Home > News > Bloc Party announce new album ‘Alpha Games’

Bloc Party announce new album ‘Alpha Games’

UK tour in May / June 2022

Bloc Party return with first new music since 2016
© Wunmi Onibudo
  • New album Alpha Games out April 29th
  • New single Traps available now
  • UK tour in May / June 2022

Bloc Party return with the announcement of their sixth studio album Alpha Games, set for release on April 29th via Infectious / BMG. The band have also dropped their first new music since 2016 in the form of new single Traps. Listen below.

Bloc Party return to their roots with new single Traps

While most recently lead singer Kele Okereke has mainly been active as a singer-songwriter and drummer Louise Bartle focussed on her own band Novacub, Bloc Party announce their sixth studio album titled Alpha Games for release on April 29th 2022. The album’s first single, Traps, produced by Nick Launay & Adam Greenspan (Nick Cave, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and IDLES), is reminiscent of the band’s early works. The new song is also their first new music since 2016’s, somewhat mixed, album Hymns. Kele comments on Traps:


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.

Kele Okereke

Alpha Games Tracklisting

  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

Alpha Games is available to pre-order* on limited edition vinyl.

To celebrate the album’s release, the four piece will tour the UK and Europe in May and June 2022, including a homecoming show at the Alexandra Palace in London. This marks the band’s first live dates since the Silent Alarm anniversary tour in 2019. Tickets are available here*.


Official Bloc Party Vinyl & Merch* Bloc Party Tickets*

Deborah Jacobs

Music blogger by night, SEO by day. Started Indie is not a Genre in 2011, will always prefer live music over recordings and intimate pub gigs over arena shows.

This page may contain affiliate links to providers from whom Indie Is Not A Genre receives a commission. These links are marked with an asterisk (*).

Scroll to Top