1. Kele speaks out on being gay and black in the Indie Rock vs. Dance worlds.

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    Kele Okereke has written up a very insightful look inside the indie rock and dance communities through his eyes. Being a black and gay musician, Kele has faced some difficulty always being in the public eye, and he opens up about what it’s been like. The not-so-welcoming life of being in an indie rock band, and the open-armed welcome into the Dance crowd.

    I highly recommend this read, not only because he’s one of the most amazing musicians of all time, but because it’s really alarming, eye-opening, and explains a lot of what you think goes around behind the scenes..

    "The real test for me now as we start preparing the fifth Bloc Party record, is how can I take what I have learned from this world and bring it into another? How can I cross-pollinate? I’m not talking about recycling sounds—that would be reductive and crude. I’m talking about the experience. How can I make something so personal and transcendental translate in the world of indie rock, and is it even possible? I don’t know, but therein lies the challenge, and thats a challenge I am excited to undertake."

    READ KELE’S ARTICLE ON THUMP HERE!

     

  2. ATTENTION BLOCHEADS ATTENTION THERE IS A KELE AND RUSSELL SIGHTING AT KELE’S HOME WITH GUITARS AND KELE’S DOG!!

     

  3. Hero.

     


  4. Best way to celebrate 10 years of Silent Alarm? “Make more records..”

    FINALLY!

    Some good Bloc Party news. Some positivity. Kele Okereke had a chat with Aussie music news MusicFeeds and the inevitable subject of Bloc Party was brought back to life. Kele was asked how the band were planning to commemorate for the 10 year anniversary of the glorified Bloc debut, Silent Alarm and he responded interestingly..

    “I think the most impressive thing that we could do as a band would be to respond [by] looking forward and keep on making music to say that we’re still motivated.” 

    "I think that’s more important than revival or some kind of nostalgic experience. I feel that the band isn’t some record – at this point it’s a collection of records – and I feel that the best way to honour that would be to make more records, not just to look back to where we were.”

    “I don’t think that sort of thing does much good for artists. I always cringe a little bit when you hear about bands going around just touring on a kind of anniversary record. I feel that it just seems a little bit cynical.”

    YES! Kele wants Bloc Party to make new records! And so does the rest of the world. We can only hope the rest of the band feels the same way. Read the rest of the MusicFeed interview with Kele HERE.

    Rejoice at the sight of good Bloc Party news! x

     


  5. The One : Sable (Feat. Kele)

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    Kele has joined forces with Aussie beatmaker Sable thanks to Jack Daniels and their #JDFutureLegends project. They’ve released a couple of trailers and it’s finally here. Best part? It’s a FREE download! A music video was also released for this fast-paced electronica ballad.

    It’s growing on me quick! x

    SOUNDCLOUD: LINK

    VIDEO: LINK

    FREE DOWNLOAD: LINK

     

  6. alxcia:

    They are BLOC PARTY.

     

  7. We Were Lovers - Bloc Party - Another Weekend In The City.

    Formerly known as ‘Into The Blue’ and ‘Cells Shaped Like Stars’.

     


  8. Bloc Party removes all band members from Twitter bio..except for Lissack.

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    Well, folks.

    It seems as if this is it. The final nail in the coffin for the band as Bloc Party’s Twitter bio has been stripped of all the band members names and respective Twitter handles. Only guitarist Russell Lissack remains. 

    The only thing that’s left is the announcement. Matt has been gone since the last leg of The Four Tour, what’s taken so long for the band to officially announce it?

     


  9. thisisblocparty:

    Here is Kele new track Doubt for anyone that missed it last night on the radio. enjoy!

     

  10. KELE : Doubt 

    New (single?) track that Kele debuted over on BBC Radio 6 with Steve Lamacq has now been released, you can listen to it for free on Spotify. No news on physical releases or itunes release yet..keep your eyes peeled!

    What does everyone think of the club rocking new Kele track?