Bloc Party have detailed their forthcoming new album Hymns, which is due out on January 29th via Infectious Music / BMG. The new LP is preceded by the record's opener 'The Love Within', instantly available to anyone who pre-orders the album; it can be streamed below.

"[Hymns is] a very live record," explains Russell Lissack. "Everything has been played, though it doesn’t necessarily sound like that. We take a lot of influence from electronic music, for example, and then try to bring that into a completely different environment," to which Kele adds "I'm super-excited about getting this music in front of people."

Hymns' tracklisting is as follows:

  • 01. 'The Love Within'
  • 02. 'Only He Can Heal Me'
  • 03. 'So Real'
  • 04. 'The Good News'
  • 05. 'Fortress'
  • 06. 'Different Drugs'
  • 07. 'Into The Earth'
  • 08. 'My True Name'
  • 09. 'Virtue'
  • 10. 'Exes'
  • 11. 'Living Lux'

They play a handful of EU/UK dates in November/December, but most of them (including London's show at St John at Hackney on December 4th) are already sold-out:

  • 09 November - O2 ABC, Glasgow, UK
  • 27 November - Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL - SOLD OUT
  • 28 November - Live Music Hall, Koln, DE - SOLD OUT
  • 29 November - Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin, DE - SOLD OUT
  • 01 December - Alhambra, Paris, FR - SOLD OUT
  • 02 December - Cirque Royal, Brussels, BL - SOLD OUT
  • 03 December - Albert Hall, Manchester, UK - SOLD OUT
  • 04 December - St John at Hackney, London, UK - SOLD OUT