mini post: Today Bloc Party released their new track Mercury after quite some build up and even a facebook countdown application (cool huh?). Early reviews from punters are less than impressed with the direction Kele Okereke continues to take the band. Where are the guitars one might ask.
Like 2007's Flux, Mercury is produced by Jacknife Lee and gives us a hint of what the coming third album will sound like. In the end controversial Flux was loved by fans the world around however here at bawley we're not quite sure we'll warm to Mercury anytime soon. Kele, we get your retrograde-war sub-text but perhaps this time mercury going into retrograde is a sign for something else. Maybe I just got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning?
Listen and watch here.