Having spent the majority of the day counting down to the release of some news via their Twitter page, Bloc Party have now officially announced that their fourth record will be released 20 August via Frenchkiss Records. The news of the album, entitled Four, was accompanied by a short trailer (available below), featuring footage of the band in the studio, as well as snippets of previously unheard material.
The four piece, who formed in 1999 and are comprised of Kele Okereke, Russell Lissack, Gordon Moakes and Matthew Tong, have been at Stratosphere Studios, New York recording for the past couple of months with Alex Newport (At The Drive In, The Mars Volta) on production duties. Four will be Bloc Party’s first new material since 2009’s single One More Chance.
Four is available to pre-order from Bloc Party’s official website, in a variety of different formats.