Bloc Party Share New Video For “Traps”

Bloc Party Share New Video For "Traps"
Bloc Party Share New Video For "Traps"

Bloc Party announced details of their forthcoming sixth studio album Alpha Games, out April 29th 2022 via Infectious/BMG. Alpha Games is the band’s first studio album since 2016’s Hymns. Alongside the album announcement, Bloc Party have shared new single “Traps” as the first taste of the upcoming record. Produced by Nick Launay and Adam Greenspan (Nick Cave, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, IDLES), “Traps” sees the band returning to the raucous, high-octane sound of their earliest work in an outburst of propulsive post-punk.

Bloc Party singer, songwriter and guitarist Kele Okereke on the single said, “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.”

Bloc Party
Alpha Games
track list

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

Saturday 28 May 2022
Alexandra Palace, London, UK

Friday 03 June 2022
Barrowland, Glasgow, UK

Tuesday 31 May 2022
O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK

Monday 30 May 2022
O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol, UK

Tuesday 10 May 2022
Salle Pleyel, Paris, France

Saturday 04 June 2022
O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds, UK

Saturday 14 May 2022
Store Vega, VEGA, Copenhagen, Denmark

Friday 27 May 2022
Rock City, Nottingham, UK

Thursday 12 May 2022
Royal Circus (Cirque Royal/Koninklijk Circus), Brussels, Belgium

Thursday 26 May 2022
O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Thursday 02 June 2022
O2 City Hall, Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Saturday 21 May 2022
Just Like Heaven 2022
M.I.A., Modest Mouse, Franz Ferdinand, The Shins, Bloc Party, Interpol, Santigold, and Chromeo
Pasadena, CA, US

Pre-order Alpha Games by Bloc Party HERE