Bloc Party’s Bassist Announces Departure From Band

Kaitlin Ruether, 5 years ago
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You may have heard the announcement earlier this week that London band Bloc Party have started recording a new LP after ending what they had called “an indefinite hiatus”. The hiatus was announced in 2013, the same year that the drummer, Matt Tong, parted ways with the band. Now, with the departure of Gordon Moakes, only two of the original Bloc Party members remain.

Moakes confirmed the news in a tweet from the account of his other band, Young Legionnaire, stating,

“Update for fans: I’m not involved in the latest incarnation of Bloc Party. I’m now focussing on Young Legionnaire. Gordy #rhythmsection4hire”

Bloc Party frontman, Kele Okereke, has stated that the new album will be “an evolution of where we were”. The most recent Bloc Party record, titled Four, was released in 2012.

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