Back with a Bang: Bloc Party drop new single ahead of sold-out London show

Bloc Party are back with 'Flirting Again', mixing emotional depth with catchy beats, ahead of their biggest show yet at London's Crystal Palace Park and a slot at Glasto.

Bloc Party Flirting Again

In a delightful surprise for fans, Bloc Party have released a brand new single, ‘Flirting Again’, just in time for their much-anticipated headline show at London’s Crystal Palace Park on 7th July, which, by the way, is already sold out.

BUT if you missed out on tickets – don’t fret! You can catch them at Glasto on Saturday, 29th June.

The single comes out during a busy month for the band, who are also gracing the airwaves as the ‘Artist in Residence’ on BBC 6 Music. “‘Flirting Again’ is about being thrust back into the scene and trying to remember how it all works,” explains frontman Kele Okereke. “It’s about trying to appear desirable, whilst at the same time hiding the hurt that defines you.”

This track is a little peek into the emotional baggage we all lug around, the past heartbreaks that mould our approach to love. It’s about dusting off the cobwebs and stepping back into the game, scars and all.

In addition to the fresh single, Bloc Party has been digging through their archives, making their 2005 hit ‘Two More Years’ and the Little Thoughts EP available for digital streaming for the first time. This includes two original B-sides, ‘Hero’ and the Streets’ remix of ‘Banquet’. This rollout is just the beginning of a series intended to make their full catalogue available to fans.

READ MORE: Bloc Party’s ‘Little Thoughts’ EP and rare tracks finally coming to streaming

July will be a busy month for Bloc Party fans. Not only do they have the London gig, but Irish fans are in for a treat with headline shows in Belfast on the 4th and Dublin on the 5th. Dublin’s tickets are still up for grabs if you’re quick!

From their early days shaping British indie rock to experimenting with electronic textures, Bloc Party’s journey has been anything but static. Their relentless innovation has marked them as pioneers in the music scene, from the seminal Silent Alarm to their latest, Alpha Games. Here’s to many more years of Bloc Party shaking up our playlists.

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