So Bloc Party make the shock announcement that their new album will be made available this week as a cheap download only available from the band's website, before a physical version (with extra tracks) is released later on.
Did anyone say 'Radiohead'?
The album, called 'Intimacy' can be preordered from Bloc Party's website here. Half of it wass produced by 'Silent Alarm' producer Paul Epworth, with the other half (including recent disappointing single 'Mercury') was produced by 'A Weekend In The City' producer Jackknife Lee.
Bawley is currently hoping that it'll be at least half good.