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Bloc Party Releases New Single + Video: Look + Listen

In support of the second single from the band’s upcoming album, Alpha Games, Bloc Party has released “The Girls are Fighting” video set in London’s iconic Repton Boxing Club, where the Kray twins famously trained.

“The Girls are Fighting” follows a night gone awry, with frontman Kele Okereke singing, “There’s blood on the dance floor, extensions on the bar,” and stating:

“There was no specific incident that inspired this song — it was more a composite of lots of things I’ve seen over the years when being in clubs and seeing violence erupt with feuding love rivals,” “I’ve always had a slight obsession with those sorts of moments; like a fuse being lit, when actions turn from words into violence. You can learn a lot about who people really are in those moments. And adding “I think ‘The Girls are Fighting’ is kind of self-explanatory — someone’s been selling dreams to someone they shouldn’t have and it’s caught up with them. I just wanted to capture that moment of going from naught to ten in an evening, in a sweaty nightclub. I’m really pleased with the arrangement for this track because it has this 1970s glam rock feel meets Adam Ant feel.”

Bloc Party’s first full-length since 2016’s Hymns, Alpha Games was produced by Nick Launay and Adam Greenspan and is out April 29 via Infectious/BMG.

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: John – Bloc Party