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Bloc Party look to the past and the future on new offering "Virtue"

14 January 2016, 09:56 | Written by Laurence Day

Bloc Party reveal new single "Virtue" in the run up to the upcoming album HYMNS.

"Virtue" links up with "The Good News" and "The Love Within" in previewing the band's fifth record.

Although the track touches upon house-splattered lead single "The Love Within", there are minimalist basslines and jagged guitars that nod to earlier days. Once again this is a totally different direction from the previous outing.

HYMNS is out via 29 January 2016 via Infectious Music/BMG.

Bloc Party were recently confirmed in the new wave of additions for SXSW 2016.

Stream "Virtue" below. The band's upcoming UK dates are afterwards.


26 - London, Village Underground (PIAS Nites)
27 - London, Electric Ballroom (MTV Brand New)
29 - Cardiff Great Hall*
30 - O2 Guildhall Southampton*
31 - The Hippodrome, Kingston Upon Thames (Banquet Records)


1 - O2 Academy Bristol*
2 - Nottingham Rock City*
4 - O2 Academy Newcastle*
5 - Glasgow Barrowland*
6 - Manchester Academy*
8 - O2 Academy Leeds*
9 - Cambridge Corn Exchange*
11 - London O2 Academy Brixton*
12 - O2 Academy Birmingham*

*NME Awards Tour headline shows with Drenge, Bugzy Malone, and Rat Boy

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