Bloc Party - 'Octopus'

A comeback single that every floundering indie band dreams of

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This comeback is going rather well, isn’t it? Everyone’s getting along, Kele’s put his top on, and the primary colour scheme they’re using for the artwork is very JLS. ‘Octopus’ is a tune too, with its “wooh a wooh a wooh” chorus and erratic riff from Russell Lissack. One thing though, Kele, it’s been a few years since you were straight outta New Cross. These days you’re a bit too Shoreditch House to pull off lyrics like “Gonna show you how we get down in my hood”.

Sam Wolfson

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