Bloc Party Rocks a Pre-Splendour CrowdBloc Parties Splendour appearance was tipped as the only Australia show that the Brit alternative rockers would be playing. However, the day before one of Australia's biggest festivals, Splendour in the Grass, Bloc Party played a secret show early on Friday evening at The Zoo in Brisbanes Fortitude Valley.
The show opened with an amazing set by local heros, The Last Dinosaurs, blasting through some old and new tracks such as, 'Time and Place,' 'Honolulu,' 'Weekend,' and their first commercial smash, 'Zoom.'
The crowd was pumped and itching to see any glimpse of Bloc Party or their front man, Kele.
The blasted their way through some Bloc Party classics as well as showing some previews of their soon to be release EP, 'Four'.
These songs included 'Octopus,' 'Team A' and others. All of which reverted back to the pre-'One Last Chance' days in which Bloc Party made addictive and melodic songs using Russell's loops and effects pedals.
The set of course finished on (in my opinions) Bloc Party's best song, 'HELICOPTER!' Kele placed a helicopter hat on his head (which belonged to me) and played one of the best live songs I have heard in my life.
After the show, I had the pleasure of meeting Kele. He had invited me backstage to thank me for letting him keep my hat. Humble and relaxed, Kele offered me his jacket in exchange.
He was a great guy.
Overall the show was one of the best viewing expereinces anyone could have. They went on the tear up the main stage the following night in Byron Bay at Splendour in the Grass.
Their new EP 'Four' will be released 20th August, 2012.