Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke is set to return to Australia for a solo tour in March, backed by material from his second solo album, Trick, released in October. Kele was last in Australia for Perth’s Circo Festival II, during which he took time out to play sideshows with some of his fellow festival acts
With British indie-rock faves Bloc Party again on “hiatus”, enigmatic frontman Kelechukwu “Kele” Okereke has recorded another solo album, Trick, succeeding 2010’s The Boxer. Trick finds Okereke, now a committed DJ, venturing deeper into underground house, garage and bass, with the music elevated by his soulful vocals. Mind, he’s also recruited singers Yasmin, herself a
Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has opened up about the possibility of another Bloc Party album in the near future, saying the best way for the band to honour next year’s 10th anniversary of debut studio album Silent Alarm would be to “make more records”. “To be honest, I’m not so interested in looking backwards,”
Today’s Record Roundup showcases three acts who have managed to craft a unique sound and achieve well-earned critical acclaim within an increasingly crowded scene, with new releases from California duo Foxygen, Bloc Party frontman turned solo act Kele and acclaimed Seattle artist Perfume Genius. Foxygen – …And Star Power Californian purveyors of ’60s pop rock
Fans in Sydney and Melbourne were left to merely ogle the quality of talent parading on the other side of the continent earlier this month, when Perth-based promoters announced the first lineup for Circo II, featuring Bloc Party‘s Kele Okereke. But they needn’t be green with jealousy any longer. Falcona Touring have today announced a
Following AJ Maddah‘s January proclamation that “there will be zero festivals going to WA in 2015,” Perth-based collectives Metric and ICSSC have decided form an underground resistance, announcing the first lineup for Circo II, featuring Kele, Violent Soho, DMA’s, and more. After a wildly successful inaugural year in 2013, which saw 1,000 Circo tickets move
Kele Okereke has not been kicked out of Bloc Party, it’s all been a joke. The Bloc party and Kele official websites have both posted a photo (pictured above) with text simply stating “Bloc Party is still Bloc Party”.
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:
Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has spoken to NME, revealing he feels his days in Bloc Party might be numbered. His fears come after catching the rest of the band in a recording session without his knowledge. “I was actually having lunch about three weeks ago, just here on 8th Avenue, and I saw somebody
Block Party frontman Kele has revealed the track listing and release date of his new solo EP The Hunter. The new EP is a follow-up from his very successful album The Boxer and again sees him working with producer XXXChange.
Ferocious and focused: that’s Bloc Party leader Kele, who is no stranger to Aussie punters. The Everything You Wanted singer is back again with band in tow this winter to lay out audiences with the high octane, electronic punch of his celebrated debut solo outing, The Boxer. Make no mistake, the dancefloor wallop of tracks
‘I want to make harsh electronic music’ says Kele Okereke in the sotto voce that has graced the high end of three Bloc Party albums. As far as that band goes, they were never strangers to harsh electronic noise. Both Silent Alarm and A Weekend in the City had their respective (and forgettable) remix albums