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Bloc Party Post New Single The Girls Are Fighting

Friday, 28 January 2022 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Wunmi Onibudo

Bloc Party have released a new single.

The Girls Are Fighting will feature on 'Alpha Games', the band's first new album since 2016's 'Hymns', due out on April 29 via Infectious/BMG.

Cast across a glam rock aesthetic, with driving drums and the dark textures of Depeche Mode, the synth-infused indie-rock track follows the previously unveiled cut Traps. Vocalist and guitarist Kele Okereke said:

"There was no specific incident that inspired this song – it was more a composite of lots of things I've seen over the years when being in clubs and seeing violence erupt with feuding love rivals. I've always had a slight obsession with those sorts of moments; like a fuse being lit, when actions turn from words into violence. You can learn a lot about who people really are in those moments. I think 'The Girls Are Fighting' is kind of self-explanatory – someone's been selling dreams to someone  they  shouldn't  have  and  it's  caught  up  with  them.  I  just  wanted  to  capture  that moment of going from naught to ten in an evening, in a sweaty nightclub. I'm really pleased with the arrangement for this track because it has this 1970s glam rock feel meets Adam Ant feel. I love what Louise is doing on the tom toms.”

It arrives ahead of their UK and European tour this spring. Tickets are on sale now.

Bloc Party Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Tue May 10 2022 - PARIS La Salle Pleyel (France)
Wed May 11 2022 - LILLE Laeronef (France)
Thu May 12 2022 - BRUSSELS Cirque Royal (Belgium)
Sat May 14 2022 - COPENHAGEN Store Vega (Denmark)
Sun May 15 2022 - BERLIN Tempodrom (Germany)
Mon May 16 2022 - COLOGNE E Werk (Germany)
Tue May 17 2022 - UTRECHT Tivolivredenburg Ronda (Netherlands)

Thu May 26 2022 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
Fri May 27 2022 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Sat May 28 2022 - LONDON Alexandra Palace
Mon May 30 2022 - BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
Tue May 31 2022 - MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse
Thu June 02 2022 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 City Hall
Fri June 03 2022 - GLASGOW Barrowland Ballroom
Sat June 04 2022 - LEEDS O2 Academy Leeds

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