Bloc Party return with a new single, ‘Traps’, and news of a new album for 2022

'Alpha Games' will arrive next April.

Bloc Party have shared a brand new single, ‘Traps’, the first taster of an upcoming record set to arrive next year.

Produced by Nick Launay & Adam Greenspan (Nick Cave, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, IDLES), ‘Traps’ is a return to the sound of the band’s earlier material. Kele Okereke explains: “From the moment we wrote ‘Traps’, we knew it had to be the first thing people heard from this album; playing it in soundchecks on our last tour before it was finished and hearing how it sounded in those big rooms and outdoors.”

It’s taken from ‘Alpha Games’, the band’s sixth studio album and first since 2016’s ‘Hymns’, which is set to arrive on 29th April 2022.

The news comes alongside a new UK and European tour through May and June 2022, including a date at London’s Alexandra Palace.

The tour dates read:

MAY 2022
10 La Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
11 L’Aéronef, Lille, France
12 Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium
14 Store Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
15 Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany
16 E-Werk, Cologne, Germany
17 TivoliVredenburg Ronda, Utrecht, Netherlands
26 O2 Academy 1, Birmingham, UK
27 Rock City, Nottingham, UK
28 Alexandra Palace, London, UK
30 O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
31 O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK

JUNE 2022
2 O2 City Hall, Newcastle, UK
3 The Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK
4 O2 Academy, Leeds, UK

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