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Bloc Party to reunite inSeptember

Bloc Party will end their hiatus and reconvene in September to work on new material, says guitarist Russell Lissack.

The band last played live in 2009, with frontman Kele Okereke releasing a solo album, Lissack touring with Ash and bassist Gordon Moakes working with his hardcore band Young Legionnaire in the ‘downtime’.

At Christmas the band posted a festive group photo on their official Twitter site, prompting speculation that the band would soon reunite and the announcement last week that Lissack had left Ash’s touring lineup seemed to suggest that a reformation was imminent.

Lissack has now revealed to NME that he and Kele are already working on new Bloc Party “together and separately” and that the band will get together after “the festivals are over, because people have commitments during the summer, but we’re going to get back properly in September and sit in a rehearsal studio to work on new band material.”

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tyler07 said on the 6th Apr, 2011

Fucking keen as, very good news to hear. BP <3


cozza147 said on the 6th Apr, 2011

been listening to their albums all day.
what a coincidence


mondo22 said on the 6th Apr, 2011

happy with this.
good news all round

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Spicy McHaggis said on the 6th Apr, 2011

I don't remember them breaking up to be honest.

Still can't forget that gig at the Great Northern with Yves Klein Blue and Dananananakroyd. Probably in my top 20.


mondo22 said on the 6th Apr, 2011

i wasnt in the know when that gig was on.
it was a damn shame.


ashryn said on the 6th Apr, 2011

I hope they don't let Kele write the music.. his solo work was unbearable..


scottyk82 said on the 6th Apr, 2011

^ agree on the solo work. Best time in oz was their show @ the MCA in Sydney. Hands down.


mondo22 said on the 7th Apr, 2011

his solo stuff was rather good i thought.
though i was in belgium at the time and the drugs were rather cheap


tyler07 said on the 7th Apr, 2011

I agree Mondo, I didn't think it was too bad at all.

I saw them on the Intimacy tour and they were absolutely amazing, easily top 5 favourite live performances.


shaway said on the 8th Apr, 2011

yea i thought the boxer was quite good and his performance at parklife was pretty awesome as well. possible tour for them this year?? can only hope


lanesra23 said on the 8th Apr, 2011

It had one or two highlights, which were cancelled out by 'Tenderoni'.