Bloc Party

Alpha Games

£23.99
  • Bloc Party - Alpha Games
26th November 2021 / LP or CD / Infectious / BMG
     

Bloc Party

Alpha Games

£23.99
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Released: 26th November 2021
This release is available for pre order and has a scheduled release date of 26th November 2021. In the event of any delays we will try to keep this page updated. It is listed at a special discounted pre order price that will revert to full price during the week of release. Please note, If you make a purchase that includes a pre-order item together with an in-stock item in the same order, we will typically hold your box until all items are in stock before we ship. You can read more about our shipping policies here.

Alpha Games is the band’s first studio album since 2016’s Hymns, and the first Bloc
Party album written and recorded as this four piece; adding the musicality of Justin Harris (bass) and the unbridled energy and power of Louise Bartle on the drums to capture the spark of their live shows and to deliver the most exciting Bloc Party album yet.

Alpha Games, produced by Nick Launay & Adam Greenspan (Nick Cave, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, IDLES), includes new single 'Traps', which sees the band returning to the raucous, high-octane sound of their earliest work in an outburst of propulsive post-punk. The album’s 12 tracks veer from the intense and confrontational ('Traps', 'Day Drinker') to melodic and introspective ('If We Get Caught', 'By Any Means Necessary'), and marks a new and important chapter in one of music’s most important voices in Kele Okereke and important bands in Bloc Party.

“Alpha Games was conceived on the road, playing in front of amazing crowds on our last tour and then brought to life with the fire and the frustrations of 2020,” says Kele Okereke on Bloc Party’s first new album in seven years.

“We wanted to can what was happening at those massive gigs in 2019, to showcase what Louise can do, what Russell is capable of and most importantly the electricity coming off the audience. We knew that Nick & Adam were the right choice of producers to do that and the result feels like fire in a bottle.”

Format /LP or CD
Released /26th November 2021
Catalogue / 4050538762655
Barcode / 4050538762655
Artist / Bloc Party
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