Russell Lissack: 'Bloc Party will reconvene in September'

Guitarist says that band have already started work on new material

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Bloc Party have started working on new material and will reconvene in September, guitarist Russell Lissack has said.

The guitarist recently finished his stint playing live with Ash. Now he has confirmed to NME that he has met up with Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke again and that they have further plans to meet as a band this autumn.

"Kele and I started working on Bloc Party stuff together and separately," he said.

He added: "We're having a bit of a break until the festivals are over, because people have commitments during the summer, but we're going to get back properly in September and sit in a rehearsal studio to work on new band material."

Bloc Party last played live in 2009 and have been on hiatus since.

The full interview with Lissack is in the new issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands now and available digitally.

See NME.COM/magazine for more about what's in the new issue.

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