LP, Limited Edition, Red Vinyl
Infectious Music – INFECT669ELP (2022) US, EU
"Alpha Games was conceived on the road, playing in front of amazing crowds on our last tour and then brought to life with the fire and the frustrations of 2020," says Kele Okereke on Bloc Party's first new album in seven years. The first Bloc Party album written and recorded as this four piece; adding the musicality of Justin Harris (bass) and the unbridled energy and power of Louise Bartle on the drums to capture the spark of their live shows and to deliver the band's most exciting record yet.
Produced by Nick Launay and Adam Greenspan (Nick Cave, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, IDLES), the 12 tracks of Alpha Games veer from the intense and confrontational ("Traps," "Day Drinker") to melodic and introspective ("If We Get Caught," "By Any Means Necessary") and marks a new and important chapter in one of music's most important voices in Kele Okereke and important bands in Bloc Party.