London based indie rockers Bloc Party have announced their signing to Frenchkiss and Cooperative Music.
Frontman Kele Okereke said “It is with great pleasure that i would like to announce to the universe that Bloc Party have now signed to Frenchkiss Records. This signing has made Bloc Party very happy because not only do we know and love the people at this label but we know and love this label’s output. Frenchkiss has released some mighty fine music over the years, music that has gone on to influence this very band. So here’s to some more mighty fine music…”
Frenchkiss Records’ founder, Syd Butler said “We are thrilled to be working with Bloc Party on this next record. They are in the best spirits and we are lucky to be working with such professionals, friends and ambassadors. Their parents raised them right. We all know they make phenomenal records and we are honored that the next one will be on Frenchkiss.”
The deal will see their new material, currently being recorded in New York, released by Frenchkiss in North America and by Cooperative Music across the rest of the world.
The band, recently reformed after a lengthy hiatus, is set to return to the festival circuit this summer, including several European dates:
26-30 – Peace & Love Festival, Borlange SE
04 – Heineken Opener Festival, Gdynia PO
08 – Ruisrock Festival, Turku FI
12 – BBK Live, Bilbao ES
13-15 – Melt Festival, Ferropolis DE
03 – Hard Festival, LA USA
03-05 – Osheaga Festival, Montreal CA
16-18 – Frequency, St Polten AT
04 – Mallorca Rocks, Mallorca ES
05 – Ibiza Rocks, Ibiza ES
Also keep an eye out for their re-release of single She’s Hearing Voices released in aid of Record Store Day on April 21st, through Transgressive Records.