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Bloc Party announce first album in six years with lead single "Traps"

23 November 2021, 17:31 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Bloc Party have returned with news of their first album in six years Alpha Games, and have released "Traps" as the first outing from the record.

"Traps" is the group's first new song since 2016's "Stunt Queen", and is accompanied by news of Bloc Party's sixth album - and first in as many years - Alpha Games.

Bloc Party lead vocalist Kele Okereke said of the new single that's produced by Nick Launay and Adam Greenspan (Nick Cave, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, IDLES), "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."

Alpha Games will follow 2016's Hymns.


  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
"Traps" is out now. Bloc Party's Alpha Games album will arrive 29 April 2022 via Infectious / BMG, and is available to pre-order now.
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