Personalities | Bloc Party | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 2002–09)

Bloc Party – Kele Okereke (vocals), Matt Tong (drums), Russell Lissack (guitar) and Gordon Moakes (bass) – achieved massive critical acclaim for their debut, Silent Alarm (2005). The record managed to appeal to a cross section of music lovers (Okereke even guested on a Chemical Brothers’ track), but is largely remembered for its stop-start guitar anthems, such as ‘Helicopter’ and ‘Banquet’. Very much indebted to the likes of The Gang Of Four and Franz Ferdinand after them, Bloc Party have nevertheless found such imitation highly profitable.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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