New album due early next year...

Bloc Party have revealed they are in the process of recording their second album.

The art rockers are set to release a new single in October and bandmember Russell Lissack claims that the four-piece already have 25 songs to choose from for the follow up to their debut ‘Silent Alarm’.

“We’ve recorded two [possible] songs but we still need to mix them and finish them, so we’re not sure which one’s going to be the single just yet,” he told XFM. “One’s called ‘Hero’ and one’s called ‘Two More Years’.


“I like all the new songs better than any of the old ones because I

think they’re all better. We’ve been playing a couple live like ‘Into The Blue’, one called ‘Kids’ and one called ‘The Present’ but I don’t know when they’ll see the light of day. I can’t say too much though because they’re still in the tentative early stages.

“It’s strange for us because the album’s very old in our eyes. I mean even before it was out we were writing a lot of new stuff, so it helps us to get new things out.”

The band have been working with producer Paul Epworth yet again on their forthcoming album at Jacobs Studios in Farnham, Surrey.

The band will release their new single ‘The Pioneers’ on July 18.