Kele Okereke


Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke: “Boris Johnson has been proved to lie and nothing has happened”

Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke has criticised the lack of punishment given to Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the “partygate” scandal at Downing Street. Earlier this year, a report by Sue Gray revealed that 16 separate alleged gatherings were being investigated in Number 10. Gray later concluded that some of these events “should not have been allowed to take place.”
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“What’s the point of putting a guitar on the wall and not playing it?”: Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke on embracing the instrument on new solo LP

Back in January 2020, Kele Okereke had plans. Bloc Party were about to go into the studio to record their sixth album and he was due to start work on his second musical. When those ambitions were grounded by a global pandemic, the 39-year-old Londoner suddenly found himself a locked-down stay-at-home father to two children, with little time for music. Yet two things were about to happen that would reignite Okereke’s passion for the electric guitar: he started embarking on midnight walks alone around the deserted streets of the capital, and his guitar tech built him a new two-amp recording setup that helped him to unlock the creative potential of looping.
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Kele Okereke unveils hypnotic new single, Smalltown Boy, announces fifth solo album

Kele Okereke, frontman for UK indie-rockers Bloc Party, has announced his fifth studio album, The Waves Pt. 1, and released a new track from the record – a cover of Bronski Beat’s Smalltown Boy. Kele’s reworking of the dance classic replaces the pounding synths of the original with hypnotic, intertwining...