Bloc Party Announce New Album, Share New Song “Traps”

Nov 23, 2021

By Joey Arnone

Photography by Wunmi Onibudo


Bloc Party have announced the release of their sixth studio album, Alpha Games, which will be out on April 29, 2022 via Infectious/BMG. They have also shared a new song from the album titled “Traps.” Listen to the song and view the album’s tracklist/cover art below.

Frontman Kele Okereke states in a press release: “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.”

“Traps” was produced by Nick Launay and Adam Greenspan (Nick Cave, IDLES).

The band’s most recent album, Hymns, came out in 2016 via Infectious/BMG/Vagrant.

Alpha Games Tracklist:

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

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