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Bloc Party Drop New Track If We Get Caught

Thursday, 24 March 2022 Written by Laura Johnson

Photo: Wunmi Onibudo

Bloc Party have dropped a new single.

If We Get Caught is the latest preview of their new album, 'Alpha Games', due for release on April 29. It finds the band expertly mixing melodies and layering vocals for an indie-rock gem with pop sensibilities. Singer, songwriter and guitarist Kele Okereke said:

“There are only two songs that I feel like have any tenderness on the record and 'If We Get Caught' is one of them. It's really about recognising that the game is coming to an end and about trying to steal a moment of tenderness with your partner before the curtain comes crashing down. I think it's about trying to find moments where you can really connect with someone amidst all of the chaos that's going on in the world.”

From the follow-up to 2016's 'Hymns', we've also heard previous cuts Sex Magik, The Girls Are Fighting and Traps.

The English band will support the new record with a UK and European tour that kicks off later this spring. Prior to that, they'll play a warm-up show at The Garage in London on March 30, an intimate set at Pryzm, Kingston the next day, and then headline the BBC 6 Music Festival in Cardiff in April. 

Bloc Party Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed March 30 2022 - LONDON Garage
Sat April 02 2022 - CARDIFF University Great Hall
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
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)

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