So the rumors have started again.
In a recent interview with Japan Cinema, Matt Tong gave a thorough interview about Bloc Party, Asian films and his own musical endeavors, however, one answer might not be the one many Bloc Party fans wanted to read.
Japan Cinema: I always get nervous when a band takes a hiatus. Between the four of you, is the chemistry still there to make music? Or was there another reason?
Matt: ”I left Bloc Party last summer, so it feels a bit odd to be talking about the hiatus given that the band is no longer a regular concern of mine, but for me, the three year hiatus between the third and fourth albums was useful for the aforementioned reason.”
A fan on Twitter asked Matt specifically about that remark on Twitter and he responded with the following:
We all know the band is great at churning stomachs and trolling interviews, but maybe the reason for Tong’s abrupt absence towards the end of Bloc Party’s Four Tour might finally be answered.
Read the entire Japan Cinema interview with Matt HERE.