Core group members Kele Okereke, Russell Lissack, Matt Tong and Gordon Moakes formed bloc Party in 2004. The group was founded in the historical musical city of London, England. The band has cited a wide array of bands for influences such as The Cure, Mogwai, Siouxsie and the Banshees, David Bowie and Radiohead. In 2005, the band released their first full-length studio offering called Silent Alarm. The band went on to release three more full-length records over the course of their musical career. The band's most recent album, Four received amicable praise from fans and pundits alike. The band continues to tour the world relentlessly as well as perform at numerous musical festivals every year. Bloc Party has announced in numerous media sources that they are working on their fifth studio full-length album.