Bloc Party album nearly finished

Bloc Party have posted a message on their official fan page saying that they’ve nearly finished work on their second album, produced by Jacknife Lee, and expounding on the new work’s exploratory sounds. Bassist Gordon Moakes wrote: “Bloc Party have finished a month at Grouse Lodge in County Westmeath in Ireland laying down licks and chops for the next record. It rained a lot but it was a truly enjoyable experience.”

He continued: “We’ve all been banging and hitting things, detuning guitars, programming beats and making various kinds of racket. I guess we had big ideas for this album and Jacknife has given them the green light and urged us to go further. I shan’t reveal too much just yet, but expect a song where Matt and I play drums simultaneously; some truly R&B-styled beats; Russell’s work with a Big Muff pedal; the sound of a guitar amp being thrown off a first-storey balcony; at least one unplayable guitar solo; both eggshell-thin fragility and trouser-flapping hugeness; piano, glockenspiel, strings; you name it.”

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