Yet another single from their much gossiped about Silent Alarm shows that Bloc Party really have made a dramatic entrance.
In a compact three and a half minutes, we get an insight in to every side of Bloc Party. We get the pubescent excitement of post punk, the attractive tone of art rock, the taste of youth and a vivid sense of urgency and modernism. Starting off in a more reflective pace it soon emerges into an edgy, almost anxious rant, with the enchanting Kele Okereke reassuring us "it's all under control." Jerky drumming and instructions to "breathe in, breathe out" makes this song a hymn for a paranoid culture.
Their debut album is already beginning to sound like a "best of," and it's no wonder hoards of fans are waiting with bated breath for new material. You can forgive them for releasing a fifth single when it sounds this good.