These two videos were filmed in late 2004, on Bloc Party's first ever US tour around toilet-sized venues. They were professionally recorded for Bloc Party's US record label at the time, Dim Mak, but never saw the light of day. No rare songs unfortunately, but it's a pretty good opportunity to see early Bloc at their best. Download them both below!
Canadian Bloc Party fans rejoice...in September the band will be making their most comprehensive visit to Canada yet. Five headlining dates have been announced, in addition to their appearance at Toronto's V Festival. Tickets for the following dates go on general sale on Saturday 31st May, but Marshals members can buy tickets from tomorrow (Tuesday 27th May).
09.09.08 Edmonton Events Centre, Edmonton
10.09.08 MacEwan Hall, Calgary
13.09.08 Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, Fredricton
14.09.08 The Marquee Club, Halifax
17.09.08 Metropolis, Montreal
Jazz & Blues Festival?! Maybe Bloc Party have gone all bluegrass for their third album...
Out today...'Flux: The Remixes' - a Japan-only collection of AWITC-era remixes, plus five versions of 'Flux'. Hardcore collectors...order from here! Here's the full tracklisting:
01. Flux (Extended 12" Mix) 02. The Prayer (Phones Metal Jackin' Mix) 03. Hunting For Witches (Fury666 Remix) 04. Flux (JFK Remix) 05. I Still Remember (SebastiAn Remix) 06. Uniform (James Rutledge Remix) 07. Where Is Home? (Burial Remix) 08. Flux (Metal On Metal Remake) 09. On (Principal Participant Legs Mix) 10. The Prayer (Does It Offend You, Yeah? Remix) 11. Flux (GoodBooks Magnetism Mix) 12. I Still Remember (Music Box And Tears Mix) 13. Flux
Whilst the other members of Bloc Party top up their studio tan, Russell has been out-and-about with his side-project, Pin Me Down, who are currently two-thirds of the way through their first ever tour. Here's a few photos from the shows so far...
Tonight is the last date on the mini-jaunt...a 'Vice Kills' event at Camden Proud Galleries (get there early for tickets!)
Last September, Bloc Party recorded a session for the Austin City Limits TV show, a day after their appearance at the festival of the same name. Download the entire set below, exclusively from BP.net.(Plus click here for a video of a couple of the tracks and watch an interview with Kele and Matt).