Bloc Party made an appearance in BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge today, performing the current single, 'One Month Off' and their cover of Girls Aloud's 'Call The Shots', previewed in Manchester last night! Click here to listen to the interview and performances.
Last time Bloc were in the Live Lounge in April 2007, they played Nelly Furtado's 'Say It Right', though they never got around to playing it live. Last night's showcase of 'Call The Shots' was actually the first time the band have played a full cover live (not including their brief teases of Prince's 'I Would Die 4 U'and A-ha's 'The Sun Always Shines On T.V.' before 'Flux' at recent gigs)...and the band hint this cover may become a regular fixture at their upcoming live shows.
The boys have been pretty busy in radio-land...they've also recorded a session for KCRW's legendary 'Morning Becomes Eclectic' show. Click here to listen/watch, or view the entire session below. (Setlist: Trojan Horse / Halo / Signs / Mercury / Interview / Letter To My Son / Ion Square / Better Than Heaven)
One Month Off / Halo / Hunting For Witches / Positive Tension / Signs / Talons / Waiting For The 7.18 / Song For Clay (Disappear Here) / Banquet / Ion Square / Mercury / So Here We Are / Like Eating Glass
Call The Shots (Girls Aloud cover!) / The Prayer / Flux / Helicopter
Ares / This Modern Love
Bloc Party make a mighty fine job of covering Girls Aloud's 2007 single 'Call The Shots' in Manchester. Watch the original here!
One Month Off / Trojan Horse / Hunting For Witches / Positive Tension / Blue Light / Song For Clay (Disappear Here) / Banquet / Where Is Home? / This Modern Love / Mercury / Halo / Like Eating Glass / The Prayer
Sunday / Letter To My Son / Better Than Heaven / Helicopter
Trojan Horse / Hunting For Witches / Positive Tension / Signs / Where Is Home? / Song For Clay (Disappear Here) / Banquet / Halo / Biko (first time played live!) / Mercury / So Here We Are / The Prayer
One Month Off / Like Eating Glass / Flux / Helicopter
The third single to be taken from Bloc Party's third album, 'Intimacy', will be released next Monday (January 26th). 'One Month Off' will be available via the medium of download, and also on 7" vinyl (with the 'Findo Gask Cruel And Unusual 7inch Mix' as the solitary b-side).
If you haven't seen it yet, check out the stop motion-tastic video here, and listen to the 'Metal On Metal Remake' of the track here!
Bloc Party have just released details of a full US & Canada tour beginning in March...
13.03.09 Kool Haus, Toronto
14.03.09 Kool House, Toronto
15.03.09 Centennial Hall, London ON
17.03.09 Bronson Centre, Ottawa
18.03.09 Metropolis, Montreal
19.03.09 House of Blues, Boston
21.03.09 Electric Factory, Philadelphia
22.03.09 9:30 Club, Washington DC
24.03.09 Terminal 5, New York
25.03.09 Terminal 5, New York
27.03.09 Ultra Festival, Miami
28.03.09 Riviera Theatre, Chicago
30.03.09 First Avenue, Minneapolis
31.03.09 The Pageant, St. Louis
26.04.09 Commodore, Vancouver
29.04.09 Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton
30.04.09 Big Four, Calgary
01.05.09 Odeon, Saskatoon
03.05.09 Burton Cummings, Winnipeg
It seems like Britney Spear's 'Womanizer' is the mashup artist's track du jour...following on from this mashup, here's another Bloc-Britney mixture. I'll leave you to decide whether or not it's any good...