Ahead of the release of their new album ‘Alpha Games’ on 29th April via Infectious/BMG, Bloc Party are giving us the latest taste of what to expect, sharing new single ‘Sex Magik’.
Speaking to us for our February issue about their forthcoming sixth record, Kele Okereke said, “There’s a lot of conflict in the music. There’s a lot of people fucking each other over, people lying to each other, people manipulating each other. That is a kind of direct response to what I was seeing; we actually saw that happening all over the world in the last few years. It was quite an ugly time, and I think that has played into the music.”
Revisit the full interview here, and check out ‘Sex Magik’ below.
‘Alpha Games’ Tracklisting:
1. Day Drinker
3. You Should Know the Truth
4. Callum Is a Snake
5. Rough Justice
6. The Girls Are Fighting
7. Of Things Yet to Come
8. Sex Magik
9. By Any Means Necessary
10. In Situ
11. If We Get Caught
12. The Peace Offering
See Bloc Party live at the following dates:
02 - Great Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK - BBC 6 Music Festival Headline Performance
10 - La Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
11 - L'Aéronef, Lille, France
12 - Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium
14 - Store Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
15 - Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany
16 - E-Werk, Cologne, Germany
17 - TivoliVredenburg Ronda, Utrecht, Netherlands
26 - O2 Academy 1, Birmingham, UK
27 - Rock City, Nottingham, UK
28 - Alexandra Palace, London, UK
30 - O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
31 - O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
02 - O2 City Hall, Newcastle, UK
03 - The Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK
04 - O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
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