They’ve also dropped a new single
Tom Dibb
12:03 25th November 2021

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Bloc Party have announced details of an upcoming new album. Alpha Games is set to be released in April and gets its first single in the form of 'Traps', the band's first in five years.

‘Traps’ is the first taste of new music from the group since 2016’s ‘Stunt Queen’ and is a red-hot slice of untamed rock with a sharp, caustic electronic edge. The vocal deliveries of Kele Okereke ricocheting off of the hard, punchy guitar riffs.

Speaking of the single, Okereke said: “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.”

To coincide with the album announcement, Bloc Party have announced 2022 UK tour, set to kick off in May.

‘Alpha Games’ is set to be released 29th April 2022.

‘Traps’ is available to stream now.

Alpha Games Tracklist:

  1. Day Drinker
  2. Traps
  3. You Should Know the Truth
  4. Callum Is a Snake
  5. Rough Justice
  6. The Girls Are Fighting
  7. Of Things Yet to Come
  8. Sex Magik
  9. By Any Means Necessary
  10. In Situ
  11. If We Get Caught
  12. The Peace Offering

Catch Bloc Party across the UK next year:


27 – Nottingham, Rock City
28 – London, Alexandra Palace
30 – Bristol, O2 Academy
31 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse


2 – Newcastle, O2 City Hall
3 – Glasgow, The Barrowland Ballroom
4 – Leeds, O2 Academy

Alpha Games arrives 29 April via Infectious/BMG.

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Photo: Wunmi Onibudo