News: BLOC PARTY – ‘Two More Years’, 2005 Single + B-Sides Released To Streaming For The First Time

For the very first time, Bloc Party have today made their 2005 single ‘Two More Years’  available on digital streaming platforms. Originally released as a stand alone single, it was later added to the re-release of the band’s debut album Silent Alarm, but has never previously been available on streaming services. Two original B-sides for the single – ‘Hero’ and the Streets’ remix of ‘Banquet’ – are also made available today for the first time. 

The release comes alongside the news that Bloc Party have sold out their biggest show to date at Crystal Palace Park in London, on Sunday 7 July 2024. They’ll welcome 25,000 people to the South London park in the summer; very limited VIP tickets remain.

Listen to the single here

In addition, the band have announced two new Irish headline shows this summer, celebrating two decades of Bloc Party at Belfast’s The Telegraph Building on Thursday 4th July, and Dublin’s 3Arena on Friday 5th July.

Tickets are available now – see HERE for details.

The shows will be part of celebrations marking 20 years since the band released their first proper single, with the promise of seminal debut record Silent Alarm played in its entirety as well as more of their greatest hits. 

The digital release of ‘Two More Years,’ follows last month’s release of the Little Thoughts EP, in the first phase of releases that will see Bloc Party making a large selection of rare songs, deep cuts and fan favourites available to streaming services, ensuring their complete catalogue is available to fans for the very first time. 

Firmly embedded in the rich tapestry of indie across the world, Bloc Party recently wrapped up a co-headline tour with Interpol in Australia and supported Paramore, binding their status as global hitmakers. Moving from hooky post-punk to ambitious genre mashing, and back again, Bloc Party’s artistic restlessness has served them well since the early 2000s. Led by impassioned frontman Kele Okereke, the band’s initial EPs played a pivotal role in shaping British indie rock for years to come. By the time they released their groundbreaking debut album Silent Alarm in 2005, their experimentation with electronic textures in their musical style cemented them as trailblazers. More albums, and innovation, followed with A Weekend in the City (2007), Intimacy (2008), Four (2011), Hymns (2016) and most recent record Alpha Games (2022).

Bloc Party – 2024 Live Dates:

Thursday 4 July – The Telegraph Building, Belfast

Friday 5 July – 3Arena, Dublin

Sunday 7 July – Crystal Palace Park, London – SOLD OUT

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