Bloc party to release new album in 2012…

Kele Okereke has confirmed that the follow up to ‘Intimacy’ will be out in 2012. Okereke has confirmed that Bloc Party will release a new album later this year.

Speaking to Zane Lowe on Radio 1, the frontman said that a follow up to their third album, 2008’s ‘Intimacy’, will be out at some point in 2012. The band have been working on their fourth album in New York.

Last year Kele courted controversy by claiming that while he was busy with his solo career, the remaining members of Bloc Party would be auditioning new singers to allow them to continue playing together. Bloc Party soon backtracked on the admission, which had been made to NME.

As management officially denied there was anything going on, the band distanced themselves from the claims. It was then suggested that the four members had been in cahoots to whip up publicity for the band and ‘get one over’ on the media.

The band who have released anthems such as helicopter, The prayer and Flux to name but a few will hope that the new album brings as much success as they have achieved before.