Moakes became a member of
Moakes shared co-writing credits with Okereke on some of the band's earlier lyrics. In the early days of the band, he contributed lyrics mostly to the band's more political songs, and he composed the song "Diet". Moakes added new instruments to his repertoire on Bloc Party 's second and third albums, A Weekend in the City and Intimacy respectively. He played drums on "Sunday", electronic drums on "Ares", glockenspiel on "Waiting for the 7.18" and "SRXT" and a microKORG synthesizer on "Flux ". His voice can be heard in many of the band's songs, often in contrast with Okereke's lead vocals.
Moakes remixed the band's song "Talons " from their album Intimacy . It was featured as a part of the single download as well as appearing as the B-side to its vinyl release.
In 2015, confirmed that he had left the band to focus on Young Legionnaire . He was replaced by Justin Harris later in the year. Moakes currently resides in Austin, Texas.
Moakes worked with yourcodenameis:milo on the track "Wait a Minute" from the album Print Is Dead Vol 1 . "Wait a Minute" was released on a limited edition 7" single on 4 October 2006. Moakes designed the cover art.
In December 2009, Moakes,
Paul Mullen (vocalist and guitarist of The
Automatic ) and William Bowerman (drummer of
* ^ Phares, Heather. "Biography: Bloc Party". AMG . Retrieved 14
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* ^ "News – Artists – yourcodenameis:milo".
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* ^ 3 days recording with an exciting new side project starting
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* v * t * e
* KELE OKEREKE * RUSSELL LISSACK * JUSTIN HARRIS * LOUISE BARTLE
* Gordon Moakes * Matt Tong
* "She\'s Hearing Voices "
* "Banquet"/"Staying Fat"
* "Little Thoughts"/"Tulips"
* "Helicopter "
* "Tulips "
* ""So Here We Are"/"Positive Tension" "
* "Banquet "
* "Pioneers "
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