Bloc Party

Photo Gallery: Bloc Party + Haiku Hands – Hordern Pavillion, Sydney (29.11.18)

November 30, 2018

Bloc Party hit the Hordern Pavillion last night and it was a massive party. The crowd celebrating the band playing their classic album Silent Alarm in its entirety. They even played ‘Little Thoughts’, which was a bonus track on the UK re-release. Photos by Bruce Baker.

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Review: Bloc Party return to Sydney’s Hordern Pavillion for two shows celebrating their iconic debut Silent Alarm

November 30, 2018

The Silent Alarm tour brought Bloc Party back to a venue that saw them play some of the most memorable shows off the back of A Weekend in the City some 10 years ago. Though the first show of two in Sydney, it was the second show announced after the first sold out, so it […]

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Live Review: Kele Okereke brings Fatherland to Brunswick for an intimate acoustic show

April 2, 2018

The Spotted Mallard on Sydney Road was an interesting choice of venue, I initially thought, when Kele Okereke announced a special acoustic show in support of his new album Fatherland. Sitting in the venue on Saturday night, though, it made sense. The shows that had brought Kele to The Old Museum in Brisbane and The Basement in […]

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The AU Review’s 101 Greatest Songs of All Time: Part One – 101 to 76

May 17, 2016

What makes a good song great? What is it about that one song from the 80’s that still resonates with you now, in 2016? What was it about that artist’s debut single that still stacks up with material they’re releasing now, four or five albums deep? These are the sorts of questions we’ve been asking ourselves recently in […]

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The Kills, Miike Snow, Baio and more set for three-day StubHub SXSW Music series!

February 23, 2016

We’re mere weeks away from hitting Austin, Texas for another year of SXSW chaos and still, the Music festival is managing to surprise and hype us up with new excitement with the reveal of some new live performance series. Today, we find out that the likes of The Kills, Miike Snow, Baio, Bloc Party and more will be performing as part […]

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Bloc Party, Troye Sivan, MSTRKRFT & more to play the Pandora Discovery Den at SXSW!

February 17, 2016

Pandora have unveiled a good chunk of their 2016 program for the popular Pandora Discovery Den set to put up shop at SXSW this year! An incredibly popular fixture of SXSW Music in 2015, Pandora have once again come through with a diverse range of artists programmed to bring the party over four nights, showcasing […]

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Album Review: Bloc Party – Hymns (2016 LP)

February 15, 2016

Straight up, Hymns is as far removed from the Bloc Party that burst on to the scene in the mid 2000’s as possible. Hymns doesn’t have a “Banquet” or “Helicopter”, and slightly misses the mark with its balladry. But, the development and reincarnation of Bloc Party on Hymns obviously didn’t want the band to be […]

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Kita Alexander, Gang of Youths, Harts & more featured on huge SXSW Music announcement!

January 12, 2016

SXSW Music has announced a massive third artist announcement for the showcase festival this March, with a solid number of emerging and well established names from all over the world revealed as being invited to play in Austin. SXSW Music, running from March 15th – 20th this year, unveiled the new list of performers overnight, […]

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Bloc Party, Disclosure, and Birds of Tokyo announced for special benefit show in Perth this weekend

January 8, 2016

Fresh off previewing their new album Hymns at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory, UK band Bloc Party have announced that they will be playing a special benefit concert, organised by the team behind Southbound, this weekend in Perth in an effort to raise funds for those affected by the horrible bushfires in the South West. Annual […]

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Bloc Party preview fifth album “Hymns” at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory

January 8, 2016

While wrapping up their current Australian tour Bloc Party took to one of Sydney’s most intimate live music venues, Oxford Art Factory, in an exclusive showcase for their upcoming fifth album Hymns, a project which has had much speculation surrounding it given the band’s new incarnation. Taking place last night, on Friday 8th January, the […]

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Kele Okereke on Hymns, dealing with criticism & the new phase of Bloc Party.

January 6, 2016

The return of Bloc Party in 2015 saw much of the band’s fandom and indeed, the industry, draw a sharp breath. With the departure of founding members Matt Tong and Gordon Moakes leaving a sizeable gap in the band’s line up, Bloc Party have continued to move forward, with the addition of Louise Bartle and […]

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Festival Review: Falls Festival – Marion Bay, Tasmania (29.12.15 – 01.01.16)

January 5, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, there is a reason The Falls Music & Arts Festival won our festival of the year for their 2014 event at the recent AU Awards, and it wasn’t just a one-off. With the line-up boasting a stellar and eclectic hoard of musicians and acts, expectations were high for three days of magic, […]

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Bloc Party announce a last minute, intimate album preview show at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory

January 5, 2016

Down here for Falls Festival and Southbound Festival, renowned UK rockers Bloc Party have been taking new and old material across the country to great enthusiasm, and it seems to have had made the boys wants to extend their Australian tour, adding one final – and very intimate – show at the last minute, to […]

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Festival Review: Falls Festival (Part I) – North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay (31.12.15 – 01.12.16)

January 2, 2016

The 2015 Falls Festival had a line up that brought together some of the best music of the moment, some legendary live acts, as well as the cream of the new crop. Summer is in full swing, and Byron Bay provided the perfect setting to bring in 2016 with its perfect weather and lush forests. […]

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Bridges, Hoods, a Bloc Party and more – who we’re looking forward to at this year’s Falls Festival!

December 15, 2015

We’re under two weeks out from one of our favourite times of the year, aside from gorging ourselves on Christmas lunch leftovers, the Falls Festival. Again, the team have delivered a line up that speaks to those who are looking to get away and party hard into 2016, those who are keen to see some […]

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Single of the Day: Bloc Party “The Good News” (2015)

December 11, 2015

The second single from the new lineup of Bloc Party is showing the new band finding their sound once again. “The Good News” is a slower and less dance-y track than their last single, and feels a little like Blur in its undeniably cool, yet simple groove. Bloc Party will be in the country for […]

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Music Video of the Day: Bloc Party “The Love Within” (2015)

November 6, 2015

New Bloc Party is taking a little bit of getting used to, but we’re definitely still excited for the release of their upcoming album HYMNS. Their new single, “The Love Within” is driven by a simple beat and pumping synths, and classic Kele vocals. It’s just been given the video treatment by director Ivana Bobic and […]

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Falls Festival sideshows announced for Foals, Bloc Party, Halsey, Disclosure and more!

October 1, 2015

We’re two months out from the Falls and Southbound festivals kicking off for another year and like previous years, tickets have been flying for the events held around the country over the New Year’s period. With the likes of Foals, Bloc Party andThe Wombats headlining, the festival tour this year has represented a strong line […]

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Festival Review: Future Music Festival – Joondalup Arena, Perth (03.03.13)

March 3, 2013

Future Music Festival, we meet again. Although this year, it is on different turf, as I headed over from Adelaide to Perth to spend a hot summer day at Joondalup Arena due to scheduling conflicts I have with the Adelaide Festival, and my determination not to miss seeing both Bloc Party and The Stone Roses. […]

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