29th August 2005. It features remixes by friends, artists and associates of all the tracks featured on the band's debut album. The album is available on both CD and double LP.
Bloc Party are set to take a sold out tour on the road throughout the UK in October. In-fact every live date from June 2004 to the end of the year has sold out worldwide. UK dates are as follows.
2nd Edinburgh Usher Hall SOLD OUT
4th Glasgow Carling Academy SOLD OUT
6th Newcastle Northumbria University SOLD OUT
8th Cambridge Corn Exchange SOLD OUT
9th Norwich UEA SOLD OUT
10th Portsmouth Guildhall SOLD OUT
12th Sheffield Octagon SOLD OUT
13th Birmingham Academy SOLD OUT
14th Birmingham Academy SOLD OUT
16th Nottingham Royal Concert Hall SOLD OUT
17th Liverpool Royal Court Theatre SOLD OUT
18th Leeds University SOLD OUT
20th Manchester Carling Apollo SOLD OUT
21st Manchester Carling Apollo SOLD OUT
22nd Leicester De Montfort Hall SOLD OUT
24th Cardiff University SOLD OUT
25th Bristol Carling Academy SOLD OUT
26th Exeter University SOLD OUT
28th London Carling Brixton Academy SOLD OUT
29th London Carling Brixton Academy SOLD OUT
Bloc Party are:
Kele Okereke - Voice & Guitar, Russell Lissack - Guitar, Gordon Moakes - Bass & Voice, Matt Tong - Drums.
He also slapped a jet-lagged Taylor Hawkins.
The acclaimed performer had just cancelled touring due to a battle with cancer.