Back in 2005, Bloc Party’s debut album ‘Silent Alarm’ set the tone for a wave of spiky art rock bands. If your acquaintance with frontman Kele Okereke began and ended…

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There’s always been an undertow of dance in Bloc Party’s music. Their 2005 debut, ‘Silent Alarm’, was compared to Gang Of Four, but the band’s inspiration was disco rather than…

Back in 2005, [a]Franz Ferdinand[/a]’s chief dandy [b]Alex Kapranos[/b] could have been forgiven for regretting his decision to hand [a]Bloc Party[/a] an almighty leg-up in their rise to prominence. The…