HYMNS will be the fifth studio album from hit-making alternative rock group Bloc Party, and sees frontman Kele explore the connection music has with religion, faith and devotion.
The new album also represents an evolution in the band’s sound with the songwriting gravitating more towards electronic soundscapes and channelling the guitar as an instrument without limitation. Once again Kele and guitarist Russel Lissack are writing together, just as they did when the band first began.
They have also been keeping busy on the touring front, performing a set at Maida Vale studions to open BBC 6 Music Live, which included two new songs. They recently played two sold out shows in the US, and feel reinvigorated by the new material.
With the band keen to play all of the new material to live audiences, they have locked in an Australian your for early 2016.
January 5 – The Forum, Melbourne VIC
January 7 – The Enmore, Sydney NSW
January 10 – Southbound Festival WA
HYMNS is seto for release on January 29 via create/control. For more information visit http://www.create-control.com/.