Bloc Party
Bloc Party

Bloc Party

About Bloc Party

Bloc Party began in 1999, when Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack decided to form a band inspired by their love of Sonic Youth, Joy Division, Pixies, and DJ Shadow.

∙ They landed their big break when Okereke got the demo of “She’s Hearing Voices” to BBC Radio 1 DJ Steve Lamacq, who played it on his show.
∙ During the band’s formative years, Okereke studied English Literature at King’s College London but dropped out after Bloc Party signed with Wichita Recordings.
Silent Alarm was nominated for Britain’s prestigious Mercury Prize and was named Album of the Year by NME.
∙ Their sophomore album, A Weekend in the City, hit No. 12 on the US charts and made the Top 10 in the UK, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, and New Zealand.
∙ Okereke has been a featured vocalist on numerous tracks by other artists, including “Believe” by The Chemical Brothers and “It’s Not the Things You Say” by Tiësto.
∙ Okereke has released four solo albums under the name Kele, including the UK Top 20 hit The Boxer.

  • ORIGIN
    London, England
  • FORMED
    2003

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