Kele Okereke has said that Bloc Party's new songs sound "lean and very tough" and that the band feel "liberated" after their two-year break.
The band this morning confirmed plans for a fourth album in 2012 with Okereke as the singer, just three months after being forced to deny rumours of the frontman's departure.
Okereke told BBC Radio 1: "It's nice to feel that the music we're making is the sound of all us in a room together again because we haven't done that for a while.
"We've all felt that whatever energy was there in the beginning was definitely still there. That's the reason for making the record again."
He claimed that the two songs and 17 demos recorded are "lean and very tough", adding: "I think the people that will be into indie music now will be the people that love it.
"That's somewhat liberating. We can do whatever we want now and people will come to it on its own terms. I'm excited about the idea of making rock music again.
"It feels like the record that we're making doesn't sound like anyone else on the planet - that's a really good feeling."
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