Bloc Party To Scrap Singles?

Charts no longer make sense for Okereke &co

London purveyors of post hardcore-influenced pop Bloc Party are considering scrapping physical single releases after their current effort ‘Talons’ has finished bothering the charts, according to bassist Gordon Moakes.

In an interview with BBC 6Music Moakes revealed how the move was being considered because the band didn’t care about chart positions, even though last year’s changes in chart regulations mean that downloads sales are now eligible for inclusion in the UK singles chart.

Said Moakes, evidently oblivious to the recent successes of One Night Only: "I think the days are gone where you can really make a splash in the charts, being a band like us.

"Music was never a competition. One decision might be to not get involved in that and put out non-eligible things on purpose."

Read Luke Turner’s pleasantly surprised review of Bloc Party’s latest long player, Intimacy.

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