Bloc Party
Bloc Party
are a British indie band, composed of Kele Okereke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Russell Lissack (lead guitar), Gordon Moakes (bass guitar, synths, backing vocals, glockenspiel), and Matt Tong (drums, backing vocals). Their brand of music is said to have been drawn from such bands as The Cure, Mogwai, Siouxsie and the Banshees and in their more recent work Radiohead.  The band was formed at the 1999 Reading Festival by Okereke and Lissack. They went through a variety of names before settling on Bloc Party in 2003. Moakes joined the band after answering an advert in NME magazine, while Tong was picked via an audition.

Links To Peel

Bloc Party got their break by giving BBC Radio One DJ Steve Lamacq and Franz Ferdinand's lead singer, Alex Kapranos, a copy of their demo "She's Hearing Voices". Peel himself then got hold of their material from Steve Lamacq and liked them so much, that he invited them for a session, which sadly he was not alive to see or hear.

Festive Fifty Entries


1. Recorded: 2004-11-04. First Broadcast: 30 November 2004 (Rob Da Bank)

  • So Here We Are / Tulips / Luno / Compliments

Other Shows Played 

(The list below was compiled only from the database of this site)


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  • Bloc Party

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    • No probs Dr Mango. In fact, John Peel actually liked Bloc Party. He in fact recommended several singles of them as records of the month. Check ...
    • I liked them myself, funnily enough. I thought "Banquet" was a cracking single.
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