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BLOC PARTY Playing Silent Alarm? Yep.


Few albums defined the first decade of the new millennium like Bloc Party‘s Silent Alarm. So it’s with great pleasure we announce that the UK four-piece are opening their Australian tour playing the 2005 classic album in full right here in WA.

Tickets to the European leg of the tour were snapped up with frenzied excitement, so now Australia will be given a rare opportunity to experience the album described by NME as “one of the best albums of all time” when Bloc Party play Red Hill Auditorium on Saturday, November 24. Yep, it’s a Saturday night and all. Tickets on sale 10am, Monday, July 2.

While some will bemoan that it’s not the original line up, it’s the same band that largely made last album Hymns (2015), with core members Kele Okereke (vocals, guitar) and Russell Lissack (guitar) joined by  Justin Harris on bass (of legendary Portland, Oregon indie rock band Menomena) and Louise Bartle (Novacub) on drums.

Back in 2004, Bloc Party were four Londoners emerging into a post-Strokes world buzzing with a newly discovered love of angular guitars. Lead by the compelling, impassioned yelp of Okereke and his  descriptions of love, helplessness and life in the early aughts, they drove centimetre perfect incisions into the bedrock of indie song-craft and quickly became leaders of the worldwide post punk revival movement alongside the likes of Interpol and Franz Ferdinand.

Bloc Party play Silent Alarm in full at Red Hill Auditorium on Saturday, November 24. Tickets on sale 10am next Monday, July 2 from secretsounds.com.