FL: Bloc Party's Lissack and Okereke; PC: Wikimedia
Bad news for fans of the techno inspired indie band Bloc Party … well, maybe. It seems as though the band might be calling it quits as soon as they finish touring behind their new album, Four, according to recent statements made by frontman Kele Okereke - although this would not be the first time he said as much.
During an interview with Australia’s Triple J magazine, Okereke revealed that this was not the first time he felt as if Bloc Party was at the end of their span. “When we took a break in 2009 I was in the mindset that we were done, our relationships were in such a difficult place that this was it, this was the end,” said Okereke.
The band itself first broke into international success during the garage rock revival of the early 2000s with their first album, Silent Alarm, and have since released two more albums, with the fourth, entitled Four, set for release later this year. Two tracks have been released so far from Four – “Octopus” and “Day Four.”
“I don’t know where we’ll go from here,” added Okereke. “I don’t know what will happen. But I know if this is the last thing we ever do, then we’ve done everything I wanted to do.”
Well, there you have it, another band that might call it quits, although the specter of becoming irrelevant once a band does brake up is enough to guarantee that this will not be the last time we hear of Bloc Party, even if it is down the road during a reunion gig. For now, you can catch the band during their current tour in support of Four along with their appearance at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago on August 8. Who knows... it can even be thier last.