Just nipped over to the Bloc Party site to check the new single out. After previous single Flux they could have gone two ways and it looks like the electronics have won out. It seems strange to completely abandon the Gang Of Four punkiness that made them so popular in the first place. Maybe they’ve all got ADD? Maybe Kele got a sampler for his birthday?
I like it though. I enjoyed their first album but I never got round to getting the 2nd album because what I heard of it sounded like more of the same. After this I’m interested to see what they end up doing.
Personally I’m all for bands throwing a curveball and doing what the hell they want. It’ll make fans, lose fans, create reactions of “meh” but you can’t fault a band for trying something new.