Bloc Party have undergone some lineup turnover in recent years, but the latest version of the band — founders Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack plus bassist Justin Harris and drummer Louise Bartle — released a new single called “The Love Within” today. They also performed another new track called “The Good News” in a BBC 6 Music session at Maida Vale in London. “Exes,” which the band has been performing live, also got a reading. All the new material has more of a soulful rock ‘n’ roll groove to it than the intense post-punk sound the band made its name on. Hear the studio version of “The Love Within” and check out the full Maida Vale session below.
UPDATE 12/1: The studio session has gone offline, but the official studio recording of “The Good News” is below. And ICYMI, check out the full details on Bloc Party’s upcoming album HYMNS.