Hayley Williams Says Bloc Party Is Number One Influence For Next Paramore Album

Hayley Williams Says Bloc Party Is Number One Influence For Next Paramore Album

According BrooklynVegan, Paramore singer Hayley Williams has commented on the band’s upcoming album, including the musical influence behind the record’s sound. On her new radio/podcast show Everything is emoWilliams names Bloc Party as his “number one reference.”

Williams discussed the band’s fascination with Bloc Party, offering, “We loved that band, me and all my friends, we were really into that album and it always reminds me of getting my driver’s license,” Williams continued. , “Block Party’s Silent alarm was still on in the car. It was a favorite, and there really isn’t a bad track on it.

Williams continues to praise the band for their “unique” and “dynamic” sound, expressing content upon their return to the stage and the music world at large. She added that she hopes the bands can “cross paths” and credits them as “being a big part of our story from day one.” The entire episode focused on English bands from Arctic Monkeys to Wolf Alice to The 1975 and Foals before closing the segment with a mention of Leeds-based hardcore punk band Higher Power. The episode as well as past segments are currently available to stream on BBC Sounds.

Paramore will hit the road in North America this fall starting with a show in Bakersfield, California at the Mechanics Bank Theatre. They will then travel through Utah, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Kansas and Nevada before visiting Toronto, Ontario at The History on November 7. Back in the United States, they will perform in Illinois, Ohio, Georgia and Florida before visiting Mexico City at the Corona Capital Festival on November 19.

Paramore Fall 2022 North American Tour Dates
10/2 – Bakersfield, CA – Clockwork Bank Theater
10/4 – Magna, UT – The Great SaltAir
10/6 – Omaha, NE – Orpheum Omaha Theater
10/8 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
10/9 – Austin, TX – Austin city limits ^
10/11 – Chesterfield, MO – The Factory
10/14 – Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater
10/16 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/22 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival
10/23 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival
10/29 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival
11/7 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY
9/11 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theater
11/11 – Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady Music Center
11/15 – Atlanta, Georgia – Tabernacle
11/16 – St. Augustine, Florida – The St. Augustine Amphitheater
11/19 – Mexico City, MX – Corona Capital Festival

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