They say that the true strength of a band lies in their b-sides (okay, so I don't know if anyone has ever actually said that, but it sounded like a good opening line), and great b-sides are something that Bloc Party have always had in spades. Silent Alarm was one of my favourite albums of 2005, and now their sophomore effort A Weekend In The City is almost upon us. A few days before the release of the album, they will issue the first single for the song "The Prayer", backed with this beautiful track "We Were Lovers". Kele Okereke's vocals once again soar over guitars that shimmer and sear, alternating between moments of tenderness and urgency. I'm not sure what it is about this band that seems to get me every time, but it looks like there won't be any sophomore jinx as far as I'm concerned. A Weekend In The City hits stores on February 6th.
» Pre-order The Prayer on Amazon
» Pre-order A Weekend In The City on Amazon