The band are currently recording their follow-up to 2012's 'Four'
Bloc Party have posted an in-studio video of the band recording their next album.
The band’s frontman Kele Okereke revealed in March that the London outfit have “started recording” their next LP, despite bassist Gordon Moakes and drummer Matt Tong recently parting ways with the group.
Bloc Party released their most recent record ‘Four’ in 2012, before embarking on a hiatus the following year. The band currently consists of Okereke and guitarist Russell Lissack.
Watch a video posted to the band’s Twitter account below. It features snippets of previously unheard music.
Speaking to Australian radio station Triple J recently, Okereke claimed that the band have “started recording” their fifth LP. “I guess it’s the first time that I have talked about it but we are making a record at the moment,” Okereke is quoted as saying. “It’s sounding like nothing that we’ve done before but that’s what everyone always says.”
Okereke continued: “We’re at the writing/recording phase. We’ve started recording – I think we have about 18 [song] ideas and we’re going to lay them down properly in the next few months.”
The singer described the new material as “an evolution of where we were”, adding: “So far there’s nothing that I can compare it to really in terms of other musicians, whereas in the past I always could – we were always trying to reference something else.”
Bloc Party will play their first gig in two years at FYF Fest in Los Angeles in August.