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Bloc Party still refuse to be static

Guitarist Russell Lissack breaks down their latest EP, The High Life.

Bloc Party announce surprise EP, The High Life EP

After a year of touring with Paramore, Bloc Party announces a surprise new EP, The High Life EP, set to release on July 21.

Hear Bloc Party tap KennyHoopla for sublime new single “Keep It Rolling”

Bloc Party have released their first-ever collaborative single featuring KennyHoopla, “Keep It Rolling.” Listen to the new song now.

See Hayley Williams join Bloc Party's Kele Okereke for a sweet, stripped-down version of "Blue Light"

Hayley Williams of Paramore joined Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke on stage in London to perform a stripped down version of the band’s hit “Blue Light.” Watch the clip now.

Paramore announce 2023 North American tour with Bloc Party, the Linda Lindas, more

Paramore have announced a run of North American dates for 2023, with support from Bloc Party, Foals, Genesis Owusu and the Linda Lindas.

Arctic Monkeys aren’t done evolving

The Car defies expectations of what an Arctic Monkeys record can sound like. In AP’s digital cover story, frontman Alex Turner breaks down their cinematic seventh album.

BLACKSTARKIDS, Pierce The Veil and Wednesday are our tracks of the week

Welcome to Sound Station, where we’re highlighting the best new tracks that came out this week. Head into the weekend with songs from BLACKSTARKIDS and more.

15 best punk albums of 2007, from Arctic Monkeys to Fall Out Boy

From Arctic Monkeys’ Favourite Worst Nightmare to Fall Out Boy’s Infinity On High, these are the best punk albums of 2007.

25 of the coolest vintage band T-shirts and where to find them

There’s the classic adage that a picture is worth a thousand words. However, a quality band T-shirt is worth a million. Our music tastes are synonymous with our personalities and how we express ourselves, so what better way to embody this than to dive into a collection of classic T-shirts?  Alternative Press is pleased to […]

14 best punk albums of 2005, from Fall Out Boy to Against Me!

2005 began with a sick hangover, otherwise known as facing four more years of President George W. Bush’s administration, compounded by the erroneous war in Iraq. And that queasy stomach and headache never subsided. Is it any wonder the year’s best punk music was overwhelmingly bright and cheerful, even if it pounded like a jackhammer? […]

Bloc Party, Tegan And Sara and 7 other things you need to check out this week

***This article contains sponsored content*** Check out The Latest — for all the essential new music, tickets and livestreams you need right now. Maggie Lindemann taps Kellin Quinn for new single Back at the beginning of 2021, we flagged Maggie Lindemann as one of the hottest artists in the world to keep an eye on. […]

Bloc Party on ‘Alpha Games’: “We wanted to go back to a rawness and an honesty”

Bloc Party have continually evolved as a group from release to release. With their latest album, Alpha Games, featuring Kele Okereke (vocals/guitar), Russell Lissack (guitar), Justin Harris (bass) and Louise Bartle (drums), the band arrive at something unique in their catalog. That’s no surprise. Okereke has never followed a carefully mapped trajectory, rather responding to […]

Denzel Curry remains unpredictable, but now he’s taking off the mask

It’s another new month, which means it’s time for the next issue of Alternative Press. We’re thrilled to present our April issue (#405) with cover star, and hip-hop trailblazer, Denzel Curry. Check out a preview of the story below. Within the pages of the new issue, Curry is joined by a slew of exciting artists, […]

Bloc Party release “If We Get Caught” ahead of ‘Alpha Games’—listen

Bloc Party have released another new track, “If We Get Caught.” The song comes ahead of the band’s sixth studio album, Alpha Games, out April 29. Read more: Bloc Party release “The Girls Are Fighting” video—watch “If We Get Caught” follows the release of three other singles: “Traps,” “Sex Magik” and “The Girls Are Fighting.” Bloc […]

Bloc Party release "The Girls Are Fighting" video—watch

Bloc Party have released a  music video for their new song, “The Girls Are Fighting.” The track is the latest off of the band’s upcoming album, Alpha Games, out April 29 via Infectious/BMG. The visual sees the band in the Repton Boxing Club. The venue is an old Victorian bath house in East London turned legendary […]

KennyHoopla's part of a new generation that's redefining alternative music

In the midst of a growing punk revival, many people are looking back at the past even as they try to figure out a new path forward. KennyHoopla’s SURVIVORS GUILT: THE MIXTAPE//, a collaboration with Travis Barker, is exactly that kind of attempt to find the way. Despite winning over audiences and respect, he’s not […]

10 artists who completely took off after their debut albums

If there’s one universal truth to alternative music, it’s that there’s no one path to success. Many talented artists grind for years, putting out record after record until one day they accumulate a global following. Others may find commercial success following the release of their debut album. Of course, that’s not to say that any […]

10 women drummers who are inspiring the next generation of musicians

At this point, many of us are aware that the music industry is male-dominated when it comes to band leaders. However, when you look at musicians drumming at the back of the stage, there are even fewer women in that position. By showcasing some of our favorite women in the drumming world today, we’re proving […]

Here are the scene staples that inspired MGK’s ‘Tickets To My Downfall’

Machine Gun Kelly is still plugging away at his upcoming Travis Barker-produced pop-punk album Tickets To My Downfall and today he’s revealing a selection of songs inspiring him throughout the process. Some of the selections in his new playlist include hits from the likes of Paramore, Taking Back Sunday, Lagwagon, Yellowcard and more. Read More: Police begin curfew with ‘The Purge’ siren and […]

Steve Aoki, Travis Barker and Global Dan reboot pop punk on new single

Just as all of your favorite “scene” dudes are hanging with EDM artists, Steve Aoki is doing the opposite. The EDM powerhouse, beatmaster Travis Barker and newcomer Global Dan have teamed up to create “Halfway Dead,” a slice of electro-plated pop punk that might reinvent your swoop-haired wheel. “When I make songs, I’m trying to […]
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