At times harking back to the glorious early days of Silent Alarm, there’s evidence that the band’s line-up changes have reinvigorated them Bloc Party have been away for a while. It’s been six years to be precise, since they released Hymns, a more restrained, spiritually aware album than most Bloc Party fans were used to. Since then, the band have experienced something of a revamp, with Justin Harris and Louise Bartle providing a new rhythm section.
It's been six years since Bloc Party released 'Hymns', an album that saw them weave in aspects of electronica. New album 'Alpha Games' sees the renowned quartet return to their roots, with guitar-focussed songwriting, low-slung bass lines, and witty lyricism across 12 obnoxiously captivating tracks. Bloc Party cut to the chase as they fling you into exhilarating opener 'Day Drinker', with its addictive vocal delivery from frontman Kele Okereke.