Bloc Party Info
Bloc Party are a British indie rock band with a style that draws from such luminaries as The Cure, Mogwai, Siouxsie and the Banshees and, in their more recent work, Radiohead. The band was formed at the 1999 Reading Festival and got their break by giving BBC Radio 1 DJ Steve Lamacq and Franz Ferdinand's lead singer, Alex Kapranos, a copy of their demo "She's Hearing Voices."
In February 2005, the band released their debut album Silent Alarm, which was critically acclaimed and named Indie Album of the Year at the 2006 PLUG Awards, and NME Album of the year. That year, the record was also certified platinum in Britain. The band built on this success in 2007 with the release of their second studio album, A Weekend in the City, which reached a peak of number two in the UK Albums Chart and number twelve in the Billboard 200. In August 2008, Bloc Party released their third studio record, Intimacy, which entered the UK Albums Chart at number eight and number eighteen on the Billboard 200. The band went on a hiatus in October 2009 to focus on side projects. They reunited in September 2011, and shortly thereafter released their fourth album, Four, which entered the UK Albums Chart at number three.
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