Bloc Party bassist lays down experimental track

Gordon Moakes teams up with Yourcodenameis:milo

Bloc Party‘s Gordon Moakes has recorded a track with Geordie noiseniks Yourcodenameis:milo for the British equivalent of Queens Of The Stone Age‘s ‘Desert Sessions’.

Inspired by Josh Homme‘s experimental project where he regularly lures musicians into the California desert for recordings, Moakes laid down a song at the band’s Newcastle HQ just before Christmas.

Speaking about the recording sessions he told NME.COM: “We wrote and recorded a song in a day. It was really good fun and they’re a great bunch of guys. It was great doing something different and it was worth it as well. I was kind of nervous about it to begin with but it worked out really well.”


Over the past few months, secret sessions have been taking place, with Tom Vek, Rueben and Martin Grech being among those laying down tracks.

The band are hoping to coax PJ Harvey, a veteran from the original ‘Desert Sessions’ – and Bjork – to Newcastle.

A title for the project is still to be decided but an album and live shows spinning out the sessions are being considered.