Bloc Party: ‘This will be the last you see of us until 2006’

The band gear up for their ‘biggest ever’ UK tour…

Bloc Party have kicked off their last UK tour of the year – and are using the dates to test out songs for their second album.

The band launched their homecoming trek on Sunday (October 2) at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, and have told NME.COM it’ll be the last chance to catch them before 2006.

“We’ve got a handful of new songs,” bassist Gordon Moakes said. “There’s ‘Two More Years’ obviously and there are three other songs that we’ve got in the set now.”

Those set for inclusion in the setlist are ‘Into The Blue’, ‘The Present’, which featured on the recent War Child ‘Help: A Day In The Life’ album, and ‘Kids’.

Explaining the sound of ‘Kids’, the bassist revealed: “Kids’ (has) this very disco offbeat in the chorus. It’s our song to end punk funk – it’s quite euphoric. I always felt that that style wasn’t our only sound. But we definitely recognise where four to the floor works.”

Bloc Party aim to start work on their second record in January, and are hoping to release it at the end of next summer.