Whilst appearing on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio show earlier today, frontman Kele Okereke confirmed that their as yet untitled fourth album will be released at some point this year.The band have spent a large period in New York to record what will be the first Bloc Party album since 2008s ‘Intimacy’.
Doubts had been raised as to the future of Bloc Party earlier this year after frontman Okereke told journalists that he’d spotted his bandmates walking to a studio in New York to practise without him, with the other three members rumoured to be auditioning new singers in order to continue whilst Okereke continued his solo career. However, the band’s management denied this, as well as Zane Lowe reporting the band were as together as ever. It has been suggested that the band created the controversy in order to gain publicity and to get one over on the media.
Little else was said about the new release, but Bloc Party’s return will be a much anticipated one.