He then studied Sociology at London South Bank University, dropping out weeks before graduation so he could tour with Bloc Party.
Lissack is also in the electronica band Pin Maine Down. A duo of himself and Milena Mepris. He joined Northern Irish rock band Ash as a touring guitarist during 2010.
Lissack cites some of his major influences as Manic Street Preachers, Suede, Blur, Radiohead, The Smashing Pumpkins, New Order, The Smiths, Prince, Weezer, the anime series Escaflowne and late 1990 trance music
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Lissack formed Bloc Party in 2003, throughout his time in Bloc Party he discovered the Heavy Rock band Loom from Leamington Spa who had a major influence on his song writing. Pin Maine Down (2007–2010)Editorial
Lissack also played with Milena Mepris in Pin Maine Down who released a single, "Cryptic" through French label Kitsune in 2008.
Pin Maine Down released their debut self-titled album on 19 April 2010. Pin Maine Down"s album was produced by Alex Elena who used to be in Pin Maine Down"s manager Robt Ptaks band The Bastard Kings of Rock.
Mepris was also in Ptak"s band Artificial Joy.
During the first Bloc Party hiatus in 2010, Lissack was asked to join Northern Irish rock band Ash as a touring guitarist and keyboard player. Since joining, Lissack has been an on-off member, depending on his availability. A fan of the band, Lissack"s first performance as a musician was in an Ash covers band during his teenage years, which was the first time Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke saw him play guitar.
In an interview with Okereke discussing the Bloc Party track "Song Foreign Clay (Disappear Here)" he notes that there"s a guitar piece which references "Lose Control" from Ash"s record 1977.
Lissack would then go on to meet the band when both Bloc Party and Ash performed at SXSW in 2005. On 30 September 2010, Lissack was bitten by a lion cub as he visited a sanctuary in South Africa on Ash"s tour with the Parlotones and was taken to hospital for treatment.
Talking to Spinner, Ash drummer Rick McMurray said that if Bloc Party weren"t to reform then he"d want Lissack to join the band as an official member "If Bloc Party don"t get back together, then yes, why not?". Ash bassist Mark Hamilton joked that during rehearsals Lissack ended up having to teach his new bandmates how to play some of their own songs.
Lissack played a number of tours & other dates with the band before Bloc Party reforming in 2011, since then Lissack has made a number of appearances.
lieutenant is currently unknown with Bloc Party again going on hiatus and Ash starting work on new material whether Lissack will feature. Other projects
Lissack remixed Kate Nash"s single, "Pumpkin Soup". Lissack has also remixed the song "Bring "Econometrica Down" by Lostprophets for their 2012 studio album "Weapons" deluxe edition, where it is featured as Track 15.
Lissack played guitar on the track "My Complications" from Mew"s 2015 album + -.