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Birth Place: London, England
Years Active: 2003 - 2009 (currently on hiatus)
Genres: Indie Rock, Post-punk Revival, Alternative Dance, Alternative Rock

Bloc Party is a British indie rock 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). 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. In February 2005, the band released their debut album “Silent Alarm.” It was critically acclaimed and reached #3 on the UK Albums chart before being certified platinum. The first single from the album, “So ... Continue Bio >>


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