Bloc Party Set to Work on New Material
Published May 17, 2013Bloc Party's last album, 2012's Four, was preceded by some confusion about whether frontman Kele Okereke was still in the band. It looks as if the UK act are taking a more no-nonsense approach to their next collection of tunes, since they've already got new material in the works.
Speaking with Miami New Times [via Contact Music], guitarist Russell Lissack said, "We literally were just in the studio this week actually. We still need to do the vocals, but we've been working on six new songs. Depending on how the finished things pan out, we're either going to put out a single or an EP. I think in June or July."
As for what the albums will sound like, Lissack explained, "I think all six songs are very different. I think all the records we've made have been quite eclectic, and this EP is no different. I'm not sure ultimately what songs will be released, but there's quite a variety of songs and sounds coming up."
He added that the band's current process is very collaborative.
Bloc Party have performed some new material during recent shows. Watch them play a new song, evidently called "Children of the Future," in the clip below.
It's good news for fans that Bloc Party are planning such a quick turnaround on their new material, since there was a four year break between 2008's Intimacy and 2012's Four.
Bloc Party are currently out on a North American tour, and you can see all their upcoming dates here.