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Kele Okereke (Bloc Party) Details Plans On Not 1, But 2 Books.

Written by Mike Hohnen on August 20, 2012

Having recently been in town for Splendour in the Grass and in the wake of their latest album, Bloc Party’s Kele has spoken to triple j top dog Richard Kingsmill on a slightly different creative path the vocalist will now be endeavoring to undertake.

In the interview, Kele unveiled plans on a soon-to-be-released book written totally by himself. The book, which is expected sometime next year, will be a series of short stories, as the frontman explains: “It’s called Midnight on a Bicycle and I’m editing it at the moment. I’ve finished it and all the stories are in order. In a few months it will be completely done, so I expect [it will be available] at some point next year.”

This, however, is only the start of Kele’s literary journey. After that release, he will be following up with a second, unrelated book, though this time it will be a novel. According to the UK-based musician, the inspiration comes partly from personal events: “It’s going to take me quite a long time,” he said, “I can see this already. Aspects of it draw on my personal experiences, but it’s not all [autobiographical]. It’s set somewhere else. That’s all I’m going to say.”

It seems to be all hands on deck now in the Bloc Party camp after the band returned with a bang after a worrying hiatus situation. Four, the aptly named fourth release from the band was reviewed by Feeds; take a goosey gander at what we thought.

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