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Posted 10 Jul 2013 @ 9:13am

It’s probably supposed to be tongue in cheek, but Kele’s eventual pre-drop cry of “Get ratchet!” is dorky and dumb beyond reproach, as is the earlier tough-guy quip of “Tell your bitch to get off my shit”. Garish, trending in 2012 rap lyricisms aside, Ratchet refines Bloc Party’s self-realised evolution of guitar-dance with gradual pitch-shifting, pulsing loops and tidy bass work.

Posted 6 Mar 2013 @ 2:25pm

The sought after support role for the Australian tour of British indie rockers Bloc Party has been filled by none other than Melbourne's own World's End Press. 


Having spent much of 2012 working on their debut album, the band is ready to showcase some of their fresh tunes which incorporate enough genres to be accepted within a range of musical palates from techno to punk.

Posted 20 Feb 2013 @ 9:35am

“I will always be grateful that we had the opportunity to do this,” says Gordon Moakes. The Bloc Party bassist is phoning in from Japan, at the tail end of a six-month stint of touring. He sounds drained, and ready for a break. “It’s exciting starting out when you’re feeling your way back and getting a feel for how you play together again and getting used to playing a whole new record, and...

Posted 21 Jan 2013 @ 10:15am

British four-piece Bloc Party have announced a run of sideshows to complement their tour of Australia as part of Future Music Festival.


After their explosive debut in 2005 with Silent Alarm, featuring the monster lead track Helicopter, Bloc Party further solidified their popularity with 2007’s A Weekend In The City, and 2008’s Intimacy. Following this, the band took a hiatus...

Posted 10 Oct 2012 @ 8:46am

Hola amigos! Future Music Festival is returning next March, with arguably it's biggest lineup yet.


Leading proceedings for next year's extravaganza are The Prodigy and The Stone Roses, who will also be joined by PSY (ya-huh, Gangnam Style PSY), Bloc Party, Dizzee Rascal, Azealia Banks and Rita Ora. 


Other huge names include Boys Noize, Hardwell, The Temper Trap...

Posted 21 Aug 2012 @ 10:23am

When Kele Okereke isn’t disappearing for years at a time to hole up in America and release solo albums, he’s muttering cryptically about the band’s imminent break-up. This must make life pretty stressful for the rest of Bloc Party, and may well explain the sense of nervous tension that runs through the band’s new album. Four doesn’t sound like it was written and recorded – it sounds like Bloc...

Posted 2 Aug 2012 @ 10:51am

When you rock up to the first morning of a three-day festival, the last thing you want is to do is get pelted with pea-sized hailstones. But after that minor meterological fakeout, Byron Bay turned on an exquisite weekend to welcome Splendour In The Grass back to its spiritual home.


Post-hail on Friday, we joined the moist masses at Alison Wonderland and Yacht Club DJs to dance...

Posted 24 Apr 2012 @ 12:00pm

The unique rumble of Brooklyn art-funk-fusion outfit Battles has always been begging to be remixed. Now, thanks to the sweeping success of their sophomore album, the un-spoonerised Gloss Drop, their music undergoes a full makeover.


Having been handpicked by the trio themselves, the sheer variety of producers and beat-makers on offer reflects the group’s eclectic tastes. Much...

Posted 28 Mar 2012 @ 6:38am


It is odd that a local phenomenon from another country, a country 10,553 miles away, can become widely recognised here in Australia. What I am referring to is the United Kingdom’s Mercury Music Prize – an annual award for the peer-voted best album from England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland. The reason it is so well-known here in Australia is that ever since its inaugural year in 1992 –...

Posted 6 Dec 2011 @ 11:12am

Future Music Festival has always been good to us – with a gliterring few years that have seen some of the biggest names in dance music and beyond all coming together for one mad day, we’re pretty damn excited about the rapidly-approaching yearly outing with our friends at Future. 


With a lineup that already boasts internationals such as Swedish House Mafia, Tinie Tempah and The...


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