Bloc Party today premiere their eagerly anticipated new song “The Love Within,” available to stream now via Infectious Music/BMG /Vagrant Records. “The Love Within” is a first taste from Bloc Party’s forthcoming, as-yet-untitled fifth album, due for release in early 2016.
Earlier today Bloc Party performed at London’s prestigious Maida Vale studios to open BBC 6 Music Live, a weeklong series of live music broadcast from the BBC. The band’s set included new songs “The Good News” and “Exes” alongside highlights from their critically lauded back catalogue including “Octopus” (from 2012’s Four), “Banquet” (from 2005’s Silent Alarm), and “This Modern Love” (also from Silent Alarm).
In August, Bloc Party made their live return in America, playing two sold out shows on the West Coast before an acclaimed appearance at this year’s FYF Fest, where they headlined The Lawn stage. They are confirmed to headline Falls Festival in Australia this winter, and play a run of intimate European shows in November-December; see www.bloc.party for details:
27 November – Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL – SOLD OUT
28 November – Live Music Hall, Koln, DE
29 November – Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin, DE – SOLD OUT
01 December – Alhambra, Paris, FR – SOLD OUT
02 December – Cirque Royal, Brussels, BL – SOLD OUT
03 December – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT
04 December – St John at Hackney, London, UK – SOLD OUT