Report: Bloc Party - Fan-Club Show - 18/12/05
20 Dec 2005
a next-eve mortem of bloc party's return to more intimate climes, amongst hardcore fans. just in time for xmas. bless those chaps.
rockfeedback attended Bloc Party's triumphant, sold out London Koko fan-club show last night. It was a teary-eyed treat.
Tickets were sold to members of the band's fanbase for a mere £5.00, the show including (very able) support from tumultuous, noize-art rockers The Noisettes and ethereal anthem-conjurors, Fields - two worthy tips for the year ahead.
Kele and the band - early rockfeedback favourites, and two-time Basement Club live highlights from 2003 and 2004 - capped an extraordinary year which saw their debut 'Silent Alarm' shifting close to one million copies worldwide.
So, to truly mark it, and the festive season, Santa hats were adorned, obscure b-sides became dispensed, and rapt versions of early favourites 'The Marshals Are Dead' and 'The Answer' opened and closed proceedings... just like the good, old days. Only now, the boys are - deservedly - massive.
It almost made the opening-tape of former Xmas #1 East 17's 'Stay Another Day' bearable.
The set-list ran...
'The Marshals Are Dead'
'This Modern Love'
'She's Hearing Voices'
'So Here We Are'
'Like Eating Glass'
'Two More Years'
'Always New Depths'