Paramore inspired by Bloc Party | Entertainment news

Paramore’s “number one reference” for their upcoming album is Bloc Party.

Misery Business have been writing material for their sixth LP over the past 18 months, and frontwoman Hayley Williams admitted they were inspired by the “urgency” of the Banquet hitmakers.

She said: “From day one, Bloc Party was the number one reference because there was an urgency to their sound that was different from the fast punk, pop punk or similar, loud wall of sound of the emo bands that happened in the early 2000s .

“They had their own thing, it was so unique and so dynamic and it really stuck with us. And I’m really very grateful for this band, I’m very grateful that they’re back, they’re playing shows, they’re putting out great songs, and it makes me feel even more excited to be back in the world, and maybe cross paths with a band that’s been significant part of our history from day one.”

Hayley is still a big fan of the band’s 2005 record Silent Alarm, and it brings back fond memories.

Speaking on her Everything is Emo podcast, she said: “We loved that band, me and all my friends, we loved that album so much and it always reminds me of getting my driver’s license.

“I paid my mom the money from the publishing advance we got from our first album to buy out the rest of the car records she had on this old Mazda 626. I think I paid $3,000, I called her Miss Ann, I covered her with stickers.

“Silent Alarm by Bloc Party was always on in the car. It was a favorite song and it’s a really good track.”

Hayley also admitted that she finds The 1975’s work “inspirational”.

She gushed: “What an influential band, a band that does whatever they want. Again, it’s really inspiring when you see other bands just follow their arrow. I love it.”

And the 33-year-old singer is impressed with how Foals have changed over the years.

She said: “I really respect the journey of this group and how they continue to develop.

“I also think it takes a lot of courage to do that. I think every time we went home to write a new album, or when we have an album but we haven’t presented it to the world, it’s a really scary feeling to show yourself in a new way and basically grow in front of the world, maybe to be nervous.

“Every time a band comes out with a new image, a new attitude, I think it’s brave and cool, and I really like their development.”


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