Bloc Party today confirm the release of their new single Virtue, the latest to be lifted from their recently released album HYMNS, out now via Create/Control in standard CD and digital formats, as well as deluxe CD, deluxe digital and limited edition double vinyl formats featuring four extra songs. Virtue is available to stream and download now.
HYMNS is a rebirth for Bloc Party. After 16 years as a band, countless world tours and awards and four studio albums, Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack are taking it back to where it all began. As the title suggests, the fifth Bloc Party record is about faith and devotion, but it is not a religious epiphany. The result is a record that sounds like a band growing and changing, pushing new sounds via new approaches, and resulting in more free, less constricted Bloc Party.
Fresh from talked about sets at SXSW in Austin, Texas, the band are set to embark on an extensive north American headline tour in May, after which they play festivals worldwide, including the Governor’s Ball in New York, Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, Lollapalooza in Chicago and Sziget in Budapest. They recently announced their biggest US headline show to date, at the legendaryHollywood Bowl on 25 September.
See www.bloc.party for full international dates.