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Bloc Party Looking For New Singer, Kele Okereke Out

Written by John Ritchie on September 28, 2011

It’s official, Kele Okereke is out of Bloc Party and the band will be auditioning new singers. Last week Kele told NME that he was worried saying:

I was actually having lunch about three weeks ago, just here on 8th Avenue, and I saw somebody walk past and I recognised the haircut,” he said. “It was Russell. I was like, ‘Hey!’ but he didn’t see me, and I followed him around the corner and then I saw Matt, Gordon and Russell all standing outside this rehearsal space. They all went inside.

Now in an interview with NME Russell Lissack has confirmed that the band will be recording new music and that they are looking for a new singer.

Here’s what he said:

It’s not really a secret because Kele’s been pretty busy doing solo stuff and it looks like he’s going to be doing that a bit longer. The other three of us wanted to meet up and make music. We were talking about just doing an instrumental thing, but now we might get a singer as well, to properly put some music out and play some shows … I haven’t spoken to Kele for a couple of months, I guess since the festivals when I was doing stuff with Ash. But there’s no bad vibes

Update: It was all a joke!

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