Bloc Party played a secret gig in the pub area of the Great Northern Hotel in Byron Bay, Australia tonight (July 24). The band, warming up for their appearance at the Splendour In The Grass festival tomorrow (July 25), played for 400 fans and were billed as 'The Silent Alarms' – after the title of their 2005 debut album 'Silent Alarm'.
In fact the set was influenced by the temporary name, with Bloc Party playing the whole of the aforementioned first LP, plus 'Two More Years' and 'The Marshals Are Dead'. "They billed us as 'The Silent Alarms' so we decided to live up to the name," frontman Kele Okereke explained from the stage. "We're here in the most beautiful part of Australia and we wanted to do something special for you."
Like Eating Glass / Positive Tension / Two More Years / Luno / So Here We Are / Banquet / Blue Light / The Marshals Are Dead / Little Thoughts / This Modern Love / Plans / Price of Gasoline / Compliments / The Pioneers / Helicopter
She's Hearing Voices
Update: Some kind soul has posted up some videos of the gig. Watch a couple highlights below, and view the rest of the videos here!
It doesn't get much better than a 'Blue Light' and 'The Marshals Are Dead' double whammy