Bloc Party's new single 'Talons', out October 20 via Wichita, promises to be something of a collector's item - it'll contain the last ever Phones (AKA producer Paul Epworth) remix. Epworth has announced his intention to stop messing around with other people's songs after this release:
"I'd always wanted to have a crack at remixing something for a club. The first proper remix I did was of Bloc Party's 'Banquet', the day after I'd mixed the original Moshi Moshi version in the back bedroom on a laptop. Three Years on and [after] nearly forty remixes for people including New Order, U2 and P-Diddy, I've decided to end the name where I started it; with Bloc Party"
Bloc Party return from their North American tour at the end of the month to play the following dates:
30 London Kentish Town Forum
19 Glasgow Barfly
DiScuss: What do you make of the new Bloc Party sound? Pushing things forward or a step too far? Will you miss Paul Epworth's skills? Or are most remixes a bit gash?
Video: Bloc Party, 'Talons'