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Banquet - Bloc Party

Banquet

Silent Alarm
indie indie rock alternative rock Bloc Party


"Banquet" is a song from British band Bloc Party's debut album Silent Alarm. Originally released on a double A-side single (along with "Staying Fat" in May 2004 by Moshi Moshi Records, it was re-released as a regular single in the United Kingdom by Wichita Recordings on 25 April 2005. It was their first single to chart on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks where it came in at number 34, and is often credited as their breakthrough single in North America. The song is written in B-flat minor, an unconventional key signature for songs of such a genre. It was also featured in the song "Bloc Party" on the Fort Minor Mixtape: We Major. It was #31 in NME's top 100 tracks of the decade, and was number 54 in Triple J's Hottest 100 of all time. It peaked at #13 on the UK singles chart. In 2011, NME placed it at number 20 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years". Music videos There were two videos for "Banquet". A non-released version contains a recurring theme of hands with the hands pushing around band members Russell Lissack and Gordon Moakes while other hands cover up drummer Matt Tong's head and cast a shadow over frontman Kele Okereke. The hands eventually try to stab all of Bloc Party, set fire to the set and destroy the instruments and amps. Meanwhile, the released version shows the group performing in front of many different people. It is shown in full color and in black and white. The music video has gained around 14 million views on YouTube. Released: 25 April 2005 Format: CD, 7" Recorded: 2004 Genre: Post-punk revival Length: 3.21 Label: Wichita Producer(s): Paul Epworth


Bloc Party are an indie rock band which formed in 1999 in London, England. The band currently consists of Kele Okereke (vocals, guitar), Russell Lissack (guitar), Justin Harris (bass, vocals) and Louise Bartle (drums, vocals). The band has released five albums: "Silent Alarm" (2005), "A Weekend in the City" (2007), "Intimacy" (2008), "Four" (2012) and "Hymns" (2016). Bloc Party have been together since 1999, with names such as Superheroes of BMX, The Angel Range, Diet, and Union, before settling on Bloc Party in September 2003. Show more ...

Banquet - Bloc Party

A heart of stone, a smoking gun
I can give you life, I can take it away
A heart of stone, a smoking gun
I'm working it out

Why'd you feel so underrated?
Why'd you feel so negated?
Ha, ha

Turning away from the light
Becoming adult
Turning into myself
I wanted to bite not destroy
To feel her underneath
Turning into the light

She don't think straight
No, no, no she don't think straight
She's got such a dirty mind and it never, ever stops
And you don't taste like her and you never, ever will
And we don't read the papers, we don't read the news
Heaven's never enough, we will never be fooled

Turning away from the light
Becoming adult
Turning into myself
I wanted to bite not destroy
To feel her underneath
Turning into the light

And if you feel a little left behind
We will wait for you on the other side
And if you feel a little left behind
We will wait for you on the other side

'Cause I'm on fire
'Cause I'm on fire when you come
'Cause you know I'm on fire
'Cause you know I'm on fire so stomp me out



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