Are they planting the seeds for a reunion tour or some upcoming studio time? The UK’s Bloc Party, who’ve been on a break since mid-2009, appeared in a jovial “Merry Christmas from the Bloc” group shot for their official Twitter page, Twitter.com/thisisblocparty.

Kele Okereke released his debut solo album The Boxer this year, telling NME at the time that he was “unsure” if Bloc Party would ever get back together.

Gordon Moakes and Russell Lissack have kept busy with side projects, Moakes joining hardcore band Young Legionnaire and Lissack with Anglo-American duo Pin Me Down as well as filling in as Ash’s touring guitarist.

Photo by Andy Wilsher