Bloc Party to release new album this week

'Intimacy' is available to buy on Thursday (August 21)

Bloc Party will release their new album in three days time (August 21) – but you’ll be able to hear a new song from the record exclusive on NME.COM from Tuesday (19) afternoon.

The band announced the shock release during a webchat with fans on today (August 18).

NME.COM can exclusively reveal that ‘Intimacy’, the band’s third album, is available to pre-order on CD and mp3 from now.

Fans can choose whether to pay either £5 for a high-quality mp3 bundle (to be delivered on August 21), £8 for a CD (to be delivered on October 27), or £10 for a combined order of both CD and mp3 bundle.

‘Intimacy’ was recorded in two separate sessions, as the band chose to work with both Paul Epworth and Jacknife Lee on the record.

The CD release of ‘Intimacy’ will include additional tracks unavailable on the mp3 bundle release.

The tracklisting for ‘Intimacy’ will be:





‘Trojan Horse’


‘One Month Off’


‘Better Than Heaven’

‘Ion Square’

Bloc Party have made new song, ‘Trojan Horse’ available as a stream on the NME Office Blog. Head to the NME Office Blog now.

The band play the Main Stage at this week’s Reading and Leeds Festivals on Saturday (August 23) at Reading and Sunday (24) at Leeds.